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I am currently enrolled in LSE’s MSc Gender, Media and Culture programme. In terms of organisation, both faculties I am involved with (Gender and Media) are pretty good. I would say that the course (module) enrollment process needs to be reformed because it takes place during welcome week and can be very stressful for students still dealing with moving in and settling down to have to also choose their courses. For my programme specifically, I was given priority about selection for media and gender modules but I am aware that other programmes do not have this security. For example Gender, Development and Globalisation students do not have priority in the Development department meaning that there are courses that they came to the university to take that they have not been able to enrol in.
In terms of teaching, I would say that most of the lectures are very good; they are engaging and compelling. Some lecturers should work on being able to engage with the class without reading only from a script. The seminars are where I have found the teaching becomes much more variable. Some seminars I have, particularly in the gender department lack structure and inspiration. I sometimes think the concepts are not being pushed to their critical limits. Saying this, one of my seminars has recently improved after we gave the seminar leader our feedback. And, as far as an underfunded gender department goes, they are doing very well. They create an inclusive environment for learning in which I feel comfortable. I just wish it were a little more inspiring.
I also feel that they should give us more assignments because the structure of only doing two essays per course is not pushing me and it is not allowing us to reach our investigative potential as critics.View more
Also, I get a lot of help from teachers here. It is a fantastic university, please go and discover for yourself. One of the best in the country. Really, I had a great time there and I really enjoyed the courses.View more
I consider myself fortunate to be a graduate student at LSE, where the staff and professors are warm and accommodating, making me feel at home despite being a foreign student. Not to mention the fact that this university’s educational program has received accolades from all across the world. I am appreciative of the weekly seminars because they provide me the chance to talk with my lecturers and classmates about what I have just learned and to have a better understanding of it. I wish LSE continued success!View more
I am a postgraduate student at LSE snd I have just started studying, therefore I cannot give an accurate review of the university yet. However, as far as I have seen, the environment is friendly, open and very international. In my course alone we are 102 students from 48 countries. This provides a great opportunity to learn more about different cultures around the globe.View more
LSE is one of the most prestigious universities of all time and getting to do my master’s in comparative politics from the university was an honour.
The professors are all experts in their respective fields and often have authored seminal works in those fields.
The student body is very international and you get to meet and interact with people from all parts of the globe.
Having an LSE degree is an advantage in terms of job prospects as well.
LSE prepares its students by challenging them to think critically.View more
Bearing the title of being one of the top economics universities in the world inevitably signifies that academics at this the LSE particularly economics is bound to be challenging. Some of this burden is alleviated by the attentive tutors and top quality resources as well as plethora of co-curricular opportunities to overcome the stress. That said being a non-campus university in the heart of London meets the obvious challenge of having students scattered all over London and a lacking sense of belonging or identity in the university. Forging a stronger sense of belonging and support for the students by holding more in campus activities and programs would help with this cause and alleviate the student satisfaction ranking.View more
The online program was not complicated and engaged the students completely. The online platform was easy to use, textbook provided by the university was the best general study guide as well. The tutorials in the program were short but covered the main key points needed to pass the exam. The tutors also made the tutorials simple to understand, and would always answer all your queries and questions and make sure you understand. The classes for my degree were all relevant and the knowledge learnt will be useful throughout life.
Being an online program did make it difficult to actually get motivated to study, as it was all up to you if you wanted to study or not, no one would tell you or push you to study.
The school could improve by adding weekly online classes to the program and giving out small weekly assignments that have to be done by the students, this would motivate them and make the students put more effort into the course.
Due to it being online, there wasn’t a normal student life. You could actually work a full-time job and study on the side.
The online course is done worldwide, I actually did it in Kenya. Hence I would say the university is very international.
I would definitely recommend anyone to study there, especially if they want to study while working. Also, the fees are very affordable, and there isn’t as much stress put on you.
Getting a degree from a prestigious university like this one has a massive positive impact on your career prospects as the university is well recognized both internationally and locally. Due to finishing my degree just recently, I haven’t yet got a job in the field I studied, but I am confident I’ll be able to get one soon.
The research for my project was at the forefront of the field of land policy studies and explored many intersections between the field of urban planning and other disciplines. The space and facilities in the college are also very good, including places for individual study and for group discussions and modelling.View more