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Graduate programmes

At graduate level, students can choose to study for a Master's (MSc) degree or MPhil/PhD in the Department of Sociology - find out more about each course on offer by following the links from the contents panel. Applications are made centrally to LSE's Graduate Admissions Office.  For full information on application procedure please see Graduate.

Find out more about the LSE 120th Anniversary Scholarships for UK taught Master's students (box on right).

Leverhulme Scholarships for PhD students

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded LSE with 15 doctoral scholarships, five per year for the next three years, worth £1 million, for students to undertake interdisciplinary research on 'the challenge of escalating inequalities'.

These prestigious scholarships will provide £70,000 each (to cover 36 months of study), will be affiliated with LSE's new International Inequalities Institute (opening May 2015) and directed by Professor Mike Savage, head of the Department of Sociology. For more information please see Leverhulme Scholarships.

The Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies is Dr Robin Archer r.archer@lse.ac.uk and the Doctoral Programme Directors are Dr Don Slater d.slater@lse.ac.uk (Michaelmas Term only) and Professor Bridget Hutter b.m.hutter@lse.ac.uk (Lent and Summer Terms).

NEW for 2015: MSc Inequalities and Social Science

Shoeshine in the CityWe are delighted to be introducing a new, interdisciplinary MSc programme in 2015: The MSc Inequalities and Social Science.  As a result of dramatic economic and social changes over recent years, the study of inequality has rapidly developed as one of the most important areas of inter-disciplinary social scientific study. This programme offers a comprehensive and wide ranging programme which includes expertise from leading academics in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, Law, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Gender, and Statistics, and will provide students with state of the art teaching in this area.  For more information about the programme and how to apply follow the link from the contents panel (left). Please see a list of the approved optional courses on offer for the programme: MSc Inequalities optional courses (Word).

Programme convenors

For more information about our faculty please see our Who's who pages.

Please note we are no longer offering the Diploma in Sociology.

If you are interested in the MSc City Design and Social Science or the MSc Human Rights, then do take a look at the websites of the Cities Programme and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights.

For the MSc Inequalities and Social Science, please see International Inequalities Institute.

A feature of the MPhil/PhD programme at LSE Sociology is the residential weekend held each year in late January at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park. There are sometimes places for MSc students too. See bottom of contents panel for more.

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