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. 

Students applying from Canadian universities should have a minimum GPA above 3.3 and preferably 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or above 7 (on a 9 point scale), a minimum of 9 (on a 12 point scale), or a minimum average of B+ in relevant modules.

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Province

Qualification

Standard offer for A*AA degrees

Standard offer for  AAA degrees

Standard offer for  AAB degrees

Required maths courses

Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

High School Diploma

Average of 95% in five grade 12 courses

Average of 93% in five grade 12 courses

Average of 90% in five grade 12 courses

Maths 31

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

British Columbia, Yukon

Certificate of Graduation High School Diploma

6 grade As

6 grade As

5 grades As

Calculus 12

Manitoba

High School Graduation Diploma

Five credits awarded at the 300 level in at least four subject areas, with not less than 95% in each

Five credits awarded at the 300 level in at least four subject areas, with not less than 93% in each

Five credits awarded at the 300 level in at least four subject areas, with not less than 90% in each

Pre-Calculus 40S

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

New Brunswick

High School Graduation Diploma/Diplome de Fin D’Etudes Secondaires

Average of 95% in five grade 12 courses

Average of 93% in five grade 12 courses

Average of 90% in five grade 12 courses

Calculus 120

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

Newfoundland and Labrador

Graduate Certificate

Average of 95% in five subjects at university preparatory level (grade 12)

Average of 93% in five subjects at university preparatory level (grade 12)

Average of 90% in five subjects at university preparatory level (grade 12)

Maths 3208 (or 3207)

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

Nova Scotia

High School Completion Certificate

Average of 95% in five Honours University Preparatory Courses (5) or University Preparatory Courses (4)

Average of 93% in five Honours University Preparatory Courses (5) or University Preparatory Courses (4)

Average of 90% in five Honours University Preparatory Courses (5) or University Preparatory Courses (4)

Calculus 12

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

Ontario

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with University Preparatory Courses

Average of 95% in six grade 12 courses, five of which must 4U or DU. The sixth may be a 4M.

Average of 93% in six grade 12 courses, five of which must 4U or DU. The sixth may be a 4M.

Average of 90% in six grade 12 courses, five of which must 4U or DU. The sixth may be a 4M.

MCV4U

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

Prince Edward Island

High School Graduation Diploma

Average of 95% in five grade 12 courses

Average of 93% in five grade 12 courses

Average of 90% in five grade 12 courses

Maths 611B

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

Quebec

Diplome D’Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/ Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS)

An average of 95%

An average of 93%

An average of 90%

Calculus 1

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

Saskatchewan

Complete Division IV Standing

An average of 95% in five grade 12 courses

An average of 93% in five grade 12 courses

An average of 90% in five grade 12 courses

Calculus 30

A* = minimum 95%

A = minimum 93%

 

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 a place on a taught master's programme we require a first degree awarded with honours (except from French-speaking institutions, which do not award honours, from these we require a first degree). Our minimum requirement is 77 per cent,  B+, or a GPA of 3.3 (on 4.0 scale), 3.6 (on a 4.3 scale), 7.0 (on a 9.0 scale), or 10 (on a 12.0 scale).

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 a place on a research programme, we require a master's or Maitrise with average marks of 77 per cent or B+ overall. 

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