The preliminary year of the two-year MSc in Economics is a nine-month programme whose objective is to admit students with high academic ability and a basic knowledge of economic theory and to develop their skills to the point where they are eligible to join the main MSc year. The course is sometimes described as the Diploma in Economics because that is the name of the degree awarded at the end of the year to those who have passed the examinations. For the purposes of further study or future employment, the Diploma is broadly equivalent to the bachelor's degree in economics awarded by the LSE.
For further information, please refer to the Graduate Study pages and prospectus. Your attention is also drawn to the requirements for progression from the preliminary year to year two of the programme. These can be found in the LSE Calendar under MSc Economics (Two Year Programme).
Information relating to the GRE test can be found at the ETS website.
Applicants accepted for the MSc Economics (Two Year Programme) who have not studied economics previously will be required to come to LSE Summer School for the introductory courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics, or to take equivalent courses elsewhere.
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