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.
How to apply
For further information about how to apply, please contact Undergraduate Admissions who manage the application process:
Every undergraduate student is charged a fee for each year of his or her course. Please consult the LSE table of fees for up to date fee information.
For further information about undergraduate courses please contact the Undergraduate Programme Administrator, Shelly Brindley:
Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7955 7909
Information for current students
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for departmental information and guidelines on course selection, outside options, degree transfers, timetable clashes and related information.