Offer holders

Information for offer-holders & prospective students

If you're an offer-holder for one of our MSc programmes, or are planning to apply to study with us, you can find a wealth of useful information and resources in the FAQs below to help with any queries you may have about joining us here at LSE.

Online Q&As for MSc offer holders - your questions answered

If you are a applicant or offer holder please use the new graduate knowledge base to find the answer to your questions or to contact Graduate Admissions.  

See the LSE News and Events webpage for information on:

  • Sending documents to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office (The Department of Government does not accept documents)
  • LSE Teaching and Learning in 2023/24 (pending update for 2023)
  • English language and degree conditions
  • Advice on international travel to the UK
  • UK Government advice on vaccinations

The Department of Governemnt will be holding 3 webinars for offer holders over the coming months. 

Webinar 1: General Overview (April 2023)

Webinar 2: Registration & Orientation (July 2023)

Webinar 3: The Basics of Graduate Course Selection + Q&A (September 2023)

We will send out further information about the webinars, including the Zoom links nearer to the times of the sessions.

If you missed our session at the LSE Virtual Graduate Open Events, then please find a recording of the session on Master's Study in Government at LSE 

Please see the Current Processing Times webpage for information on when you might expect to hear from the Graduate Admissions Office about your offer, CAS, or supporting documents. 

Please see details of how to Contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly.

Please see the latest webinar recording for graduate offer holders which includes information about what to expect when you arrive at LSE.

Professional Services Team - who to ask

Meet the Professional Services team and find out who to ask.

Our social media for offer holders

Before you arrive make sure you follow us on Twitter, and like us on Instagram.


Recommended readings

There are recommended readings for each programme, so check out our Programmes page to select your programme and follow the link.

The Graduate Course guides also give an indicative reading list for each individual course. These are for the current year 2022/23.

Postgraduate courses not running 2023/24

Some of the courses offered by the Department of Government are not available each year. Please see the full list of suspended and withdrawn courses for 2023/24

Please see further details on School-wide 2023/24 graduate course and programme information 2023/24 on the LSE Calendar.

Student teaching timetables

LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. 

Students can view their personal timetables on LSE for You. These are usually available from Welcome onwards. The specific date will be available on the above webpage nearer the time. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates. 

Switching MSc Government programmes

Programme Transfers between the MSc programmes at the beginning of the session are only allowed in exceptional circumstances and should be discussed with your academic mentor.

You are expected to attend only the orientation meeting for the course for which you have been accepted. 

MSc-level Economics courses - deadlines

If you are thinking of taking an MSc-level Economics course as part of your programme, please see EC400 application page for full details and to access the application form. The information is for the current academic year and will be updated for 2023/24 entry soon.

On campus enrolment/registration is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 23 August 2023 and teaching is scheduled to commence on Monday 28 August 2023 (Bank Holiday Monday). 

Offer holders who apply via the webform will find out whether they have been accepted onto the EC400 course in early/mid July 2023.

Additional support during your studies

The School offers a range of study support facilities, via


All offer-holders who require a visa should refer as soon as possible to the guidance from the Student Advice and Engagement Team.

In-person drop-ins take place from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Student Services Centre. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is a specialist visa advice Live Chat from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Please refer to the FAQ page for further information.



Visit LSE Accommodation to discover more and to apply.  You are advised to make an early application.

Please refer to LSE Accomodation for advice, their contact details can be found under the 'contact us' section.

Also see the LSE Student Union page on Finding a Home and contact for support.

Fees and Finance

The Financial Support Office is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards. You are advised to make an early application. Please follow the instructions on the How to Complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application.

Applications are administered entirely by the LSE Financial Support Office.

Applicants should expect to receive a decision from the Financial Support Office only via LSE for You (LfY) by the end of July (confirmation is not sent via email or in writing).

If you have any questions for the Financial Support Office in the meantime,  contact them directly. They do also provide Zoom Drop-In Sessions which you may find useful. 

Student Benefits and Discounts

Find out about student benefits and discounts from Special offers for LSE students and the LSE SU.

LSE Wellbeing

LSE offers a wide range of support services that help your welfare and make sure that your presence in the school is a rewarding and meaningful experience. Find out more about the teams, services and support here to help you.

LSE Diversity

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. LSE believes that diversity is critical to maintaining excellence in all of our endeavours. We seek to enable all members of the school community to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by equality of respect and opportunity. 

Find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at LSE.




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