How to contact us

 

Psychology@LSE
London School of Economics
St Clements Building
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7712 
Fax:  +44 (0)20 7955 7565

Department Manager
Daniel Linehan
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7712
Email: d.p.linehan@lse.ac.uk|

Service Delivery Manager: MSc Programmes
Jacqueline Crane
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7995
Email: j.c.crane@lse.ac.uk|

PhD Programme and Communications Administrator

Terri-Ann Fairclough
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7700
Email: t.fairclough@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

MSc Applicants FAQ

Where can I order a graduate prospectus? |

What are your typical programme entry requirements? |

Do I need to have a Social Sciences background?|

Should I send application materials straight to the Department, or contact the Department directly about my application?
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Can I apply online to a programme? |

Do interviews improve a candidates chances of being accepted? |

When is the deadline for applications? |

Do you have mid-year MSc admissions? |

How much will the Master's degree cost me and how much does it cost to live in London? |

Are scholarships, awards or financial support available? |

Where can I find accommodation in London? |

I am very interested in the programmes you offer but I would like more detailed information. Where can I find this information? |
Is it possible to speak to someone who has taken the programme?|

How long does the decision process take after I submit my application? |


Where can I order a graduate prospectus?
The prospectus is available online via the Graduate Admissions website.  To request a copy of the prospectus by email please complete the electronic form|. A prospectus will be despatched to you within two working days. Please allow normal delivery times from central London.

What are your typical programme entry requirements?
For detailed information please visit the entry requirements| page at the LSE website.

Do I need to have a Social Sciences background?
To be considered for a place in the MSc Social and Cultural Psychology programme| you should normally have a good honours degree in psychology (other related disciplines in the social and life sciences will be considered depending on experience and relation to psychology). To be considered for a place in the MSc Social and Public Communication|, you should normally have a good honours degree in one of the social sciences and have relevant professional experience. To be considered for a place in the MSc Health Community and Development| you should normally have a good honours degree in one of the social sciences. Relevant professional experience would also be desirable, though not essential. When selecting for the MSc Organisational and Social Psychology| we will consider applicants with a good first degree in any discipline and a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc.

Should I send application materials straight to the Department?

Please send your application materials directly to the Graduate School. All information regarding the application process is published in the Graduate Prospectus|.

Can I apply online to a programme?

Yes, you can submit your application electronically. To apply please visit the Apply Online| section of the LSE Graduate Admissions website.

Do interviews improve a candidate's chances of being accepted?

No. Because the number of applications are quite considerable and come from across the globe it isn't possible to schedule personal interviews for any applicant. Please note that all applications are given full consideration on an individual basis.

When is the deadline for applications?
Places on programmes are highly competitive and all applicants are advised to apply as early as possible. You can view Availability of Programmes to find out if there are vacancies. Your application will be considered if the programme is still open and your application is complete.

Do you have mid-year MSc admissions?
No. Students must begin their studies in October.

How much will the Master's degree cost me and how much does it cost to live in London?
For detailed information please visit the What it will cost pages at LSE website. On the website you will find a guide to Graduate Tuition Fees and a rough estimate of living costs in London.

Are Scholarships, Awards or Financial Support available?
Yes. Scholarships and financial support are available - refer to the website Financial Support Office for more information and also the Sources of Funding| Information Pack. Once you have received official confirmation of your admission offer, you should apply for all LSE awards that are appropriate for you. Awards are available for overseas students, but unfortunately there are fewer awards than applicants, and only a small minority of MSc students are funded from LSE or department funds. If you are intending to study the MSc Social and Cultural Psychology programme| you are automatically considered for the Himmelweit Scholarship|. Alternatively if you are intending to study the MSc Social and Cultural Psychology programme| or the MSc Organisational and Social Psychology| (Research Track) with a view to progressing to MPhil/PhD you should also consider applying for the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Studentships|. If eligible you may also like to consider contacting the British Council.

The British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London
SW1A 2BN

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 8466
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7389 4285
Email: education.enquiries@britcoun.org|
Website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/|

Where can I find accommodation in London?
For detailed information please visit the Accommodation Office website for LSE students in London. On their website you can apply directly for accommodation in a student hall of residence. They can also offer valuable advice on renting privately.

I am very interested in the programmes you offer but I would like more detailed information Where can I find this information?
 
If you follow the links below they will take you to this year's programme handbooks. Please note that these are subject to change but should give you an overall idea of the type of material covered in each of the programmes.
MSc Health, Community and Development|
MSc Organisational and Social Psychology|
MSc Social and Public Communication|
MSc Social and Cultural Psychology|

Is it possible to speak to someone who has taken the programme?

If you contact Student Recruitment| they will be able to put you in touch with one of our former students. Sometimes it is even possible to put you in contact with someone who has come from the same cultural background.

How long does the decision process take after I submit my application?
For a detailed outline on the decision process please refer to Graduate Admissions. 

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