Get to grips with the key concepts of coding with LSE’s new course, Think like a programmer: An introduction to the concepts behind coding. 

Run in conjunction with LSE LIFE and the IT Training team, this brand-new course will introduce you to the key concepts of programming languages without the need for any prior programming knowledge.

You’ll learn the basics of how coding languages work, write your own pseudocode, and work with logic structures, algorithms, and functions.

From the knowledge you gain, you’ll have a greater understanding of these concepts with any programming language, and you’ll be able to put your skills to use with your chosen language – whether it’s Python, Java, Javascript or C++.

student using a laptop in the LSE Library


The course runs over three consecutive weeks, with each session 90 minutes long. The first course takes place at 10:30am-12:00pm on the following Thursdays: 25 January, 1 February and 8 February. Please make sure you can attend every session.

Sign up here to book your place now. If the course is fully booked, you can register your interest so you’ll be notified when the next course becomes available.

The course will run again during Lent term for those who wish to attend but are unable to make the January sessions.