Description

The MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) aims to provide high-level training in the theory and application of modern statistical methods, with a focus on methods commonly used in the social sciences.

You will gain insights into the design and analysis of social science studies, including large and complex datasets, study the latest developments in statistics, and learn how to apply advanced methods to investigate social science questions.

The programme includes two core courses which provide training in fundamental aspects of probability and statistical theory and methods, the theory and application of generalised linear models, and programming and data analysis using the R  package. These courses together provide the foundations for the optional courses on more advanced statistical modelling, research methods and statistical computing. Options also include specialist courses from the Departments of Methodology, Geography and Social Policy.

Study Details:

MSc 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time (see Bologna process)

Module Details:

Core

Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation
Generalised Linear Modelling and Survival Analysis*

One from:

Multivariate Methods*
Multilevel Modelling*
Longitudinal Data Analysis*

(* denotes half-unit course)

Programme Funding

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide over £13 million in scholarships each year to graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support SchemeMaster’s Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Student Destinations

There is a high demand for graduates with advanced statistics training and an interest in social science applications, and students on this programme have excellent career prospects.

Potential employers include the public sector (the Office for National Statistics, government departments, universities), market research organisations, survey research organisations and NGOs. This programme would be ideal preparation for doctoral research in social statistics or quantitative social science.

Fees

UK/EU: £14,640 Overseas £22,608

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

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