Is LSE really strict about GPA?

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    Hello,
    I’m a student(non-uk, asian) and I want to work in international organizations.
    I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice.
    My GPA is low (3.6/4.5) but I want to study in LSE as a postgraduate.
    The fields I’m interested in is development studies.
    I wanted to ask you guys if this score is not acceptable at all.
    I know it barely meets the minimum(3.5 when converted to 4.5)
    but there must be a lot of people with high GPAs.
    Is there anyone who applied/graduated/is a current student now
    at LSE who can give me some advice?

    Thanks a lot
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    As long as you meet the minimum requirements, it doesn't matter as much. Problems arise when you don't meet the minimum grade requirements. They also place a lot of emphasis on your personal statement, which is usually a 2-3 page essay on why you'd like to study that particular graduate course. Make sure to shine in that. Lastly, also think about the competitiveness of the course. LSE's graduate programmes are usually quite competitive across the board, but some courses (like the LLM or MSc in Economics) are more competitive than others (Public Policy).
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    (Original post by arrowhead)
    As long as you meet the minimum requirements, it doesn't matter as much. Problems arise when you don't meet the minimum grade requirements. They also place a lot of emphasis on your personal statement, which is usually a 2-3 page essay on why you'd like to study that particular graduate course. Make sure to shine in that. Lastly, also think about the competitiveness of the course. LSE's graduate programmes are usually quite competitive across the board, but some courses (like the LLM or MSc in Economics) are more competitive than others (Public Policy).
    thank you very much, im interested in development studies so ill have to work on my papers especially the essay, thanks
 
 
 
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