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BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Grapple with some of the biggest philosophical questions facing us today and sharpen your skills in logical reasoning.



This BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method gives you the chance to examine deep philosophical questions alongside top researchers in the field.

You’ll engage in wide-ranging philosophical debates encompassing ethics, science and justice, such as:

  • What is the nature of reality?
  • Is time travel possible?
  • What is the justification for punishment?
  • Can beliefs be morally wrong?
  • What is the role of values in science?

During your studies, you’ll sharpen your skills in logical reasoning and argumentation, essay writing and speaking, and learn how to engage critically with difficult ideas. We encourage you to think outside the box and approach philosophical debates from different angles.

You’ll draw on our interdisciplinary knowledge across the social sciences and specialist expertise in the philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy and logic, decision theory and social choice.

Founded by Professor Sir Karl Popper in 1946, our department is internationally respected for its teaching and research in philosophy. LSE was ranked top in the UK and third in the world for philosophy in the QS World University Rankings 2023. Our graduates progress to many rewarding careers in finance, accounting, management consulting, IT and tech, as well as postgraduate research.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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Why study with us

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Student stories

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I'm very interested in theoretical issues in science and in formal methods, and I've had the opportunity to take great courses in these areas.
Chloé de Canson, BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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It's real, current, and relevant philosophy - not outdated armchair philosophy.
Ben Gershlick, BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Your application


We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

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You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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A philosophy degree will prepare you with serious training for a number of important transferable skills such as creative problem solving, critical analysis, argument construction and persuasive writing.

Our graduates have excellent job prospects. A recent Guardian survey ranks us as the Department with far and away the best job prospects in the UK for philosophy graduates. Recent graduates have gone on to work in banking and financial services, government, management consultancy, media and education, and have also proved very successful in gaining entry to graduate programmes.

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Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 4 sectors our students work in:

Financial and Professional Services
Accounting and Auditing
FMCG, Manufacturing and Retail

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