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PhD programmes

LSE is one of the world's leading social science research and teaching centres.

Student life at LSE is cosmopolitan and challenging. We're set at the heart of a major city and surrounded by some of the best facilities for studying to be found anywhere in the world.

World class research in economic, urban & development geography, environmental social science & climate change

We produce world-class research in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science, and climate change. 

As a PhD student, you'll operate at the highest academic level, and benefit from being at the forefront of research in your chosen field.

What can I study?

We offer five PhD programmes:

We also offer the following Visiting Research Student programmes: 

What funding is available?

Funding is available from a variety of LSE-administered sources. For further information, visit our MPhil/PhD admissions frequently asked questions page

PhD Job Market 

See our PhD candidates currently on the job market.

PhD destinations

Click here to see where our PhD students work after graduating.


See our MPhil / PhD admissions frequently asked questions.

Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7587