London School of Economics

London school of Economics and Political Science is a world famous university and specialises social sciences and was founded in 1895 by the Fabian society. The university is currently ranked in the top 80 universities in the world.

The University was formally known as the London School of Economics (LSE) and has approximately 9,000 students and over 1300 academic staff.

The university is a member of the University of London and therefore has access to libraries from other colleges within the group. The London School of Economics and Political Science is able to boast to have one of the largest social and political sciences library in the world.

The university is a campus based university and is located in the Westminster district of London between Kingsway and the Royal Courts of Justice.

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The university specialises in the teaching of Social Sciences and has a very hands on approach with its small class sizes. It has a close relationship with 16 Nobel Laureates including George Bernard Shaw in 1925 and Christopher A. Pissarides in 2010. LSE graduates typically leave the university for jobs in accountant & banking.

The University also has a number of links with the political intuition namely with  Virginia Bottomley, Lord Saatchi  and the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.


The university is highly regarded both in the UK and on a world stage this can be seen in LSE rankings.


UK students-London School of Economics and Politics will charge an annual fee of £8,500 to all full-time students registering on undergraduate courses in 2013.

Typically international student (outside the EU) will pay : £15,768 pa to study on a undergraduate degree course.

Information correct on 05-01-2013. For up to date information on fees please see the London School of Economics and Political Sciences’ website

The information contained on this page was correct at time of publish and does not necessarily reflect the views of the London School of Economics for more information please see their website.

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