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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have awarded the School a six-year doctoral training partnership from 2017/18 (replacing the Doctoral Training Centre). The ESRC funds a number of different types of awards to reflect the different models which work for particular disciplines.

For more information about funding opportunities, please contact the relevant Department or the Financial Support Office (financial-support@lse.ac.uk).

 

Programme accreditations – 2017/18 onwards

A list of accredited programmes by a professional, statutory or regulatory body, for 2017/18 and beyond, can be found below:

Undergraduate

  • BA in Anthropology and Law – Accredited by the Law Society.
  • BSc in Accounting and Finance – Individual exemptions by the individual professional accountancy bodies: ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA.
  • BSc in Actuarial Science – Accredited by the Institute of Actuaries: up to seven exemptions can be gained from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; Royal Statistical Society: conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study.
  • BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics – Royal Statistical Society: conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study; Institute of Actuaries individual exemption: certain courses lead to an exemption; the weights of the different combinations and the level required to obtain the corresponding exemptions are fixed by the external examiner and the Institute of Actuaries each year.
  • LLB – Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, The General Council of the Bar.
  • BSc in Statistics with Finance - Royal Statistical Society: conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study; Institute of Actuaries individual exemption: certain courses lead to an exemption; the weights of the different combinations and the level required to obtain the corresponding exemptions are fixed by the external examiner and the Institute of Actuaries each year.

Diploma

  • Diploma in Accounting and Finance – Recognised for individual exemptions by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Taught Master's

  • MSc in Accounting and Finance – Individual exemptions by the professional accountancy body CIMA.
  • MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions – Individual exemptions by the professional accountancy body CIMA.
  • MSc in Economic History (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Environmental Policy and Development – ESRC accredited as part of a 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation – ESRC accredited as part of a 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Local Economic Development – ESRC accredited as part of a 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Media and Communications – ESRC accredited as part of a 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Gender (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in International Political Economy (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in International Relations (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • LLM – Law Society and Bar Council (its constituent lectures and courses qualify as Continuing Professional Development).
  • Executive LLM – Contact hours on the modules will count as continuing professional education hours for the Bar Council and the Law Society. The Law Department is an accredited provider in this.
  • MSc in Management and Human Resources – The programme has been designed so as to allow students to satisfy the educational requirements of the CIPD’s new professional levels of membership.
  • MSc in Real Estate Economics and Finance - Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Investment Property Forum (IPF).
  • MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • MSc in Social Policy (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Social Research Methods – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Sociology (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Statistics – Royal Statistical Society accreditation leads to graduate statistician status.
  • MSc in Statistics (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) – Application made for Royal Statistical Society accreditation leading to graduate statistician status.
  • MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.

Research

  • MPhil/PhD in Accounting – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Cities – ESRC accredited for FT +3award
  • MPhil/PhD in Data, Networks and Society – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Demography/Population Studies – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Economic History – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Economic Geography – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Environmental Economics – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Environmental Policy and Development – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in European Studies – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Gender – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in International Relations – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award
  • MPhil/PhD in Law (Socio-Legal Theory) – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Mathematics –Discipline is eligible for EPSRC funding
  • MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Regional and Urban Planning Studies – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
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  • MPhil/PhD in Social Policy – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Social Research Methods – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Sociology – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Statistics – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Anthropology – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Finance (Track 1) – ESRC accredited for FT 2+2 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Finance (Track 2) – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in International Development – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour) – ESRC accredited for FT 2+2 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Management (Information Systems and Innovation) – ESRC accredited for FT 2+2 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Political Science – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Quantitative Economic History – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.

 

Programme accreditations – 2016/17

A list of currently accredited programmes by a professional, statutory or regulatory body, can be found below:

Undergraduate

  • BA in Anthropology and Law – Accredited by the Law Society.
  • BSc in Accounting and Finance – Individual exemptions by the individual professional accountancy bodies: ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA.
  • BSc in Actuarial Science – Accredited by the Institute of Actuaries: up to seven exemptions can be gained from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; Royal Statistical Society: conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study.
  • BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics – Royal Statistical Society: conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study; Institute of Actuaries individual exemption: certain courses lead to an exemption; the weights of the different combinations and the level required to obtain the corresponding exemptions are fixed by the external examiner and the Institute of Actuaries each year.
  • LLB – Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, The General Council of the Bar.
  • BSc in Statistics with Finance - Royal Statistical Society: conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study; Institute of Actuaries individual exemption: certain courses lead to an exemption; the weights of the different combinations and the level required to obtain the corresponding exemptions are fixed by the external examiner and the Institute of Actuaries each year.

Diploma

  • Diploma in Accounting and Finance – Recognised for individual exemptions by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Taught Master's

  • MSc in Accounting and Finance – Individual exemptions by the professional accountancy body CIMA.
  • MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions – Individual exemptions by the professional accountancy body CIMA.
  • MSc in Economic History (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Gender (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in International Relations (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • LLM – Law Society and Bar Council (its constituent lectures and courses qualify as Continuing Professional Development).
  • Executive LLM – Contact hours on the modules will count as continuing professional education hours for the Bar Council and the Law Society. The Law Department is an accredited provider in this.
  • MSc in Management and Human Resources – The programme has been designed so as to allow students to satisfy the educational requirements of the CIPD’s new professional levels of membership.
  • MSc in Real Estate Economics and Finance - Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Investment Property Forum (IPF).
  • MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award (2016 final year).
  • MSc in Social Policy (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Social and Public Communication – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Social Research Methods – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Sociology (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Statistics – Royal Statistical Society accreditation leads to graduate statistician status.
  • MSc in Statistics (Research) – ESRC accredited as part of 1+3 award.
  • MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) – Application made for Royal Statistical Society accreditation leading to graduate statistician status. 

Research

  • MPhil/PhD in Accounting – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Demography/Population Studies – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Economic History – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Economic Geography – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Environmental Economics – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Environmental Policy and Development – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in European Studies – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Gender – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Information Systems – Discipline is eligible for EPSRC funding.
  • MPhil/PhD in International Relations – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Management – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Mathematics – EPSRC.
  • MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Social Policy – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Social Psychology – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award (2016 final start year).
  • MPhil/PhD in Social Research Methods – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Sociology – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Law (Socio-Legal Theory) – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MPhil/PhD in Statistics – ESRC accredited for FT +3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Economics – ESRC accredited for FT 2+2 award.
  • MRes/PhD in International Development – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Political Science – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.
  • MRes/PhD in Anthropology – ESRC accredited for FT 1+3 award.

 

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