Courses and Entry Requirements at LSE

If you’d like to study at LSE, get familiar with the courses they provide, as well as the competitive entry requirements that follow. We’ve made an undergraduate and postgraduate table to make this as easy as possible. Check them out below.

LSE’s undergraduate courses and entry requirements

Have a look at the table below to check whether you meet LSE’s criteria for your desired undergraduate course:

CourseTitleAcceptance rateGCSE requirementsA level requirementsIB requirementsAdmissions test requirementsSubject requirements
Accounting and FinanceBSc9.2%Several GCSE grades of 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B) minimum. Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA, including an A in Maths.
Contextual grades: AAB, including an A in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in high level subjects including a 6 in Maths.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in high level subjects including a 6 in Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Maths.
2) Recommended: a broad mix of traditional academic subjects including those that are essay-based and demonstrate qualitative ability.
3) Combinations: if two of your 3 A levels are Maths and Further Maths, you will only be considered if your third subject is an essay subject.
4) Note: Accounting qualifications are not advantageous or disadvantageous.
EconomicsBSc7.4%Majority 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: A*AA, with an A* in Maths or an A in Maths with an A* in Further Maths.
Contextual grades: A*AB with an A* in Maths.
Usually: 38 points overall or more, including 766 in higher level subjects, with 7 Maths.
Contextual grades: 37 points overall or more, including 765 in higher level subjects, with 7 in Maths.
None required but if you’ve done the TMUA, it’s encouraged to share your result with the university.1 ) Essential: Mathematics.
2) Recommended: Further Mathematics, traditional academic subjects, including a subject that indicates analytical and writing abilities e.g. Economics, History, English and Government and Politics.
3) Combinations: Maths, Further Maths, and one other A level is acceptable.
Economics and Economic HistoryBSc5.6%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA, including an A in Maths.
Contextual grades: AAB, including an A in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects, including Economics or History and Maths.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects, including Economics or History and Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Economics or History, and Mathematics. One essay-based subject is required.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate a flair for Social Sciences.
3) Combinations: common choices include History, Economics, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Government and/or Geography. Students who have taken Maths and Further Maths will be considered if they have also taken an essay writing subject.
Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentBSc14%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: ABB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 36, with 665 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for social sciences and human behaviour.
3) Combinations: common choices include Geography, Economics, Government and Politics, Sociology, History or a natural science. If you have taken Maths and Further Maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
FinanceBSc10%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: A*AA, including an A* in Maths. Though, an A in Maths is acceptable if you have an A* in Further Maths.
Contextual grades: A*AB, including an A* in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 765 in higher level subjects including a 7 in Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Maths.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that can demonstrate strong mathematical ability, as well as analytical and writing capability.
3) Combinations: Nothing formally suggested but common subject choices include Economics, Physics, History, Chemistry, Government and Politics.
GeographyBA27%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: ABB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 36, with 665 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate genuine interest and enthusiasm for Social Sciences and human behaviour.
3) Combinations: common choices include one or more Social Science, especially Geography and Economics. Other common subjects include Government and Politics, Sociology, History or a natural science. If you have taken Maths and further maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
HistoryBA30%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: AAB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate genuine interest and enthusiasm for social sciences, especially international History.
3) Combinations: common choices include History, English, Economics, Government and Politics, Sociology, modern languages and Philosophy. Students who have taken Maths and Further Maths will be considered if they have also taken an essay writing subject.
History and PoliticsBSc11%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: AAB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the Social and Political Sciences.
3) Combinations: Nothing formally suggested but common choices include Government and Politics, History, English, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Languages and Maths. If you have taken Maths and further maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
International RelationsBSc11%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: AAB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for the Social Sciences.
3) Combinations: Nothing formally suggested but common subject choices include History, English, Economics, Government and Politics, Sociology, Geography, Languages, Psychology and Philosophy. If you have taken Maths and further maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
International Social and Public Policy and EconomicsBSc6.9%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAB, including an A in Maths.
Contextual grades: ABB, including an A in Maths.
Usually: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects including Maths.
Contextual grades: 36, with 665 in higher level subjects including a 6 in Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Maths.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate a strong mathematical ability.
3) Combinations: common choices include Sociology, Psychology, History, Religious Studies, English, and Government and Politics, Economics and Mathematics.
LawLLB13%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: A*AA.
Contextual grades: AAB.
Usually: 38 points overall, with 766 at higher level.
Contextual grades: 36 points overall, with 665 at higher level.
The LNAT is mandatory.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: a broad mix of traditional academic subjects, including a subject demonstrating a high level of literacy.
3) Combinations: A fourth AS level or extended project is not required but could help your application.
ManagementBSc9.7%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA, including an A in Maths.
Contextual grades: AAB, including an A in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in high level subjects like Maths.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in high level subjects like Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Maths.
2) Recommended: a broad mix of traditional academic subjects. Further Maths could be helpful, and it is fine if this is one of 3 subjects with Maths.
3) Combinations: if two of your 3 subjects are Maths and Further Maths, it is recommended that your third subject includes essay-writing skills. LSE values an eclectic combination e.g. Geography, Biology and Maths or History, Chemistry and Maths.
Mathematics and EconomicsBSc19%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: A*AA, including an A* in Maths. Though, an A in Maths is acceptable if you have an A* in Further Maths.
Contextual grades: A*AB, including an A* in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in high level subjects with a 7 in Maths: analysis and approaches.
Contextual grades: 37, with 765 in high level subjects and a 7 in Maths: analysis and approaches.
Applicants are encouraged to take the TMUA but it is not compulsory.1) Essential: Maths.
2) Recommended: A good performance in the TMUA will help in securing an offer. A broad mix of traditional academic subjects is recommended with at least 2 A levels or equivalent in these areas.
3) Combinations: if two of your 3 subjects are Maths and Further Maths, you will be considered. Common choices include Chemistry and Physics. No requirement for students to have studied Economics.
Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsBSc9.2%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: A*AA, including an A* in Maths. Though, an A in Maths is acceptable if you have an A* in Further Maths.
Contextual grades: A*AB, including an A* in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects including a 7 in Maths.
Contextual grades: 37, with 765 in higher level subjects including a 7 in Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Maths. No requirement for Philosophy, Politics or Economics.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Further Maths is not required but is helpful.
3) Combinations: Taking a subject which demonstrates writing abilities is highly valued. If 2 of your 3 subjects are Maths and Further Maths, it is strongly recommended that your third subject is in the Arts or Humanities. Subjects where content overlaps (like Economics and Business) should not be taken together.
PoliticsBSc14%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: ABB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 765 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for Social and Political Sciences.
3) Combinations: common choices include Government and Politics, History, English, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Languages and Maths. If you have taken Maths and Further Maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
Politics and EconomicsBSc9.2%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA, including an A in Maths.
Contextual grades: AAB, including an A in Maths.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects including Maths.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects including Maths.
None required.1) Essential: Maths.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for the social and political sciences.
3) Combinations: Nothing formally suggested but common subject choices include Government and Politics, History, English, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Languages and Mathematics. If you have taken Maths and further maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
Politics and International RelationsBSc11%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAA.
Contextual grades: AAB.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for the Social Sciences.
3) Combinations: Nothing formally suggested but common subject choices include History, English, Economics, Government and Politics, Sociology, Geography, Languages, Psychology and Philosophy. If you have taken Maths and Further Maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.
Psychological and Behavioural ScienceBSc16%Grade 7 (or A) in GCSE Maths, and GCSE English Language should be 6 (or B) minimum. Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: A*AA.
Contextual grades: AAA.
Usually: 38, with 766 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology (if IB, must be at higher level).
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Subjects that demonstrate scientific ability are favoured.
3) Combinations: Nothing formally suggested. Students who have taken Maths and Further Maths will be considered if they have also taken an essay writing subject.
Social AnthropologyBA39%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAB.
Contextual grades: ABC.
Usually: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 35, with 655 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. An eclectic mix is especially favoured for this course.
3) Combinations: as anthropology can be considered a science or art, diverse subjects are common e.g. English, History, Economics, Languages, Sociology, Music, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Physics, RE, Psychology and Art. Students who have taken Maths and Further Maths will be considered if they have also taken an essay writing subject.
SociologyBSc20%Strong set of GCSE grades at 7 (or A) and 8-9 (or A*). GCSE English Language and Maths should be 6 (or B). Subject choices are taken into account.Usually: AAB.
Contextual grades: ABB.
Usually: 37, with 666 in higher level subjects.
Contextual grades: 36, with 665 in higher level subjects.
None required.1) Essential: none.
2) Recommended: at least 2 A levels in traditional academic subjects, and a broad mix of these subjects is recommended. Good grades in English Language and/or English Literature are highly desirable.
3) Combinations: common choices include Sociology, Psychology, History, Government and Politics, Religious Studies, and English. If you have taken Maths and Further Maths as 2 of your 3 A levels this is considered less competitive.

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LSE’s postgraduate courses and entry requirements

Applying for a postgraduate course at LSE is completely different to applying for an undergraduate course. LSE considers a new set of criteria, and it varies according to the course. Have a look at the table below to check LSE’s entry requirements for your chosen postgraduate course:

CourseTitleAcceptance rateGrade requirementsAdmissions test requirementsSubject requirementsConsiderations
Accounting and FinanceMSc24%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT is recommended for all applicants and is required for those without a UK undergraduate degree, or those whose degrees do not demonstrate quantitative skills. GMAT score should normally be in excess of 650 points.Degree or equivalent in Accounting and Finance or related subject. Candidates are expected to have studied academic courses in Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Finance, Economics and Quantitative Methods. Strong candidates who do not have the appropriate background in one or more of these areas may be required to take additional courses before being accepted e.g. at LSE Summer School or an approved distance learning equivalent. Applicants who indicate an interest in MSc Accounting and Finance specifically as their first choice will maximise their prospect of admission to the programme. Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV, and the GRE/GMAT.
AnthropologyMRes/PhD26%Significant prior training with good results in social anthropology at degree level e.g. usually a merit or higher result on a taught MSc/MA in social anthropology from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university.
Higher English language requirements.
None required.Significant number of Anthropology courses at university level. Applicants without this are advised to first complete a one-year MSc/MA programme in Social Anthropology.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
Data ScienceMSc9.9%2:1 degree.
Standard English language proficiency requirements.
None required.Degree in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of Maths.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
EconomicsMSc29%First degree.
Standard English language requirements.
GRE is required for applicants without a UK undergraduate degree. Typically candidates are expected to score at least 161 in the quantitative section of the test. A higher score will count in your favour. If your first language is not English this will be taken into consideration of your verbal test result.Degree in Economics or equivalent with a concentration in Economics and quantitative subjects. Successful candidates have usually achieved very good examination results in university-level two-semester length courses in [a] Maths (Advanced Calculus as well as Linear Algebra), [b] Econometrics and Statistics, [c] Intermediate Macro and Microeconomics. If your first degree is not in Economics, you should apply to take the MSc Economics (2 year) programme.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV, and the GRE/GMAT.
EconomicsMRes14%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
GRE is required for all applicants.Degree or equivalent in any field, along with some preparation in Economics, a strong Maths background and evidence of research potential.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, GRE/GMAT, research statement. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
Economics and ManagementMSc12%First class degree or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
GRE or GMAT is required, except those with a UK undergraduate degree, or who have obtained a UK Master’s degree (GRE is preferred).Degree or equivalent in Economics.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
Finance and Private EquityMSc12%2:1 degree or equivalent. An A in A level Maths is required.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE is required, except those with a UK undergraduate degree. However, GMAT is still recommended for those with UK degrees, especially if they have not received/been predicted a First, or their degrees are not quantitative. GMAT is strongly preferred.Degree or equivalent in any discipline, as well as proof of good quantitative skills.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV, and additional test scores. Professional experience may strengthen your application.
FinanceMSc17%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent. A level or equivalent in Maths.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants without a UK undergraduate degree (GMAT strongly preferred). GMAT is recommended for applicants with UK undergraduate degrees, especially if these are not quantitative, or those who have not achieved/been predicted a First.Degree or equivalent in any discipline with evidence of good quantitative skills, and an A level or equivalent in Maths.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV. Professional experience may strengthen your application.
FinanceMRes/PhD9.9%Merit in a taught Master’s.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE required for all applicants (GRE is preferred).Merit in a taught Master’s in Finance, Economics or another subject with a strong quantitative component.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal.
Finance and EconomicsMSc14%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent.
Majority of accepted students have obtained a First or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants without a UK undergraduate degree, and is recommended for applicants with UK undergraduate degrees who did not achieve/are not predicted Firsts.Degree or equivalent in a quantitative subject e.g. Economics, Maths, Physics, Engineering, or Finance. Applicants must have studied at least a year of calculus and semester of linear algebra. Applicants may be offered a fully funded place at LSE Summer School to develop their knowledge of microeconomics and/or econometrics prior to the start of the course.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV. No previous work experience is required but if you have some it’s encouraged to detail it.
Finance and Private EquityMSc12%2:1 degree or equivalent. An A in A level Maths is required.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE is required, except those with a UK undergraduate degree. However, GMAT is still recommended for those with UK degrees, especially if they have not received/been predicted a First, or their degrees are not quantitative. GMAT is strongly preferred.Degree or equivalent in any discipline, as well as proof of good quantitative skills.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV, and additional test scores. Professional experience may strengthen your application.
International DevelopmentMRes14%Taught Master’s degree with at least 65% or above, both overall as well as in the dissertation element, or equivalent.
Higher English language requirements.
Highly recommended but not compulsory.Taught Master’s degree.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, GRE/GMAT, sample of written work, outline research proposal. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
International RelationsMSc23%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent.

Higher English language requirements.
None required.Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Politics, History or a similar discipline.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
International RelationsMPhil/PhD11%High merit (65+) in Master’s degree, including a high merit in the dissertation element or equivalent. Applications are not considered if they do not meet these requirements.
Research English language requirements.
None required.Master’s degree in a relevant subject.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal. Projects which expand and diversify the research profile of the department are encouraged.
LawLLB33%A very good undergraduate degree in Law, LLB or equivalent, (for example, a First or very high upper second in the UK LLB or equivalent).
Law English language requirements.
None required.Degree in law, LLB or equivalent. However, applicants with a very good degree in another discipline with excellent grades in an appropriate graduate diploma in law may also qualify e.g. the UK’s Graduate Diploma in Law. Applicants without an academic background in Law may apply but would need to demonstrate a high level of professional or academic experience in areas closely related to the subjects they wish to study to be considered.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
LawMPhil/PhD7%LLM degree or equivalent with a distinction, however you could still be admitted without this grade if you present strong evidence for your suitability for the programme.
Law English language requirements.
None required.Master of Laws or equivalent.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal.
ManagementMSc13%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE is required for applicants without a UK undergraduate or graduate degree.Degree or equivalent in any discipline. Prior undergraduate study of quantitative subjects is not required but if you have not studied A level Maths or equivalent, it is recommended you submit a GMAT or GRE score.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV. 3 months work experience is ideal but not required, detailing any relevant experience could strengthen your application.
Management and EconomicsMSc10%First class degree or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
GRE or GMAT required, except those with a UK undergraduate degree, or who have obtained a UK Master’s degree (GRE is preferred).Degree or equivalent in Economics.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
Management of Information Systems and Digital InnovationMSc18%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline.
Standard English language requirements.
Not compulsory but will be considered.Degree or equivalent in any discipline. A strong result from either of these tests will benefit applicants.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV. No previous work experience is required.
MarketingMSc16%2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline.
Standard English language requirements.
GMAT or GRE is recommended for all applicants and it is required for applicants without a UK undergraduate or graduate degree. Even if not required, a good score will significantly enhance your chances.Degree or equivalent in any discipline. Applicants from any academic background are welcomed. Prior formal study of quantitative subjects is not required, but students must come prepared to engage with this.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV. No previous work experience is required but if you have some it’s encouraged to detail it.
Media and CommunicationsMPhil/PhD19%High merit (68%) in taught Master’s degree, normally with a distinction in the dissertation.
Research English language requirements.
None required.Taught Master’s degree in Social Science or Humanities.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
PhilosophyMPhil/PhD18%Taught Master’s degree with a distinction overall and in the dissertation component.
Research English language requirements.
None required.Taught Master’s degree in Philosophy, or sufficiently relevant discipline.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
Political ScienceMRes12%First or very good upper 2:1 degree (normally 65+) and a taught Master’s degree or equivalent.
Higher English language requirements.
None required.Degrees in political science or close related disciplines.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal.
Psychological and Behavioural ScienceMPhil/PhD21%Taught Master’s with high merit (65% +) and upper 2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Research English language requirements.
None required.Degree/s in relevant area.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
Real Estate Economics and FinanceMSc13%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent.
Standard English language requirements.
None required.Degree or equivalent with a background in economic analysis and strong quantitative technical skills. In exceptional cases a candidate with a very strong academic background in a related discipline but weak background in (micro-)economics might be admitted conditionally provided they take an LSE summer school course in Intermediate Microeconomics to obtain a specific grade.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
Risk and FinanceMSc11%Upper 2:1 degree or equivalent. Standard English language requirements.GMAT or GRE is recommended, except those with a UK undergraduate degree (GMAT preferred).Degree or equivalent in any discipline that included Maths and statistics. Generally favour a background in Economics, Finance, Maths, Statistics and Accounting.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV, and additional test scores. Professional experience may strengthen your application.
Social PolicyMPhil/PhD4.5%Upper 2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus high merit (65% +) in a Master’s degree or equivalent and a high merit (65% +) in dissertation.
Research English language requirements.
None required.Degree/s preferably in Social Policy or Public Policy.Details of academic achievements, personal statement, 2 academic references, CV, sample of written work, detailed research proposal. Applicants for research programmes that complement the academic interests of members of staff at the School are welcomed.
SociologyMPhil/PhD12%Merit (65+) in a taught Master’s degree and a 2:1 degree or equivalent.
Research English language requirements.
None required.Taught Master’s degree in a related discipline and a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Sociology or another Social Science.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, references, CV, sample of written work, outline research proposal.
StatisticsMSc6.6%Minimum: Upper 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.
Standard English language proficiency requirements.
None required.Degree in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and Maths.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.
Strategic CommunicationsMSc8.2%Either an upper 2:1 honours degree or an upper 2:1 degree, or equivalent.
Higher English language requirements.
None required.Degree in Social Science or another field with professional experience in the media and communications field.Academic achievements, statement of academic purpose, two academic references, CV.

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