The degree programme is based in the Department of Mathematics at LSE and is taught jointly with the Department of Statistics. These departments are internationally renowned for their teaching and research in mathematics and statistics related to the social sciences, particularly the mathematics and statistics necessary for understanding finance. This degree will enable you to build a strong quantitative knowledge base - increasingly important for a successful career in finance.
This degree will be of interest if you have a strong mathematical background, regardless of whether or not you have previously studied statistics or finance. It will prepare students for further study, or for professional and managerial careers, particularly in areas requiring the application of quantitative skills.
Graduates will be able to combine a good understanding of modern mathematics and statistics with a knowledge of economics and finance. This combination is an excellent foundation for careers in many walks of life.