How to apply for undergraduate study
Undergraduate study in LSE is usually your first degree, leading to a BA or BSC. Most courses last three years, although there are courses last four years, and if you choose to take one of our study abroad options that will also add a year to your degree.
Undergraduate applications in LSE all come via UCAS, they open in September, and we close in mid-January each year.
We are looking for personal information, accompanied by grades from two years, proceeding their applications.
And if you have any qualifications you haven’t completed yet, like A-Levels or APs, you are taking in the coming summer, your list is still pending. You need to find someone who gives you a reference. If you at school that is normally one of your teachers. Finally you also write a personal statement. That is the short piece about the 4,000 characters where you tell us what your academic interests are and why you think you will be really good fit for the course.
Currently, we attracted more applications per place than any other UK university. We have students from so many different countries. We accept a wide range of international qualifications, which we detailed on our websites.
LSE welcomes applications from students of any background, culture, social background to its application process. We are looking for students who meet academic criteria. So whether is an application from London southeast or elsewhere in the UK or around the world. We have students from everywhere 150 different countries. We are looking at everyone on the same basis academic focus.
If English is not your first language, then you need to get an English qualification. Just like your academic qualifications, it doesn’t matter if you do not already have that when you apply. It will make you an offer we will ask you to get one before the summer when you arrive LSE. We normally base our assessment just on the information provided on your UCAS board and don’t normally do additional interviews.
The competition is really intense. Your job is to make your application stand out. Now we are looking at the applications holistically. We looking at in terms of Merit, Motivation and Potential. The Merit is largely your qualifications. The Motivation and Potential, we gonna pick out of the references and out of your personal statement. So it’s really important you invest time in your personal statement.
It’s the one part where you really get to talk to your universities and explain why you think you will be a good fit for them.
So from LSE prospective, it’s the academic motivation of the students that is the first and foremost of the most important aspect of the applications. We are looking for students to demonstrate they are academically passionate about what they want to study. They have a considerate interest in the content of the degree they want to study at the school. They’ve got an enthusiasm for the subject and demonstrable evidence to all this things.
It’s an amazing experience at LSE, really fantastic. You gonna make some amazing friends here. You gonna learn so much about the subjects you choose to study. You will live here a more rounded person who’s a better place to be in career you hope to live on.
THE LONSON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE