LSE offers a wide range of taught master's programmes. A master's degree can serve different purposes and offers many benefits. You can study a subject in depth which you have taken and enjoyed at degree level and extend your analytical and critical capabilities; alternatively, a master's degree programme could serve as a conversion course from your degree subject, so that you can acquire a different set of skills or knowledge at a much higher level. A master's degree can also act as research training to lay the foundations for more advanced work in a specialised field.

Many of the programmes we offer blend practical experience with rigorous academic analysis so as to broaden the knowledge of practitioners in certain fields.

Taught programmes involve lectures and seminars each week in addition to your own study and preparation. The number of contact hours you have as a student varies from programme to programme.

On most taught master's programmes, students are assessed by a formal written examination at the end of the year, coursework and research assignments associated with each taught course and a long essay, report, project or dissertation.



The LSE MBA is a global executive MBA aimed at experienced senior level executives.