Founded in 1895, the LSE specialised in the social sciences and offers teaching across various social sciences fields such as accounting and finance, anthropology, applied statistics, actuarial science, economic history, economics, geography, government, history, international development, international relations, law, management, philosophy, politics, psychology, social policy, sociology, mathematics and statistics.
Rankings and awards:
- LSE was stated as the leading social science institution in the world by the Fulbright Commission.
- The university is renowned as one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford.
- LSE often scores well in the social science specific section of the THE-QS World University rankings and always ranked among the top 5 universities.
- LSE is one of only four British institutions to have never ranked outside the top 10 in any compiled league ranking table.
International students in LSE:
- London School of Economics and Political Science is among the world’s most selective universities.
- It has a highly international student body with around 9,000 full time students from 140 countries.
- LSE has a cosmopolitan staff of just over 3,000, with about 45 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK.
- Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE’s campus
- An influential network of close to 100,000 LSE alumni spans the world in more than 190 countries.