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Executive Summer School

Using our experience as a leading specialist social science institution, LSE Executive Summer School delivers cutting-edge thinking across a range of disciplines. 

We invite you to join us in the heart of London, to study one of our short executive education courses within one of the world's best universities.  Our intensive training and development programmes are designed and taught by LSE's globally renowned faculty to meet the challenges faced by you and your organisation.

Dates for 2016 are 6th-17th June and you can
review the courses here.


LSE Summer School

The LSE Summer School is the largest university summer school in Europe, and it will be celebrating its 28th year of academic excellence in 2016.

Based on regular undergraduate courses taught at LSE; over 70 intensive three-week courses are available in Accounting, Finance, Law, Economics, Business and International Relations. Engage with leading-edge faculty at one of the world's best universities, situated in the heart of London.

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Methods Summer Programme

Now in its 4th year, the Methods Summer Programme is designed to provide a range of quantitative and qualitative methods to students, academics and professionals to enhance their research capabilities.

Over two weeks in August 2015 we are excited to offer twelve courses in quantitative, qualitative and mixed social science research methods, as well as methods for economics and economists. See Methods Summer Programme for more information.

LSE-PKU Summer School, Beijing

LSE and Peking University have collaboratively run the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing every summer since 2004. The two-week English-language international Summer School offers university-level courses in subjects including economics, finance, management, international relations, social policy, geography, media and law, all with a focus on China and Asia. The programme is taught by outstanding faculty from Peking University and LSE.

The programme attracts students and professionals from around the world. In 2014, it attracted 285 participants of 43 nationalities, more than a quarter of whom were graduate professionals.

For more information, see our  LSE-PKU Summer School webpages.

LSE-University of Cape Town July School, South Africa

LSE and the University of Cape Town will run the third LSE-UCT July School from 29 June -10 July 2015. The two-week intensive 'summer school' style programme offers  university level courses in a range of subjects including management, economics, international relations, geography, law, media and social policy, all with a focus on Africa. The programme is taught by world-class faculty from the University of Cape Town and LSE.

The 2014 programme attracted 144 students and graduate professionals from more than 40 nationalities around the world, to study issues relevant to Africa today on the beautiful University of Cape Town campus.

For information, see our  LSE-UCT July School webpages.

Summer Languages

Our Summer Languages Programme offers a range of courses in the languages the  LSE Language Centre specialises in. 

  • Our 'Absolute Beginner' courses will give someone who has no knowledge of a language an introduction and some survival level skills. 
  • Our 'Restarters', 'Beginners II' and 'Intermediate' courses will restore or improve your confidence.
  • Our 'Intensive' options will give you a thorough start or revision.

Courses run at various times throughout July and August each year. For full details, see Summer Languages