MSc Offer Holders

Welcome to the MSc offer holder page. We look forward to welcoming you to LSE in the coming academic year! This page will provide you with essential information relating to your programme.

Registration dates

28 August 2019

MSc Economics programme registration and LSE Welcome Presentation

28 August 2019

MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics programme registration and LSE Welcome Presentation

23 September 2019

MSc Economics (2 Year) programme: LSE Welcome Presentation

25 September 2019

MSc Economics (2 Year) programme registration


Welcome booklets 


Useful links


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EC487 Application Process- For MSc Economics 1 Year and 2nd Year Students Only

EC451 Micro is a compulsory pre-sessional course for EC487. Students who meet the criteria listed within the application form and want to take EC487 Advanced Micro are therefore required to attend the EC451 Micro pre-sessional course instead of the Maths for Micro part of EC400.

During the first two days of EC451, students should assess whether they can do the exercises and then make a provisional decision about the suitability of the course; someone who learns that EC487 is not for them in the first two days can switch into EC411 by attending EC400 Maths for Micro thereafter. Those who are unsure and need further advice should speak to the MSc Tutor.

All decisions must be communicated via the mailbox so we can ensure that you will be undertaking the correct examination. 

EC487 Application Process- Student Guidance

EC487 Admission Form

Progression to the MRes/PhD Economics

  • As per current MRes/PhD Economics programme regulations, a place on our MSc Economics or our MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics includes a conditional offer of progression to the MRes/PhD Economics in 2020, subject to the attainment of a Distinction grade in the MSc.
  • Students are advised of the procedural requirements to request to be issued a formal offer for the MRes/PhD Economics shortly after their MSc registration.
  • This will include instruction for those who wish to be considered for funding. For this we require updated information including a detailed Research Statement, updated transcripts, letters from academic referees commenting on their research potential and GRE scores (as the School holds these already, just self-reporting GRE scores is usually sufficient).  All this information is submitted via the LSE application system for convenience and centralised processing. 
  • Students who may have been exempt from submitting GRE scores at the time of applying for entry to their LSE MSc programme, should bear in mind that GRE scores are a common entry pre-requisite for top Economics research programmes worldwide.  GRE is also compulsorily required for all students who apply for LSE MRes/PhD Economics funding.  NB: Students who are contemplating entry to a PhD after their MSc but do not yet have a GRE score may wish to consider taking the GRE – and achieving a good score! - while they have sufficient time to prepare for the test.

  • As all policies and procedures are reviewed at the start of each academic year, the Economics Department will advise all newly registered entrants joining our MSc programmes in 2019 regarding the requirements and procedures to be followed in that year to get a formal MRes/PhD Economics offer and to apply for MRes/Phd Economics funding.