• #49 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 11,309Total Students
  • 1,172Faculty
  • 8,274Int'l Students

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Undergraduate study at LSE is designed for students who are keen to engage critically with their chosen discipline and who want to apply their learning to real world situations. This means you’ll be taught core theory related to your programme of study alongside specialist disciplinary and research skills, and have opportunities to use those skills in real world contexts as you progress through your degree. 

You’ll be exposed to state-of-the-art social sciences research, often through teaching from the very academics who have carried out that research. You’ll have opportunities to participate in projects, discussions and events that are part of LSE’s daily intellectual life. 

Whichever degree programme you choose, you’ll have access to a range of support, both within your department and beyond. This will enable you to make the most of your LSE education and help equip you, professionally and personally, for whatever you do after you graduate.

Visit our Virtual Open Day to find out more.

Our degrees

Our degrees are intended to provide students with a sound intellectual background rather than professional training. LSE graduates go on to a range of careers which are rarely restricted by the choice of degree subject. Success in your degree and in your subsequent career is best achieved by choosing subjects that interest you and that you are good at.

Financial support

We recognise that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. That’s one of the reasons we provide such generous funding for undergraduate students. Help isn’t limited to UK students. Our funding is available to eligible UK, EU and overseas students. You may also be able to apply for funding from your own government.

How to apply

You need to make your application through UCAS. We don’t consider applications made in any other way. 



LSE provides a range of resources and services 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. 

LSE LIFE 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 centre of London, an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. Our compact campus is packed full of facilities and services 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 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre 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 accommodation. 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.

A degree from LSE is widely recognised throughout the world. The School has produced over 35 world leaders and heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize Winners, and a host of alumni who are well known nationally and internationally

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

About

Undergraduate study at LSE is designed for students who are keen to engage critically with their chosen discipline and who want to apply their learning to real world situations. This means you’ll be taught core theory related to your programme of study alongside specialist disciplinary and research skills, and have opportunities to use those skills in real world contexts as you progress through your degree. 

You’ll be exposed to state-of-the-art social sciences research, often through teaching from the very academics who have carried out that research. You’ll have opportunities to participate in projects, discussions and events that are part of LSE’s daily intellectual life. 

Whichever degree programme you choose, you’ll have access to a range of support, both within your department and beyond. This will enable you to make the most of your LSE education and help equip you, professionally and personally, for whatever you do after you graduate.

Visit our Virtual Open Day to find out more.

Our degrees

Our degrees are intended to provide students with a sound intellectual background rather than professional training. LSE graduates go on to a range of careers which are rarely restricted by the choice of degree subject. Success in your degree and in your subsequent career is best achieved by choosing subjects that interest you and that you are good at.

Financial support

We recognise that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. That’s one of the reasons we provide such generous funding for undergraduate students. Help isn’t limited to UK students. Our funding is available to eligible UK, EU and overseas students. You may also be able to apply for funding from your own government.

How to apply

You need to make your application through UCAS. We don’t consider applications made in any other way. 



LSE provides a range of resources and services 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. 

LSE LIFE 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 centre of London, an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. Our compact campus is packed full of facilities and services 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 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre 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 accommodation. 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.

A degree from LSE is widely recognised throughout the world. The School has produced over 35 world leaders and heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize Winners, and a host of alumni who are well known nationally and internationally

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

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #69
  • 2014
    #68
  • 2015
    #=71
  • 2016
    #35
  • 2017
    #=37
  • 2018
    #35
  • 2019
    #38
  • 2020
    #44
  • 2021
    #49
  • 2022
    #49

Ranking criteria

75.8
Overall
72.4
Academic Reputation
99.2
Employer Reputation
45
Faculty Student Ratio
87.8
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
100
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
11,309

55%
45%

International students
8,274

65%
35%

Total faculty staff
1,172

740
432

Total students
11,309

55%
45%

International students
8,274

65%
35%

Total faculty staff
1,172

432
740
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Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

Houghton Street, London, GB,

Houghton Street , London , London , United Kingdom , WC2A 2AE

English language requirements