All IR courses operate controlled access due to limited places and/or prerequisites that are required in order to study the course.
You will apply to courses of interest in LSE for You (LfY) with a written supporting statement of no more than 200 words which succinctly address your reasons for wishing to take the course and how it fits with your overall research interests. Statements are reviewed by course convenors who decide who will receive an offer to join a course.
Many students are offered places on their first choice options (although we cannot guarantee this), but you may wish to apply for back-up courses should you not secure a place on your first choice courses. You can APPLY for up to six units’ worth of courses in total (including compulsory courses). However, you can only ACCEPT offers for up to 4.0 units of courses. If you have already accepted 4.0 units, but you change your mind and want to accept an offer for a different course, then you will need to drop a course before you can accept a new offer, as the system will never allow you to enrol on more than 4.0 units at a time.
In order to help course convenors understand your priorities and how a course fits into your overall research interests, you can state your preference by indicating if a course is your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th course choice preference. It is also helpful to state under which Paper you are selecting the course.
- Keep your statement short and to the point. Write no MORE than 200 words.
- Indicate if a course is your first, second, third or fourth course choice preference.
- Indicate if the course is for Paper 2 or Paper 3.