First or good upper second bachelor's degree or equivalent (see entry requirements), preferably in social sciences. Economics or Political Science are particularly useful backgrounds, however applications from other backgrounds are also welcomed.
Preference will be given to applicants with some work experience or student involvement in activities relevant to this degree
No GRE or GMAT requirements
English language requirements
We encourage applications especially from intellectually strong social science graduates. The programme is particularly well suited to mid-career professionals who have attained a meaningful grounding in practice within the public domain or inside complex organisations. Applications from early-career graduates are also welcomed. Please see the class profile page for an insight into our students.
Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible.
How to apply
Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office:
Applications are open from 19 October 2015 for entry to the programme in Autumn 2016.
We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements.
Fees and financial support
The programme tuition fee is £24,936.
A range of financial support options are available for UK and international graduate students.