PhD Economics offer holders - continuing students

Welcome to the PhD Economics Offer Holder webpage.  We’re thrilled you will be returning to the Department next academic year. This page provides essential information relating to your programme.

Key programme dates


Week of 23 September 2019

Arrive in London, attend LSE and Department Welcome events

25 September 2019


25-27 September 2019

Maths Lectures for MRes students with Dr Andrew Ellis

30 September 2019

Michaelmas Term begins & teaching starts

1 October 2019

Welcome Reception

13 December 2019

End of Michaelmas Term

Michaelmas Term

Monday 30 September- Friday 13 December 2019

Lent Term

Monday 20 January-Friday 3 April 2020

Summer Term

Tuesday 5 May – Friday 19 June 2020

Programme Team

Mark Wilbor

Mark Wilbor
Research Manager


Rita Nemeth

Rita Nemeth
Programmes Assistant


Admissions Team


Lorna Severn
Graduate Admissions Administrator


Shubhra Mitra

Shubhra Mitra
Graduate Admissions Manager


photograph of Anna Watmuff

Anna Watmuff
Departmental & Graduate Admissions Assistant


Whenever you contact the LSE, please quote your Applicant ID number and full name (as in your original application); it helps us to quickly identify your record and deal with your query. 

Meeting Conditions and Registration

Registration is on 25 September 2019.  

It is vital that you fully read the Graduate Offer Pack, which outlines the various steps that must be taken before registration. See especially Fulfilling conditions attached to your offer/supplying required documents and Visa advice for international students. Any outstanding conditions and documents are also displayed in your LSE for You account; be sure to submit these in good time. You will not be allowed to register unless you have submitted all documentation specified on your offer of admission and all the legal documents (e.g. appropriate ID; Visa (if applicable)) necessary for registration.

Whenever you contact the LSE, please quote your Applicant ID number and full name (as in your original application); it helps us to quickly identify your record and deal with your query.


It is important to ensure you begin the visa application process as soon as possible. All students who require a visa should read the guidance on the following LSE website: ISVAT (International Student Visa Advice Team). This website includes an online form where you can submit queries relating to your specific circumstances.

Reading List

For students who have already taken the MSc Economics programme, we suggest you familiarise yourselves with the reading lists of the individual course guides:

EC441 Microeconomics for MRes Students
EC442 Macroeconomics for MRes Students
EC443 Econometrics for MRes Students
EC484 Econometric Analysis


LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. Lectures and classes can take place any time between 9.00-19.00, Monday to Friday. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates.

Assessment Criteria/Programme Classification

If you are new to studying in the UK or would like more information on your programme classification, read the Scheme for a Taught Masters Degree: Programmes Comprising Courses to the Value of Five Units.  You should also read the MRes/PhD Economics Programme Regulations.


Visit LSE Accommodation to discover more and to apply. You are advised to make an early application.


Offer holders should accept the offer of a place on the PhD, only if they already have sufficient funds in place to cover the cost of both the tuition fees and living expenses for the full length of their degree (2 years MRes and 4 years PhD).  Please be aware, the Department of Economics is unable to fund PhD students after they have started their degree. There may  be other sources of funding at later stages of the PhD,  for example, from teaching or research assistant positions, but these cannot be guaranteed nor can specific amounts (if any) be estimated at this stage.

Social Media

We have a dedicated PhD Economics Group on Facebook! Join the group and join in the conversations! 

You can find all our social media channels here. Do like and follow us! It's a great way to keep up-to-date on all our news. 

Student Benefits and Discounts

Find out about student benefits and discounts from Special offers for LSE students and the LSE SU.  Alumni also benefit from a range of exclusive discounts.



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