LSE offers a very wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the social sciences. Teaching is carried out through academic departments and interdisciplinary institutes and in partnership with internationally-known higher education institutions. Language teaching is provided through the Language Centre, both as a degree option, and to learn or improve a language.
Following a review by a Teaching Task Force, LSE is set to spend an extra £3 million per year to ensure that its teaching continues to be of the highest quality.
Undergraduate courses range from subjects considered to fall within the 'arts', such as history, to subjects such as mathematics. Some have a direct vocational or professional link, like law or actuarial science. All are a useful intellectual training in different approaches to social questions.
The General Course
Since 1910 there have been arrangements at LSE for visiting students to pursue a fully integrated study year abroad at undergraduate level. This facility is known as the General Course. Students register for the entire academic year, October through to late June, and have a choice of over 300 courses available to them. The course enables students to study in the heart of a multicultural city alongside others from across the world.
At graduate level, the School offers a wide range of taught master's programmes (MA, MSc and LLM) normally of one academic or calendar year full-time study, or two years' part-time. Research programmes for MPhil or PhD degrees are offered by all departments and institutes. Programmes for LSE's diploma qualification are also available either as conversion courses or to extend the depth or range of undergraduate studies.