What do LSE Methodology graduates do?

In 2014/15, 94.44% of leavers from the Department of Methodology were in employment, completing further study or doing something else six months after graduation.

The type of jobs that MSc Social Research Methods students enter after graduation can depend on the chosen social science aspect of their programme. Many students choose to use their advanced research skills in further study or in the field of social research in both the public and private sectors. Here are the most popular destination sectors for graduates:

  • Education and teaching
  • Research
  • Statistics

The median starting salary of graduates from the Methodology department working full time in the UK was £31,906 in 2014/15.

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Methodology degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.

Graduate profiles

View Department of Methodology graduate profiles here.

Employability skills

Students can add a range of highly developed research skills to the transferable skills obtained through their specialist social science study.

Students have an advanced understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. They are experienced in the design, collection, analysis and reporting of empirical social research.

Students are highly adept in the use of computer analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data.