The London School of economics and Political Science is usually referred to as LSE, London School of economics and Political Science was established by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Walls and George Bernard, they were members of Faban Society; it is an organization that was built on the tenets of democratic socialism.
London School of Economics and Political Science is a publicly owned research University located in Central London, England, it is affiliated to the University of London, though affiliated to University of London, it can be regarded as a School of free standing, it generates its funds and it is financially independent, it also awards its own degree.
The University was established for the advancement of the society in social science field, to create a better society by producing students who will actively participate and improve the political and economic sector.
The students of London School of economics and political science are expected to take positive and influencing roles in the society in the political and economic sectors.
London School of economic and Political Science have produced economist who offer insight, opinion, theories and concepts that will be great benefit to their immediate society and the world at large.
LSE motto is ‘’Rerum cognosecre causa’’, in English it means ‘’to know the cause of things’’
The chancellor of London School of economics and Political Science is Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, LSE is directed by Julia Black.
As at 2015/2016 London School of economics and Political Science has a total academic staff of 1,655, the undergraduate students are estimated to be 4,700 and the post graduate students are 5,740.
LSE is recorded to have the largest number of international students (70%) among other British Universities.
London School of economics and Political Science is made up of 25 departments in social science field, its focal point is to conduct research across their fields.
LSE has produced several notable Alumni who have made lasting and well recognized impacts in their society and beyond, it has produced alumnus in the field of politics, business, media, literature, philosophy, history, law and economics.
Alumni such as
- Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Clement Atlee
- President of Kenya JomoKenyatta
- President of the European Union and prime minister of Italy, Romano Prodi
- Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Tundeau
- Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
- Susan Raskyan American Journalist
- Monica Lewinsky
- David Rockefeller
The lists are inexhaustible, these alumnus (just to mention few) are prominent, well respected and acclaimed personality in their respective fields.
London School of economics and Political Science has produced 18 Nobel prize winners in Economics, literature and peace.
LSE is a foremost social science University in the world, it has a wide range of social sciences courses which ensures that every social science student is guaranteed a place in the School.
According to QS rankings, London School of economics and Political Science is ranked as the second in the world for social sciences, it was ranked by Times Higher Education as the 4thSchool in the United Kingdom.
International London School of economics and Political Science is ranked among the top fifty universities in the world, its focus on social science is outstanding and this has guaranteed its place among top universities over the world.
Undergraduate Entry Requirements:
Entry into LSE is usually very stringent as a result of the competition for admission in the School by prospective students all over the world, as a result of this competitiveness, students are usually disappointed each year.
LSE accept GCE A level and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), the School also considers other standard UK and international qualifications.
LSE also esteems England language requirement as a very important criteria for admission into the School, students may be excluded from language learning qualification if it is believed that they have prior exposure to English language, this could be through the following avenues:
- You, your immediate family regard English language as your lingua franca, that is, you regularly speak it during day to day activities.
- You live in a country where English language is the lingua franca
- You are educated using English language.
Prospective students that are not in the categories mentioned are to take the most recognized English language requirement test IELTS (international English language testing service), others include Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge advanced certificate of English.
Prospective students should note that having a high score in this tests does not guarantee an admission in LSE.
Other qualifications accepted from international students includes:
- GCSE English language with grade B or better
Applicants are to apply through UCAS, London School of economics and Political Science (LSE) does not accept admission applications made directly to the School, the accepted means of application is via UCAS.
The deadline for every application is May 18.
Graduate/Post Graduate Admission Requirements
English language proficiency is also a major criterion for admission into graduate studies, every International prospective graduate student must have taken one of the English language proficiency tests.
Other requirement for admission varies according to Country or region, intending students are advised to visit LSE home page in other to read through the requirements stipulated for each country.
Just like the undergraduate admission, graduate application will also be done through UCAS.
COST OF LIVING IN LSE
It is quite understanding that the concern of most students is the cost of living, not to worry, all you have to do is plan adequately and efficiently then living and studying will be very easy.
It is not easy to estimate the actual cost to be spent by students, but a rough average estimate can be done to help student play better and allay their fears.
Accommodation is provided for every LSE student; this will adequately be paid for by students upon entry into the University, your choice of accommodation will have massive impact on your budget, it is best to stay in the School hostels rather than opt for a private accommodation.
It is estimated that student will spend between £1,000 to £1,500 per month depending on lifestyle.