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Who Should Apply?

The MSc in Finance and Economics is aimed at students with a strong undergraduate training in quantitative subjects such as economics, maths, physics, engineering, finance or business who wish to specialize in financial economics. Candidates training must include at least a year of calculus and a semester of linear algebra. Where appropriate, applicants may be offered a fully funded place at the LSE Summer School in order to develop their knowledge of microeconomics and econometrics.

Applicants from UK universities must have at least a good upper second-class honours degree; International applicants must have an equivalent qualification (please see the LSE Graduate Admissions website for international equivalence).

The MSc in Finance and Economics includes an introductory review course covering the relevant mathematics, probability and statistics topics required for the core courses. This course is required for all admitted students.

Applicants from non-UK universities must submit a GRE or GMAT test score with their application. For students from UK insitutions, GRE/GMAT test scores are optional. Test scores must show a strong performance in the quantitative segment (above the 85th percentile).

Applicants for whom English is a second language, or who have not studied in English before should provide evidence of their command of English. For the MSc in Finance and Economics, you should achieve a TOEFL or IELTS score at least equal to LSE's standard requirement.