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Summary

The MPhil/PhD Sociology programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to sociology. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The Department is committed to empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated, and socially and politically relevant research and scholarship. While building upon the traditions of the discipline it seeks to play a key role in developing new intellectual areas, and addressing the social problems and ethical dilemmas that face a globalised society.

LSE Sociology embraces a theoretically and methodologically diverse range of approaches. There are four research areas which constitute our strategic priorities and reflect overall a balance between "traditional" sociology and "innovation": economy, technology and expertise; politics and human rights; social inequalities; and urban sociology. Our teaching is informed by our commitments and by our active research in these areas. LSE Sociology aims to provide a learning environment in which you are encouraged to think critically and independently.

Progression and assessment

The time taken to complete any research degree depends on your progress and individual needs and you must remain registered with the School until your thesis has been submitted.

You will register for the MPhil in the first instance. In week 6 of Michaelmas term in your second year, you will submit a 10,000-word research proposal for assessment, outlining the aims and methods of your thesis and providing preliminary data collection and analysis. The paper will be read by two members of the Sociology Department, who will conduct the viva voce. Successful completion of this assessment means that you upgrade from MPhil registration to registration as a PhD candidate.

Careers

Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career. Our graduates have also gone on to work in the public sector and government as well as for international agencies.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MPhil/PhD Sociology.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

£19,368.00 (19,86,667) per year

The fee is likely to rise over subsequent years of the programme.

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

Houghton Street,

Westminster,

WC2A 2AE, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have a Merit in a taught master's degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline and a 2:1 degree or equivalent in sociology or another social science. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (Reading 7.0, Listening 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5); TOEFL 100 (Reading 25, Listening 22, Writing 27, Speaking 22).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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