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Applied Social Data Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
29760 GBP/year
29184 GBP/year
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About

This interdisciplinary Applied Social Data Science programme from London School of Economics and Political Science will provide you with training in fundamental aspects of applied data science, computation and programming, and quantitative methods.

Overview

With the rise of new and big forms of data, and computation and analytics forming ever-increasingly important elements of a wide range of professions, this programme with prepare you for a variety of careers in the private, non-profit and public sectors.

With a background in social sciences, you will be trained to use data to answer interesting social science questions. You will take a series of project-based programming courses specifically designed for students without a formal computing or statistical background. A typical student will also have taken a prior course in quantitative methods or applied statistics at a basic level, although this is not a formal requirement. 

You will become fluent in a variety of programming languages and applications, particularly R and Python, and will learn to create and manipulate large databases and think creatively about how to deploy these skills in the context of specific projects.

You will also have the opportunity to choose substantive electives, allowing you to tailor the Applied Social Data Science programme from London School of Economics and Political Science to your particular interests. The programme will culminate in a capstone project where you will creatively apply the technical skills you have learned to a project of your own design.

Careers

This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers in the private, non-profit and public sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Programming
  • Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design
  • Data for Data Scientists
  • Managing and Visualising Data
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Applied Machine Learning for Social Science
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Capstone Project

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
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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
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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
Start practicing IELTS today!
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
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science, data science, statistics or a quantitative field. Work experience is advantageous but not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    29184 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29184 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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