Offer Holders 2022

One of the things I have enjoyed the most about studying international relations at LSE has been studying with people from all around the world and being a part of this community... everyone is willing to help each other out

Beatriz Silva, BSc International Relations 1st year

A warm welcome to all our offer holders! We look forward to you joining us here at LSE and in the Department of International Relations soon. 

The LSE Welcome microsite for 2022 is now live! It is your guide to help you get ready for life at LSE:

Go to the LSE Welcome microsite!

Over the summer of 2022, offer holders will be receiving a series of emails from the Department of International Relations, to help you get settled into your studies. There will also be a series of webinars, where you can meet key staff and ask any questions you might have about joining the department. You can expect to hear from us over the summer as follows:


  • An email about the Department of International Relations community and how to get involved
  • An email about the structure of the academic year and the academic support on offer in the department


  • A webinar about the structure of the year; an opportunity for you to ask the Programmes Team questions about the shape of the year at LSE

    Undergraduates (joint and single honours) - 17 August, 2.00-3.00pm BST - check your email for how to book

    Taught postgraduates
    - 16 August, 2.00-3.00pm BST - check your email for how to book
  • An email to taught postgraduates about choosing your courses, explaining how you select your courses in September for the year ahead


  • An email outlining the full schedule of events happening in Welcome – your first week here at LSE
  • A webinar for taught postgraduates guiding you through the course selection portal where you will have an opportunity to ask the Programmes Team any questions about how to select your courses - 1 September, 2.00-3.00pm BST - check your email for how to book
  • An online Q&A session for taught postgraduates in case you have any questions about the course selection process - 13 September, 2.00–3.00pm BST - check your email for how to book

Keep an eye on your inboxes and don't forget to register for the webinars! All the webinars will be recorded, so don't worry if you can't attend live.

We're all really looking forward to meeting you in the months ahead. In the meantime, if you have a question about your programme, contact the Programmes Team on or, or if you have any queries about your offer such as meeting offer conditions, appeals, deferred entry, please see:

Please also note the current processing times for the graduate admissions office for incoming applications, emails and documents (including confirmation of receipt).

Please check out the links below for useful information, and if you have any further queries, please get in touch

COVID-19: LSE plans for the next academic year

Professional Services Team - who to ask

Meet the Professional Services team and find out who to ask.



Joint Honours students

You will be hearing from us over the summer with more information, but if you have specific questions you could also check out the webpages of your joint department for more information, or contact them directly.

Full list of LSE department websites

Our social media and Facebook offer holder groups

Before you arrive make sure you follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also join our private department offer holders Facebook groups: 

You will need to submit your offer holder number for admission to the Facebook groups. This number can be found on all LSE correspondence to you, including your offer holder letter.

Current students website

You can visit our department Current Students web area to get an idea of what is happening in the department, from social events to how teaching works, to exams and assessments.

Meet our students

Check out the student content on our department blog:

Recommended readings

There are recommended readings for each programme, so check out our Programmes page to select your programme and follow the link.

The Undergraduate Course guides or Postgraduate Course guides also give an indicative reading list for each individual course.  

Academic year structure, student teaching timetables, academic support

LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. 

Students can view their personal timetables on LSE for You. These are usually available from Welcome onwards. The specific date will be available on the above webpage nearer the time. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates. 

Visit the Teaching and learning webpage for more information about the structure of the academic year and the academic support we offer.

Switching MSc IR programmes

Transfers between the MSc programmes at the beginning of the session are only allowed in exceptional circumstances and should be discussed with your academic mentor.

You are expected to attend only the orientation meeting for the course for which you have been accepted. 

LSE100 - selecting your themes from 22 August 2022

LSE100 is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for all undergraduates, which gives you the opportunity to explore transformative global challenges in collaboration with peers and leading academics from across LSE. 

Before registering at LSE, you will select one of three themes to focus on during LSE100, each of which foregrounds a complex and pressing question facing social scientists.

Find out more about the available themes and watch a video on how to select them

You'll choose your LSE100 theme through the pre-enrolment process which opens on 22 August and you'll receive more information about this from the School.

The LSE100 Co-Directors will be hosting a series of online sessions to answer your questions about LSE100 and the themes that you can choose from.

Register for a session

MSc-level Economics courses - deadline 26 June 2022

If you are thinking of taking an MSc-level Economics course as part of your programme, please see EC400 application for full details and deadlines.


Useful links

Study skills

The School offers a range of study support facilities, via

The Digital Education Team at The Eden Centre at LSE support includes study skills lectures and workshops as well as one-to-one tutorials. 


All students who require a visa should refer as soon as possible to the guidance from ISVAT (LSE International Student Visa Advice Team).


Visit LSE Accommodation to discover more and to apply.  You are advised to make an early application.

The Off Campus Support Scheme helps first year undergraduate and General Course students who do not live in LSE halls of residence settle into life at LSE and connects them with the LSE community.


The Financial Support Office is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards. You are advised to make an early application.

Student Benefits and Discounts

Find out about student benefits and discounts from Special offers for LSE students and the LSE SU

LSE Wellbeing

LSE offers a wide range of support services that help your welfare and make sure that your presence in the school is a rewarding and meaningful experience. Find out more about the teams, services and support here to help you.

LSE Diversity

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. LSE believes that diversity is critical to maintaining excellence in all of our endeavours. We seek to enable all members of the school community to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by equality of respect and opportunity. 

Find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at LSE.

Offer queries

Any queries about your offer such as submission of transcripts, meeting offer conditions, deferred entry, please see

Please also note the current processing times for the graduate admissions office for incoming applications, emails and documents (including confirmation of receipt).