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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 (commenced in 2015) worth £1 million, for students to undertake interdisciplinary research on 'the challenge of escalating inequalities'.

These prestigious scholarships provide £70,000 each (to cover 36 months of study), are affiliated with LSE's new International Inequalities Institute and directed by Professor Mike Savage, head of the Department of Sociology and co-director of the III. 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 Director is Professor Bridget Hutter b.m.hutter@lse.ac.uk.

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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