Our Training Programme

Welcome to the LISS DTP Programming page. Here you will find information and guidance on the training we offer, such as reading groups led by students and/or academics and short courses, spanning areas such as:

  • social theory and epistemology
  • quantitative methods
  • qualitative methods
  • digital methods
  • archival research
  • knowledge transfer & co-generation methodologies

We are open to PhD students using social science methodologies in their research who are also enrolled at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, or Imperial College London. We ask interested students to complete our registration page, commit to attending the courses onto which they enrol, and give us feedback on their experience once the course is over.


You will find a list of courses that we are likely to run this year in our LISS DTP Handbook 2017-18, however, for a definitive list of courses running in each term, we recommend you bookmark this page since we will add new courses throughout the academic year. Below, you will find course outlines arranged by term. We say ‘likely’ as we are still in the process of confirming dates and convenors.

You can find answers to our most commonly-asked questions here on our FAQs page. If you have a question that is not answered on the FAQs page, please do get in touch with the administrative team at liss-dtp@kcl.ac.uk.

Finally, please connect with us via social media. You can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. All registered students will receive a curated bi-monthly newsletter with information on one-off events, new courses, and activities from all three institutions.


Current Students

All of our courses should be booked through our online booking system called ‘SkillsForge‘. If you are a student at Queen Mary or Imperial, you will only get access to the system after you sign up here. King’s students should log into the system using their ‘K’ number and password, as for their email account. All courses have a reference number starting ‘LISS’ and that reference can be found on course outlines. Please quote the reference number if you ever have to email us about a course.


Booking Periods in 2017-18

Our courses are available on a first come, first served basis. Booking periods open termly, i.e., you can only book onto autumn term courses during autumn term.

The booking will open on autumn term courses on Monday 25 September 2017; spring term courses will open for booking on Monday 11 December 2017; and summer term courses will open for booking on Tuesday 03 April 2018.