AAA, including an A in Mathematics
We also consider your AS grades, if available.

Contextual admissions A-level grades**
AAB including an A in Mathematics

IB Diploma
38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects including Mathematics

Contextual admissions IB grades**
37 points overall, with 666 in higher level subjects including Mathematics

**Read the UG Admissions Information to learn more about contextual admissions.

A-level subject combinations

  • We consider the combination of subjects you have taken, as well as the individual scores.
  • We believe a broad mix of traditional academic subjects to be the best preparation for studying at LSE and expect applicants to have at least two full A-levels or equivalent in these subjects.
  • Whilst there is no one ideal subject combination, traditional academic subjects (such as natural sciences, English, economics, and the humanities) are preferred to less traditional subjects such as business studies or accounting.
  • Given the analytical nature of this programme, A-level (or equivalent) Mathematics is an essential qualification, together with the aptitude and willingness to develop further mathematic knowledge.
  • We are keen to recruit students who have an eclectic mix of contrasting subjects such as history, chemistry and mathematics or geography, biology and physics.
  • Further Mathematics is helpful preparation for this highly quantitative course, but not required. We are happy to consider students offering Mathematics, Further Mathematics and one other subject but prefer the third subject to include essay-writing skills.

English Language Requirement

If English is not your native language, you will need to possess a valid English language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL. These English proficiency test results should not be older than two years as of October 1st, which is the starting date for your intended program. The minimum score requirements are as follows: for IELTS, an overall score of 7.0 is necessary, with a minimum of 6.0 in both speaking and writing, and 6.5 in listening and reading. Alternatively, for TOEFL, an overall score of 107 is required, with minimum scores of 23 in reading and listening, 22 in writing, and 20 in speaking. Please note that if your previous degree was conducted in English, you may be exempt from this requirement.

London School of Economics and Political Science - Management
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