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Foundation Programmes

The Language Centre here at the London School of Economics and Political Science reflects the specialist nature of the School itself, namely, a world class institution where quality of research and teaching is paramount. LSE is a very dynamic institution. To give you an idea take a look at 2015 at LSE - A Year in Review.

Why you should consider coming to study at the LSE Language Centre

If your first language is not English and you are hoping to study Social Sciences at the LSE or another UK University you could consider our English Foundation courses to bring your English up to the level required.

We are proud to be part of an international community of students in the heart of London. This Campus Tour will give you an idea of what LSE is like and if you are thinking of studying at either undergraduate or graduate level currrent LSE students and staff explain why prospective undergraduate and graduate students should consider studying at the School. Finally, have a look at a day in the life of an LSE student.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Language Foundation Programmes (LN902, LN903)

If you are thinking of applying (you may have done so already) to LSE or another UK university then you may wish to consider this programme particularly if your offer is conditional on improving your English for academic purposes.

  • Each module can be booked individually
  • When modules are booked together they constitute a programme of study
  • Separate undergraduate and postgraduate strands available (subject to numbers)
  • Geared to the specific needs of Social Science Students
  • Each 10 week programme has 20 hours weekly contact time (total 200 hours) and is designed to improve your English level by raising your IELTS score by 0.5
  • Tuition fee also covers course materials and full social programme
  • Maximum of 12 students per class

Please note this course is purely an English for Academic Purposes course. It is not a university foundation course and will not enable to you apply to an undergraduate programme at LSE or another UK university.

How to apply and course dates

To apply for a place on this programme please complete our Online English Application Form. There is a £45.00 application fee which is payable on submission of the form. Please also refer to the guidance in  our English Application Procedure to help you through this process.

An offer of a place usually needs to be accepted and confirmed one month before a start date, however, we will always try and accept late applications.

Foundation English Programmes Dates and Fees


Course Title





Foundation (Lent)

09 January - 24 March 2017

11 weeks



Foundation (Summer)

24 April - 09 June 2017

7 weeks


* LN902 and LN903 when booked together constitute a 'programme of study'.

Course outlines, sample timetables and current social and cultural programme