The MSc Social Research Methods programme at London School of Economics and Political Science will provide you with the opportunity to develop sophistication in research design and quantitative and qualitative research, and to undertake courses in one or more social science disciplines. You will acquire skills of ‘practical scholarship’ and the ability to design, conduct, analyse and report a social research project. The MSc Social Research Methods also offers more specialised streams in Social Policy, Population and Gender.
The syllabus for the MSc goes some way beyond the ESRC's requirements for the first year of a 1+3 PhD programme, and it is designed as training for doctoral research and as 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.
- Research Design
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Public Policy View 537 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science. Relevant professional experience also considered.
- In addition, for this programme, if your first language is not English, you must submit a writing sample of five-ten typewritten pages.
International24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
National15816 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15816 GBP per year during 12 months.
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