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Admission requirements

The MSc in Law and Accounting programme is open to applicants who have an undergraduate degree in law, accounting or other suitable subject.

Admission is highly selective. The admissions team must choose from a large pool of well-qualified candidates. In evaluating applications, the selectors take into consideration the applicant's grades and class rank (at least top 20% of the cohort), letters of reference, the coherence of the applicant's proposed programme of study, and any significant professional accomplishments. MSc in Law and Accounting applicants typically originate from up to 100 countries and the grades normally required for admission are tailored to the system of legal education in the countries from which applicants have obtained, or will obtain, their qualifications.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English.

We require the following minimum scores in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System):

  • IELTS 7.5 overall (at least 6.0 in speaking, 6.5 in reading and 7.0 in listening and writing)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based) 109 overall (at least 22 in reading, 24 in listening, 25 in writing and 20 in speaking).

Application process

Applications open in October for the following academic year. We set no deadline in advance, as we operate a system of rolling admissions, which means that we close to new applications when the programme is full. We therefore strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Early applications have a greater chance of being successful and of meeting financial support/scholarship deadlines.

Applications are submitted via the Graduate Admissions Office online application system. All applications should include two confidential academic references, a transcript of your previous studies, an English language test (IELTS, if applicable), a personal statement, and payment of the application fee (see below). All application materials should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Application fee

An application fee will apply to each application submitted to Graduate Admissions. Please see here for full instructions on how to apply, and see here for availability of programmes.

Fees and funding opportunities

Fees are fixed annually, normally in the spring prior to the start of the programme. Students are informed of the relevant fee level in their offer letter. Fees cover registration, teaching, first entry to examination, the use of the Library and membership of the Students' Union. The most up-to-date information about the fee level for the MSc in Law and Accounting can be found at

A number of scholarships are available to help LSE students to fund their studies. Further information can be found here.

Contact us

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