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We invite you to spend your summer in London with API at the internationally renowned London School of Economics. LSE offers an extensive range of courses over the summer in such fields as accounting and finance, economics, international studies, law, and management.

Enhance your resume and earn valuable academic credit, enroll in classes alongside students from across the world, and see why London is consistently ranked the best city for university students and is always among the most visited locations in the world!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. (students applying to 200/300 level classes may require a higher G.P.A.)
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $9,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 1, 2 and 3 Combined Jun, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $20,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $16,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 2 and 3 Combined Jul, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $16,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jul, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $9,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 3 Jul, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $9,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

Additional tuition fees apply for professional applicants, i.e. those that are not currently enrolled in a U.S. university as a full-time student.

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns. API students will participate in one of the following excursions per term. Students participating in multiple program sessions will select 1-3 excursions determined by their length of program.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 U.S. semester credits per session (up to 9 total)

Students who choose to study abroad in London at the internationally renowned LSE summer school will have access to an extensive range of course in such fields as accounting and finance, economics, international studies, law, and management, taught by the same leading LSE faculty who lead the academic year programs.

Courses are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating, and are condensed versions of the courses offered during the semester. It is the largest summer school program in the U.K., with over 4,500 participants representing more than 100 countries and 6 continents. There is also a significant professional representation in the courses and students may find that they have representatives from the United Nations, the European Commission and leading international banks in their classes. The faculty are all experts in their fields and are actively involved in academic research and many act as advisors and consultants to companies and government bodies.

Students can choose from over 100 courses in the following disciplines at LSE:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • International Relations, Government, and Society
  • Law
  • Management

Students can participate in one, two, or three summer sessions for 3 semester credits per session (up to 9 total). All LSE summer school students are encouraged to make full use of LSE facilities. These include the LSE library (the major UK national library of social sciences), IT Services, LSE Health Centre, school cafeterias, and LSE sports facilities.

SELECTIVITY

Please note that for admission to courses that require prerequisites, it is not enough to have simply taken the prerequisite course. In most cases, students must have passed the prerequisite course with a B or higher.

ACADEMIC REFERENCE

LSE requires students to provide contact information for one academic reference (in addition to the letter of recommendation required on the standard API application). LSE will contact this referee directly if further information is required.

LSE LECTURE SERIES

All LSE summer students are eligible to attend the LSE Public Lecture Series at no additional cost. Speakers include internationally renowned professors and researchers. More information is available on-site.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the London School of Economics upon completion of their program.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

CONTACT HOURS AND TEACHING METHODS

Summer school courses are full-time and normally consist of 54 contact hours over the three-week period. Their Blended Learning approach involves seminar style classes and 3 additional hours of lectures delivered on campus each week, all in socially distanced environments. This will be supported by a combination of synchronous (live) and non-synchronous (pre-recorded) lectures delivered online. Each course is worth 3 U.S. credits as indicated by the number in parentheses that follows each course listing on the following pages. Lectures are attended by all students on the course, and take place either in the morning (10 am – 1 pm) or afternoon (2 pm – 5 pm), 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.

COURSE TEXTS

To obtain the optimum learning experience from the course, it is essential to attend all of the lectures and classes. It is also important to do all the course reading. LSE advises students to buy the main text(s) and use the LSE Library for supplemental reading.

Purchasing textbooks is course-dependent (some courses to not require this), but some may find it is suggested. LSE suggests that students wait until they arrive before purchasing textbooks, and some may be able to get one from the library on a first-come, first-served basis. Most courses provide a printed course pack and the majority use Moodle, which allows teachers and lecturers to post readings and other assignments so that students can access the material. Most journal articles and some chapters from course texts will be available on Moodle.

Several bookstores near the LSE campus supply textbooks for LSE students.

LEVELS AND PREREQUISITES

  • 100 LEVEL COURSES – These courses 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. The 100 level course minimum entry requirement is that applicants must have graduated from high school and have been accepted to a college or university.
  • 200 LEVEL COURSES – These courses 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 – These courses are advanced and equivalent to either final year undergraduate or first-year graduate courses. They have prerequisites of university-level intermediate courses.

Students will choose one course per session and will earn 3 U.S. semester credits per course

Courses at London School of Economics (Summer Full Curriculum)

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Courses at London School of Economics (Summer Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at London School of Economics (Summer Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at London School of Economics (Summer Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at London School of Economics (Summer Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at London School of Economics (Summer Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Same courses and professors as during the academic year
  • Selective admission
  • Ranked #5 in U.K. (#25 in the world) - Times Higher Education Rankings 2018
  • Founding member of elite Russell Group of universities

*API is offering a 25% discount on the housing fees for summer 2021 LSE programs. Contact the API office for details!

London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing via public transportation or walking. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.

Students will be housed in student apartments. Most apartments have several single rooms with a shared living room and kitchen. Some have en suite bathrooms in each bedroom while others have shared bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats. A weekly cleaning service is provided to the communal kitchen/living areas in all API London accommodations.

We may place students in a few different student apartment buildings depending on where they are taking classes. We will prioritize having students share an apartment with other API students, but it is possible that API students would share an apartment with non-API students.

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