News and events

We aim to keep you up to date throughout the application process, and to provide you with information regarding events that may have an effect on the progress of your application.

Current headlines

  • Owing to graduations, there will be no drop-in sessons on Wednesday 11, Thursday 12, and Friday 13 July 2018. 
  • RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: We are happy to announce that three prestigious new LSE PhD studentships have been announced for research which addresses 'The Challenge of Escalating Inequalities'.

Application system

The application system for 2018/9 entry opened on 2 October 2017. For details on which programmes are currently recruiting, please check our Available Programmes page.


Our normal phone service opening hours are 9am - 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. Our phone service is closed between 10am-11am each Thursday morning for team meetings.

Please only call if your documents were received before our current processing date and you have not had notification from us. We cannot confirm receipt of documents until they are processed - see  our current processing times.  We thank you for your patience.

To call us please call +44 (0)20 7955 7160. We use an automated system to direct your call to the most appropriate person. For further details on the options available, see our Contact Graduate Admissions page.

We shall be running a reduced phone service from 24 July - 31 August with the following opening hours: 

  • 10am - 2pm. Our phone service is closed between 10am-11am each Thursday.

This is to allow us to process the large volume of documents that we are currently receiving as quickly as possible.


Exceptional Circumstances

If circumstances beyond your control are having an adverse effect on making your application or meeting your offer conditions, you can let us know using our extenuating circumstances form.  We will offer what practical advice and help we can.