We are committed to empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated, and socially and politically relevant research and scholarship. Building upon the traditions of the discipline, we play a key role in the development of the social sciences into the new intellectual areas, social problems, and ethical dilemmas that face our society today.
PhD students are very much part of the Department's research culture. They are active members of our community and are involved with staff in relevant seminars and research workshops.
We also offer a Visiting Research Student programme which allows students pursuing research at other institutions to attend courses and benefit from the expertise of the LSE faculty, Library and academic support services.
Funding is available from a variety of School administered sources. For information about this, please visit our MPhil/PhD admissions frequently asked questions page.
See our MPhil / PhD admissions frequently asked questions.
Affiliated Research Fellows
Meet some of our former PhD students and and read about their research here.