LSE Summer School
Courses taught during the Summer School are based on regular LSE undergraduate courses, and taught to the same standards by leading LSE faculty. Lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and committed to teaching with academic rigour and contemporary relevance. Our faculty are actively involved in academic research and many act as advisers and consultants to companies and Government bodies.
Mix with students from all over the world
At LSE you will be given the chance to interact with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, both in and out of class. You will be exposed to a variety of insights and opinions, and form friendships and networks that span the globe. In 2014 we welcomed students from the top universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale, Bocconi, Copenhagen Business School, EDHEC and many more.
While the majority of our students are undergraduate students, we also welcome a large number of postgraduate students and professionals each year. In 2014, over 500 professionals from a variety of fields attended the Summer School. Each year we welcome groups from organisations such as the Bank of England, the European Commission, Dutch Ministry of Finance, Bank of Italy and the United Nations.
Gain credit towards your degree
Institutions all over the world grant credit for Summer School courses. While ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how much credit is awarded, generally our courses are awarded 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. For details, speak to your Study Abroad advisor.
Study in one of the world's most exciting cities
Seeing the world and experiencing other cultures is an essential learning experience; London is one of the most exciting and culturally-diverse cities in the world. With impressive architecture, world-class galleries and museums and great food and nightlife, London remains one of the world's top tourist destinations, and is the European financial capital. Being a part of LSE Summer School will give you the opportunity to study and live centrally in one of the leading global cities in the world.
International experience is an impressive part of any CV and, in addition to the personal growth that comes with overseas travel, being able to include study at one of the world's top universities helps Summer School alumni stand out from the crowd.
While the main focus of your time at LSE will be your studies, you will also have the chance to relax with your fellow students outside of class. An organised social programme will give you a chance to see some of the sights of London. Some of the events held in 2014 included trips to the theatre, day-trips to Cambridge and Oxford, and the ever-popular Disco Boat parties.
LSE Summer School offers over 60 three-week courses taught by LSE's
world-renowned faculty. All courses take place on our campus in the heart of Central London.
Courses can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to LSE standards. Summer School courses are drawn from across the university, and are divided into six subject areas:
- English Language
- International Relations, Government and Society
- Business and Management
LSE Summer School courses are full-time, intensive programmes, and consist of at least 54 contact hours over the three-week period, generally taking the form of 36 hours of lectures and 18 hours of tutorial or seminar-based classes.
Due to the intensive nature of the programme, students are expected to spend a full day on campus. Lectures are attended by all students on the course, and take place either in the morning (10am - 1pm) or afternoon (2pm - 5pm), at the same time each day. They are supplemented by small 1.5 hour classes, during the following afternoon or morning. These are an opportunity to work through problem sets or case studies, or present and discuss seminar papers. In addition, students are recommended to spend 2-3 hours per day in self-guided study.
Timetables are issued at the beginning of the programme. It is not possible to know the expected hours of a particular course before the programme starts. It is not possible to change either the lecture time or the allocated class time, however course changes are permitted within the first two days of the session.
100 level courses (e.g. AC101
) are equivalent to introductory level university courses. They have no specific prerequisites in their own subject but may require some mathematics or other related subjects.
200 level courses (e.g. IR201
) are equivalent to intermediate level university courses. They have prerequisites in the form of university level introductory courses in the same, or a closely related, subject.
300 level courses ( EC351
) are advanced and equivalent to either final year undergraduate or first year graduate courses. They have prerequisites of university level intermediate courses.
The cost for Fairfield students to attend this program is outlined below. The price is the total billable program cost which includes the provider fee as well as Fairfield University study abroad fees. The entirety of this payment will be due to Fairfield by March 1. Payment instructions are listed in each application.
Summer I ( 3 weeks): $3,770
Summer II ( 3 weeks): $3,770
Summer ( 6 weeks): $5,950
For more information
Please contact Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad or visit the London School of Economics