One degree is available for study at undergraduate level - BSc Sociology (see contents panel). The Convenor of Undergraduate Studies is Dr Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, who can answer any questions you may have about the academic content of your course. The Departmental Tutor is Dr Claire Moon, whose role includes providing departmental orientation programmes for new and continuing students. Individual programme handbooks are given to each incoming student at the beginning of the academic year - see BSc Sociology Student Handbook (PDF). The handbook contains detailed information about each programme of study and what is expected of students throughout the academic year. This additional information should prove useful in helping you decide on a course of study, as the handbook is more definitive than the LSE prospectus (but don't forget there may be some changes in the forthcoming year).
LSE's Open Days give prospective students a chance to look around the campus and hear more about the Department of Sociology. We hold two open days each year for prospective undergraduate students. For more information about what's on offer, booking a place on an Open Day and other ways of getting to know LSE please see Open Days and Evenings.
To find out more about life as an LSE student you can also see Study at LSE Videos.
Zara Paul, BSc Sociology student 2008-2011:
"I genuinely have a lot to thank the LSE for as I have gained so much in the past 3 years and developed myself to a such a great degree. When I first arrived at the university I was very unconfident about my academic capabilities. However, the tutors and the lecturers embraced my qualities and strengthened my weaknesses, ensuring my grades could only improve.
"I worked solidly by attending office hours and skills lectures arranged by the university and my confidence grew through performing with the university shows, speaking up in class discussions and being forced into presentations! My friend network made me realise the triviality of my insecurities along with introducing me to a wide range of global lessons: Asian weddings, Ghanian food, Brazilian dancing!
"I could go on for ever! "
Current students: could you be a student mentor? New undergraduates who are not living in halls of residence can find it difficult to establish meaningful connections to the LSE community upon arrival. They have said that they would benefit from extra support to help them settle at LSE. Find out more about the scheme: see Student mentoring or email Lydia Halls at firstname.lastname@example.org.