The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is consistently ranked among the top places in the world to study philosophy. On this page you’ll find a round-up of our latest rankings.
The Complete University Guide 2023: 2nd in the country
The Complete University Guide is published annually and provides rankings of UK universities both overall and by subject. In the 2023 guide, LSE has been ranked number 2 in the country for philosophy – climbing up from rank number 4 compared to last year’s guide.
The Guardian University Guide 2023: 4th in the country
The annual Guardian University Guide provides overall rankings of UK universities as well as specific rankings for 54 different subject areas. The 2023 guide placed LSE Philosophy at number 4 in the country.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: 4th in the world
The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlight the world’s top universities in 51 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. In this year’s philosophy rankings, LSE is number 4 in the world.
The Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR) is a well-known scoring of university philosophy departments. Scores are produced by asking panels of experts to rate the “quality of the faculty” at hundreds of departments around the world on a scale from 0 (Inadequate for a PhD program) to 5 (Distinguished).
The 2017/8 report ranks LSE Philosophy highly in virtually all of the areas in which we specialise:
Decision, Rational Choice, & Game Theory: joint 1st
Philosophy of Social Sciences: joint 2nd
Political Philosophy: joint 2nd
General Philosophy of Science: joint 2nd
Philosophy of Physics: joint 3rd
Overall UK Philosophy Department Ranking: joint 6th