London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Philosophy of the Social Sciences


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is based in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and offers the following benefits: The Department is one of the major centres for the discipline of philosophy of social science in the country. The degree is internationally highly regarded. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science housed at LSE is one of the international centres of the discipline and attracts a series of eminent visitors. MSc students benefit from the seminars and research activities at the Centre. The Department has close links with other Philosophy departments in the University of London. Many graduate level lecture courses given in other colleges of the University are available to MSc students and are required teaching for some courses. This gives students access to the very rich, general London philosophical environment. The position of the Department within an international centre of excellence in the social sciences means that there is a good deal of collaboration between social scientists and philosophers both in teaching and research. Three courses, including at least one from philosophy of the social sciences, and philosophy of economics. Other options include: philosophy, morals, and politics; philosophy and public policy; mathematical logic (taught alternate years); set theory and further logic (taught alternate years); history of science; foundations of probability; philosophy of science; philosophy of biological and cognitive sciences; history of economics; evidence, objectivity and policy; an approved paper from any other master's programme at LSE. You will also attend the compulsory seminar: philosophical research and writing. Plus a 10,000-word dissertation.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627 plus 5-10 pages of typewritten sample work if first language not English.
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