Photo montage of African students. Photos by Owen Billcliffe.


Study and participate in the global debate at LSE

LSE offers various opportunities for African nationals to undertake study or research at the School. Every year, over 200 Africans from at least 30 countries come to LSE on short courses, fellowships and taught and research programmes that are available across 19 departments.

At LSE, you will be part of an international student body of over 150 nationalities. During your time here you can tap into the knowledge and expertise of leading thinkers and experts in social science, participate in widely attended events with speakers from across the globe and build a network in one of the most diverse campuses in the world.

The School offers courses not only in economics and political science, but also in a wide range of social science subjects, taught within 19 departments and a number of interdisciplinary institutes.


Africa-related programmes at LSE


MSc/MA Global Media and Communications

The MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE/UCT), offered by the Department of Media and Communications, is a unique programme that enables students to study one year at LSE and one year at the University of Cape Town. The programme will provide you with a critical exploration of mediation in the global context, examining processes of globalisation in relation to organisation, production, consumption and representation in media and communications

Learn more about the programme and how to apply




Programme for African Leadership

The Programme for African Leadership is an extracurricular leadership and networking programme for African graduate students studying at LSE.

Go to the Programme for African Leadership




LSE-UCT July School

The LSE-UCT July School offers a two-week 'summer school' style programme at the University of Cape Town for the highest calibre students, graduates and professionals from across the globe. The programme provides an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across subject areas as diverse as international relations, economics, management, government, geography, law, media and social policy.

Learn more about the programme and how to apply