The Planning Division ensures that fee levels for every School degree programme are aligned with financial planning, considered by the relevant School Committees and published externally. The Tables of Fees below outline the fee levels for all the School's degree programmes in the stated academic year.

For more information about student fees, please refer to the School's Tuition Fees Policies.









Fees are paid for each academic year for which students are registered and normally increase each year unless specified. Current assumptions about how much the different fees increase annually are in the table below.

Rates of annual fee level increases

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Programme Level  Fee Status Annual Increase
First Degree Home See below
Overseas (Entrants from 2020/21) See below
Overseas (Entrants before 2020/21) 4.0%
General Course Home & Overseas 4.0%
Taught Postgraduate Home & Overseas 4.0%
Research Postgraduate Home See below
Overseas 4.0%

The Home undergraduate fee is charged in line with the maximum fee determined by the UK Government. It will be confirmed once a formal change to the fee has been agreed by Parliament and announced by the Government. The School intends to charge new Home undergraduates in line with Government plans. Continuing Home undergraduates in their second and third years of study should check the table of fees for the relevant academic year to determine their fee.

The Overseas undergraduate fee, for entrants in 2020/21 and later, is charged at a flat rate according to the year of entry; i.e. students commencing their studies in 2020/21 will be charged the same fee as that which is charged in 2020/21, in each subsequent year of study. The fee level charged for each new cohort will continue to increase. 

The School chooses to charge Home research students in line with the level of fee that the Research Councils recommend. The fees for a particular year of study are announced by Research Councils UK around 8 months prior to the start of an academic session; a provisional fee is, therefore, referenced in the Table of Fees which has been calculated based on recent patterns of inflation applied by the Research Councils.

All other fees under the School’s control increase in line with the assumed percentage increase in pay costs (i.e. 4% per annum).

The School offers a joint programme with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The fees for this programme are set annually in consultation with the LSHTM. The fees can be accessed on the LSHTM website here.

Fees for Part-Time Study

Fees charged for part-time graduate students will be half the full-time fee for each year of study.

Undergraduate programmes are not available for study on a part-time basis. The fees shown relate to full-time students who are allowed to repeat tuition by the repeat teaching panel. The total fee to be paid is dependent on the number of units repeated.

More information can be found on our repeat teaching webpages here.

Brexit and Fees

New entrants to LSE programmes from 2021/22 onwards are eligible for either Home or Overseas fee status. EU students who are new entrants from 2021/22 onwards will be classified as having Overseas fee status unless they fulfil UK immigration criteria. For further information on the criteria for Home fee status (including immigration criteria) please see these webpages:

UK Government - Studying in the UK: Guidance for EU Students

UK Council for International Student Affairs - Home or Overseas fee: the basics

LSE - Fee Status Classification

EU undergraduate students starting in 2020/21 or earlier will be charged the Home fee of £9,250 for the duration of their programme. EU postgraduate students starting in 2020/21 or earlier will be charged the Home fee stated for the programme.

Exchange and Study Abroad Year Fees

The Home Undergraduate fee for a study year abroad (either as part of an exchange scheme or without an exchange) has been set by the UK Office for Students at a maximum of approx. 15% of the full-time fee in the year the student starts their programme. This fee applies regardless of the year within the programme that the year abroad is taken.

For Home Undergraduates starting their programme in 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23, the fee for the year abroad is £1,385. (NB. For Home Undergraduates who started their programme in 2018/19, the fee is £1,350).

For Overseas Undergraduates who started their programme in 2022/23 or earlier, the fee for the year abroad is £4,625 (50% of the Home Undergraduate full-time fee of £9,250).

Please note that the fee structure for Overseas Undergraduates taking an exchange/study abroad year will change from 2023/24. Where the exchange/study abroad year is not a compulsory part of a Language Centre BSc, Overseas Undergraduates who start in 2023/24 or later will pay the full-time fee of whichever programme they are taking as normal.

Overseas Undergraduates who take a compulsory year abroad on one of the Language Centre's two BScs will pay 15% of the full-time Overseas fee. For students who start on one of these programmes in 2023/24, this fee is £3,696.

Placement Year Fees

The Home Undergraduate fee for a placement year has been set by the UK Office for Students at a maximum of 20% of the full-time fee in the year the student starts their programme. For Home students starting the BSc Actuarial Science (with a Placement Year) in 2023/24, the fee for the placement year is £1,850.

The Overseas Undergraduate fee for a placement year is 20% of the full-time programme fee in the year the student starts the programme. For Overseas students starting the BSc Actuarial Science (with a Placement Year) in 2023/24, the fee for the placement year is £5,136.

Fee Setting Process

Fee levels under the School’s control are set by the School’s Council around 15 months ahead of the academic year that they relate to. Prior to this, the fee levels will have already been through the School‘s Committee cycle for endorsement.

Fee levels are considered by the Student Numbers and Fees (SNAF) Group three times a year for recommendation to the Academic Planning and Resources Committee (APRC). In addition, the Executive Master’s fee levels are considered by an Executive MSc Management Board for recommendation to ARPC. Each Academic Department undergoes an Annual Monitoring (AM) process during Michaelmas Term; any new programmes and their associated fee levels are put forward to the School Management Committee via this process and then to APRC for consideration.  The recommendations from SNAF, the Executive MSc Management Board, and AM are submitted to APRC for consideration and endorsement to Finance Committee and Council. A diagram of the fee level approval cycle can be found here.

In some rare instances programme fee levels may be subject to change mid-year; this could only occur for some executive master’s programmes (e.g. the Executive LLM) where the programme operates a number of start dates throughout an academic year. Any changes to programme fee levels mid-year will be advertised in the Table of Fees and will be communicated directly to affected individuals. No mid-year changes to fee levels under the School’s control will occur for any taught programmes that operate a single entry point across a standard academic year.