London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

LSE is a world-class centre for teaching and research across the social, political and economic sciences

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world-class centre, known for teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences.

Founded in 1895, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences - a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe.

International Students

LSE has a cosmopolitan staff and student body with around 8,700 full-time students and over 800 part-time students at LSE.

Students come from 140 countries around the world with 32 per cent from the UK, 19 per cent from other European Union countries and 49 per cent from other countries around the world.

The student body is split 45 per cent undergraduates and 55 per cent on postgraduate programmes.

Quick facts
  • The school has over 1,460 full-time and 1,320 part-time members of staff – over 90 per cent of the academic staff are actively engaged in research, and 45 per cent are from countries other than the UK.
  • Notable alumni: Fifteen Nobel Prize winners in economics, literature and peace have been either LSE staff or alumni.
  • 32 past or present heads of state have studied or taught at LSE, 28 members of the British House of Commons and 42 members of the House of Lords have either studied or taught at LSE.
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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Location

Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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