The Department of Geography and Environment specialises in human geography, focusing on the social, economic, political and environmental aspects of the discipline. Students will examine the uneven nature of social and economic development, and the relationship between geographical information and policy.
Our joint honours programmes enable students to explore the ways in which economic and environmental processes interact with policy and development. BSc Environment and Sustainable Development focuses on key development issues, environmental change and environmental economics. BSc Geography with Economics and BSc Environment and Sustainable Development with Economics examine the conceptual and applied aspects of economy-environment linkages. Both programmes provide training in economic, mathematical and statistical analysis that can be applied to environmental, development and urban planning discussions.
Research options in the Department
In addition to completing an independent research project, students can participate in UK and international field trips. The Department also offers students the opportunity to assist an LSE academic with their research through the Undergraduate Research Fellowships scheme.