The General Course
Study year abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science
This brochure provides information for students at universities outside the United Kingdom who wish to join the General Course, usually as part of their work toward a degree at their home institution. It complements our website, www.lse.ac.uk/general-course, which provides further detailed information and answers many of the most frequently asked questions.
101 years of study abroad at LSE
The 1909-10 edition of the LSE ‘Calendar’ notes ‘The [General Course] is recommended to foreigners desirous of studying the development of British Institutions’. Whilst the General Course is still recommended, it is now students studying overseas we welcome, and the study of British Institutions need no longer be their focus!
Today, 101 years later, the General Course offers a fully integrated year of undergraduate study to around 300 students of more than 40 nationalities drawn from over 130 universities.