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The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

The Philosophy Department is very supportive. We have an academic mentorship programme set up with the professors. We are also integrated into a family system with the second- and third-year students who are on our course. It is absolutely an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment.

Kelly Choi, BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and 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.

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Watch our Virtual Open Day talk

Watch our Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method Virtual Open Day video to find out more about our degree programmes, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department. 

Top three reasons why you should study philosophy at LSE

  1. LSE philosophy specialises in a type of philosophy that is both continuous with the sciences and socially relevant.
  2. LSE philosophy graduates enjoy especially high career prospects.
  3. LSE philosophy hosts a rich and varied programme of conferences and events featuring some of the world’s leading philosophers. All such events are open to our students.

You can also find out more about the Department and discover more reasons why you should join us at LSE on the departmental website.

What is it like to study philosophy at LSE?

The three undergraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method allow students to take courses in ethics, metaphysics, logic, epistemology, political philosophy and philosophy of science. The BSc Philosophy and Economics and BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) programmes also investigate economic issues and deliver a combined philosophical and economic analysis of public policy, including the moral limits of markets. Unlike other PPE degrees, this is a four year degree programme where all three subjects are given equal weighting and all are studied for at least the first three years of the degree. PPE students will undertake a Capstone and Research Project in their final year, working on an applied public policy project for a client organisation and producing a research paper.

Listen to our taster lecture to find out more about studying in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.

Our programmes: BSc Philosophy and Economics

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

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 243/53/25
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £26,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, accounting, retail, education and teaching, public sector and government.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Philosophy and Economics programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the BSc Philosophy and Economics for this information.

UCAS code: LV15
A-levels: AAA, with an A in Mathematics
Contextual admissions A-levels: AAB with an A in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects, including Mathematics

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our programmes: BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method programme page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 148/49/10
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £26,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, accounting, retail, education and teaching, public sector and government.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: V503
A-levels: AAA
Contextual admissions A-levels: AAB
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 at higher level

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: BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method with French.

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our programmes: BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Four years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 1,093/194/55
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £26,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, accounting, retail, education and teaching, public sector and government.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: L0V0
A-levels: A*AA, with an A* in Mathematics
Contextual admissions A-levels: A*AB with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects, including 7 in higher level Mathematics

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

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

Browse the LSE Philosophy blog

Listen to our podcast 'Out of the Vat'

Read our student journal: Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

On our YouTube channel we also have a range of public lectures and seminars for you to watch. We would recommend Alex Voorhoeve’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture, a 2016 talk by renowned physicist Carlo Rovelli, as well as the many recordings from our regular lecture series The Choice Group, The Sigma Club, The Popper Seminar and Conjecture and Refutations.

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