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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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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.

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 makes over £12.7 million of need and merit based financial aid available 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.

University Highlights

Total students - 10,751


International students - 7,703


Total faculty staff - 937


Total students - 10,751


International students - 7,703

Total faculty staff - 937



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