The social policy aspect of the course is really interesting and relevant to the kind of job I am hoping to get next year. The research methods part of the course is very broad and covers both quantitative and qualitative methods which will be very useful when applying for a job.
Several things attracted me to LSE: the content of the programme, expert research, good facilities, etc; but especially the idea of being taught by the movers and shakers in the social policy research field and being part of a really diverse student body – mixing with people from all over the world with widely different backgrounds. Being in the centre of London is a bonus!
As a mature student with years of work experience behind me, my year at LSE has updated my research skills which I haven't used for ten years, hopefully enabling me to leapfrog into the sort of job I would have had if I hadn't had my children!
Please see, MSc Social Research Methods