Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent and a merit in a relevant master’s, or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of methodology or which applies advanced methodology to an applied research problem. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of staff whose disciplinary backgrounds include political science, statistics, sociology, social psychology, anthropology and criminology. There are a variety of advanced-level courses, seminars and workshops in research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative methods available for you to attend.

The Department of Methodology at LSE supports both standalone qualitative and quantitative research, as well as interesting ways of combining them. We encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate an interest in a substantive area of research and particular methodological approach, aiming at a methodological development. This could involve collecting innovative new data, new analytic techniques, method comparison, evaluation or validation, method critique, applying existing methodology in new contexts, or cost-benefit analysis of methodologies.

Information for international students

Please see the Research section of the English language requirements for more details.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,299 p/a
International students
EU £4,299 p/a Non EU £17,904 p/a

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12-24 months

PhD

full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613