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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 12/15/2020 01/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: University Study
Language(s) of Instruction: English Only Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.30
Eligible Populations: UG Junior Housing Options: Residence Hall
Academic Highlights: Business, Liberal Arts Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Kaela Conroy
Program Description:

LSE LogoLondon School of Economics and Political Science Program Highlights

  • Study at the world's leading dedicated social science institution
  • Choose from over 250 courses
  • Located in Central London
  • Learn from leading academics
  • Over 200 students clubs and societies
  • Guaranteed university accommodations
  • General Course students become life-long alumni of LSE

Academic Calendar

  • The General Course is an academic year-long program, comprised of three terms:
    • Michaelmas Term: mid-September to mid-December
    • Lent Term: early January to mid-March
    • Summer Term: April to early June
  • Courses at the School are year-long in duration, with teaching taking place in the Michaelmas and Lent terms, and examinations in the Summer term. 
  • Orientation: Begins at the end of September

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have:
    • completed at least two years of university level study by the time theyattend LSE
    • a GPA of 3.3 and above for acceptance to qualitative courses (anthropology, government, sociology etc.)
    • a GPA of 3.5 and above for acceptance to quantitative courses (economics, mathematics, statistics etc.)
  • ?Please note that the above admission requirements are firm
  • Click here for additional detail on the LSE entry requirements

Studying at LSE

  • The General Course is a fully-integrated year of undergraduate study at LSE. General Course students will join the same classes and sit the same end of year examinations as our regular, degree-seeking undergraduates 
  • General Course students will take four courses (or equivalent half-unit courses), and may pick and choose these from across the 250+ options in 18 academic disciplines     
    • Courses are comprised of lectures and classes: 
      • Lectures are attended by all the students taking the course, which could run to several hundred for popular courses  
      • Classes, by contrast, are a much more intimate affair, consisting of no more than 15 students. In your classes you will work through questions, problem sets and issues raised in lectures, and you are also expected to contribute your own ideas, researched independently, to class discussions
  • At LSE there is a strong focus on independent, self-motivated study 
  • The number of formal contact hours will vary with the type of course students are taking but will normally be between 8 and 12 hours per week
    • While this may not seem like much,  formal contact hours are intended as a framework to provide the student with a structure for their own research and reading. It is expected that the students will spend at least another 20 hours per week pursuing independent study
  • While formative coursework (e.g. essays, problem sets, presentations) may be required throughout the year, the primary assessment consists of a comprehensive, end-of-year examination for each course
  • To complement it's rigorous academics, LSE offers plenty of academic support and guidance including study skills courses, full access to the Student Mentoring Scheme, Career Service, and Student Counselling Service, among others 
  • Click here to learn more about the Academic Program at LSE                    

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Life at LSE

  • Studying at LSE puts you right in the heart of London, with many places of interest within easy walking distance
  • The campus is locate don the doorstep of Central London, Westminster and Covent Garden 
  • Students have access to over 200 student clubs and societies, athletic facilities and teams, lectures from world renowned thought leaders, a robust social calendar and weekend trips subsidized by the school
  • Guaranteed accommodations in London offered in many styles (e.g. single, double, special interest) to meet your needs
  • Click here to learn more about Life at LSE

Cost of Attendance