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London School of Economics and Political Science

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) delivers over 120 taught masters degrees, and research degrees are offered in all the school's academic departments and research institutes. Subjects covered span an extensive range of social sciences. Taught masters degrees are focused and intensive, with the vast majority lasting one calendar year.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,395 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 94%
  • Part Time 6%

Domicile

  • UK 20%
  • EU 23%
  • Other 57%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Politics 85 1075 1165
Business & Management Studies 10 870 880
Accounting & Finance 20 685 705
Economics 55 600 655
Social Policy 45 485 525
Law 20 445 465
Sociology 45 325 365
Communication & Media Studies 20 265 285
History 45 235 280
Mathematics 40 235 280
Geography & Environmental Science 40 195 235
Psychology 15 165 180
Anthropology 30 115 140
Philosophy 15 70 85
Librarianship & Information Management 10 0 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 10,728–34,200
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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 and Research Council awards.
  • Partnered awards with international funding agencies.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • LSE accommodation is available for graduate students.