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Research Methods, Data Science and Mathematics

Build the insights, tools and techniques to support your projects and decisions, and fast-track your career.


The ability to analyse any problem or topic, to bring evidence to the table in support of your decisions, to back your arguments with facts – the skill of research is a business-critical competence that is not only in increasingly high demand today; it is a skill that will future-proof your career tomorrow. Whatever you decide to do, whichever industry or sector you decide to pursue. Research Methods, Data Science and Mathematics at LSE Summer School offer you a slew of state-of-the-art courses. From statistics and machine learning to real analysis to qualitative research, our courses will give you a rock-solid grounding in the techniques, the tools and the methods you will need to ensure success.

Led by the LSE departments of Statistics, Mathematics and Methodology – world-leaders in research and teaching – our LSE Summer School courses in Research give you privileged access to the latest thinking and to some of the foremost faculty working in their field today. You will explore the core ideas and concepts and translate theory into practice through dynamic and hands-on learning experiences and experiments. And you will develop both actionable understanding and the real-world tools and methodologies to bring real impact to your work, to your organisation and your career – whatever your role, your sector or your future aspiration.

Research Methods, Data Science and Mathematics courses at LSE Summer School have been expertly designed to be equally impactful for students with some previous experience and understanding of these fields, as well as curious and motivated newcomers. 


Ranked #1 for percentage of world-leading research

Research Excellence Framework 2014
ME205: Strategic Decision Making: An Introduction to Operations Research Methods

Research Methods, Data Science, and Mathematics

ME205: Strategic Decision Making: An Introduction to Operations Research Methods

In this course, you will be introduced to a diverse set of Operations Research methods and applications

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The fundamentals of my course are covered at my home institution, but the summer school course gives me an extra breadth into how the industry works. It’s been a really good experience in diversifying my skill set.


Find information about our Faculty and their research

Professor Kenneth Benoit

Summer School Programme Director, Research Methods, Data Science and Mathematics - Director of the Data Science Institute - Professor of Computational Social Science

Dr James Abdey

Associate Professor (Education)

Dr Ahmad Abdi

Associate Professor

Dr Jack Blumenau

Guest Lecturer

Dr Ali Boyle

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Dr Jonathan Cardoso-Silva

Assistant Professor (Education)

Dr Christoph Czichowsky

Associate Professor

Dr Thomas Ferretti

LSE Fellow

Dr Kostas Kalogeropoulos

Associate Professor

Dr Milt Mavrakakis

Guest Lecturer

Dr Gelly Mitrodima

Assistant Professor (Education)

Dr Katerina Papadaki

Associate Professor

Dr Eleanor Power

Associate Professor

Dr Aliya Rao

Assistant Professor

Dr Paola Romero

Guest Teacher

Professor Johannes Ruf

Professor of Mathematics

Dr Chana Teeger

Assistant Professor

Dr Milena Tsvetkova

Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science

Professor Luitgard Veraart

Professor of Mathematics

Professor Alex Voorhoeve


Dr Kate Vredenburgh

Assistant Professor

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