Applications are handled by the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. Official information about the application procedures can be found here.
We welcome applications for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School, and we recommend that you investigate staff research interests before applying.
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We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:
- academic achievement (including existing and pending qualifications)
- personal statement
- research proposal
- sample of written work.
See further information on supporting documents
Minimum entry requirements for MPhil/PhD Demography (Social/ Formal)
Applicants to the doctoral programme in the Department of Methodology should possess, as a minimum, an upper second class honours (2:1) bachelor's degree (or equivalent), plus high merit (65+) in a master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in social policy, methodology, or public policy and a high merit (65+) in the dissertation to be eligible for admission to the doctoral programme.
Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.
See international students entry requirements