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Prospective students

Information on our Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes

We advise prospective student members of our Department to follow the links provided below to the School's Admissions webpages for the most up-to-date programme information. However we include Departmental additional Frequently Asked Questions information on this page.

Undergraduate Programmes

Masters level Programmes

PhD Programme

LSE's Department of Mathematics is internationally recognised in the research areas in which we specialise:

Discrete Mathematics & Algorithms

  • Extremal & probabilistic combinatorics
  • Structural graph theory
  • Discrete geometry
  • Random structures
  • Theory of computation
  • And more: See here

Operations Research

  • Integer programming
  • Combinatorial optimisation
  • Optimisation in discrete random systems
  • Applications & algorithms
  • And more: see here

Financial Mathematics & Control Theory

  • Market structure & equilibrium theory
  • Stochastic control & optimisation
  • Stochastic portfolio theory
  • Systemic risk
  • Principal-agent problems
  • And more: see here

Game Theory

  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Information economics
  • Equilibrium structure & existence
  • And more: see here

Graduate Admissions information

Visiting Research Students

Students interested in visiting the Department of Mathematics for up to one academic year should follow the normal application procedure outlined for the PhD/MPhil programme, bearing in mind some differences:

Application code: G1EM

Duration: up to 9 months (renewable)

Fees: details of fees can be found here.

More information about being a Visiting Research Student (VRS) at the School is available here.