BSc Offer Holders 2019/20

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Jason Jia, BSc Economics

BSc Economics/BSc Economics with Economic History

Welcome to the BSc Offer Holder webpage. We’re thrilled you will be joining us next academic year. This page will provide you with essential information relating to your programme.  

Key Programme Dates

Key Programme Dates

23- 27 September 2019

Welcome events

*Provisional date- TBC*
Tuesday 24 September 2019 (10:00am-10:45am)

BSc in Economics (Surnames A-M)

*Provisional date- TBC*
Tuesday 24 September 2019 (10:45am-11:30am)

BSc in Economics (Surnames N-Z)

*Provisional date- TBC*
Tuesday 24 September 2019 (11:30am-12:00pm)

BSc in Economics with Economic History

Michaelmas Term

Monday 30 September – Friday 13 December 2019

Monday 30 September 2019

Teaching begins

Lent Term

Monday 20 January – Friday 3 April 2020

Summer Term

Tuesday 5 May – Friday 19 June 2020

Programme Team

Sarah Johnson

Ms Sarah Burton
Undergraduate Programme Manager



Rita Nemeth

Miss Rita Nemeth
Programmes Assistant


Dimitra Petropoulou

Dr Dimitra Petropoulou
Undergraduate Programme Director
Associate Professorial Lecturer in Economics


Mr Junius Olivier 
Undergraduate Tutor to 1st year students


Ms Katarzyna Krajiniewska
Undergraduate Tutor to 2nd year students

Judith Shapiro

Dr Judith Shapiro
Senior Lecturer in Practice


Your registration will take place in September 2019. Registration is compulsory for new students. We'll check your eligibility to study and give you your LSE card. You can read more on New Student Registration for Undergraduates. Also read page 14 of your Offer Pack.

Reading List

If you would like to gain further insight into what economists study, we suggest looking at one or more of the following popular books or others like them:

A V Banerjee and E Duflo Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-fund Managers, DIY Doctors and the Surprising Truth about Life on less than $1 a Day (Penguin, 2012)

D Coyle GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History (Princeton University Press, 2014)

T Harford The Undercover Economist (Abacus, 2007)

T Harford The Logic of Life (Little Brown, 2009)

P Krugman End This Depression Now! (W W Norton, 2012)

S D Levitt and S J Dubner Freakonomics (Penguin, 2007) and Superfreakonomics (Penguin, 2010)

Some of these books were launched at the LSE. Listen to the podcasts of these launches (and many other talks).

It is also a very good idea to have a look at one or more economics textbooks, to have a clear idea of what the serious university study of the subject involves, which will differ from these popular presentations. Although the texts and editions listed below are currently recommended for the first year, other editions of these books and other university-level textbooks are also entirely valid for this first investigation.

N G Mankiw Macroeconomics (7th edition, Worth Publishers, 2010)

W Morgan, M L Katz and H Rosen Microeconomics (2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009)

You may also be interested in the following:

  1. Dr. Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge) Economics is for Everyone.
  2. Economic Schools of Thought: Crash Course Economics (It's actually 10 minutes long but very useful.)
  3. The Becker-Posner Blog
  4. David Smith, Editor of the Sunday Times: Quantitative easing worked, just don't make a habit of it
  5. Tim Harford Column: Why inflation is good for us
  6. Ted Talk: Bhu Srinivasan researches the intersection of capitalism and technological progress


All students who require a visa should refer to page 29 of the Offer Guide. It is important to begin the visa application process as soon as possible.


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. 

Students can view their personal timetables on LSE For You. These are usually available from Welcome Week onwards. The specific date will be available on the above webpage nearer the time.

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

Assessment methods

The core 1st year courses of EC100/EC102, ST102 and MA100 are assessed by examination in both the Lent and Summer terms. Lent term exams are expected to take place the week commencing 13 January 2020. All students MUST be available during this period. If you have any queries please contact Sarah Burton.


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Student benefits and discounts

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