|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):||90 ECTS|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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This programme is designed as training for doctoral research or pre-professional training careers in social research. Specialis2 in one of the following options: Sociology, Social Psychology, Statistics, Social Policy, Philosophy, Government, Management, Decision and Policy Sciences, Development Studies and Population.
This programme is based in LSE's Methodology Institute and offers the following benefits:
* An advanced training in quantitative and qualitative social research methods, in the context of a disciplinary specialisation.
* A syllabus that goes some way beyond the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) requirements for the first year of a 1+3 PhD programme. The MSc is designed as a training for doctoral research and as a 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.
* Study within LSE's Methodology Institute, which is a base for cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the broad area of social science methodology.
* The Institute has links with both governmental and private sector research groups.
* The programme is taught jointly with other departments in the School.
You take core courses in research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative research methods, and a unit in a specialist field. You also submit a research report of 10,000 words on a topic related to your specialist field of study, and you have the chance to take short courses on computer packages for qualitative analysis and interviewing skills during the year.
(* half unit)
* Quantitative Analysis from basic to advanced (two half units)
* Qualitative Social Research: Interview, Text and Image*
* Fundamentals of Research Design*
Choose to the value of one unit from the range of optional courses in your chosen specialist field:
* Politics and Society
* Crime and Society: Concepts and Method
* Sociology of Employment I: Social Relations at Work*
* Sociology of Employment II: Contemporary Management and Globalisation*
* Gender and Societies*
* Non-traditional Data: New Dimensions in Qualitative Research*
* Any graduate level course(s) in Social Psychology, subject to timetabling constraints, and as approved by the course manager, to the value of one course unit.
* Philosophy of Science
* Philosophy of the Social Sciences
* Philosophy of Economics
* Social Policy Research
* Special Topics in Quantitative Analysis*
* Research Design for Experimental and Observational Studies*
* Multilevel and Longitudinal Modelling*
* Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation*
Decision and Policy Sciences
* Any course from MSc Decision Sciences, subject to timetabling constraints, and as approved by the course tutor.
* Any graduate level course(s) in Government, subject to timetabling constraints, and as approved by the course tutor, to the value of one course unit.
* Any graduate level course(s) in Development Studies, subject to timetabling constraints, and as approved by the course tutor, to the value of one course unit.
* Any graduate level course(s) in Management, subject to timetabling constraints, and as approved by the course tutor, to the value of one course unit.
* Population Analysis: Methods and Models*
Plus choose one half unit from the following:
* Population and Development: An Analytical Approach*
* Planning for Population and Development*
* Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation*
* Demography of the Developing World*
* Gender and European Welfare States*
* Health and Population in Contemporary Developed Societies*
* Health and Population in Developing and Transitional Societies*
Please note that not all options will be available every year and the choice of options may be constrained by timetable limitations.
Minimum entry requirement:
* 2:1 in social science. Relevant professional experience can also be considered
* TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 603 in the paper test or 100 in the internet based test. For full information on TOEFL and testing centres worldwide, please see * IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5. For full details about the British Council's English tests, please see
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|200 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||603|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||100|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.
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