Entry requirements

The University of London’s undergraduate programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences, with academic direction by LSE, attract students who want to earn a prestigious qualification from wherever they are in the world.

As a result, we accept qualifications from the United Kingdom and international equivalents. If your qualifications are not from the United Kingdom, visit the University of London Qualifications for Entrance page to learn more about the requirements for your country.

In addition, we have provided the following table as a quick guide to help you understand the entrance requirements.  

Entrance requirements
 Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences (CHESS) BSc Degree Standard Entry Route  BSc Degree Graduate Entry Route Graduate Diplomas
Internet Access   Required  Required  Required  Required
Age requirement*
by 31 December in the year you register
18 years  17 years 17 years 17 years
(proficiency requirements)
 Required Required   Required  Required
Equivalent to UK GCSE/GCE O level in a Mathematical subject at grade C or above.**
 Required  Required  Required  Required
(View a full list of accepted qualifications
The University requirements listed here, and our school leaving requirements and your local teaching centre’s admission criteria.   The University requirements listed here, as well as our General Entrance Requirements.   A full first degree from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London.***  An acceptable bachelor degree or recognised qualification. 
For further details please visit our Graduate Diplomas page

Full requirements per programme can be found using the University of London Course Finder, including our General Entrance Requirements, UK GCSE/GCE O level equivalents, UK GCE A level equivalents, and English language requirements.

*Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London.

**Applicants applying to the BSc Mathematics and Economics, and BSc Data Science and Business Analytics degrees must demonstrate competence in mathematics at least equivalent to UK GCE A level.

***Applicants holding professional and/or postgraduate qualifications without a full first degree cannot be considered for admission to the Graduate Entry Route.

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