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is there anybody I can speak with about applying for a MSc in Behavioural Science at LSE? I’d like to know what the admission office is looking for, any kind of advice is very welcomed.
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is there anybody I can speak with about applying for a MSc in Behavioural Science at LSE? I’d like to know what the admission office is looking for, any kind of advice is very welcomed.
I did not do a MSc in your area but I did two MSc with LSE (in IR and SRM). So I can give you (and any lurkers) the following generic advice:

Above all (and aside from their published hard criteria i.e. grades that you absolutely have to meet - oh, and nice LoR's don't hurt either) they are looking for academic fit - you need to demonstrate that your academic interests align with the program you are applying to (have a look at the courses they offer this year and tell them how this relates to / helps you understand your academic interest - especially important is here to demonstrate why the core courses that they offer and require - PB405, PB413, PB4A7 - relate to / help you). Don't be afraid to cite academic literature in your personal statement. Look here for an overview of courses: https://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/cale...ralScience.htm

To give you an example: For my IR MSc I told them I was applying specifically for the MSc core course IR436 to get training in taking IR Theory apart from historical and philosophical perspectives because I wanted to understand how the very different theories relate to each other metatheoretically. This is what the core course offered to do.

Also a good tip is to include in your personal statement how extra-curricular activities that LSE offers help you find advance your academic interest (i.e. for me it was volunteering for LSE's own student run journal in IR to get exposure to cutting edge esoteric and critical IR research).

Research experience or publications are at master's level nice to have but not necessary. I did not have any and got in....

Hope this helps, good luck!
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Thank you very much, it helps me for sure! I am enrolled in Economics at Cattolica University in Milan and here is very unlikely for a student to have the possibility to do a research experience within the university so my question is...

do you think they do care about extra-curricular activities such being involved in student associations or it’s pretty useless?

Because as I understood most of the success will be based on grades and personal statement.

Thank you once again for your precious advices!
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Thank you very much, it helps me for sure! I am enrolled in Economics at Cattolica University in Milan and here is very unlikely for a student to have the possibility to experience a research experience within the university so my question is...do you think they do care about extra-curricular activities such being involved in student associations or it’s pretty useless? Because as I understood most of the success will be based on grades and personal statement. Thank you once again for your precious advices!
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Thank you very much, it helps me for sure! I am enrolled in Economics at Cattolica University in Milan and here is very unlikely for a student to have the possibility to do a research experience within the university so my question is...

do you think they do care about extra-curricular activities such being involved in student associations or it’s pretty useless?

Because as I understood most of the success will be based on grades and personal statement.

Thank you once again for your precious advices!
Any kind of extra-curricular activity that you do / did is welcome from a selector's perspective of "Oh, this tells me a bit about that person aside from his academic interests." So I would definitely include it - particularly if it is university or research centred. In your case, student associations are great and should absolutetly be included on your CV (and if they are relevant as to why you apply to the MSc you can also include them in your statement)!

But yes, grades, statement, and overall "fit" to the program are (IMHO) the deciding factors - with a particular focus on (1) what you can bring to the program & (2) what the program can do for you.
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