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MSc Law and Accounting

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

20736 GBP
20736 GBP
20736 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)107
TOEFL-PBT (min)627

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About this course

The MSc in Law and Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading programme delivered at one of the World's top universities. LSE is unusual in having first class departments in both Law and Accounting and so is well placed to offer this degree. It was the first of its kind in the UK and is unmatched in the international, comparative and interdisciplinary approach that it offers.

The MSc in Law and Accounting offers the highest quality of teaching in small group seminar settings provided by leading international and UK academics. Our teaching combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions. This ensures that what you learn at the LSE is relevant to academic study and practice in any jurisdiction. LSE Law is the UK's number one legal research institution. It is an exceptionally diverse, dynamic and inspiring place to study. It enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body and plays a major role in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world.

MSc students benefit from being members of a small core group of around thirty students while at the same participating in the LLM student community and in the post graduate student community associated with the Accounting Department.


With a graduate degree from the LSE, you will be in an  excellent position to pursue your career goals and LSE will  help you actively to realise your aspirations. Our alumni  work for law firms, accounting firms, banks, corporate  employers, regulators, government and academia.

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Eligibility Criteria

The MSc in Law and Accounting programme is open to applicants who have an undergraduate degree in law, accounting or other suitable subject. 2:1 in law, accounting, management, business or economics.

Admission is highly selective. The admissions team must choose from a large pool of well-qualified candidates. In evaluating applications, the selectors take into consideration the applicant's grades and class rank (at least top 20% of the cohort), letters of reference, the coherence of the applicant's proposed programme of study, and any significant professional accomplishments. MSc in Law and Accounting applicants typically originate from up to 100 countries and the grades normally required for admission are tailored to the system of legal education in the countries from which applicants have obtained, or will obtain, their qualifications.

English Language Requirements

  • If your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English. We require the following minimum scores in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System): IELTS with 7.5 overall (at least 6.0 in speaking, 6.5 in reading and 7.0 in listening and writing) or internet-based TOEFL with 109 (at least 22 in reading, 24 in listening, 25 in writing and 20 in speaking).

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Course Modules

The four elements of the programme are:

  • Compulsory Course (LL440)
  • Accounting Courses
  • Law Courses
  • Other options

Students on the Masters in Law and Accounting are required to take (i) the Core Course in Corporate Accountability, (ii) one full unit Accounting Course, (iii) two half units from the Law Department, and (iv) one further full unit or two half unit modules from Accounting or from Law.

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How to Apply

Applications open in October for the following academic year. We set no deadline in advance, as we operate a system of rolling admissions, which means that we close to new applications when the programme is full. We therefore strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible.

You can apply online or by post. Your application should include two confidential academic references, a transcript of your previous studies, an English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) (if applicable), a personal statement, and payment of the application fee. All applications materials should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.

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