Masters Courses Offered by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) | Top Universities

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Houghton Street, London, GB, London United Kingdom
    • QS World University Rankings
      49
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio10
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students8,274
    • SizeM
    • Total Faculty1,172

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    Graduate study at LSE is designed for students who want to engage critically with their chosen discipline and apply their learning to real world situations. Our postgraduate programmes are shaped to equip students, professionally and personally, for whatever they want to do afterwards.

    You’ll be exposed to state-of-the-art social sciences research, and the very academics who have carried out that research. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your interests in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment. You’ll also have opportunities to contribute to the LSE community’s daily intellectual life, participating in projects, discussions and events with fellow students, academics, alumni and key contributors from across the disciplines.

    Whichever programme you choose, you’ll have access to a range of support, both within your department and beyond that will enable you to make the most of your LSE education and help you develop life-long skills and knowledge.

    Visit our Graduate Virtual Open Day to find out more.

    Types of study

    LSE has developed graduate programmes to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever your background. 

    The School offers a broad selection of postgraduate degrees, including:

    • MRes, MPhil, PhD, visiting research
    • Taught master’s (including LLM)
    • Diplomas
    • Double and joint degrees
    • Executive programmes
    • MPA

    Financial support

    LSE offers generous financial aid to its graduate students each year. Awards range from a contribution to tuition fees to full coverage of all expenses.

    How to apply

    Applications can be submitted online from mid-October in the year prior to entry and are considered on a rolling basis until all the available places are filled.


    LSE provides a range of resources and services to help students make the most of their studies, from support for IT and learning technology to the world-renowned British Library of Political and Economic Science, as well as the LSE Language Centre and an academic mentor. 

    LSE LIFE is an academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master’s students. Bringing together advisers, teachers, alumni and experts in different fields, it offers one-to-one, workshop and large group learning events and courses throughout the year, and provides a space to meet students from other programmes and departments. Students will be able to come to LSE LIFE to develop academic, communication and research skills, learn languages, get advice on personal effectiveness and in making life choices, and gain insights into graduate recruitment and career paths, as well as to participate in intensive activities such as coaching events and experiential learning programmes with external organisations.

    Studying at LSE means that you'll be based in the centre of London, an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. Our compact campus is packed full of facilities and services to make sure you make the most of your time, while also giving you easy access to all that London has to offer. 

    Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Whether you are into art, architecture, dance, film, music or theatre, sport, shopping or even green spaces and the great outdoors, London really does have it all. Major attractions such as Theatreland, the West End, Trafalgar Square, the Royal Opera House and the British Library and Museum are all within walking distance of the School. 

    The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is the vibrant hub of student life at LSE and houses a number of student-facing services such as the advice and representation centre; a pub; a media centre; a fitness centre, which includes a gym and dance studio; cafes and restaurants and an interfaith prayer centre. 

    The School is also able to offer undergraduate and graduate students a variety of styles of accommodation. In all of them there will be a varied mix of students, home and overseas, men and women. Each residence has an elected student committee that organises regular events, such as DVD evenings, quizzes, term parties and trips out to London landmarks.

    A degree from LSE is widely recognised throughout the world. The School has produced over 35 world leaders and heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize Winners, and a host of alumni who are well known nationally and internationally

    Many leading organisations give careers presentations at the School during the year, and LSE Careers has a wide range of resources available to assist students in their job search. Find out more about the support available to students through LSE Careers.

    About

    Graduate study at LSE is designed for students who want to engage critically with their chosen discipline and apply their learning to real world situations. Our postgraduate programmes are shaped to equip students, professionally and personally, for whatever they want to do afterwards.

    You’ll be exposed to state-of-the-art social sciences research, and the very academics who have carried out that research. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your interests in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment. You’ll also have opportunities to contribute to the LSE community’s daily intellectual life, participating in projects, discussions and events with fellow students, academics, alumni and key contributors from across the disciplines.

    Whichever programme you choose, you’ll have access to a range of support, both within your department and beyond that will enable you to make the most of your LSE education and help you develop life-long skills and knowledge.

    Visit our Graduate Virtual Open Day to find out more.

    Types of study

    LSE has developed graduate programmes to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever your background. 

    The School offers a broad selection of postgraduate degrees, including:

    • MRes, MPhil, PhD, visiting research
    • Taught master’s (including LLM)
    • Diplomas
    • Double and joint degrees
    • Executive programmes
    • MPA

    Financial support

    LSE offers generous financial aid to its graduate students each year. Awards range from a contribution to tuition fees to full coverage of all expenses.

    How to apply

    Applications can be submitted online from mid-October in the year prior to entry and are considered on a rolling basis until all the available places are filled.


    LSE provides a range of resources and services to help students make the most of their studies, from support for IT and learning technology to the world-renowned British Library of Political and Economic Science, as well as the LSE Language Centre and an academic mentor. 

    LSE LIFE is an academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master’s students. Bringing together advisers, teachers, alumni and experts in different fields, it offers one-to-one, workshop and large group learning events and courses throughout the year, and provides a space to meet students from other programmes and departments. Students will be able to come to LSE LIFE to develop academic, communication and research skills, learn languages, get advice on personal effectiveness and in making life choices, and gain insights into graduate recruitment and career paths, as well as to participate in intensive activities such as coaching events and experiential learning programmes with external organisations.

    Studying at LSE means that you'll be based in the centre of London, an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. Our compact campus is packed full of facilities and services to make sure you make the most of your time, while also giving you easy access to all that London has to offer. 

    Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Whether you are into art, architecture, dance, film, music or theatre, sport, shopping or even green spaces and the great outdoors, London really does have it all. Major attractions such as Theatreland, the West End, Trafalgar Square, the Royal Opera House and the British Library and Museum are all within walking distance of the School. 

    The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is the vibrant hub of student life at LSE and houses a number of student-facing services such as the advice and representation centre; a pub; a media centre; a fitness centre, which includes a gym and dance studio; cafes and restaurants and an interfaith prayer centre. 

    The School is also able to offer undergraduate and graduate students a variety of styles of accommodation. In all of them there will be a varied mix of students, home and overseas, men and women. Each residence has an elected student committee that organises regular events, such as DVD evenings, quizzes, term parties and trips out to London landmarks.

    A degree from LSE is widely recognised throughout the world. The School has produced over 35 world leaders and heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize Winners, and a host of alumni who are well known nationally and internationally

    Many leading organisations give careers presentations at the School during the year, and LSE Careers has a wide range of resources available to assist students in their job search. Find out more about the support available to students through LSE Careers.

    Available programs

    University highlights

    The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the top Public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #49 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #69
    • 2014
      #68
    • 2015
      #=71
    • 2016
      #35
    • 2017
      #=37
    • 2018
      #35
    • 2019
      #38
    • 2020
      #44
    • 2021
      #49
    • 2022
      #49

    Ranking criteria

    75.8
    Overall
    72.4
    Academic Reputation
    87.8
    Citations per Faculty
    99.2
    Employer Reputation
    45
    Faculty Student Ratio
    100
    International Faculty Ratio
    100
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    11,309

    55%
    45%

    International students
    8,274

    65%
    35%

    Total faculty staff
    1,172

    740
    432

    Total students
    11,309

    55%
    45%

    International students
    8,274

    65%
    35%

    Total faculty staff
    1,172

    432
    740

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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