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MSc and PhD Programmes


The Department of Methodology currently runs the MSc in Social Research Methods and the PhD in Social Research Methods. The MSc in Applied Social Data Science will be running from September 2018.

The Department will also jointly run two new programmes from September 2017: the MSc in Data Science (apply through the Department of Statistics), and the MSc Operations Research and Analytics (apply through the Department of Mathematics).

MSc in Applied Social Data Science

From September 2018, the Department of Methodology will also 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.

Applications for this programme are now closed.

See also: Reading list