We also consider your AS grades, if available.

Contextual admissions A-level grades**

IB Diploma 
37 points overall, with 666 in higher level subjects

Contextual admissions IB grades**
35 points overall, with 655 in higher level subjects

**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.
  • For the BA/BSc Social Anthropology, we are looking for students who have studied a broad and eclectic mix of subjects, therefore there is no one 'ideal' subject combination.
  • Social anthropology can be viewed as a science and/or an arts subject thus successful anthropology applicants in the past have studied such diverse subjects as English, History, Economics, Languages, Sociology, Music, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, RE, Psychology and Art.
  • We are happy to consider applicants offering Mathematics and Further Mathematics in combination with an essay writing subject for this programme.

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.

The London School of Economics and Political Science - Social Anthropology
Source: The London School of Economics and Political Science - Social Anthropology