You will gain insights into the design and analysis of social science studies, including large and complex datasets, study the latest developments in statistics, and learn how to apply advanced methods to investigate social science questions.
The Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research) programme at London School of Economics and Political Science includes two core courses which provide training in fundamental aspects of probability and statistical theory and methods, the theory and application of generalised linear models, and programming and data analysis using the R package. These courses together provide the foundations for the optional courses on more advanced statistical modelling, computational research and statistical computing. Options also include specialist courses from the Departments of Methodology, Geography and Social Policy. You will also complete a dissertation on an approved topic of your choice.
You may also be interested in the nine-month taught stream of this programme, MSc Statistics (Social Statistics), which does not include the dissertation portion of the programme.
There is a high demand for graduates with advanced statistics training and an interest in social science applications, and students on this programme have excellent career prospects.
Potential employers include the public sector (the Office for National Statistics, government departments, universities), market research organisations, survey research organisations and NGOs. This programme would be ideal preparation for doctoral research in social statistics or quantitative social science.
- Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation
- Generalised Linear Modelling and Survival Analysis
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesApplied Mathematics Sociology Statistics View 214 other Masters in Statistics in United Kingdom
- Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.
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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