University of London graduates pursue master's degrees at LSE

More than 30 University of London graduates are currently enrolled in master’s programmes at LSE in London
Some of the University of London students that are now pursuing master's degrees
Some of the University of London students that are now pursuing master's degrees at LSE. Photos: LSE
The international recognition of these prestigious University of London degrees makes them highly valued. They are also a proven access route to other highly regarded universities across the globe, including the LSE here in London.

More than 30 University of London International Programmes graduates are currently enrolled in master’s programmes at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The majority of these master’s students attained undergraduate degrees with academic direction from LSE, but there are also graduates from various other University of London International Programmes degrees, including Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, BA History, BA Philosophy and BSc Business Administration.

The master's students come from a range of countries including Canada, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and the UK.

Elizabeth Aitken, Director of the University of London International Programmes at LSE, said the large number of University of London graduates now at LSE showed the value of the award.

She said: “The international recognition of these prestigious University of London degrees makes them highly valued. They are also a proven access route to other highly regarded universities across the globe, including the LSE here in London.”

Scholarship winners

Every year, LSE master’s scholarships are awarded to high achieving University of London graduates who have received an offer from LSE. In 2016, Russian graduate Alexandr Petrov was one of the recipients.

Alexandr, who studied for a BSc Economics with support from ICEF, offered this advice for students hoping to excel in their studies and achieve one of the coveted scholarships: “To succeed in this programme, you have to put a lot of effort continuously, not just studying one-off. It's crucial that you understand what you're doing not just remembering and then reproducing it on paper.”

Laying the foundation for master's study

Singaporean Darrell Lua was awarded LSE’s Khattar Scholarship (which is open to applicants who did not study with University of London) to study an MSc Finance and Private Equity.

He said his BSc Accounting and Finance, which he studied with support from SIM Global Education (SIM GE), had laid a strong foundation for his MSc.

“The master’s degree at LSE is very demanding and if I did not take the University of London International Programmes course, I would definitely be struggling right now,” Darrell said.

“The master’s degree at LSE is very demanding and if I did not take the University of London International Programmes course, I would definitely be struggling right now.”

Meeting the academics behind the subject guides

For the UK’s Daniel El Gamry, a graduate of the BSc Politics and International Relations, progressing to LSE for his master’s gave him the chance to meet the academics who had written his University of London subject guides.

He said: “In my final year of study, I took a course in Nationalism and International Relations which is directed by Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece here at the LSE. She's the world-leading expert in this field, so to come to the LSE afterwards and meet her in person, it was just a wonderful way of going from undergrad to postgrad in terms of studying.”

Fulfilling dreams

Indian-born Shana Shwetangi, who studied at SIM GE in Singapore, said that being accepted for an MSc Accounting and Finance at LSE fulfilled a dream she had held since she first enrolled for our BSc Banking and Finance.

She said: “When I first started at SIM, I was shown a presentation with the students who were then studying at the LSE. I thought, ‘Oh my God, they must be so incredibly lucky to be at the LSE.’ Then I started working towards that dream, and realised it could be a reality. And now I’m here, I am one of those faces on the presentation."

 

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