London School of Economics (LSE)

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A World-Leading Social Science Institution

Dedicated to the social sciences, London School of Economics (LSE) ranks 3rd in social science and management subjects in the entire world. Located in the heart of London near Bloomsbury, LSE aims to make a global impact with outstanding education and deep-rooted social research.

Here are some frequently asked questions about London School of Economics.

What's it all about?

Founded at the very beginning of the 20th Century, famous playwright George Bernard Shaw being a notable founding member, LSE closely studies social and economic trends.

LSE’s motto “rerum cognoscere causas” means “to know the causes of things”. It was chosen to support the School’s founding purpose, “for the betterment of society”. As it stands, LSE is the only university in the United Kingdom dedicated solely to the study and research of social sciences

What kind of courses do they offer?

LSE has 29 academic departments and institutes dedicated to the social sciences. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Department of Economic History
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of International Relations
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Social Policy
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Statistics

Where is LSE located?

Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there?

LSE is just a 24-minute walk from Crescent Hotel. As you exit the hotel, turn right onto Marchmont Street and then another right on Bernard St. Take the next left onto Russell Square and continue walk south for approximately half a mile. As you approach the Strand underpass, take a left onto Portugal Street. LSE will be on your right, just down Clare Market.