Introductory study of the subject of Government commences with a course in Political Science and a course in the History of Political Theory. These courses are introductory in the sense that they presume no prior knowledge of the subject. The course on political science covers the main forms of state and regime, followed by the theory and institutional arrangements of democracy. The introduction to political theory covers the basic foundations of western political thought, followed by modern political theory. Advanced study comprises a broad range of courses in Comparative Politics, European Politics, Public Policy analysis and Political Theory. There are some opportunities to take "outside options", that is subjects taught in departments other than those involved in the main degree.
Research isn’t just the domain of our world-leading faculty at LSE. Undergraduates conducting independent research find that they tap into the heart of our research-active environment and gain a rich complement of personal and professionally transferable skills in the process. To find out how an Undergraduate Government dissertation (GV390) can extend students’ academic and professional horizons, hear from our recent GV390 graduates below:
A Case Study into the Making and Evolution of Populist Discourse by Cristina Espinal
Reappraising Labour's Loss of the North East Elected Regional Assembly Referendum by Joe Anderson
An Average Choice by Joel Rosen
The Federalist's Conjecture Revisited by Konstantin Sietzy