Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


London School of Economics and Political Science

Posted on July 22, 2010


The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) is a unique British institution specializing in studies and research in the social sciences. Among the LSE faculty are some of the world’s leading experts in a range of disciplines in twenty major academic departments.


Because LSE is located in central London, students also find themselves amid London’s business, financial and media districts, the law courts and in proximity of Whitehall and Westminster. As one of the world’s most international cities, students will encounter cultural diversity in all aspects of their daily lives. They can enjoy the offerings of the LSE Student Union, bookshops in the shadow of St. Paul’s Cathedral, cultural events at the Barbican or Saturday events to last a lifetime!

Duration: Full Year Only – Three Terms from October to June

Orientation: TBA September
Michaelmas Term I: October - December
Lent Term II: January - March
Summer Term III: April - July (including final examinations)

Courses & Credit

Students usually enroll in four year‐long courses, which earn 8.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Minimum GPA – 3.3. Five to seven foundation courses in area of study. 3.5 GPA required for entry into “quantitative” subjects (accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, etc.) Students must meet these requirements in order to receive approval from Wheaton.


Wheaton Tuition Only. Expenses covered include LSE Tuition and academic fees, and one round-trip airfare from NY area or Boston to London.

Housing & Board

Students are responsible for securing their own housing and covering these expenses and meals. University of London and LSE housing is guaranteed.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for the costs of housing and meals, $500 administrative fee, passport and visa fees, local transportation, books, supplies, required CISI Supplemental Health insurance coverage and personal expenses.


Guidelines are available in the Center for Global Education; this is an on-line application process.


Make an appointment to see Janet Ray in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Anthropology
  • Economic History
  • Economics
  • Geography and Environment Government
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Systems
  • International History
  • International Relations
  • Language Center Law
  • Law
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Communication
  • Operational Research
  • Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy (includes Population Studies
  • Statistics

For complete list of courses, check the LSE site.

Not all courses offered are appropriate for credit transfer for the BA degree in liberal arts. Check with Wheaton faculty for course approval.

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