Entry requirements

Undergraduate

Entry requirements vary by programme, and are listed on the individual undergraduate degree programme webpages. We express our standard offers in terms of GCE A levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), but we consider a range of qualifications. Below we have listed our various A level grade requirements and their international equivalency.

A level grade  Equivalent in Australian School Leaving Qualifications (except Queensland)
A*AA, AAA

Obtain an ATAR minimum of 98

AAB

Obtain an ATAR minimum of 96

Maths A*/A Good performance in advanced Year 12 Maths courses

 

A level grade  Equivalent in Queensland School Leaving Qualifications
A*AA, AAA

Obtain an OP band 1

AAB

Obtain an OP minimum band 2

Maths A*/A Good performance in advanced Year 12 Maths courses

 

A level grade  Equivalent in UNSW Foundation Studies
A*AA, AAA

Obtain a weighted GPA of 9.5 overall

AAB

Obtain a weighted GPA of 9 overall

Maths A* Mathematics S grade A+
Maths A Mathematics S grade A

Applicants offering the above qualification who are considered by the selector to be excellent may also be asked to sit the UG Admissions Assessment (UGAA).

 

Mathematics requirements for Australian applicants

 State Required courses Grade requirements

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate

2016: Specialist Mathematics including the unit SM: Series & Differential Equations

From 2017: Specialist Mathematics (All 4 units)

A* Maths:

2016: Exact requirements determined by the number and combination of units studied

2017: Grade A in all 4 units

A Maths:

2016: Exact requirements determined by the number and combination of units studied

2017: Two units at grade A and two units at grade B

 

New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)

Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2

A* Maths:  E4 in both courses

A Maths:  One grade E4 and one grade E3

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)

Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics

A* Maths:  Grade A in both courses

A Maths:  One grade A and one grade B

Queensland

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

Mathematics B and Mathematics C

A* Maths:  VHA in both courses

A Maths:  One at VHA and one at HA

South Australia

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics

A* Maths:  Grade A in both courses

A Maths:  One grade A and one grade B

Tasmania

Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)

 

Mathematics Methods 3 and Mathematics Specialised 4

A* Maths:  EA in both courses

A Maths:  One at EA and one at HA

Victoria

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

 Specialist Maths 3 and 4

A* Maths:  Combined study score of 72

A Maths:  Combined study score of 65

Western Australia

Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist

A* Maths:  Grade A in both courses

A Maths:  One grade A and one grade B

 

Accepted international qualifications

Whilst not an exhaustive list, the following are international qualifications with which applicants may be eligible for consideration by LSE:

• At least 4 ‘Group A' Advanced Placement subjects (see the College Board and UCAS websites)
• A University of London International Programmes qualification
• A foundation programme (See EducationUK for more detail)
• A year of university study from another institution* 
*Applicants to whom we make an offer on the basis of an undergraduate degree are normally expected to obtain a B+ or the equivalent overall, but higher marks in specific subjects may also be necessary.

Applicants offered a place on the basis of a foundation programme or university studies may be asked to sit the Undergraduate Admissions Assessment (UGAA).

Competition for places

Please note that, due to the intense competition for places, meeting or exceeding the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission. In addition to the general entry requirements, applicants should also refer to the individual undergraduate degree programme descriptions, especially for quantitative programmes, where the advanced study of Mathematics up to school-leaving age is often required.

Find out how to apply. Note that the closing date for applications is 15 January in the year that you hope to start at LSE. 

 

Graduate 

Master's (MSc/MA/MPA/LLM)

To be considered for admission to a master's degree, we require a three-year bachelor’s or four-year bachelor's (honours) degree with a 2:1, or an average grade of Distinction, Division A, Division 1, B+ or 5.5/7.

This is our general minimum requirement; however, some programmes have specific requirements in terms of degree result required and subject background. Many of our quantitative programmes also require that a GRE or GMAT score is submitted. Please see the individual graduate degree programme descriptions for specific programme requirements and information about the application process.

Research (MPhil/MRes/PhD)

To be considered for admission to a research programme we require a master's degree with Credit (66 per cent). 

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