About Our Institutions

Academic Excellence Meets Unparalleled Access

The online degree programmes in economics, management, finance and social sciences are a collaboration between two universities who are trusted and recognised by students, employers and academic communities around the world.

The University of London

50,000+
students
190+
countries
200+
qualifications

Founded in 1836, the University of London was the first university to admit students regardless of their gender, race or religion, the first to admit women to degree programmes and, in 1858, the first to give students the opportunity to study wherever they are, providing access to higher education across the globe.

Most University of London programmes are developed by leading academics at our 17 member institutions, who set the curriculum and assessment and assure the quality of the learning and teaching materials. Notable alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners – including Nelson Mandela – industry leaders, scientists and politicians who have shaped our world.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

#2
worldwide for social sciences
and management
37
world leaders
18
Nobel Prizes in economics,
peace and literature

LSE is a world-leading social science university that takes an interdisciplinary approach to learning. LSE students develop a holistic understanding of “the causes of things,” challenge conventional ways of thinking and tackle society’s most complex problems.

LSE alumni and academics are making transformative contributions in diverse fields and sectors, from academia to politics. Our community includes 37 past or present prime ministers, presidents and premiers; 18 Nobel Prize winners; and seven Pulitzer Prize winners.

Through these online taught degrees, students have the opportunity to engage with high-quality academic content and insights from expert LSE faculty. Students will be connected to LSE from wherever they are in the world, developing the essential analytical and critical thinking skills that prepare them for career growth in a dynamic and digital workplace.

About Your Qualification

When you graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate from the University of London you will receive two important documents: your Final Diploma (the parchment you receive at graduation) and a Diploma Supplement.

The Final Diploma:

  • Indicates that you were registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Gives the name of the London School of Economics and Political Science as the member institution that developed the syllabus and provided assessment.
  • Features the University of London crest and the Vice-Chancellor’s signature.

The Diploma Supplement:

  • Describes the nature, level and content of the programme that you have successfully completed.
  • Includes the transcript of courses taken, marks achieved and overall classification.
  • States the role of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the method of study.

Undergraduate degrees of the University of London are awarded with Honours. Your final award certificate will include the classification of degree you have earned, based on the marks you are awarded for all completed assessments.

The standard classification system for undergraduate degrees with Honours is:

  • First Class
  • Upper Second Class
  • Lower Second Class
  • Third Class

A Pass Degree or Ordinary Degree is a degree without Honours. Specific rules for the classification of awards are given in the Programme Regulations, under Scheme of Award.