About LSE Online

Global lifelong learning | Understand today. Shape the future.

LSE Online makes our world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of online programmes to equip you and your organisation with the knowledge and skills to advance in an ever-changing world.


LSE Online builds on our 125 year tradition of exploring the interconnected, multidisciplinary nature of our world that shapes society and business globally. We provide you with the insights and skills to think critically and independently. To make the connections, see the greater picture. To shape the future by understanding today.

By joining LSE Online, you join a global community of excellence. A borderless network, rich in shared experience, diverse culture, and knowledge. And you begin a journey. A commitment to your own learning. Whatever stage you are in your life and career. Wherever you are in the world.

Since our inception in 1895, LSE has been a pioneer in providing courses for professional development. Our founding commitment is to understand the causes of things for the betterment of society. Never has this been a more important goal than in these times of unparalleled change.

LSE Online is a continuum of accessible learning, career development and transformation for individuals and organisations. It shares the pursuit of intellectual excellence, spirit of enquiry and exploration of interconnectedness that make learning at LSE unique.

LSE Online is insightful.

Our programmes seek to unearth the causes of things; to explore problems through the lens of world-class research; to equip our learners with the analytical capacities to think critically, creatively, and independently.

LSE Online is interconnected.

Our programmes are enriched with the tradition of multi-disciplinary enquiry; an understanding of the interconnectedness of our world; and our capacity to help learners broaden their perspective to sharpen their focus.

LSE Online is global.

Our programmes are borderless learning experiences that welcome learners into a global community. A community that spans more than 150 countries, built on shared curiosity and interchange of culture and knowledge. A network of possibilities open to learners wherever they are in the world.

LSE Online is for life.

Our programmes intersect with every stage in learners’ lives and careers. Once you embark on your journey with us, you open to the door to lifelong opportunities to nurture your curiosity, enhance your skills and drive your career. To keep on advancing personally and professionally.

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