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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) offers you the opportunity to study the social sciences in an institution with a worldwide academic reputation, while enjoying the .

The School is a place of genuine intellectual excitement and . In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF) LSE had the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the United Kingdom.

All LSE’s teaching and research is undertaken from a social science perspective, giving the institution a unique approach to otherwise common fields. are at the forefront of developments in the social sciences and their expertise is called upon by governments, businesses and media around the globe.

The School offers over and over . LSE’s academic profile spans a wide range of social science disciplines, from accounting to law, management to social policy.  

The character of LSE is inseparable from its location. , the School is located in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Only a short distance from Europe’s financial, legal and cultural centres, LSE stands at the crossroads of international debate. This is fundamental to our identity as an outward-looking institution with an active involvement in UK and world affairs. 

The student community at LSE is one of the most internationally diverse in the world, with registered each year. This mix encourages a truly international approach to intellectual discovery and academic life at LSE which cannot be matched elsewhere. 

The School has one of the most in the world. Leading figures from all walks of life have spoken at LSE, including Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Amartya Sen, Christine Lagarde, Bill Gates, Helen Clark and George Soros.

LSE provides a range of 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. 

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 , an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. Our compact campus is packed full of 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  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 . 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.

. The School has produced over 35 world leaders and heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize Winners, and a host of . 

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

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Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Department of Accounting

Department of Anthropology

Department of Economic History

Department of Economics

Department of Finance

Department of Geography and Environment

Department of Government

Department of International History

Department of International Relations

Department of Law

Department of Management

Department of Mathematics

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Department of Social Policy

Department of Sociology

Department of Statistics

University Highlights

Total students - 10,357


International students - 7,288


Total faculty staff - 947


Total students - 10,357


International students - 7,288


Total faculty staff - 947

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