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Philosophy of the Social Sciences

London School of Economics and Political Science

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
22608 GBP/year
14640 GBP/year
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About

This Philosophy of the Social Sciences programme from London School of Economics and Political Science offers a critical examination of the conceptual and methodological issues underlying social scientific research. 

Overview

Anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology – you already know what the social sciences are. But how do they work? What makes them special?

There are clear senses in which they differ from some of the natural sciences, such as their extremely diverse set of methods and analytic techniques, but does this make the social sciences any less scientific or objective?

With LSE widely recognised as the world’s leading specialist social science university, the Philosophy of the Social Sciences programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is the ideal degree with which to pursue questions about human societies, and to apply philosophical reasoning to understanding the nature of the social sciences themselves.

The Department's strength in philosophy of economics and rational choice theory makes it the ideal environment in which to study, examine and critique the use of these methods within the social sciences. 

Careers

Past programme graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers, ranging from law, forming their own start-up, working in the City and working at Google. We have a very good record of students entering excellent PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You choose philosophy options from across the Department. In addition, you will take part in the non-assessed dissertation seminar. 
  • This will prepare you to complete your dissertation of 10,000 words, which will be on a topic in the philosophy of the social sciences (within the 'analytic' tradition, broadly construed).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. You should also demonstrate a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22608 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22608 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14640 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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