London School of Economics - Overview

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. 16 Nobel prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni. LSE frequently appears in the top reaches of international and national league tables, and has been ranked London’s top university for three years in a row. Set up to improve society and to "understand the causes of things”, LSE is delivering a five point plan to ensure a continued focus on excellence, inclusivity and achievement. LSE offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. From its location in the heart of London, the School links communities across the world, from formal academic partnerships to advisory work with governments and international organisations.

London School of Economics - Programs and Research

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution, with many departments achieving the highest ratings for teaching quality and research. LSE is a centre of genuinely exciting research that informs global policy and debate. As a "laboratory of the social sciences", the School's academic profile spans a wide range of disciplines, from accounting to law, management to urbanisation. LSE offers 140 taught graduate (MSc) programmes and graduate research degrees (MPhil/PhD) across 30 departments or institutes. Entry requirements vary depending on the programme. LSE makes over £14.5 million of need and merit based financial aid available to its students each year. Awards range from a contribution to tuition fees to full coverage of all expenses. Our central London campus brings together staff and students from all over the world, bringing an unrivalled global perspective to all our graduate degrees. Our students enjoy world-class facilities like the British Library of Political and Economic Science, LSE's Language Centre, and a vibrant Student's Union. Graduates can look forward to excellent career opportunities, joining a worldwide network of prestigious alumni.

London School of Economics - History

LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. LSE was founded in 1895 by four idealistic young members of the Fabian Society for the "betterment of society". It adopted as its motto the Latin phrase rerum cognoscere causas, which means to know the causes of things. As of 2015, 16 Nobel Prize winners have studied or taught at LSE.

London School of Economics - Main Principles and Study

The desire to bring academic expertise to bear on the problems of society motivated the founders of LSE and underpins the School's vision and strategy today.

The School’s vision is:
  • to deliver challenging, stimulating, research led degree programmes in an environment that supports learning and develops independent thinking among our students
  • to ensure that its research and teaching remain at the forefront of the social sciences, addressing the evolving challenges of society
  • to be among the most internationally-oriented centres of social science excellence in the world
  • to extend its engagement with society across its full academic portfolio and in key regions of the world.
This vision for the future is underpinned by three priorities for the School – all of which will be tackled with equal commitment.
Teaching and student experience Students at LSE receive research-led teaching from an internationally renowned academic staff. At the heart of this is intellectual challenge. Through exposure to the latest developments in social science and to the thinking of visiting world leaders, business figures and academics in debates and public lectures, students are challenged and inspired by LSE's vision of intellectual excellence combined with real-world engagement. LSE is currently focusing on increasing contact hours between permanent academic staff and undergraduate students; reducing postgraduate class sizes; improving teaching quality; and improving staff and student contact and student satisfaction levels in relation to the academic experience, including Library and IT services. It will also continue to improve its estate, in particular through the opening in 2014 of an exciting new student building.

Research LSE is a world leader in social science research. The School protects theoretical research and encourages "blue skies" research while promoting dynamic engagement with the wider society. The UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2014 revealed LSE is the top university in the UK based on the proportion of ‘world leading’ (4*) research produced. LSE is also the top university for impact in its social science disciplines, whether judged on Grade Point Average or the proportion of research impact awarded 4* .

London School of Economics - Future Development

LSE is currently focusing on increasing the amount of research funding, especially from peer-reviewed external sources, and improving the quality of research space.
Engagement LSE is an outward-facing university, constantly engaged with the big policy issues of the day and communities around the world. Its academics are frequently to be found in the media, commenting on issues from the global economy to the government of London. Many serve on government panels and advise international organisations, businesses and charities. The public lectures programme at LSE embodies the School's engagement agenda and caters to the thirst for informed debate. Global leaders in politics, business and the academic world come to LSE to discuss the issues of the day. LSE also runs a prestigious executive education programme, with summer schools in London and Beijing and a July school in Cape Town offering intensive courses.

The School is also committed to widening participation in higher education, through engagement with secondary schools and their pupils throughout London. LSE is seeking to promote knowledge exchange by "translating" academic research into accessible formats, targeting its public lectures to key audiences and developing online methods of dissemination. LSE will also continue to develop its network of institutional partnerships overseas

Programs - Bachelor - London School of Economics and Political Science

Bachelor Accounting and Finance
Bachelor Accounting and Financial Management 
Bachelor Actuarial Science
Bachelor Anthropology and Law
Bachelor Applicable Mathematics
Bachelor Business Thematics and Statistics 
Bachelor Economic History
Bachelor Economics and Economic History
Bachelor European Institute 
Bachelor Finance 
Bachelor Financial Mathematics
Bachelor Gender Institute
Bachelor Government
Bachelor Government&Economics
Bachelor Government&History
Bachelor Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
Bachelor International Relations
Bachelor International Relations and History
Bachelor International Accounting and Finance 
Bachelor Management
Bachelor Management Sciences
Bachelor Mathematics with Economics
Bachelor Option Availability
Bachelor Philosophy and Economics
Bachelor Philosophy,Logicand Scientific Method
Bachelor Politics and Philosophy
Bachelor Sciology
Bachelor Social Policy and Criminology
Bachelor Social Policy and Economics
Bachelor Social Policy and Sociology
Bachelor Social Policy with Government
Bachelor Social Anthropology
Bachelor Statistics with Finance.
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Programs - Master - London School of Economics and Political Science

Master Affaires Internationales
Master Anthropology and Development
Master Anthropology and Development 
Master Applicable Mathematics  
Master Banking Law and Financial Regulation 
Master Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society 
Master China In Comparative Perspective 
Master City Design and Social Science 
Master Comparative Politics (Various Streams) 
Master Completions
Master Corporate and Securities Law 
Master Corporate And/Or Commercial Law 
Master Criminal Justice Policy 
Master Criminology and Criminal Justice 
Master Culture and Society 
Master Demography/Population Studies 
Master Development Management
Master Development Studies
Master Economics and Philosophy 
Master Economic History
Master Economic Sociology
Master Empires, Colonialism and Globalization
Master Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour
Master Environment and Development
Master Environment and Development 
Master Environmental Economics and Climate Change
Master Environmental Policy and Regulation 
Master European Ideas and Identities 
Master European Institute 
Master European Law 
Master European Political Economy
Master European Political Economy 
Master European Public and Economic Policy 
Master European Social Policy 
Master European Studies: Ideas and Identities 
Master European Studies 
Master Eu Politics, Law and Policy
Master Finance
Master Finance and Economics 
Master Finance and Private Equity
Master Financial Mathematics 
Master Gender and Social Policy
Master Gender, Development and Globalisation 
Master Gender, Media and Culture 
Master Gender, Policy and Inequalities 
Master Gender 
Master Global History
Master Global Media and Communications
Master Global Politics
Master Global Politics and Civil Society 
Master Government 
Master Health, Community and Development
Master Health, Population and Society 
Master Health Economics, Policy and Management
Master Health Policy, Planning and Financing 
Master History Of International Relations
Master Human Geography Research 
Master Human Rights 
Master Human Rights Law 
Master Information Systems and Innovation
Master Information Technology, Media and Communications Law 
Master Intellectual Property Law 
Master International Affairs
Master International Business Law 
Master International Development
Master International Development 
Master International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management 
Master International Health Policy 
Master International Health Policy (Health Economics) 
Master International Management 
Master International Political Economy
Master International Relations
Master International Relations and History
Master International Relations Theory
Master International Strategy and Diplomacy
Master Labour Law 
Master Law, Anthropology and Society 
Master Legal Theory 
Master Local Economic Development 
Master Lse-Peking University Double International Affairs
Master Lse-Pku Double Degree In Public Administration and Government 
Master Management and Economics 
Master Management and Human Resources 
Master Management and Regulation of Risk 
Master Management and Strategy
Master Management, Information Systems and Innovation
Master Management, Organisations and Governance 
Master Management 
Master Management Science
Master Management Science 
Master Master Of International Studies At The Elliott School Of International Affairs
Master Mathematics and Economics 
Master Mathematics with Economics 
Master Media and Communications
Master Media and Communications 
Master Media, Communication and Development 
Master Media & Communications
Master Ngos and Development 
Master Opportunities 
Master Organisational and Social Psychology
Master Organisational Behaviour 
Master Phd Programme In Human Geography 
Master Phd Programme In Planning Studies 
Master Philosophy and Public Policy 
Master Philosophy and Public Policy Career Placement
Master Philosophy Of Science 
Master Philosophy Of The Social Sciences 
Master Philosophy Of The Social Sciences Career Placement
Master Political Economy of Late Development and The Mpa International Development
Master Political Economy Of Late Development
Master Political Economy Of Late Development 
Master Political Science and Political Economy 
Master Political Science 
Master Political Theory and Political Theory 
Master Politics and Communication 
Master Politics and Government In The European Union
Master Politics and Government In The European Union 
Master Politics Sociology
Master Population and Development
Master Population and Development 
Master Public and Economic Policy 
Master Public and Social Policy
Master Public International Law 
Master Public Law 
Master Public Management and Governance 
Master Public Policy and Administration
Master Public Policy and Management
Master Race, Ethnicity and Post Colonial Studies 
Master Real Estate Economics and Finance  
Master Regional and Urban Planning Studies 
Master Regulation 
Master Risk & Stochastics
Master Social and Cultural Psychology
Master Social and Public Communication
Master Social Anthropology 
Master Social Policy and Development 
Master Social Policy and Planning 
Master Social Policy 
Master Social Research Methods 
Master Social Research Methods (Social Policy) 
Master Sociology of Crime, Control and Globalisation 
Master Sociology 
Master Statistics 
Master Taxation 
Master Theory and History of International Relations
Master Urbanisation and Development
Master Urbanisation and Development 
Master Urban Policy
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Ranking  51      9
Country United Kingdom
City London
Bachelor (foreigners)22,310 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)30,184 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)12,500 USD/year.
Master (citizens)20,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $1,077-2,160 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1895
Abbreviation LSE
Teachers 1,064
Students 9,405
Foreigners 69%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
To Understand the Causes of Things
• Privy Council
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• The Russell Group
• Universities UK
World ranking51
Country ranking9
Academic Reputation59
Employer Reputation5
Quality of teaching212
International Faculty25
International Students8
Citations per Faculty119
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities20
Social Sciences and Management2
Ranking in world by discipline
Economics & Business13
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking51
QS World University Rankings35
ARWU Academic Ranking101
Cost of living in London
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 619 1,033
Food 189 431
Transportation 127 375
Communications and utilities 84 117
Clothing 23 88
Sports and leisure 35 116
Accommodation in London USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre625
Shared room in city centre1,044
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre1,134
1 bedroom apartment in city centre1,638
Alternative title
Arabic كلية لندن للاقتصاد والعلوم السياسية
cy Ysgol Economeg a Gwyddor Gwleidyddiaeth Llundain
German London School of Economics and Political Science
Spanish Escuela de Economía y Ciencia Política de Londres
French École de sciences économiques et politiques de Londres
Japanese LSE ロンドン・スクール・オブ・エコノミクス・アンド・ポリティカル・サイエンス(ロンドン大学)
Korean 런던정치경제대학
Portuguese Escola de Economia e Ciência Política de Londres
Russian Лондонская школа экономики и политических наук
Chinese 伦敦政治经济学院
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