We suggest that you make informal enquiries and engage with a potential supervisor at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences prior to making your application for the MPhil/PhD course.
Please see below for details of the selection process:
Your application will first be screened by the Research Degrees Programme Director to ensure it includes;
(i) a good and relevant social science Master’s degree. Graduates from the Department's own master's degrees must have achieved an average mark of 65% or better (pass mark, 50%) as well as 70% or above in their dissertation to be eligible for admission to the corresponding doctoral programme.
(ii) a coherent proposal that is of relevance to a member of staff in the department.
If your application meets the criteria above, it will be forwarded to the relevant member of staff for consideration. If it does not meet these criteria, or if the relevant member of staff is not available, your application will be returned to the Graduate Admissions Office, who will inform you of this as soon as possible.
If you meet the course criteria and a suitable supervisor is available, you will be invited to interview with them and other relevant members of the department. Following this, you will be contacted with the outcome of your interview.
Nominations for funding:
The academic offer of a place does not guarantee funding from LSE, but all candidates who submit and are accepted to the PhD programme before the studentship deadlines can be considered for a departmental nomination for an LSE PhD Studentship. Applications are nominated by the department for LSE funding through an independent process. The studentship deadlines can be found on the Graduate Admissions pages.