Offer Holders

One of the things I have enjoyed the most about studying international relations at LSE has been studying with people from all around the world and being a part of this community... everyone is willing to help each other out

Beatriz Silva, BSc International Relations 1st year

A warm welcome to all our offer holders! We look forward to you joining us here at LSE and in the Department of International Relations soon.

If you have any queries about your offer such as meeting offer conditions, appeals, deferred entry. Please see:

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Please check out the links below for useful information, and if you have any further queries, please get in touch

COVID-19: LSE plans for the next academic year

9 June 2020: LSE has outlined its plans for the next academic session in 2020/21.

Find out more.

To answer many of your current concerns, please also read

LSE COVID-19 FAQs for undergraduate offerholders

LSE COVID-19 information for graduate offerholders

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

In July we held some online Q&A sessions for our MSc offer holders. If you are an offer holder who wasn't able to attend, please email (including your offer holder number) to receive a link to the Zoom recording of the session for your programme of study.

In them you can find out the answers to all your questions about your MSc programme in the Department of International Relations at LSE. From our academic offering, to what it's like to study in our global community, right in the heart of London. 

The three sessions are:

Studying MSc International Political Economy at LSE: Your questions answered

Studying MSc International Relations Theory at LSE: Your questions answered

Studying MSc International Relations at LSE: Your questions answered

Professional Services Team - who to ask

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



Our social media and Facebook offerholder groups

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

You can also join our private department offerholders Facebook groups: 

You will need to submit your offer holder number for admission to the Facebook groups. This number can be found on all LSE correspondence to you, including your offer holder letter.

Current students website

You can visit our department Current Students web area to get an idea of what is happening in the department, from social events to how teaching works, to exams and assessments.

Recommended readings

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

The Undergraduate Course guides or Postgraduate Course guides also give an indicative reading list for each individual course.  

Postgraduate courses not running 2020/21

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 IR programmes

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 for full details and deadlines.


Useful links

Study skills

The School offers a range of study support facilities, via

Learning, Technology and Innovation at LSE support includes study skills lectures and workshops as well as one-to-one tutorials. 


All students who require a visa should refer as soon as possible to the guidance from ISVAT (LSE International Student Visa Advice Team).


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


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.

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.

Offer queries

Any queries about your offer such as submission of transcripts, meeting offer conditions, deferred entry. Please see