London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
22608 GBP/year
14640 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology programme from London School of Economics and Political Science provides rigorous and in-depth training in sociological theory, methodology, and key areas of sociological research.


These areas reflect the Department’s commitment to understanding and analysing global challenges. For instance, we make important contributions to the analysis of escalating inequalities and injustices across the globe, and we draw on this research in our graduate teaching. We also have strong research clusters in political sociology, the sociology of economic life, and urban sociology – in all these areas, several optional courses will be available for you to take. Additionally, we offer options on culture and society; families in contemporary societies; and science and technology studies. 

As a student on this Sociology programme from London School of Economics and Political Science, you will be part of a vibrant, international academic community. You will benefit from the Department’s collaboration with different LSE Departments and Centres (such as the International Inequalities Institute, LSE Cities, LSE Human Rights and the Department of Gender Studies) and a vibrant public events programme led by LSE academics and leading external sociologists.


Students go into a wide variety of professions, such as teaching, research, politics, public administration, the social and health services, advertising, journalism, other areas of the media, law, publishing, industry, accounting, marketing, personnel and management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You will choose one research methods course, and choose optional courses from an approved list. You will also complete a dissertation of up to 10,000 words on a subject of interest related to the courses and approved by the Department.
  • You will be advised on the dissertation topic by your academic adviser, in conjunction with the tutor of your chosen MSc programme. You choose the topic, which can be empirical or theoretical in its approach. The dissertation gives you the opportunity of thinking sociologically and at length on a sociological problem, issue or debate within sociology itself.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




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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.
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).
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in a social science discipline

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.


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