Apply to the MSc in Sociology at LSE – funding opportunities available

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Become part of LSE! Founded in 1904, the Department of Sociology prioritises research that is empirically rich, conceptually deep, and socially and politically pertinent.

Uncover the MSc Sociology programme, a comprehensive academic journey that immerses you in the intricacies of sociological theory, methodology, and pivotal areas of sociological research.

You’ll benefit from:

  1. Robust training: attain rigorous and in-depth training in sociological fundamentals, encompassing theory, methodology, and critical research areas.
  2. Global insights: embrace the Department’s dedication to scrutinising global challenges, particularly its contributions in addressing mounting inequalities and injustices worldwide. These insights are woven into your graduate education.
  3. Diverse research clusters: immerse yourself in research clusters spanning economic sociology, politics and human rights, social inequalities, and urban sociology. Choose from a plethora of optional courses tailored to your interests.
  4. Explorative options: expand your horizons with course options spanning culture and society, social theory, contemporary families, and science and technology studies.
  5. Thriving international community: join a vibrant and diverse international academic community, fostering intellectual exchange and collaboration. Benefit from the Department’s partnerships with various LSE departments and centres, including the International Inequalities Institute, LSE Cities, LSE Human Rights, and the Department of Gender Studies.
  6. Engaging public events: immerse yourself in a stimulating public events programme led by LSE faculty and renowned external sociologists. Stay at the forefront of sociological discourse through engaging discussions and seminars.

Graduate destinations

Our students embark on diverse career paths, branching into a wide array of professions.

These include teaching, research, politics, public administration, social and health services, advertising, journalism, other facets of the media, law, publishing, industry, accounting, marketing, personnel, and management.

Find out about the support available to students through LSE Careers and LSE Alumni.

Scholarships and other funding

LSE recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your hometown or country. We make available million of pounds annually in financial aid for our students with both Home and Overseas fee status through a wide variety of scholarships, such as the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards and Anniversary Scholarships. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

LSE is ranked fifth in the world for the study of social sciences and management (QS World QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

Find out more and apply now.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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