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CertHE Social Sciences

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Programme Duration

1-5 years

Academic Direction
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Modes of Study
Local teaching centre

Build a foundation to explore the social sciences academically and develop core analytical and communication skills, choosing from a host of exciting courses. Get ready for undergraduate study in economics, management, finance and social sciences courses while earning a prestigious, stand-alone qualification.

Key features

  1. Benefit from word-class expertise

    Study a degree closely aligned with the undergraduate offerings taught on campus at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a pioneer in social science research providing academic direction for this programme. Earn a prestigious degree from the University of London, a globally leading force in higher education.

  2. A potential path to undergraduate study

    If you currently do not meet all the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences, this programme can set you on a path to a University of London degree with academic direction from the world-leading LSE.

  3. Tailor your learning to your interests

    Choose from a broad choice of courses from mathematics and information systems to international relations. Pick courses shared with your preferred University of London undergraduate degree and receive credits when applying for the programme.

  4. Unlock a wealth of study resources

    Benefit from study materials developed by academics appointed by LSE, including a programme handbook, past exam papers and commentaries with valuable tips. Access our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for engaging content, forums and an Online Library of electronic academic items.

  5. Classroom teaching without having to relocate

    Earn a prestigious degree from the University of London and receive a UK education without having to move to study on campus. Thanks to our network of Recognised Teaching Centres around the world, you can access classroom teaching and support, face-to-face interactions with peers, and a campus culture near you.

  6. Join our global alumni community

    Enjoy lifelong ties to the University of London and our global alumni community of graduates in over 190 countries. Join distinguished academics, writers and industry leaders across all sectors and enjoy wide-ranging benefits from access to events across the world to free online courses and more.


Study with academic direction by LSE. Graduates from around the world share their experiences studying for Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences degrees.

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