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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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10,357
947
7,288

Overview

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) offersyou the opportunity to study the social sciences in an institution with aworldwide academic reputation, while enjoying the cultural, social andrecreational facilities of one of the world’s greatest capital cities.

The School is a place of genuine intellectual excitement andcutting-edge research. In the most recent national Research ExcellenceFramework (REF) LSE had the highest percentage of world-leading research of anyuniversity in the United Kingdom.

All LSE’s teaching and research is undertaken from a socialscience perspective, giving the institution a unique approach to otherwisecommon fields. LSE academics are at the forefront of developments in the socialsciences and their expertise is called upon by governments, businesses andmedia around the globe.

The School offers over 40 undergraduate programmes and over140 taught and research postgraduate programmes. LSE’s academic profile spans awide range of social science disciplines, from accounting to law, management tosocial policy.  

The character of LSE is inseparable from its location. Situatedin central London, the School is located in one of the most cosmopolitan citiesin the world. Only a short distance from Europe’s financial, legal and culturalcentres, LSE stands at the crossroads of international debate. This isfundamental to our identity as an outward-looking institution with an activeinvolvement in UK and world affairs. 

The student community at LSE is one of the mostinternationally diverse in the world, with students from over 140 countriesregistered each year. This mix encourages a truly international approach tointellectual discovery and academic life at LSE which cannot be matchedelsewhere. 

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

A degree from LSE is widely recognised throughout the world.The School has produced over 35 world leaders and heads of state, 17 Nobel PrizeWinners, and a host of alumni who are well known nationally and internationally. 

University Highlights

Total students - 10,357

54%
46%

International students - 7,288

34%
66%

Total faculty staff - 947

590
357

Total students - 10,357

54%
46%

International students - 7,288

34%
66%

Total faculty staff - 947

357
590
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