Research Student Seminar

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Berkay Ozcan OLD 2.32


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Social Policy. This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Social Policy. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The course for first year students provides structured sessions for MPhil students (e.g. the MPhil/PhD process, ethics, risk). It also provides the forum in which first year full-time and second year part-time MPhil students must present their work to fellow students and staff in advance of submitting their major review (upgrade) document.

The course for second and third year students provides workshops on a range of topics including career pathways, attending conferences and publishing as well as opportunities to discuss their research with fellow students.


First year provision will be delivered by a series of seminars across the teaching year.

Second and third year: Workshops will be arranged through the year.


Courses in Social Policy follow the Teaching Model outlined on the following page: https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/Current-Students/teaching-in-the-department-of-social-policy


All teaching will be in accordance with the LSE Academic Code (https://info.lse.ac.uk/current-students/lse-academic-code) which specifies a "minimum of two hours taught contact time per week when the course is running in the Michaelmas and/or Lent terms". Social Policy courses are predominantly taught through a combination of in-person Lectures and In person classes/seminars. Further information will be provided by the Course Convenor in the first lecture of the course.


The course will be delivered in both MT and LT.


Key facts

Department: Social Policy

Total students 2021/22: 4

Average class size 2021/22: 4

Value: Non-credit bearing

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