A good Bachelor’s degree: UK 2:1 or higher, 3.5 or higher GPA, or equivalent international qualification (click here to find out if your degree meets our requirements)
3 or more years’ relevant work experience
'Higher' level English language - IELTS or TOEFL: if your native language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English (click here for full details)
GMAT or GRE: this is recommended only for applicants who do not meet the Bachelor’s degree requirements above. For those applicants only, this is not required but is strongly recommended as it will make your application more competitive.
You will also need to submit the following with your application:
Two references: one academic and one professional reference, OR two professional references if you have been out of university education for more than five years. (click here for guidance on submitting references)
Personal statement: include your interest and suitability for the programme, career achievements and ambitions, what you hope to get out of the programme and what you think you can bring to the class
CV or resume
You should also ensure you have the support of your current employer to attend all of the classroom teaching modules during the programme. The programme calendar is available here.
How to apply
Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office:
Applications open in October each year, for entry to the programme the following August. There is no deadline for applications as we operate admissions on a rolling basis, so you may submit an application at any time - however we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Questions about your application
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate Admissions Team.
Questions about the programme
If you have any questions about the programme, please get in touch with our Programme Manager Becky Coggins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on +44 (0)20 7106 1204.
If you’re not sure whether to apply, please feel free to email your CV or resume to Becky, and she will be happy to help and discuss whether the programme is right for you.
You can also find answers to many common questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Depending on your nationality, some participants on the programme will require a visa to come to the UK to study.
If you do require a visa for the programme, you will need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa for the LSE modules. These generally last for 6 months so you will have to reapply later in the programme. You can not come to the UK as a Tier 4 General Student, as this programme is part time which means the Tier 4 (General) Student visa is not an option. Some participants may also require a visa for the overseas modules however we will advise you on this throughout the programme.
To find out if you need to apply for a visa, please read through the information provided on the LSE's International Student Immigration Service (ISIS) website :
To contact a member of the ISIS team for further advice on your specific situation, please fill in this form.