PhD Programme

What we offer

LSE is one of the world's leading social science universities. Students benefit from the interdisciplinary environment, an international student body and a global perspective.

Our research critically interrogates relationships between economic, political, social, spatial and cultural change


We are committed to empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated, and socially and politically relevant research and scholarship. Building upon the traditions of the discipline, we play a key role in the development of the social sciences into the new intellectual areas, social problems, and ethical dilemmas that face our society today.

PhD students are very much part of the Department's research culture. They are active members of our community and are involved with staff in relevant seminars and research workshops.

Our programmes

We also offer a Visiting Research Student programme which allows students pursuing research at other institutions to attend courses and benefit from the expertise of the LSE faculty, Library and academic support services.


Funding is available from a variety of School administered sources. For information about this, please visit our MPhil/PhD admissions frequently asked questions page


See our MPhil / PhD admissions frequently asked questions.

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