The MSc in Law and Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading programme delivered at one of the World's top universities. LSE is unusual in having first class departments in both Law and Accounting and so is well placed to offer this degree. It was the first of its kind in the UK and is unmatched in the international, comparative and interdisciplinary approach that it offers.
The MSc in Law and Accounting offers the highest quality of teaching in small group seminar settings provided by leading international and UK academics. Our teaching combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions. This ensures that what you learn at the LSE is relevant to academic study and practice in any jurisdiction. LSE Law is the UK's number one legal research institution. It is an exceptionally diverse, dynamic and inspiring place to study. It enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body and plays a major role in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world.
The Department of Accounting is one of the leading groups in the world for teaching and research on the economic, institutional and organisational aspects of accounting and financial management. Diversity is key to its competitive advantage locally as well as globally.
Drawing on the resources of both departments the MSc in Law and Accounting is a full/part-time interdisciplinary programme aimed at qualified lawyers, accountants and also other suitably qualified individuals. It comprises four elements: a core compulsory course, a Law course, and one Accounting course (the choice of each depending upon your specialist background) and a further option in a relevant field.
MSc students benefit from being members of a small core group of around thirty students while at the same time participating in the LLM student community and in the post graduate student community associated with the Accounting Department.
Our graduates are highly employable. LSE Careers has published data showing that 86.9% of MSc in Law and Accounting graduates go on to full time employment or further study. The average (median) salary of graduates in full time work is £30,000. For more information please see Graduate Destinations.
We hope that the questions you have about the MSc in Law and Accounting will be answered in the following sections of this brochure. If you have additional questions, the programme team will be happy to answer them.