First year students in the Mathematics and Economics, Mathematics with Economics, and Financial Mathematics & Statistics degrees are expected to follow the following four courses:
EC100 - Economics A: Moodle
or EC102 - Economics B: Moodle;
MA100 - Mathematical Methods: Moodle
MA103 - Introduction to Abstract Mathematics: Moodle
ST102 - Elementary Statistical Theory: Moodle
You can find course guides for undergraduate courses (2019-20) here.
For each course you will have two hours of lectures and one hour of class. The lectures are attended by all students in the same course. This means that there can be up to 800 students in your largest first year lecture! The (provisional) timetable for the lectures can be found via the School's timetables page.
Classes are formed by groups of up to about 15 students, presided over by a class teacher. This is a more informal type of teaching, where you will have a chance to ask questions and so. Classes are compulsory and attendance records are held. Also, classes for first year courses start in weeks 2 or 3 of the first term. The group assignments for classes and their timetables will become available by the end of week 1.
The lecturers of the core course MA100 - Mathematical Methods, have produced a document containing background information and some revision exercises. We advise you to attempt these before you arrive at LSE, or as soon as possible after your arrival. These exercises have been emailed out to you.
There is an option to do a language course, counting as part of your degree, during your time at the LSE. But you can also follow a programme in your own time to learn an extra language or to improve your English. More information can be found on the website of the LSE Language Centre.