Prospective applicants should have the support of a potential supervisor before making a formal application, to ensure an alignment of research interests. If contacting faculty, please be selective, and let faculty know if you are in contact with more than one member of staff.
Applicants are expected to have good grades. 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.
Excellent applicants will be put forward for LSE PhD Studentships, which cover fees and living expenses of about £18,000 each year for four years. The deadlines are usually in early Spring.
Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis.