How to contact us


London School of Economics and Political Science

20 Kingsway

Portugal Street WC2A 2AE


Course Office

KSW 4.02 (Fourth Floor)

Email: LSE100

Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7107 5361/(0)207 955 7594


LSE100 Director

Dr Jessica Templeton

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7107 5152


LSE100 Course Manager

Jessica Livermore

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7107 5367 


LSE100 Assessment Manager

Christina Ogunwumiju

Telephone:  +44 (0)20 7106 1301


LSE100 Course Administrator

Anna Lal

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7107 7594 


LSE100 Course Administrator

Sophia Dorou

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7107 5361


Unfortunately 20 Kingsway is not wheelchair accessible but we are happy to meet with students in an alternative venue. Please get in touch with us via email or phone if you would like us to arrange this.


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LSE100 The LSE Course

About LSE 100

The LSE Course is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students. It is designed to broaden and deepen students' engagement with social scientific analysis by using pressing social issues as case studies for exploration of the ways different theories, methods and evidence can shape our understanding of events and phenomena. LSE100 brings you into the heart of the LSE tradition of engaging with big questions, with lectures by leading researchers and small, interactive classes that challenge you to confront different kinds of evidence, assess competing explanations for social phenomena, and decide which of these are most compelling.

Whatever your degree course, LSE100 will enhance your education and experience at the School by complementing your disciplinary training with an understanding of different ways of thinking, learning from debating and collaborating with students from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds, and building your methodological, analytical and communication skills.

All undergraduates take LSE100 in the second term of their first year and the first term of their second year. In each of these terms you will participate in two five-week modules, each of which explores a key social issue from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Each week you will attend a two-hour lecture delivered by one or more leading LSE academics, and you will further explore these ideas in collaboration with a small group of students in a one-hour class.

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The Lent Term 2017 LSE100 Modules are:

  • How should we address poverty and inequality?
  • Should markets be constrained or unleashed?

 Read more here

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Read more about how LSE100 is assessed here


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 News & Events


Join us on Thursday 10 November for the LSE100 Prize Award Ceremony following by a public lecture by Tim Marshall. 

Read more here

LSE100 is delighted to have been awarded an IGNITE! grant from LSE’s LTI to support development of two games related to LSE100’s brand new module, “Should markets be constrained or unleashed?”

Dr Jose Olivas Osuna will take the lead on designing the games – one for the classroom and the other for wider distribution online – related to markets and regulation.  See the full announcement from LTI here


Members of the LSE100 team are off to the 2016 TLC and LSESU Teaching Awards. Congratulations to the 80+ teachers from departments across LSE who won awards for their outstanding work in education!

Cevat Giray Aksoy

Congratulations to LSE100 teacher Cevat Giray Aksoy who has recieved an honourable mention in the 2016 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards!


The #talkLSE100 Migration Museum Workshop sign-up form is now live! Please access it by clicking here:
We hope that you will join us for this special event as we explore the role of nationalism, identity and immigration for creating conflict and cohesion in modern societies.
Thursday, 3 March

13.00 - 14.00

KSW 3.01

A very limited number of spaces are available, so please sign up asap to guarantee your place!





Dr Maria Norris talks about LSE100 on Facebook:

"I love teaching on the LSE100 course; we try to put the students at the centre of learning and include innovative learning experiences. We don’t have an exam but instead grade students throughout the term. We have essays but we also have group presentations, and this is where we try to get the students to be producers of knowledge and be in charge of their learning experience. That’s something I really believe in as a teacher and I bring into my classes. I want to make sure that every student feels ‪#‎partofLSE‬ and is empowered by the teaching as well, because otherwise it gets boring for them. I learn so much from interacting with them too, that’s why I find teaching so gratifying."

- Dr. Maria Norris, LSE 100, European Institute.




Thinking Laterally - A Pedagogy to Enhance you Reading and Writing for Essays and your Dissertation


Do you want to hear what may be wrong with traditional methods of reading and taking notes?  Would you like to try an alternative method that enhances your reading, note-taking, and clustering of arguments so that you can write a better essay or dissertation?  


If so, you are welcome to attend a talk by Dr Sunil Kumar, Department of Social Policy and Dean of Graduate Studies, LSE, on Wednesday, 17 February (reading week) from 15:00-16:30 in 20 Kingsway – Room 301.  You should also look at the online resource that Dr Kumar has developed on ‘Thinking Laterally – A Pedagogy of Reading and Writing’.  

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Lifting the Curtain 

#talkLSE100 - Revisiting Booth's East London

Meet the Artist and learn more about his work!

Thursday 28 January, 2016

13.00 - 14.00





Congratulations to former LSE100 teacher Giulia Pastorella who was been named one of ' 30 under 30 for policy! Read more here





LSE100 presents a film screening of ‘Jogging with Jody’ on life after prison, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kip Loades


Date: Thursday 26th November, 2015

Room: KSW 3.01

Time: 6pm




Book Launch

Jimmy Carter and the Middle East: The Politics of Presidential Diplomacy

Dr. Daniel Strieff, LSE100 Fellow

Wednesday 18 November, 2015

KSW 3.01



Based on newly declassified documents and previously untapped private sources, Jimmy Carter and the Middle East offers a provocative new analysis of Carter’s role as “diplomat-in-chief” in the Arab-Israeli conflict during his single-term presidency.





The Shifts and The Shocks: what we've learned – and still have to learn from the financial crisis

Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times Martin Wolf gives an insightful and timely analysis of why the financial crisis occurred, and of the radical reforms needed if we are to avoid a future repeat. Arguing that the future financial crises are 'certain,' Wolf outlines his ambitious recommendations for reforming the financial system.


Monday 9 November, 2015

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Videos and Links


Welcome to the course

Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE





Welcome to the course

Professor George Gaskell, Director of LSE100