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London School of Economics and Political Science

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

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,789 postgraduate students in 2017–18

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 80 1085 1170
Business & Management Studies 5 925 930
Accounting & Finance 25 710 735
Economics 45 575 620
Law 25 510 530
Social Policy 45 470 520
Sociology 45 375 420
Communication & Media Studies 30 335 365
History 45 280 325
Mathematics 40 260 300
Geography & Environmental Science 45 205 250
Psychology 15 150 165
Other 15 120 135
Anthropology 30 100 130
Philosophy 15 85 100
Social Work 0 85 85
Librarianship & Information Management 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

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 packages are:

  • LSE Graduate Support Scheme for master's students, as well as scholarships.
  • LSE PhD Studentships and Research Council awards.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • LSE accommodation is available for graduate students.