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The LSE Methods Summer Programme is open to students, academics and professionals from around the world. All courses are taught to the School's high standard and are therefore academically rigorous. Participants are expected to be fluent in English, with good results in relevant studies, and some courses may also require that applicants have previously studied or are currently studying at postgraduate level (or have relevant professional experience). Most courses have specific prerequisites, which are listed in the course description. See the course descriptions for more information.
In order to apply for the programme, you will need to complete an online application. You will be asked to upload all relevant university transcripts and any other relevant documents (e.g. a CV). If a sponsor will be paying your tuition fees, you are also asked to provide their details (though these can be provided later if not yet confirmed).
Requirements in brief
Fluency in English
Good academic record
Demonstration of meeting course prerequisites (see course descriptions)
Once submitted, your application will be assessed by the course lecturer. You will usually be notified of the outcome within 10 working days of submitting your application.
Equality and diversity
Equality and diversity are central to the aims and objectives of LSE. The School actively promotes the involvement of all students and staff in all areas of School life and seeks to ensure that they are free from discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, social background, disability, religious or political belief, age and sexual orientation. At LSE we recognise that the elimination of discrimination is integral to ensuring the best possible service to students, staff and visitors to the School.
Tuition fees are shown on the individual course pages. Students at any academic institution worldwide are eligible for the student rate of tuition fees. Employees of academic institutions and registered UK charities are eligible for the Academic Staff/Charity rate of tuition fees.
Alumni of the LSE as well as previous attendees of the LSE Summer School and the Methods Summer Programme are entitled to a 15 per cent discount off the advertised course fee. Please note: the alumni discount does not apply to the Tools for Macroeconomists courses.
Accepting your offer
Fees should be paid within 30 days of receiving an offer in order to accept and secure a place. Once you have accepted your offer, your place is confirmed. Further details including pre-course reading materials will then be made available to you.
If a sponsor (such as an employer or your university) is paying your fees, you can provide their details on the application form, and they will be sent an invoice for your fees once you have been made an offer of a place on the course.
All applicants must have permission to study in the UK in order to attend the course. For further information about obtaining the correct visa, see the LSE visa information pages, or visit the Home Office website.
If you are at all unsure about your visa requirements, please contact the Methods Summer Programme office, and we will be happy to guide you.
Cancellation of courses
Occasionally it is necessary to cancel or postpone courses. Should a course be subject to a major change, applicants will be offered the option to either transfer to another course or receive a full refund. Any alterations to the programme will be made in writing no less than four weeks before the start of the programme.
If you are coming from abroad, you are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your stay.
Cancellation by you
Cancellations made before the start of the programme will be refunded 90% of the tuition fees. Cancellations made after the start of the programme will not refunded.