MSc in Social Research Methods

Programme code: TMSORM

Department: Methodology

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. 

Part 1: Social Research Methods. Students must take courses to the value of two full units and a dissertation as shown.
Part 2: Optional courses. For all students other than those on the ‘Gender,’ ‘Population’ or ‘Social Policy’ streams of the MSc Social Research Methods, courses to the value of one full unit can be taken from the courses listed under the heading ‘Part 2 Optional Courses’ below. Students on the ‘Gender,’ ‘Population’ or ‘Social Policy’ streams of the MSc must select courses from the options listed under their respective headings at the foot of the ‘Part 2 Optional Courses’ section below.

Part 1 Social Research Methods

Paper

Course number and title

1

One of the following combinations of two half-unit courses:

 

MY451M Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (H) AND MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (H)

MY452M or MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (H) AND another half-unit course in advanced quantitative methods (MY45*, subject to the approval of the student's Academic Adviser) §

 

MY452M or MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (H) AND another half-unit course in statistics (ST4**, subject to the approval of the student's Academic Adviser) §

2

MY400

Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H) AND

MY421M or MY421L Qualitative Research Methods (H) #

3

MY499

Dissertation (August)

 

Notes

§ Exceptionally, students who can demonstrate an understanding of quantitative research methods commensurate with those covered in MY452 can substitute a more advanced MY45* course in for MY452. This would be subject to the approval of the student’s Academic Adviser. Please note that in such cases, the substitute course will be treated as a ‘course critical to assessment’ in place of MY452 (see Exam Sub-Board local rules for more information).

# Exceptionally students who can demonstrate an understanding of qualitative research methods commensurate with those covered in MY421can substitute a more advanced MY42*course in for MY421. This would be subject to the approval of the student’s Academic Adviser. Please note that in cases where a student substitutes a course in for MY421, the substitute course will be treated as a ‘course critical to assessment’ in place of MY421 (see Exam Sub-Board local rules for more information).

 

 

Part 2 Optional Courses

Courses to the value of one unit from the following: (access is not guaranteed for any option and course choices are subject to timetabling constraints)

MY405

Research Methods for Evaluation in Health, Development and Public Policy (H)

MY426

Doing Ethnography (H)

MY427

Qualitative Research With Non-Traditional Data (H)

MY428

Qualitative Text Analysis (H) (not available 2017/18)

MY454

Applied Statistical Computing using R (H)

MY455

Multivariate Analysis and Measurement (H)

MY456

Survey Methodology (H)

MY457

Causal Inference for Observational and Experimental Studies (H)

MY459

Special Topics in Quantitative Analysis: Quantitative Text Analysis (H)

MY461

Social Network Analysis (H)

MY472

Data Structures, Databases and Data Sharing (H) (not available 2017/18)

DV434

Human Security (H) (not available 2017/18)

MG405

Behavioural Decision Science (H)

PS421

Issues in Social Psychology: Group Dynamics (H)

SA451

Social Policy Research

SO407

Politics and Society

ST416

Multilevel Modelling (H)

ST425

Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation

ST442

Longitudinal Data Analysis (H) (not available 2017/18)

Or any other Graduate level courses from across the LSE (subject the approval of your Academic Adviser and the MSc Social Research Methods Programme Director).

 

Gender Stream

One half-unit from the following:

GI402

Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice (H)

GI424

Gender Theories in the Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Approach (H)

One optional half unit graduate level course (typically from the Department of Gender Studies) as agreed with your Academic Adviser.

 

Population Stream

One compulsory half-unit:

SA481

Population Analysis: Methods and Models (H)

One half-unit from the following:

DV411

Population and Development: an Analytical Approach (H)

DV456

Planning for Population and Development (H)

DV457

Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (H)

DV458

Demographic Change and Development (H) (not available 2017/18)

GI415

Gender and European Welfare States (H)

GI417

Gender, Population and Policy (H) (not available 2017/18)

SA4D1

Critical Population Health Issues in High and Middle-Income Countries (H)

SA4D2

Global Health and Population Change (H)

 

Social Policy Stream

One compulsory unit:

SA451

Social Policy Research

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.