What will I learn?

The MPhil Sociology programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of research 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 of Sociology was the first to be created in Britain and has played a key role in establishing and developing the discipline nationally and internationally – since 1904. 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.

Which department am I in?

Sociology

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£20,136.00 (US$ 27,715) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Houghton Street

London School of Economics and Political Science,

London,

England,

WC2A 2AE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.5/4, or 4.3/5 or 85 per cent overall. If the only grading scheme used is a letter-grade system, we would normally require a B+ average. Applications are considered on an individual basis and entry requirements vary by programme.

For international students

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 should have IELTS scores 7.0 overall; Reading: 7.0; Listening: 6.5; Writing: 7.0 and Speaking: 6.5). Students should have TOEFL scores 100 overall; Reading: 25; Listening: 22; Writing: 27 and Speaking: 22).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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