An LSE education

What does studying your undergraduate degree at LSE involve?

An undergraduate education at LSE is designed for students who are keen to engage critically with their chosen discipline and who want to apply their learning to real world situations.

You'll be taught core theory related to your programme of study alongside specialist disciplinary and research skills, and have opportunities to use those skills in real world contexts as you progress through your degree.

You'll be exposed to state-of-the-art social sciences research, often through teaching from the very academics who have carried out that research, and you'll have opportunities to participate in projects, discussions and events that are part of LSE's daily intellectual life. Whichever degree programme you choose, you'll have access to a range of support, both within your department and beyond, that will enable you to make the most of your LSE education and help equip you, professionally and personally, for whatever you do after you graduate.

How are LSE degrees structured?

Most LSE degrees allow you to combine study in more than one subject; either for joint honours, such as BSc International Relations and History or with one major subject and one minor, such as BSc Geography with Economics.

Almost all degrees require or allow you to choose at least one “outside” option in any other subject to enable you to approach your main area of study in a more inclusive and holistic way. Other degrees draw on different subjects to provide an interdisciplinary approach to a particular topic, such as Management.

All first year undergraduate students take LSE100, which introduces students to the elements of thinking as a social scientist.