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					LSE INFORMATION SESSION
LSE Information Session


Lucy Green
Student Recruitment Officer
What is LSE?

   London School of Economics
                 and Political Science
   Dedicated social science institution
Academic portfolio
   Accounting                     International Development
   Anthropology                   International History
   Area Studies                   International Relations
   Cities                         Law
                                   Management
   Cities and Urban
    Development                    Mathematics
                                   Media and Communications
   Development Studies
                                   Methodology
   Economic History               Operational Research
   Economics                      Philosophy, Logic and
   Europe                          Scientific Method
   Finance                        Regional and Urban Planning
   Gender                         Social Policy
   Geography and Environment      Social Psychology
   Government                     Socio-Legal studies
                                   Sociology
   Industrial Relations
                                   Statistics
   Information Systems
What is LSE?

   London School of Economics
                 and Political Science
   Dedicated social science institution
   Founded in 1895
What is LSE?

   London School of Economics
                   and Political Science
   Dedicated social science institution
   Founded in 1895
   College of the University of London
   International character
LSE students
Undergraduate
UK            2220     52%              EU
EU            348      8%
International 1721     40%   Int             UK
Total         4269

Graduate
UK              1088   19%         UK
EU              1561   27%
International   3231   55%                   Int
                             EU
Total           5880
LSE students




       145 countries represented
Why study at LSE?
Why study at LSE?

   World’s leading dedicated social
    science institution
World University Rankings 2011
Social Sciences

1.   Harvard University
2.   University of Oxford
3.   Stanford University
4.   University of California, Berkeley
5.   University of Cambridge
6.   LSE
16 Nobel Prize Winners
Why study at LSE?

   World’s leading dedicated social science
    institution
   Best ratings for social science research
    in the UK
Research Quality
       LSE has the highest percentage of world-leading research
        of any university in the country.
       In the 2008 RAE LSE came top nationally by the
        percentage of research receiving a 4* (world-leading)
        grade in Economics, Law, Social Policy and Anthropology.
                                                                      %4* or 3*
                                    Total staff       %4 * for the
Rank Institution                                  GPA                  for the
                                    submitted         institution
                                                                     institution
  1    University of Cambridge       2040.39      2.98     32             71
       London School of Economics
 2=                                   490.36      2.96     35            68
       and Political Science
 2=    University of Oxford          2245.83      2.96     32            70
  4    Imperial College London       1224.57      2.94     26            73
  5    University College London     1792.68      2.84     27            66
Why study at LSE?

   World’s leading dedicated social science
    institution
   Best ratings for social science research in
    the UK
   Stimulating academic environment in the
    heart of London
LSE and London
Public lectures
Why study at LSE?

   World’s leading dedicated social science
    institution
   Best ratings for social science research in
    the UK
   Stimulating academic environment in the
    heart of London
   Excellent facilities and support services
Library
                                       World’s largest social
                                        science library
                                       4.1 million separate items
                                       £35m redevelopment in
                                        2001
                                       Long opening hours:
                                           24hr during exam period
                                           Term Time 8am-midnight
                                           Weekdays - vacation
                                            9am - 8pm
                                           Weekends – vacation
   British Library of Political &           10am - 8pm
        Economic Science
Accommodation
            11 LSE Halls
            9 UoL Intercollegiate Halls
            Self-catered/catered
            Single/shared room in flat/corridor
            87% of PG students offered room
           LSE Halls
            Direct computer access
            Bar, computer room, laundry
            £70 - £208.60
           University of London Halls
            £122.50 – £210
Social and Pastoral
 Over 150 LSE Students’ Union clubs, societies
 www.lsesu.com

 25 acres of playing fields and many sports teams

 Bars, cafés, restaurants

 Media group: newspaper, radio station, TV station

 Nightclub, comedy club

 University of London Union

 Medical Centre

 Advice Centre

 Gym

 Academic Advisor

 SU weekly general meeting
Why study at LSE?

   World’s leading dedicated social science
    institution
   Best ratings for social science research in
    the UK
   Stimulating academic environment in the
    heart of London
   Excellent facilities and support services
   Globally respected graduates
LSE Graduates
LSE Graduates
Graduate study at LSE
   MSc / MA / LLM / MPA degrees
      some degrees offer links with partner institutions
       in Europe, Asia and the USA
Graduate study at LSE
Sciences Po, Paris                                 USC and Columbia
 Affaires Internationales and International       • JD/LLM exchange scheme
Relations or International Political Economy
 European Studies                                 Leipzig, Vienna and Wroclaw Universities
 Urban Policy                                      MA Global Studies: A European Perspective

                                                   Annenberg School, USC and Fudan
Sciences Po, Columbia, Hertie School of            University, Shanghai
Governance and National University of               MSc Global Media and Communications
Singapore
 Double MPA Public and Economic Policy / MPA      London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Public Policy and Management / MPA International   Medicine
Development / MPA European Public and               MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing
Economic Policy/ MPA Public and Social Policy
                                                   Peking University
Columbia University, New York                       MSc International Affairs
                                                    MSc Public Administration and Government
 International and World History
 Joint Environment Master’s Plan                  HEC School of Management, Paris
                                                    LSE master’s / HEC MBA scheme

           Application procedures vary – check individual programmes
Graduate study at LSE
 MSc / MA / LLM / MPA degrees
    some degrees offer links with partner institutions
     in Europe, Asia and the USA
 2 Diploma programmes
 MSc (Research) degrees
 MRes / MPhil / PhD degrees
    1+3 / 2+2 programmes
Graduate study – MSc/MA
Length
 normally 9, 10, 12 or 24 months full time, or part time
Structure
 normally four core and optional courses (including the
  dissertation)
Study hours
 15-20 hours per week with independent study
Teaching
 lectures, classes and seminars
Assessment
 dissertation and exams at the end of each year
Graduate study - PhD
Length
 minimum of 2-4 years full-time or 4-8 years part-time
Structure
 initial taught courses followed by thesis
 contribute to departmental seminars, workshops and research
 training courses
Study hours
 in excess of 30 hours per week
Teaching
 programme agreed with supervisor
Assessment
 100,000 word thesis
Independent study
 supervisor – specialist in chosen research field
Non-degree Programmes

Visiting Research students
 3-12 month research visits for graduate
 students
 Supervised research
LSE General Course
 Year long study opportunity
   9 calendar months
 Study-abroad programme
   For UG students
 Take four academic courses
   More than 250 courses available across all
    Social Science disciplines
 1909 – 2012
   One of the oldest ‘study abroad’ programmes
 Apply from January each year
Graduate applications
 Applications opened in October 2011 for entry in
October 2012
 No deadline for most programmes so early application is
encouraged
 Decisions usually issued in 8-10 weeks
 On-line tracking of application status
 Confirm availability of programmes before applying
 20,000 (first choice) applications for approx 4,000
places in 2011
Graduate applications
Apply for two programmes, 1st choice and 2nd choice
 Application fee £50 online; £75 on-paper
Application Form
 personal details
 academic qualifications
 personal statement
 1+3, 2+2 or PhD programmes require a research proposal
 LLM applicants should indicate subject specialism and course
  choice
Two academic references
Transcript / mark sheet
GRE or GMAT scores (if required)
English Language Test (if required)
Graduate entry requirements
 Licenciado/professional degree
    9.0 out of 10, ‘Muy Bien’ or 90%
    Maestria needed for MPhil/PhD

 GMAT/GRE
    For Finance, Economics, Management
     programmes

 English language test
    TOEFL/IELTS examination


  Entry requirements vary – check individual programmes
Costs
   Tuition Fees (2012)
    Postgraduate:                      £6,672 - £25,488
    MPhil/PhD:                         £13,620 [International]
    Study Abroad (General Course):     £15,003
    Summer School (London 2011):       £1,725

   Estimated total expenses (housing, food, books etc.)
      £1,000 per month

   Work 20 hours per week on student visa, more in
    vacations
Financial Support

£12million available per year in financial
support

 Undergraduate Support Scheme
 Graduate Support Scheme
 General Course Scholarships
Financial Support
Country-based awards
     CONACYT/LSE Graduate Scholarship
      programme
          10% tuition fee discount
     FIDERH Bank of Mexico, Loan Scheme
          20% tuition fee discount
     FUNED
          20% tuition fee discount
     Inter-American Development Bank: Japan-
      IDB Scholarship Programme
     Chevening Scholarships
 LSE Email a Student/an Alum
 Opportunity to contact current students and
 recent alumni who can answer questions about:

       Life as an LSE student
       Living in London
       Studying in the UK
       Student accommodation
       Careers and employment
       LSE courses and programmes

 lse.ac.uk/emailAStudent
 lse.ac.uk/emailAnAlum
Further Information
Lucy Green, Student Recruitment Officer
 LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
 Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3696
 Email: l.r.green@lse.ac.uk

 LSE Undergraduate Admissions
    lse.ac.uk/undergraduate

 LSE Graduate Admissions
    lse.ac.uk/graduate

 LSE Financial Support
    lse.ac.uk/financialSupport
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