Entry requirements

2:1 in social science. Relevant professional experience can also be considered

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is based in LSE's Methodology Institute| and offers the following benefits:

*An advanced training in quantitative and qualitative social research methods, in the context of a disciplinary specialisation.
*The MSc is designed as a training for doctoral research and as a pre-professional training for careers in social research in the public and private sectors.
*Almost 50 per cent of the graduates of this programme have entered PhD programmes, or are working in social research in universities or national and local government.
*Study within LSE's Methodology Institute, which is a base for cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the broad area of social science methodology.
*The Institute has links with both governmental and private sector research groups. In particular, staff in the Institute are heavily involved in the Joint Research Programme between LSE and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).
*The programme is taught with other departments in the School.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme. ESRC

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613