We offer a unique opportunity to study Human Geography, Economic Geography and Environmental Social Science/Policy in a university with a worldwide reputation as a centre of academic excellence in the social sciences.
Our courses are designed to benefit from and complement the strengths and aspirations of LSE. You'll find a healthy balance of experienced and younger academics within the department. Many of our staff have well-established international reputations in their fields of expertise.
We're highly regarded both nationally and internationally. In 2023, the QS World University rankings rated us 2nd globally for Geography. We've had 3 holders of the highly competitive Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships for researchers under 36.
We're a medium-sized department with major specialities within the economic, development, urban, regional planning and environmental social science aspects of geography, all with a strong emphasis on application and policy issues.
Our research frequently interacts with other disciplines within LSE, with many members of staff being active within the following research centres: