The London School of Economics and Political Science, or LSE at it is more commonly known, is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. It is consistently ranked in the UK top 10 and has a global reputation for academic quality. The campus is located in the very heart of London, right next to the Royal Courts of Justice building, and very close to the financial district, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament.

Key Facts


  • #6 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • #4 in the Complete University Guide 2020
  • #19 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 6,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 7,000

Year founded

  • 1895

  • It has 23 academic departments and 16 research centres.
  • 18 Nobel prize winners have studied at LSE, as have 37 world leaders – including Pierre Trudeau and Queen Marguerite of Denmark.
  • Other notable alumni include George Soros, David Rockefeller, Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
  • It’s known for its diversity, and currently welcomes students from almost 150 different countries.  
  • 91% of graduating students are in employment or further study within 66 months of leaving.
Areas of recognition

The Times Higher Education World subject rankings 2020 place LSE 7th for Social Sciences and 8th for Business and Economics and 9th for Psychology globally.

LSE is ranked 3rd for Social Policy, 5th for Anthropology, Law and Economics, 8th for Philosophy and 10th for Politics within the in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Kings alumni at LSE

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