As one of the foremost social science universities in the world, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Founded in 1895, LSE is a world-class centre for the teaching and research of social sciences, including economics, politics, law, sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.

Located in central London, LSE is ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. The university has the highest percentage of world-leading research of any UK university (Research Assessment Exercise).

With an excellent reputation for first-class teaching, the school offers a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. LSE also has one of the most prestigious public events programmes in the world. Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama have all spoken at the university.

International Students

LSE has a cosmopolitan student body with around 9,300 full-time students from 145 countries.

As an international student, you will be guaranteed accommodation at either an LSE or University of London hall of residence.

The university's alumni around the world organise pre-departure events for students joining LSE for the first time. These events provide an opportunity to meet other new students, alumni and current students.

A unique feature of many LSE programmes is the opportunity to link your studies with other institutions around the world, giving you an international perspective.

Few institutions in the world are as international as LSE. You will not only study British areas of interest but also those of other countries.

What Students Say:

“I was attracted to the LSE program by the large range of subjects covered. Both lectures and seminars are given by experts in the field, and class sizes are generally small, allowing personal interaction. Students and faculty often socialise together at departmental parties that are held throughout the year, and in the George IV pub directly opposite the department. In the summer, students flock to the neighbouring Lincoln's Inn Fields, a large public park.”

Paul, MSc Alumni in Philosophy of Science
Quick facts
  • The school has just under 3,000 members of staff – over 90% are actively engaged in research, and 45% are from countries other than the UK.
  • A total of 16 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.
  • More than 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus.
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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)
Student Testimonials

“I was attracted to the LSE program by the large range of subjects covered. Both lectures and seminars are given by experts in the field, and class sizes are generally small, allowing personal interaction. Students and faculty often socialise together at departmental parties that are held throughout the year, and in the George IV pub directly opposite the department. In the summer, students flock to the neighbouring Lincoln's Inn Fields, a large public park.”

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