London School of Economics and Political Science
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- LSE has developed a wide range of graduate programmes to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia.
- It is also possible to join LSE for short periods as a visiting research student or whilst working, through an executive master’s degree.
What do Postgraduate Students Study?
The 6,185 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Mode of study
- Full Time 93%
- Part Time 7%
- UK 19%
- EU 25%
- Other 56%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Business & administrative studies||36||1350||1386|
|Historical & philosophical studies||65||358||423|
|Mass communications & documentation||19||245||264|
|Architecture, building & planning||0||7||7|
- Subject areas cover the full range of social sciences at the school.
- A comprehensive list of programmes can be found on our website.
Type of Qualification:
Postgraduate Fees and Funding
The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):
|Type of Course||Taught Postgraduate|
Bursaries and Scholarships
LSE provides generous financial support for its graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas. The main financial aid package are:
- LSE Graduate Support Scheme for master’s students
- Scholarships for master’s students
- LSE PhD Studentships
- Research Council awards
- Partnered awards with international funding agencies
- LSE accommodation is available for graduate students.
Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students
- LSE’s PhD Academy is a dedicated space and services hub for doctoral candidates.
- The school places doctoral candidates at the heart of its research culture and community, with doctoral programmes designed to nurture the next generation of influential scholars, policy makers and leaders.