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

Starting in 2018/19, funding for a PhD position is available in the ERC project “Scaling Methods for Discrete and Continuous Optimisation”, led by Dr László Végh. The project focuses on problems and methods on the interface between discrete and continuous optimisation. Please see a brief summary of the project here.  Candidates interested in this position should contact Dr László Végh.

  • 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

Link to Graduate Admissions information

MPhil/PhD in Mathematics details

About the programme and how to apply

Funding and fees

Student testaments

Our current PhD students

PhD roll of honour

PhD alumni destinations

PhD Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance

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.