Methods Summer Programme 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.
Requirements in brief
Fluency in English
Good academic record
Demonstration of meeting course prerequisites (see course descriptions)
Tuition fees are shown on the individual course pages. Students and staff at academic institutions throughout the world are eligible for the Academic 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 two Tools for Macroeconomists courses.
We ask that you submit the following documentation together with your completed application form. This will ensure that your application is dealt with expediently.
All relevant university transcripts
Sponsor details (if a sponsor is paying your tuition fees)
The application form and all supporting documentation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis, and places on the programme are limited. Applications close on 31 July 2014, however you are advised to apply as early as possible as courses may close before this date.
Please note that both Tools for Macroeconomists courses are now closed due to reaching maximum capacity. We will operate a waiting list for a short while in case of any withdrawals from the programme. To join the waiting list, please send a completed copy of the application form, and we will contact you once a place has become available.
Once submitted, your application will be assessed by the course lecturer. You will be notified of the outcome within 10 working days of submitting your application.
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.
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.
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 paid. Cancellations made after the start of the programme will not refunded.