London School of Economics (LSE) was founded in 1895. It is located in the central part of the vibrant city of London. LSE degree programmes in various disciplines are accredited by professional bodies, such as the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).Show more
Prior to enrolling into LSE, I understood about the high percentage of international students, in a sense this can be seen as a positive by helping the school increase its diversity as well educating ourselves by meeting students from different cultures and backgrounds. In Academia, I would rate my school very highly since some of my lecturers are leading researchers in their respective fields. Similarly, when it comes to classes I was somewhat surprised to find that majority of the teachers are in fact PhD students, personally, I would prefer a professor when it comes to answering my questions or a better explanation of a certain area. I would greatly like to emphasize the career service of my school since it offers a wide range of workshops such as cv prep or mock interviews when trying to land internships or graduate roles. By using this service has helped me land a volunteering role at a charity in itself. On the other hand, some ways to improve my school is to include more non-alcoholic events such as in pubs or bars. Overall I would rate my first term as inspiring and a great learning curve for my journey at this uni.View more
Pros: great range of business-orientated modules, very clean campus, very international, good career prospects, lectures are insightful, there’s an incredible array of opportunities, and there are weekly influential speakers. However, the teaching could be better.View more
My degree has a relatively low number of students which makes my studies more interpersonal. This makes it easy to learn faster and communicate with teachers/academic mentors more efficiently if I need help. The program is well-structured and the courses are complementary which helps me build up knowledge consistently and cohesively.View more
LSE BSc Management gives you a solid ground to enter a corporate job, if it is what you wish to do. There are a lot of opportunities to get engaged with NGOs and social sciences, however, you need to be more proactive, as the programme is designed to set you up for a job in Finance/Management Consulting/Corporate. The programme is modular which means you can choose the courses you take and design your speciality – whether you want to focus more on Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, or Statistics and Quantitative Sciences. Career prospects are good outside of the UK, however, the London job market is highly competitive, meaning you will be in the mix with people who have roughly the same qualifications.View more
LSE is indeed one of the universities that has the most diverse student pattern in the world which gives comfort to students and creates a friendly atmosphere. Academics are incredible and the structure of the courses are both push students to be more active and enable them to look at the issues from different angles. On top of that, strong networking is a great advantage. It is really nice to study in an institution that gathers such amazing academics and qualified students.View more
The professors are good and have really useful seminars about Ph.D. and job hunting. The courses are great. Students can choose the courses based on their interests or needs and there are not many restrictions.View more
I completed my Masters in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences in LSE back in 2020. I was admitted even though I had little acquaintance with Philosophy. Doing Philosophy at LSE really changed my view of the topic in its entirety. The classes helped me understand how the subject has progressed over time in academia and how the discourse has grown to be about punctual argumentation. Understanding this helped me develop my analytical skills, which I now value most compared to any other academic skill I had exercised in the past. I was amazed at how varied philosophical considerations are nowadays and how important it is to strip arguments from their emotional appeal when considering issues of global importance. Overall, a trip through philosophy offered by LSE is an extremely rich experience that goes beyond the inspection of the extensive contemporary philosophical literature.View more
Studying Economics at LSE opens you to gain further understanding of the wider implications of economics in the world today whilst also using quantitative and qualitative theories to enrich this. The course also allows you to learn outside modules such as accounting, finance, geography, etc, in which you have the opportunity to widen your knowledge about other modules that aren’t necessarily based on your degree. Simultaneously, the degree consists of group projects such as the first-year challenge which enables us as students to not only learn the theoretical concepts but think like economists and apply our knowledge.
Besides academics, the degree has excellent academic support through student mentors, LSE life, and peer support schemes. On the social side, there’s always something to get involved in whether that’s social involvement or volunteering! LSE also provides a great career hub service, providing 1-1 help with spring week applications.
Overall, the degree is inevitably challenging but the nature of the content is intriguing!View more
Best uni especially for career prospect and academia, variety of opportunities for careers, self-improvements, academia and socialising. Some departments like law also has their own common room whilst others gather in the libraryView more
Despite low student satisfaction ratios, I think the LSE dealt with the covid situation effectively. It provided me with a lot of professional opportunities which helped me secure a very competitive job in one of the best banks in the industry. The counselling and advice offered through various societies were remarkable and student facilities were great. The centre building along with the LSE library were my favourite spots to both hang out and study on campus.
My degree was very challenging but there was always academic help available. The only thing LSE should work on is their mental health counselling service. It is very hard to get appointments unless one mentions that they’re feeling suicidal. There is often a huge wait on getting appointments and I think it is best if LSE does something about it.View more