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Programmes, Routes & Awards

The University of London International Programmes for which the London School of Economics and Political Science examine and offer the academic direction and support for are listed below.

Bsc Degree Programmes

Standard entry route

The Bsc degree programmes provide an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers. All of the following programmes can act as a stepping stone to further study at undergraduate and Masters level. Bsc degrees consist of 12 individual courses which can be can be completed within three and eight years when taken through the Standard entry route.  

Graduate entry route

There is also a Graduate Entry Route for most of the BSc degrees which provides an opportunity for graduates of any discipline to gain an additional undergraduate degree by following a shorter than normal programme, consisting of nine individual courses.

Diplomas for Graduates

Diplomas for Graduates in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences enable you to extend either the depth or range of your previous undergraduate study. Specifically, they are aimed at graduates who wish to:

  • acquire and demonstrate vocational skills in a particular field in the workplace and beyond or
  • use the Diploma as a basis for progression into postgraduate study and whose first degree is in an unrelated field or
  • gain a stronger basis for entry to postgraduate study at a university and whose first degree may not be readily acceptable as equivalent to a good UK honours degree.

The Diploma for Graduates can be completed in a minimum of one year.

What if I don't meet the entrance requirements?

As long as you have formal university entrance qualifications, there is no competition for admission since there is no restriction on the numbers who may register. The entrance requirements can be found on each of the relevant programme pages.

You can find a list of qualifications considered for entrance by country in the prospectus.

If you think that you may not have the necessary academic qualifications for direct entry into a degree programme, the University of London offer the following:

University of London International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for rigorous undergraduate study.

The programme is equivalent in standard to qualifications studied in year 13 in a UK school (e.g. ‘A’ levels. When you successfully complete the programme you will gain guaranteed entry to an LSE directed degree offered by the University of London International Programmes.

You MUST study for this programme at one of the teaching centres that have been approved to provide teaching and support for this programme.

Or for further information, see the University of London website:

International Foundation Programme

Individual courses

An individual course is a single course from one of the EMFSS programmes. As long as you satisfy the entry requirements and have the necessary background, you can take an individual course without registering for a degree or diploma programme. More than 90 individual courses are currently available. When you register you will receive a certificate of registration. If you pass the examination you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Full information on individual courses can be found on the University of London website, here.