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About us

Who we are

Hello and welcome to the LSE Department of Geography and Environment. We are a friendly and welcoming department based in the St Clement’s building, just off Portugal Street, in the heart of London.

A unique opportunity to study Human Geography, Economic Geography and Environmental Social Science/Policy

We offer a unique opportunity to study Human Geography, Economic Geography and Environmental Social Science/Policy in a university with a worldwide reputation as a centre of academic excellence in the social sciences.

Our courses are designed to benefit from and complement the strengths and aspirations of LSE. You will find a healthy balance of experienced and younger academics within the department. Many of our staff have well-established international reputations in their fields of expertise.

We are highly regarded both nationally and internationally. In 2019, the QS World University rankings rated us 2nd globally for Geography. We have had 3 holders of the highly competitive Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships for researchers under 36.

We are a medium-sized department with major specialities within the economic, development, urban, regional planning and environmental social science aspects of geography, all with a strong emphasis on application and policy issues.

Our research frequently interacts with other disciplines within LSE, with many members of staff being active in the research programmes of: