Advanced Qualitative Research Workshops

This information is for the 2021/22 session.


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in International Relations, MPhil/PhD in Management - Information Systems and Innovation and MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

This course is available to MPhil/PhD students from across the LSE who are undertaking projects using qualitative methods. MY530 is not a traditional course but instead a series of one-off workshops. Places on individual workshops are limited and participants must register via LSE’s Training and Development System.


Some prior training in qualitative methods (e.g. MY421 or equivalent) is advisable. Students who have no prior training in qualitative methods should consider taking MY521M or MY521L.

Course content

MY530 is a series of workshop modules that provide hands-on, in-depth and advanced training in specific qualitative methodological approaches to research design, data collection and data analysis. The workshops cover advanced theoretical, technical and practical aspects of qualitative research methodology and the topics to be covered each term will be listed on Moodle. Workshops typically consist of two sessions lasting two hours each, with the second of these sessions tending to be more practical. These interdisciplinary sessions provide a space for students to develop advanced methodological skills and exchange ideas with peers.


Sessions to be held in term time throughout the year. Participants are required to sign up via LSE’s Training and Development System.

Research students can sign up to as many workshops as they wish (subject to availability)

Indicative reading

Each session will provide its own recommended reading list, available on Moodle.


This course is non-examinable.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Methodology

Total students 2020/21: 2

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

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