Online certificate courses

The London School of Economics and Political Science is now offering short, certificate courses, available online from anywhere in the world. These courses allow working professionals to enhance their skills online and in their own time, using a highly supportive and interactive learning platform.

New Courses

Business Management & Leadership

Data & Statistics

Disruptive Technology Management


International Relations & Geography

Public Policy & Law


How Online Courses Contribute to LSE's Mission

LSE was founded to address real world issues - with the aim of understanding the causes of things for the betterment of society. Offering online certificate courses supports this vision, making LSE’s world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. The interactive nature of the learning experience enables the School to reach the widest possible audience, and allows students worldwide to engage in the academic debate for which LSE is renowned.

The Online Learning Experience

Studying with LSE online, you’ll gain access to the insights and teaching of LSE subject experts and thought leaders, as you would on-campus, in addition to hearing from industry pioneers through video lectures. You’ll engage with real-world case studies and issues, and upon successful completion of your course you’ll walk away with a certificate from LSE - validation of the knowledge and skills you’ve gained.

Presented in Collaboration with GetSmarter

To present these online certificate courses, LSE is collaborating with online education leaders, GetSmarter. GetSmarter’s people-based, interactive and supportive learning model has resulted in unprecedented course completion rates, as well as measurable career improvements for many past students. Studying with LSE and GetSmarter, you’ll have a dedicated Success Manager and access to technical and academic support around the clock. This personalised and intimate approach allows you to study from anywhere in the world, at the time of your convenience, and still interact with your peers.

Further Information and How to Apply

For more information on these online certificate courses, visit the course pages above, or contact

Online Certificate Courses for Your Organisation

Our online courses make our world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. We partner with organisations to deliver our existing portfolio to meet your business needs as individuals, as a team or as part of a wider organisation. Learn more.