Our departments and programmes

The Department of Geography and Environment

The Geography and Environment Department run a series of trips and events. They range from their flagship trips to India and Cuba, to the annual Geography and Environment Winter Ball. Through these experiences I have developed a strong sense of place within the Department and made friends for life.

Will Stein, BSc Geography and Economics

Welcome to the Department of Geography. Here you can virtually meet our students and staff, find out more about the Department and our programmes. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

To start with, you can watch the introductory videos below:

An introduction to BA Geography at LSE An introduction to BA Geography at LSE
An introduction from staff and students to BA Geography at LSE
An introduction to BSc Geography with Economics at LSE An introduction to BSc Geography with Economics at LSE
An introduction from staff and students to BSc Geography with Economics at LSE

 

An introduction to BSc Environment and Development at LSE An introduction to BSc Environment and Development at LSE
An introduction from staff and students to BSc Environment and Development at LSE

 

An introduction to BSc Environmental Policy with Economics at LSE An introduction to BSc Environmental Policy with Economics at LSE
An introduction from staff and students to BSc Environmental Policy with Economics at LSE

Visit the Department webpages

Watch our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day videos 

Watch the Studying Geography and Environment at LSE session from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021 Watch the Studying Geography and Environment at LSE session from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021
Watch the Studying Geography and Environment at LSE session from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021

Watch our Geography and Environment Virtual Open Day videos to find out more about our degree programmes, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department. 

You can also watch recordings of our Q&A sessions from the 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Open Day:

Top three reasons why you should study geography and environment at LSE

  1. We are ranked second for geography in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
  2. We offer exciting experiential learning opportunities including UK and international field trips and undergraduate research fellowships.
  3. We have a strong social science, human geography and economic focus, bringing together unique expertise in urban, development, economic, environmental and planning research.
Introduction to the Department of Geography and Environment by Professor Susana Mourato, Head of Department Introduction to the Department of Geography and Environment by Professor Susana Mourato, Head of Department
Introduction to the Department of Geography and Environment by Professor Susana Mourato, Head of Department

For detailed information on why you should study with us here at LSE, visit our dedicated departmental pages:

Hear from our students 

What is it like to study geography and environment at LSE?

The Department of Geography and Environment specialises in human geography, focusing on the social, economic, political environment aspects of the discipline. Students will examine the uneven nature of social and economic development, and the relationship between geographical information and policy.

Our joint honours programmes enable students to explore the ways in which economic and environmental processes interact with policy and development. BSc Environment and Development focuses on key development issues, environmental change and environmental economics. BSc Geography with Economics and BSc Environmental Policy with Economics students will examine the conceptual and applied aspects of economy-environment linkages. Both programmes provide training in economic, mathematical and statistical analysis that can be applied to environmental, development and urban planning discussions.

Research options in the Department

In addition to completing their own independent research project, students can participate in UK and international field trips. The Department also offers students the opportunity to assist an LSE academic with their research through the Undergraduate Research Fellowships scheme. Find out about Elenore's experience.

Our programmes: BSc Environment and Development

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content and preliminary reading, please visit our BSc Environment and Development programme page.

Our programmes: BSc Environmental Policy with Economics

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content and preliminary reading please visit our BSc Environmental Policy with Economics programme page.

Our programmes: BA Geography

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BA Geography programme page.

Language specialism

Students who have taken and passed at least one language course in each year of their degree can opt to receive a language specialism attached to their degree certificate and transcript. The three courses must be consecutively harder in level, for example: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Students must take all courses in the same language (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin or Russian) in order to qualify for the specialism. Degree certificates which include a language specialism will state the language in the title, for example: BA Geography (with French).

Our programmes: BSc Geography with Economics

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Geography with Economics programme page.

Our research and events

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

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