LSE welcomes applications from Programme students who wish to apply to the second year of a relevant degree. Please bear in mind that transfer is not automatic, since competition is very fierce and LSE is restricted to numbers for both first and second year entries. The number of applications is very high compared to the number of vacancies and so the calibre of applicant is taken into consideration. Successful applicants need very good grades in their diploma or foundation course examinations, and a strong academic background.
As a brief idea, generally departments would usually ask for an average of 60% in the diploma/degree foundation courses with at least 60% in three of the courses and a good pass in the fourth.
Another requirement for second year entry is that the courses taken via University of London Programmes (EMFSS) match the content of the first year of the Internal degree as closely as possible. Courses should therefore be carefully selected.
Applicants need to apply through UCAS in the normal way, stating that they wish to apply for second year entry.
Transfer into the second year of the International Relations, BSc Management, International History & International Relations, BA History and LLB programmes is not permitted and neither is a transfer into the third year of any LSE programme.