This programme is based in LSE's Department of Methodology and offers the following benefits:
the programme is taught with other departments in the School
Programme detailsYou take compulsory courses in research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative research methods. You also submit a research report of 10,000 words, and you have the chance to take workshops on computer packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis during the year.
(* half unit)
Quantitative Analysis students select two half units that cover quantitative data analysis from a basic to advanced level.
Qualitative Research Methods* addresses methods of data collection and analysis of qualitative data.
Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design* provides a basic knowledge of social research design.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one unit from a range of optional courses: sociology, social psychology, philosophy, social policy, statistics, decision and policy sciences, government, international development, management, opulation or methodology.
Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.
The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in social science. Relevant professional experience can also be considered
No work experience is required.
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