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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • 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: Junior 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, 8 course credits/year 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. 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

The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE - offers a unique opportunity to study the social sciences in a university institution with a worldwide academic reputation, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of one of the world's great capital cities.

Since 1910 there has been an arrangement for visiting students to pursue a year of fully integrated undergraduate study at LSE. This facility is called the General Course.

LSE believes strongly in the value of year-long study abroad and consequently doesn't offer any single-semester study options. This position ensures that all study abroad students have access to the full range of LSE's facilities and services, from the bars and refectories to the library and Careers Service. General Course students are looked after by their own Associate Dean; elect their own representative to the LSE Students' Union and have the support of a departmental tutor. Additionally, they are provided with their own bespoke social calendar.

Every General Course student is required to sit the final exams in each of the courses they have taken and they are issued with a final transcript detailing both these and their overall class grades.

Students with a minimum 3.3 grade point average will be positively considered. Students applying to departments or listing courses that are predominantly quantitatively based (i.e., accounting, economics, finance, math, and statistics) should have a 3.5 or better in related courses, including higher level calculus and linear algebra.

For more information on LSE, please visit their web site using the link above.