Opportunities to study at LSE

The University of London degree instilled in me a rigour in how I approach work that I’m really grateful for now that I’m on the master’s degree… to be accepted at the LSE for my master’s was a feeling I really don’t think I’ll ever have again in my life.

Daniel El-Gamry, BSc Politics and International Relations, UK. London School of Economics, MSc in International Relations, UK

LSE is renowned for its international student body. There are over 100 languages spoken on campus and students come from over 140 countries. As a student studying on a University of London programme with academic direction from LSE, you will be able to take advantage of further opportunities to learn with LSE, both on campus and online.

Read more about the opportunities you’ll have as an EMFSS student to learn from world-leading LSE academics, as part of your University of London studies, as a graduate student, or as part of your professional development.

LSE Summer School 

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 most global cities in the world. Our extensive range of academic courses is complemented by a professional skills programme designed to develop your career planning, and an organised social programme that gives you a chance to see some of the sights of London and interact with peers from around the globe. 

EMFSS students are welcome to apply to attend LSE Summer School to experience life on campus and earn credits towards their University of London qualification. A bespoke social programme provides EMFSS students an opportunity to connect with peers from your global UOL cohort as well as Summer School students from around the world. An exclusive networking event and Senate House tour of the University of London is also offered each summer for EMFSS students. 

EMFSS students are entitled to claim a 15% discount on their Summer School fees. In addition, EMFSS students who take two Summer School courses at the LSE can now transfer credit to their EMFSS Degree.

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Hear from EMFSS students about their experience at LSE Summer School

To browse the full range of Summer School courses and find out more, visit the LSE Summer School homepage

LSE General Course

Students who have completed at least four full courses on their University of London EMFSS degree programme are also able to apply for admission to the LSE General Course, which allows students from across the world to spend a full academic year at LSE and claim credit for the successful completion of relevant courses. Before applying you should pay close attention to the start date of your EMFSS programme and the dates at which you will receive your course results, and how this aligns with the LSE General Course start date (or year of entry).

You can find further information on General Course entry requirements here.


I have benefited so much from the General Course. It has provided me with an opportunity to connect with some of the leading minds of the academic world.

Anchit Goyal,BSc Economics and Management, LSE General Course, Singapore Institute of Management Teaching Centre

Find out more about LSE’s General Course.  

Note: If you choose to study at LSE for a year through the General Course while completing your Universition of London EMFSS degree, upon successful completion you will still be awarded a University of London qualification.

Applicants should also have completed at least two years of in-person university-level study, to include the year immediately preceding entry to the programme, at an institution located outside the United Kingdom by the time they begin studying on the General Course. 

Transferring to LSE for 2nd year entry 

EMFSS students are welcome to apply to the 2nd year of entry of a relevant undergraduate degree at LSE. Please bear in mind that transfer is not automatic and admission is highly competitive, as a limited number of places are available for both first and second year entries. 

To pursue this option, you should ensure to select courses on your University of London EMFSS programme carefully. Your courses should match the content of the first year of the LSE internal degree you wish to transfer to, as closely as possible. You should also pay close attention to the start date of your programme and the dates at which you will receive your course results, and how this aligns with the application deadline and start date of the LSE programme you wish to transfer to.

You would then apply through UCAS in the normal way, stating that you wish to apply for second year entry.

Please note: Transfer into the second year of the BSc International Relations, BSc Management, BSc International Relations and History, BA History and LLB programmes, or the third year of any LSE programme, is not possible.

Postgraduate studies 

A number of EMFSS graduates choose to continue their studies at LSE by applying to complete a postgraduate qualification. As an LSE postgraduate student, you would be exposed to state-of-the-art social sciences research, and have the opportunity to learn from the academics at the forefront of that research. By undertaking a postgraduate qualification at LSE, you will be able to pursue your interests in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment while contributing to the LSE community’s daily intellectual life - participating in projects, discussions and events with fellow students, academics, and key contributors from across disciplines. 

Two scholarships are awarded each year to EMFSS graduates who are accepted onto a postgraduate course at LSE. To apply, please email the University of London Programmes office at LSE at uolip@lse.ac.uk

If you are applying to study at LSE and require information about funding your studies, please visit LSE’s Financial Support Office

LSE Online Certificate Courses 

LSE’s online certificate courses make our world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. Courses take place over 6 to 10 weeks and are taught in asynchronous, weekly modules, providing the ultimate flexibility for those looking to upskill. Developed by LSE academics, these entirely-online short courses are geared for the working professional, and consist of a combination of interactive content, videos from faculty, real-world case studies and assignments. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your finance and management knowledge, dive into disruptive tech, or explore law and public policy, LSE has a course for you. 

Find out more about LSE online certificate courses and browse the portfolio

LSE Executive Education 

LSE Executive Education on-campus open courses are five-day intensive courses designed for professionals looking to build skills for career growth. Held at our central London campus, courses are taught by world-class LSE faculty who are leaders in their respective fields and are augmented by senior practitioners drawn from industry and business. Expertly connecting academic theory to practical business application, a range of courses in business and  management, finance, economics and public policy are available.

Find out more about LSE Executive Education and browse the portfolio


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