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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.3
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 4 course credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Economics, Finance, History, International Comparative Studies, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Students considering the year-long General Course at the London School of Economics must make an appointment to meet with Carolyn Covalt in order to proceed with their application. Study Abroad Transfer credits and other logistics related to the General Course are unique, which is why this is REQUIRED.
NOTE: there is NO semester option at the London School of Economics, only the year-long General Course.

Please note that the Duke Study Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see

Please make sure to read about the difference between direct enroll vs provider programs at

LSE, known worldwide for teaching and research in social, political and economic sciences, is located in the heart of London, one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

What LSE has to offer
  •     A fully integrated experience in a highly diverse and international environment
  •     A member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League
  •     Britain's only university specializing in the study of the social sciences
  •     Close ties to business, government, law and media in the city
  •     The British Library of Political and Economic Science, the largest in the world devoted exclusively to the social sciences
  •     An active students' union that operates shops, a cafe and three bars
  •     Part of the University of London (UL), so students can use the UL Union's excellent facilities

  •     Housing is in LSE or UL accommodation throughout the city, or in IFSA housing in west central London
  •     Some housing offers a meal plan
  •     Students in other housing purchase or prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities

  •     Students are accepted for the full year only
  •     Students take four courses, including at least one from their selected host department (two if assigned to economics)
  •     A member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research universities in the United Kingdom