From the Head of Department, Professor Martin Anthony

The Department has grown rapidly in recent years, with new and exciting developments in research, and the introduction of new teaching programmes and modules. We have a supportive and friendly environment for staff and students.

The Department’s research and teaching are shaped to a large extent by its position within LSE, a lively and stimulating place to work. We embrace the School’s ethos of research-led teaching, and view research and teaching as complementary activities, each enhancing the other. Our aim is to be excellent both in teaching and research, in a way that reflects our location within a social sciences institution, engaging with other parts of LSE.

Our website provides an overview of research areas, news and events and a full section for our current student members of the department. You may prefer to view our summary document About the Department.

To find out what actions LSE is taking to enhance the student experience, please see here.

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