The London School of Economics and Political Science specialises in the social sciences. Around two-thirds of London School of Economics students are international, making it one of the most multicultural universities in the world.
Graduates from the University have some of the best starting salaries and employment rates upon graduation. Over 30 past or present heads of state and politicians have either been students at, or taught at, the University, as have 16 Nobel Prize winners in economics and literature.
The university often features at the top of league tables, both nationally and internationally.
Recent Rankings include:
9th in the Times University Guide 2019
15th in the Guardian University Guide 2019
38th in the QS World University Rankings 2019
The London School of Economics is considered a leading research institution and the best in the UK for Social Sciences.
A wide range of accommodation is available and all first-year students are guaranteed a place in University Halls, provided they meet the May deadline to apply. Alternative accommodation is available through its partner institutions in the University of London, and the Accommodation Office is on hand to assist in finding the most cost-effective and suitable accommodation for students.
The London School of Economics and Political Science is conveniently located in Central London, a short distance from Covent Garden and the Thames River. There is a wide range of transport options available, with five international airports less than an hour away making it a desirable university for international students. A network of trains, tubes and buses are available for getting around London.
There is a huge selection of attractions throughout London with museums, galleries, parks just a few of the things to do. Many attractions are free of charge making this the ideal place to be a student. The location of the university also means there are opportunities for internships and career networking at the many world class organisations based in the city. The university maintains excellent relationships with these companies enabling students' to take advantage of these opportunities.