M.Sc. On Campus

Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research)

London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
23518 GBP/year
15216 GBP/year
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The MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research) at London School of Economics and Political Science aims to provide high-level training in the theory and application of modern statistical methods, with a focus on methods commonly used in the social sciences.


The programme

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.

Programme Structure


  • Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation
  • Generalised Linear Modelling and Survival Analysis
  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23518 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23518 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15216 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15216 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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