London School of Economics and Political Science

Rank 46
Established 1895
Famous for

Economics, Law, Social Science

Overview

The London School of Economics and Political Science specialises in the social sciences and is the UK’s most international university, with half its 10,000 students currently enrolled international. LSE is also part of the prestigious Russell Group, an organisation who represent 24 of the UK’s leading universities.

The London School of Economics prides itself on its student body being amongst the most academic and determined in the country. The LSE library—the largest in the world devoted to social sciences—currently holds a borrowing rate four times that of the national average. Graduates from the University also enjoy some of the best starting salaries and employment rates upon graduation.

16 Nobel Prize winners have been staff or studied at the London School of Economics, which regularly tops league tables nationally and internationally.

Services

With around two-thirds of London School of Economics students arriving from outside the UK, it is among the most multicultural universities in the world. Because of this, the LSE is well placed to welcome, look after and offer the best advice and assistance possible for all new international starters.

The advice team at the Student Services Centre can provide information about all administrative services relating to courses and assessments, examinations, ceremonies and financial support.

Rankings

  • 4th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 50th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 46th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 151-200th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

LSE’s outstanding contribution to social science research was again recognised by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Based on the proportion of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research produced, LSE is the UK's top university (of multiple submissions). LSE is also the joint second-ranking university in the UK when considering research outputs, research impact, and research environment.

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Accommodation

The London School of Economics guarantees all first-year students a place in University Halls, provided you apply by the May deadline. A wider range of accommodation is available through its partner institutions in the University of London, and the Accommodation Office can assist you in finding the most affordable and suitable housing during your stay.

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