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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
London School of Economics: Direct Enrollment
https://www.lse.ac.uk/

london school
Description:
LSE first opened its doors in 1895 in three rooms in 9 John Adam Street, close to the Strand, London. During its first year 300 students enrolled for its courses including economics, statistics and political science. In 1896 the School moved to larger premises at 10 Adelphi Terrace, overlooking the Thames.

LSE was the brain child of Sidney Webb (1859-1947) supported by his wife, the social investigator Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), the political scientist Graham Wallas (1858-1932) and the writer G Bernard Shaw (1856-1950). All four were members of the Fabian Society. An economic historian, William Hewins (1865-1931) was appointed the first Director. The first prospectus lists eleven lecturers.

“The special aim of the School will be, from the first, the study and investigation of the concrete facts of industrial life and the actual working of economic and political relations as they exist or have existed, in the United Kingdom and in foreign countries.”  LSE Prospectus, 1895

From the start, the School was open to women and men and welcomed students from overseas. The School was committed to providing its students with “scientific training in methods of investigation and research” and resources for research, and in 1896 it founded the Library, known from 1928 as the British Library of Political and Economic Science.

The first prospectus lists the subjects taught as economics, statistics, commerce, commercial geography, commercial history, commercial and industrial law, currency and banking, taxation and finance, and political science. Classes were held in the morning and evening for working students.

As the School reaches its 125th birthday in 2020-2021 it continues to develop and change with new departments and research centres. These include the Centre for Economic Performance (1990), Gender Institute (1993), the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (2008) and LSE African Initiative (2009) and the South Asia Centre and Women Peace and Security established in 2015.

In 2006 the School obtained the right to confer its own degrees and the first LSE degree was conferred in 2008.

The LSE campus has continued to develop with LSE establishing a presence on Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The New Academic Building, designed by Grimshaw, opened in 2008, and in 2013, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields became the home of the Department of Economics and related research centres.

The School’s first new build for 40 years was the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre; designed by O'Donnell & Tuomey, the building was shortlisted for the 2014 Stirling Prize.

Today the Centre Buildings Redevelopment has re-shaped Houghton Street and Clare Market and work is underway on plans for the development of the site of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Contact:
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