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The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

LSE is the world’s leading university for social science. Human psychology and behaviour are at the heart of social science. Our BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science will help you to explore this exciting topic. The programme will give you all the skills and training you would expect from a degree at LSE. We are also committed to providing you with the best student experience possible and we fully expect you to experience lots of pleasure alongside huge doses of purpose by studying with us.

Professor Paul Dolan, Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science and congratulations on your offer to study with us. Here you can meet us virtually and find out more about the department and your programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our department webpages to really get to know us.

We hope you can get a sense of what we as a Department are all about, from the comfort of your home, and hope to have you join us in September.

Take a look at the FAQs on our department webpage.

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Watch this video for an introduction to studying BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE

If you have any questions regarding your application then please contact the undergraduate admissions team.

Visit the Department webpages

Top three reasons why you should study psychological and behavioural science at LSE

  1. You’ll learn the core approaches to psychological and behavioural science from a world-leading department.
  2. We incorporate cutting-edge research methods and statistical training throughout your studies.
  3. You can join an interdisciplinary environment that builds on LSE’s excellence in the social sciences and relates your learning to real-world policy and practice.

You can find out more about us as a Department on our webpages.

Hear from our students 

Take a look at what it is like to be a student in the Department, and watch first year BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science student Elli's vlogs.

Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day

Watch the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science offer holders' session from our Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day in April 2023:

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Watch the psychological and behavioural science subject taster session

Listen to talks and taster sessions from previous events

Here you will find various talks which we have recorded at past events which you can listen to at your leisure:

Find out more details about your programme

Click on the programme you have received an offer for to remind yourself about the detail of the course you have applied for including information on careers, programme structure, course choices and teaching at LSE.

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Additionally, successful completion confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Whilst studying you will also be able to join the British Psychological Society as student members and take advantage of a range of benefits.

As a student you can also get involved in extra activities in addition to your academic studies. Find out more about the LSESU Behavioural and Psychological Science Society (BPS) on the SU webpages.

Our research and events

As a department we are always busy. Explore our research and the events we put on below.

Explore our research

Take a look at our events

Read the Department news

Stay in touch with us between now and September

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