London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) campus

Since 1895, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation.

Its teaching and research is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of quality. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework identified LSE as the UK’s top university based on the proportion of its ‘world leading’ research.

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, eight of the LSE's subject areas were ranked top five in the world. A further five subjects made the world's top ten.

Past students and teachers at LSE include 18 Nobel Prize winners and 36 past or present heads of state.

LSE and the International Programmes

The University of London International Programmes offers more than 30 undergraduate qualifications in finance and social science related disciplines that receive academic direction from LSE.

LSE is also part of a consortium of Member Institutions that provides academic direction for our LLB and CertHE Common Law programmes. LSE is among four colleges (with UCL, King’s, and Queen Mary) to be ranked in the top 40 worldwide for law (QS World Rankings 2016).

Summer Schools

LSE also hosts prestigious summer schools which are regularly attended by students from the University of London International Programmes.

Scholarships are available to attend the session in London, while other summer programmes are available in Beijing and Cape Town, South Africa.