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One degree is available for study at undergraduate level - BSc Sociology (see contents panel). The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Professor Fran Tonkiss, who can answer any questions you may have about the academic content of your course. The Departmental Tutor is Dr Ursula Henz, 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).

Open Days

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.

Amraj Lally, BSc Sociology student 2012-2015:

"Studying Sociology at the LSE has been a great experience. It is an intense and independent pursuit, and an opportunity to gain a critical understanding about society and culture. There are a lot of resources and support available such as office hours with leading academics. The academics across the department are often generous with their time and support and this has personally enhanced my experience at university.

"The LSE Sociology Department in conjunction with the LSESU Sociology & Social Justice Society offer many opportunities to learn, interact and grow."

BSc student Amraj Lally

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!" 

BSc Sociology student Zara Paul

Student mentoring

The Student Services Centre recruits continuing undergraduate students every year to act as Mentors to new undergraduate students living off campus under the Off Campus Support Scheme. Mentors act as a friendly human signpost to help new students get settled at LSE as quickly as possible, using their own experience of LSE to answer any questions they may have.