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MSc and PhD programmes in Methodology

2018/19 - Incoming Students 

Incoming students can find more information about preparing to study with us and your first few weeks at LSE here

The Department of Methodology currently runs two master's programmes (MSc in Social Research Methods and new MSc in Applied Social Data Science) and one PhD programme (PhD in Social Research Methods), attracting around 60 students each year from different academic backgrounds and from a wide range of countries. Methodology has an extensive range of over 20 courses attracting students from a variety of other LSE departments.

The Department also jointly runs MSc in Data Science (apply through the Department of Statistics), and the MSc Operations Research and Analytics (apply through the Department of Mathematics).

2019/20 - Prospective Students

Please do check back for availability of our programmes for 2019-20, as all our programmes for 2018-19 are now closed.

NEW MSc in Applied Social Data Science

From September 2018, the Department of Methodology will commence teaching for the new MSc in Applied Social Data Science.

The MSc in Applied Social Data Science will offer students with a background in social sciences the chance to use data to answer social, economic or political questions using the tools of data analysis, data science and computation. The programme will offer a series of courses in project-based programming, applied quantitative methods, and research principles in data science, designed for students without a formal computing or statistical background. Students will also have the opportunity to choose electives from other departments, reflecting their interests and backgrounds in a substantive research area. Capstone projects provide students with the opportunity to apply the technical skills they have learned to a project of their own design.

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