LSE Summer School offers a broad set of courses across a variety of different disciplines, taught by leading scholars in their fields.

Teaching quality was exceptional, the enthusiasm and ability of the lecturers to teach the foundations of law was fantastic.
Arthur, University of Edinburgh, UK

Students in class, reading together

Courses are examined to LSE standards and can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions. Summer School courses are drawn from across the university, and are divided into the following subject areas:

Courses by subject


Business and Management

Culture and the Environment


English Language


International Relations, Government and Society


Research Methods, Data Science, and Mathematics

Courses by session

Session One (17 June – 5 July 2019)

Session Two (8 July – 26 July 2019)

Session Three (29 July – 16 August 2019)


Course Levels:

100 level courses (e.g. AC101 , IR160 ) are equivalent to introductory level university courses. They have no specific prerequisites in their own subject but may require some mathematics or other related subjects.

200 level courses (e.g. IR201 , EC260 ) are equivalent to intermediate level university courses. They have prerequisites in the form of university level introductory courses in the same, or a closely related, subject.

300 level courses ( EC351 , FM360 ) are advanced and equivalent to either final year undergraduate or first year graduate courses. They have prerequisites of university level intermediate courses.

Please note that it is only possible to take a maximum of one course per session.