About LSE Summer School

Spend your summer at a world-class institution

This programme has made me realise why the London School of Economics is among the best universities in the world to study at. The quality of teaching was absolutely amazing.

Shraman Ghosh, Delhi University, India

Courses taught during the Summer School are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses, and taught to the same standards by leading LSE faculty. Lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and committed to teaching with academic rigour and contemporary relevance. Our faculty are actively involved in academic research and many act as advisers and consultants to companies and Government bodies.

One world-famous summer programme - Two ways to study 

We are delighted to present an exciting range of courses across the wide spectrum of LSE’s world-class teaching expertise.

For summer 2021, all our courses will be offered in the choice of two delivery modes. Our Blended Learning option combines primarily in-person teaching with some online classes for a safe and academically rigorous experience in London.

We are also very pleased to present a Remote Learning option, running alongside our blended learning programme, for those students unable to attend in person. 

Study in one of the world's most exciting cities

London is one of the most exciting and culturally-diverse cities in the world. Being a part of LSE Summer School will give you the opportunity to study and live centrally in one of the leading global cities in the world.


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Alongside your studies, you will also have the chance to relax with your fellow students outside of class. An organised social programme will give you a chance to see some of the amazing sights of London and beyond. The events held in 2019 included trips to the theatre, walking tours all around London, day-trips to Cambridge and Oxford, Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter, and the ever-popular Thames river cruises.

Mix with students from all over the world

At LSE you will be given the chance to interact with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, both in and out of class. You will benefit from a variety of insights and opinions, and form friendships and networks that span the globe. In the past we’ve welcomed students from the top universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale, Bocconi, Copenhagen Business School, the National University of Singapore, HKU and many more.


While the majority of our students are undergraduate students, we also welcome a large number of postgraduate students and professionals each year. In 2019, over 400 professionals from a variety of fields attended the Summer School. Each year we welcome groups from organisations such as the Bank of England, the European Commission, Dutch Ministry of Finance, Bank of Italy and the United Nations.

Gain credit towards your degree

Institutions all over the world grant credit for Summer School courses. Our courses are usually awarded 3-4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. For details, speak to your Study Abroad advisor at your home institution, as they will decide if credit is awarded, and how much.

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