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Aishwarya

February 6th, 2023

Top five reasons why LSE should be your graduate study destination

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Aishwarya

February 6th, 2023

Top five reasons why LSE should be your graduate study destination

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

With the application season upon us already, if you’re wondering whether to apply to LSE, read on to find out what makes LSE the place to be for your graduate study.

World-class educational experience

The international job market becomes increasingly competitive with each passing year. Choosing an educational degree that helps you make the cut is more important than ever before. LSE degrees are a gold-standard in the world of higher education and will enable you to build a range of personal and professional skill-sets that will help you stand out from the crowd. The academic culture and educational experience at LSE are designed for students to navigate a dynamic business environment. In fact, LSE was ranked as the top university in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. QS World University Rankings lists LSE as second in the world for sustainability and third in the world for social sciences and management studies.

Remarkably diverse community

The LSE community includes students and staff from over 140 countries and is a vastly diverse mix of people and ideas. This diversity makes studying at LSE not just a unique experience but also a life-transforming one. The educational atmosphere at LSE thrives on intellectual discussions on an extensive array of topics, including sometimes even the most challenging themes. LSE’s diverse environment also underpins the academic curricula across all of its departments and programmes where students have the opportunity to engage with varied material, ultimately helping them achieve an enriching learning experience.

Cutting edge research

LSE has a global reputation for being a centre for world-leading research. The institution’s contribution to research in the social sciences has been consistently recognised by the Research Excellence Framework. LSE’s research outputs, research impact and the research environment are judged to be top quality in the UK under this framework. The research taking place at LSE shapes and stimulates the teaching environment which makes the learning experience highly valuable and meaningful.

Abundant support

LSE offers a wide range of services that are directed at students’ overall wellbeing. These range from financial support for scholarship and bursaries and academic support for help on issues related to academic performance to wellbeing support for assistance related to disability and mental health needs and careers support for career guidance and development. Whatever the need may be, LSE has the resources and support available for your aid. LSE’s Students’ Union (LSESU) is also an excellent community that works towards helping all students have the best possible experience during their time at university. The LSESU offers several services including student advice and advocacy.

Central location

LSE is situated in the heart of central London, very close to one of the biggest financial, legal and cultural centres of the world. Being in one of the most prime locations helps LSE be actively engaged in and involved with several pressing issues that affect both the UK and the world environment. This allows for a convenient and effective two-way exchange of ideas between the LSE atmosphere and the world outside. To be a part of this dynamic culture helps students actively participate in lively debate and discussion to help change the world for better, every day.

And those are just the top five reasons for pursuing graduate studies at LSE. As you engage more with the LSE community, I’m sure you’ll find many more exciting reasons to choose LSE for your graduate studies.

About the author

Aishwarya

I’m Aish, an MPhil/PhD student at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. I study the impact that personality characteristics can have on performance at the workplace. When I’m not actively PhD-ing, I spend my time cooking, writing, and hula-hooping.

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