University of London

The London School of Economics and Political Science

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences and is ranked 2nd in the world for social sciences and management. 50% of all LSE research was given the highest 4* rating in the most recent Research Excellence Framework- a higher proportion than any other UK university.

London School of Economics and Political Science
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LSE academics act as advisers to governments, serve on commissions and are seconded to national and international organisations

The School regularly attracts leading public figures to give lectures, attend seminars and consult staff.
LSE was founded in 1895 and joined the University of London in 1900. The School’s academic profile spans a broad range of social sciences and is renowned for studying real world issues, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.

LSE offers 40 Bachelor’s degree programmes, over 140 taught Master’s and Diploma programmes, and PhD opportunities across the social sciences. Teaching and research are conducted through 25 Departments and Institutes and 23 Research Centres.
 

Number of students

  • 10,883 : No of students
  • 5,001 : Undergraduate students
  • 5,835 : Postgraduate students
  • 7,544 : International students

Graduates can be found in senior positions in organisations and government worldwide. Alumni and former staff include 18 Nobel Prize winners in Economics, Peace or Literature and 35 past or present Heads of State.

LSE has students from over  160 countries worldwide making the School a very international and cosmopolitan institution in which to study and their central location offers easy access to the vast cultural and social life that London has to offer.

LSE alumni benefit from bespoke careers services, a mentoring network, events and their Leadership Series- livestreamed lectures with the world’s thought leaders.

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The University of London offers more than 30 distance learning undergraduate qualifications in finance and social science related disciplines that receive academic direction from LSE.

LSE is also part of a consortium of member institutions that provides academic direction for distance learning LLB and CertHE Common Law programmes. LSE is among four colleges (with UCL, King’s, and Queen Mary) to be ranked in the top 40 worldwide for law (QS World Rankings 2016).

LSE also hosts prestigious summer schools which are regularly attended by students from the University of London.

Scholarships are available to attend the session in London, while other July programmes are available in Beijing and Cape Town, South Africa