The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is consistently ranked among the top places in the world to study philosophy. On this page you’ll find a round-up of our latest rankings.


The Complete University Guide 2018: 4th in the country


The Complete University Guide is published annually and provides rankings of UK universities both overall and by subject. In the 2018 guide, LSE has been ranked number 4 in the country for philosophy.



The Guardian University Guide 2017: 5th in the country

guardian_university_guideThe annual Guardian University Guide provides overall rankings of UK universities as well as specific rankings for 54 different subject areas. The 2017 guide placed LSE Philosophy at number 5 in the country with a score of 84.2/100.




QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017: 9th in the world

QS-rankingsThe QS World University Rankings by Subject highlight the world’s top universities in 46 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. In this year’s philosophy rankings, LSE is number 9 in the world.



Philosophical Gourmet Report, 2016/7

PGRThe Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR) is a well-known scoring of university philosophy departments edited by Berit Brogaard and Brian Leiter. Scores are produced by asking panels of experts to rate the “quality of the faculty” at hundreds of departments around the world on a scale from 0 (Inadequate for a PhD program) to 5 (Distinguished).

LSE Philosophy was ranked highly in virtually all of its areas of specialty in the 2016/7 report:

  • Decision, Rational Choice, & Game Theory (incl. Formal Epistemology): 2nd in the world

  • Political Philosophy: 3rd in the world

  • General Philosophy of Science: 5th in the world

  • Philosophy of Physics: 9th in the world

  • Overall UK Philosophy Department Ranking: 6th in the country


Please note that LSE Philosophy does not endorse any particular ranking or ranking methodology.