LSE's mission is to provide world-leading, research-informed social science education and the Department of Government plays an essential role in that mission. As an undergraduate student in our Department you will have the chance to learn from internationally respected experts in public policy, political theory, political economy, comparative politics, and conflict studies. You will leave LSE with knowledge, analytic tools, and a network of peers that will enable you to understand the causes and solutions to societal challenges, bridge political and social divides, and contribute to the public good.
All our undergraduate programmes begin with foundational courses that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary research on comparative politics and political philosophy. In the second and third years, coursework becomes increasingly specialized and diverse, with opportunities to take deep dives into topics at the forefront of political science research. In the third year, our students participate in small-group seminars led by LSE's top researchers and have the opportunity to work alongside our research staff in their ongoing projects, to participate in the Department's active research seminar series, and to pursue their own independent research through small-group initiatives and individual dissertation options.
The Department of Government consistently produces some of the UK's most impactful research and this gives our undergraduate students an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leaders in the field. Our London location means LSE is a hub of intellectual, political, and economic life not just for the UK but for Europe and the world. As an LSE Government student, you become a member of a global community of scholarship that touches every continent and plays an integral role in every aspect of political, social, and economic life. We hope you will consider studying with us.
Further information about our Undergraduate Programmes and how to apply: