UK students who are applying for a taught master's programme at LSE have a range of financial support available to them.
Graduate Support Scheme
LSE's major financial support scheme for study at taught master's level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants from all countries in the world, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc Finance (Part time) or the MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management.
Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have sufficient funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £12,500, and have an average value of £6,000.
In 2012, 65 GSS awards, worth £450,000 in total, were made to LSE offer-holders for Master's programmes from the UK. This was the largest number of LSE GSS awards made to any single national group. Awards are made on the basis of financial need.
For details on how to apply for the GSS please see the information online at Graduate Support Scheme.
Every year the School awards named scholarships which are funded by external donors or organisations. In 2013, the following awards were available for UK students.
Alf Waddington Scholarship
One scholarship worth £8,000 for those applying for a taught master\'s programme in the Department of Sociology.
More information about the Alf Waddington Scholarship
Christina and Alan MacDonald Graduate Scholarship
One scholarship of £3,000 for those applying for a taught master\'s programme in a department to be confirmed at LSE.
More information about the Christina and Alan MacDonald Graduate Scholarship
Desmond G Wiltshaw Scholarship
One scholarship worth up to £5,000 is available. There is a preference for it to be awarded to someone educated in Stoke on Trent.
More information about the Desmond G Wiltshaw Scholarship
Programme related awards
We offer a number of scholarships to postgraduate applicants intending to follow a particular programme/area of study. In most cases, the relevant academic department is responsible for the selection process, but you would need to apply via the Financial Support Office.
A full list of programme related awards for 2013 entry can be found online
Professional and Career Development Loans
Many UK postgraduates partially finance their studies with a Career Development Loan.
You need to apply directly to a high street bank. The LSE's learning provider number is 2044.
More information about Professional and Career Development Loans