Prospective Students

Information on our Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes

We advise prospective student members of our Department to follow the links provided below to the School's Admissions webpages for the most up-to-date programme information. 

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Undergraduate Programmes

Masters level Programmes

PhD Programme

LSE's Department of Mathematics is internationally recognised in the research areas in which we specialise:

Discrete Mathematics & Algorithms

  • Extremal & probabilistic combinatorics
  • Structural graph theory
  • Discrete geometry
  • Random structures
  • Theory of computation
  • And more: See here

Operations Research

  • Integer programming
  • Combinatorial optimisation
  • Optimisation in discrete random systems
  • Applications & algorithms
  • And more: see here

Financial Mathematics & Control Theory

  • Market structure & equilibrium theory
  • Stochastic control & optimisation
  • Stochastic portfolio theory
  • Systemic risk
  • Principal-agent problems
  • And more: see here

Game Theory

  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Information economics
  • Equilibrium structure & existence
  • And more: see here

Graduate Admissions information

Visiting Research Students

Visiting Research Student (VRS) status at LSE allows research students at other universities to spend up to one academic session at the School at the discretion of the department concerned.

We welcome applications that complement the academic interests of faculty members in the Department and we recommend that you investigate their research interests before contacting Enfale Farooq ( for more information.

All VRS must have the support of a Faculty member within the Department of Mathematics before applying to the VRS programme. 

Students interested in visiting the Department of Mathematics should follow the normal application procedure outlined for the PhD/MPhil programme, but use the application code for visiting status - G1EM: Visiting Research Student in Mathematics. 

Application code: G1EM

Duration: from one term up to one academic year

Fees: £1,560 per term (2022/23)
We advise you to check the fees table for more details.