LSE is a specialist social sciences university, ranking third in the world in the QS subject rankings 2022 and as top university in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. LSE Summer School offers an exciting range of courses across the wide spectrum of LSE’s world-class teaching, taught by leading scholars in their fields. At Summer School, you will gain an invaluable insight into leading-edge thinking in each discipline and be encouraged to reflect on the key issues facing society today. The courses are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses and are taught and examined to the same standards by leading LSE faculty, giving you the same learning experience as full-time students. They can often be taken for credit towards your degree at your home institution. Lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and are committed to teaching with academic rigor and contemporary relevance. You can choose to study for three, six or nine weeks, in one of the most well-renowned institutions in the world, in one of the greatest cities in the world.


You can choose from an exciting range of courses across the wide spectrum of LSE’s world-class teaching, all delivered at our central London campus. Some of our most popular courses run more than once to give students more flexibility.


Summer School subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Finance
  • International Relations, Government and Society
  • Law
  • Research Methods, Data Science and Mathematics


Summer School Schedule:

  • Session One 19 June - 7 July
  • Session Two 10 July - 28 July
  • Session Three 31 July - 18 August


There are 3 levels:

  • 100 level courses: Equivalent to first year undergraduate courses. There are no specific prerequisites in your own subject, but you may require some mathematics or other related subjects. The minimum requirement for taking these courses is to have an offer of a place at university, and additional evidence of academic ability may also be required.
  • 200 level courses: Equivalent to second year undergraduate courses. They have prerequisites in the form of university level introductory courses in the same, or a closely related subject.
  • 300 level courses: Advanced and equivalent to final year undergraduate or first year graduate courses. They have prerequisites of university level intermediate courses.


Applying to Summer School

  • Grades: Minimum recommended GPA 3.3/ B+
  • Prerequisites: 200 and 300 level courses will have conditions of entry. Please check online for details.
  • Is English your second language? Applicants need to be proficient in the use of English. If you have had previous university level instruction in English, or live in a country where English is a main language, you need not submit a proficiency certificate. Otherwise you will need: TOEFL (107 or above including 25 in each component), IELTS (7.0 or above including 7 in all components) and CAE (with grade B or better or 185 points overall and a minimum of 185 points in each individual component)
  • How to apply: Apply online. Popular courses and LSE Residences do fill up quickly, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
  • How to support your application: You will be asked to provide a copy of your university transcript (if available). If English is not your first language you should include appropriate evidence of English proficiency.
  • Duration: Three weeks (six or nine weeks if attending two or three sessions).
  • Teaching time: A minimum of 54 hours; Lectures: 36 hours; Classes: 18 hours. (Some courses vary). Recommended self-study: 2-3 hours per day
  • Credit: Generally courses receive three or four credits in the US system, or 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Please check with your home institution
  • Assessment: Two written exams, or a final exam and assessed work.
  • Course equivalency: Each course is broadly equivalent to one semester from an undergraduate degree


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