LSE has one of the largest, if not the largest, Economic History departments in the world and provides a unique opportunity to learn from leading scholars and researchers. The breadth of courses offered by the department allows students to explore just about any area in this field. Unlike the majority of other Economic History programmes, LSE requires undergraduates to write a dissertation in their final year, providing students with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge which is both challenging and rewarding.
LSE's reputation as a leading and preeminent social sciences institution in the world coupled with its elite and diverse student body attracted me to the university. I know of no other institution where such a wide range of students from a variety of backgrounds come together and interact with one another both in and outside the classroom. In addition, LSE provides students with the unique opportunity to get insights and thoughts on critical issues facing the world when major heads of state, policy makers and corporate leaders visit and give lectures. My career goal is to be involved in the economics and finance fields and before pursuing a graduate degree in these fields, I wanted to equip myself with a firm and solid understanding of economics and economic history; I could not have found a better place than LSE to achieve my objective. LSE has influenced both my personal and academic development with the multitude of experiences I have had, from adapting and adjusting to my new surroundings to interacting with the faculty and diverse group of fellow students. I have gained a great deal of independence and have matured both professionally and personally.
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