Updated undergraduate information 2020/21 - for Prospective students

The following information provides prospective undergraduate students with a summary of new course and programme information being offered in the 2020/21 session:

This page will continue to be updated throughout the academic year as changes are confirmed by departments.

Suspended programmes | Substantive changes to programme regulations  |  New courses   | Suspended courses | Withdrawn courses | Course title changes | Course code changes

Undergraduate programmes

Suspended programmes for 2020/21
The following programmes have been Suspended for the 2020/21 session.

Department of Social Policy

BSc in Criminology

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Substantive changes to programme regulations from 2020/21
The following programmes will change their structure, course options and/or other elements of the programme regulations from the 2020/21 session.

Department of Anthropology:

BA in Social Anthropology (first year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 core courses

BA in Social Anthropology (second year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 core courses

BA in Social Anthropology (third year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 core courses

BSc in Social Anthropology (first year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 core courses

BSc in Social Anthropology (second year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 core courses

BSc in Social Anthropology (third year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 core courses

Department of Government:

BSc in Politics and Philosophy (first year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 1, Paper 3 from: PH101 or PH104 to: PH111 and either PH105 or PH112 and additional courses to Year 2, Paper 8 - PH223, PH224 and PH238

BSc in Politics and Philosophy (second year students in 2020/21)

Additional optional courses to Year 2, Paper 8 - PH223, PH224 and PH238

Department of International History:

BSc in International Relations and History

Change to Year 1 core courses; removal of unassessed course HY119; addition of new Paper 2 core course HY120; HY116 no longer core and now semi-core under papers 3&4

BA in History

Change to Year 1 core courses; removal of unassessed course HY119; addition of new Paper 3 core course HY120

Department of Philosophy:

BSc in Philosophy and Economics (first year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 1, Papers 2 & 3 to include choices between PH112 and PH105 and change to Year 2, Paper 6 pathway one from: PH104 to: PH111 and PH112

BSc in Philosophy and Economics (second year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 2, Paper 6 pathway one from: PH104 to: PH111 and PH112

BSc in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Change to Year 1, Paper 2 from: PH101 or PH104 to: PH111 and either PH112 or PH105

BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (third year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 3 additional course from EC340 to PH340

BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (first and second year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 2, Paper 7 from: PH101 or PH104 to: PH111 and EC241.  Removal of EC240 in Year 2. Change to Year 3 additional course from EC340 to PH340

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science (first year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 2, Paper 5 from: PB203 and PB211 to: PB230

BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science (second year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 2, Paper 5 from: PB203 and PB211 to: PB230

Department of Statistics:

BSc in Actuarial Science

Change to Year 1, Paper 3 to include additional optional courses - MA102 and ST101

BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Business (first year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 1, Paper 4 to include additional optional courses -  MA102, FM101 and ST101

BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Business (second year students in 2020/21)

Change to Year 2 structure

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Undergraduate courses

New courses for 2020/21
The School is pleased to be able to offer the following new courses in 2020/21:  

Department of Accounting courses:

AC311 Results Accountability and Management Control for Strategy Implementation (0.5)

AC312 Performance Measurement, Strategy, and Uncertainty (0.5)

AC331 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting (0.5)

AC332 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (0.5)

AC341 Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Financial Audit (0.5)

 

Department of Economics courses:

EC241 PPE Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (0.5)

Department of Economic History courses:

EH209 The Family Economy in History (1.0)

EH391 Dissertation in Historical Economic Geography (1.0)

Department of International History courses:

HY120 Historical Approaches to the Modern World (1.0)

HY333 Enslavement, commerce, and political formations in West Africa, c. 1550-1836 (1.0)

Language Centre courses:

LN241 Mandarin for International Relations (Elementary) (1.0)

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA102 Mathematical Proof and Analysis (0.5)

MA334 Dissertation in Mathematics (0.5)

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method courses:

PH105 Historical and Global Perspectives on Philosophy (0.5.)

PH340 PPE Research Seminar (0.0)

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB200 Biological Psychology (0.5)

PB201 Cognitive Psychology (0.5)

PB202 Developmental Psychology (0.5)

PB204 Social Psychology: Individuals, Groups and Culture (0.5)

PB205 Individual Differences and Why They Matter (0.5)

PB230 Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (1.0)

Department of Social Policy courses:

SP374 Riots, Disorder and Urban Violence (0.5)

 

Department of Statistics courses:

ST101 Programming for Data Science (0.5)

ST310 Machine Learning (0.5)

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Suspended courses for 2020/21
The following courses have been suspended for the 2020/21 session.

Department of Accounting courses:

AC342 Accounting, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (0.5)

 

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN205 The Anthropology of Melanesia (0.5)

AN223 The Anthropology of Southeast Asia (0.5)

AN240 Investigating the Philippines - New Approaches and Ethnographic Contexts (0.5)

AN243 Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography (0.5)

AN245 Borders and Boundaries: Ethnographic Approaches (0.5)

AN247 Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being (0.5)

AN250 The Anthropology of South Asia (0.5)

AN252 Anthropological Approaches to Value (0.5)

AN269 The Anthropology of Amazonia (0.5)

AN275 The Anthropology of Revolution (0.5)

AN276 Anthropology and the Anthropocene (0.5)

AN280 Public Anthropology (0.5)

AN281 Health and Welfare: Anthropological Perspectives (0.5)

 

Department of Economics courses:

EC319 Games and Economic Behaviour (1.0)

 

Department of Geography and Environment courses:

GY144 The London Lab: Geography in the City (1.0)

GY308 The Economic Geography of Growth and Development (1.0)

GY312 Geographies of Gender in the Global South (0.5)

 

Department of Government courses:

GV227 The Politics of Economic Policy (1.0)

GV306 Global Public Policy (0.5)

GV308 Leadership in the Political World (0.5)

GV309 Politics of Money and Finance in Comparative Perspective (0.5)

GV312 Advanced Topics in Government: Executive Politics (1.0)

GV313 Politics of Trade in Comparative Perspective (0.5)

GV314 Empirical Research in Government (1.0)

GV323 Transparency and Accountability in Government (0.5)

GV324 Applied Quantitative Methods for Political Science (0.5)

GV366 Political Economy of the Developing World (1.0)

GV398 Inside the Mind of a Voter: Research in Electoral Psychology (1.0)

 

Department of International History courses:

HY119 Thinking Like A Historian (0.0)

HY238 The Cold War and European Integration, 1947-1992 (1.0)

HY243 Islamic Empires, 1400 - 1800 (1.0)

HY247 The History of Modern Turkey, 1789 to the Present (1.0)

HY325 Retreat from Power: British foreign and defence policy, 1931-68 (1.0)

 

Department of International Relations courses:

IR313 Managing China's Rise in East Asia (0.5)

IR314 Southeast Asia: Intra-regional Politics and Security (0.5)

IR318 Visual International Politics (0.5)

IR320 Europe's Institutional Order (0.5)

IR321 Revolutions and World Politics (0.5)

IR322 Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: Issues in International Political Theory (0.5)

IR324 The Practices of Transitional Justice (0.5)

IR326 The Rule of Law: A Global History (0.5)

IR347 Political Economy of International Labour Migration (0.5)

IR354 Governing International Political Economy: Lessons from the Past for the Future (0.5)

IR372 Nuclear Non-proliferation and World Politics (Special Topics in International Relations) (0.5)

IR377 The Politics of Governance, Development and Security in Sub-Saharan Africa (0.5)

IR378 Critical War Studies (0.5)

 

Language Centre courses:

LN340 Mandarin Language and Society 5 (Mastery) (1.0)

LN713 Mandarin: Level 2 (Standard)

LN715 Mandarin: Level 3 (Standard)

LN717 Mandarin: Level 4 (Standard)

LN734 French: Level Five (Management and Business)

LN737 French: Level Five (Legal Issues)

LN789 Spanish: Level Five (Culture and Society)

LN792 Portuguese: Level One (Standard)

LN818 Portuguese: Level One (Fast track)

LN819 Portuguese: Level Two (Standard)

LN821 Mandarin: Level 5 (Legal Issues)

LN824 Spanish: Level One (Super Standard)

LN951 Argumentation and Style

LN952 Discussion

LN954 Informal Vocabulary

LN955 Academic Vocabulary

LN956 Grammar for Academic Purposes

LN957 Pronunciation and Voice

LN959 Presentation Skills

LN960 Grammar for Academic Purposes II

Department of Law courses:

LL201 Administrative Law (1.0)

LL295 Media Law (1.0)

LL301 Global Commodities Law (1.0)

 

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA303 Chaos in Dynamical Systems (0.5)

MA316 Graph Theory (0.5)

Department of Management courses:

MG210 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour Standards (0.5)

MG228 Managing the Stone-Age Brain (0.5)

MG307 International Context of Management (0.5)

MG312 Extreme Organisational Behaviour: Examining behaviour in non-normative organisational contexts (0.5)

MG315 Marketing Action Learning Project (0.5)

 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method courses:

PH301 Rationality and Choice (1.0)

 

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB102 Social Psychology (1.0)

 

Department of Social Policy courses:

SP170 Crime and Society: Representations and Realities (1.0)

SP171 Identities, Crime and Criminal Justice (1.0)

SP172 Policing and Security (0.5)

SP173 Politics and Crime (0.5)

SP210 Development and Social Change (1.0)

SP231 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy (1.0)

SP270 Understanding Crime and Punishment (1.0)

SP271 Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice (1.0)

SP273 Comparative Criminology (0.5)

SP331 Sexuality, Everyday Lives and Social Policy in Developing Countries (0.5)

SP332 Social Security Policies (0.5)

 

Department of Sociology courses:

SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control (1.0)

SO232 Sociology of Health and Illness (0.5)

SO235 The Sociology of Homicide (0.5)

 

Department of Statistics courses:

ST207 Databases (0.5)

ST312 Applied Statistics Project (0.5)

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Withdrawn courses for 2020/21
The following courses have been withdrawn for the 2020/21 session.

Department of Accounting courses:

AC310 Management Accounting, Financial Management and Organisational Control (1.0)

AC330 Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation (1.0)

AC340 Auditing, Governance and Risk Management (1.0)

 

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN216 Cognition and Anthropology: Human Development in Cultural Environments (0.5)

AN251 Cognition and Anthropology: Learning and Thinking in Relation to Social Institutions (0.5)

AN274 Subjectivity and Anthropology (0.5)

AN300 Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology (1.0)

AN398 Special Essay Paper in Social Anthropology (0.5)

 

Department of Economic History courses:

EH309 Slavery from Ancient Greece to the Gulag (1.0)

 

Department of Economics courses:

EC240 PPE Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (0.5)

EC340 PPE Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (0.0)

Department of Government courses:

GV317 The Modern State - Theory and Practice (0.5)

GV322 Knowledge Economies: Global Innovation Networks and Segregated Societies (0.5)

Department of International History courses:

HY244 Britain’s Atlantic World, 1688-1837 (1.0)

 

Language Centre courses:

LN709 Arabic: Level Five (Current Issues)

LN790 Spanish: Level Five (Standard)

LN813 Japanese: Level Four (Media and Culture)

LN816 Russian: Level Three (Fast Track)

LN817 Russian: Level Five (Current Issues)

LN822 Mandarin: Level 5 (China Issues)

LN823 Mandarin: Level 5 (Advanced Reading)

LN825 Arabic Level 1 (Levantine Dialect)

LN826 Mandarin for Business (Leading to BCT- A)

LN827 Mandarin for Business (Leading to BCT-B1)

LN828 Mandarin for Business (Leading to BCT- B2)

LN900 Academic English for LSE100

LN950 Improvisation

LN953 Academic Reading

LN958 Seminar Skills

LN989 Examination Writing Skills

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA332 Programming in C++ (0.0)

 

Department of Management courses:

MG208 Business Transformation and Project Management (0.5)

 

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA305 Optimisation in Function Spaces (0.5)

 

Department of Sociology courses:

SO231 Knowledge, Power, and Social Change (0.5)

SO233 Reactionary Radicalism: Populism and Authoritarianism in the 21st Century (0.5)

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Course title changes from 2020/21
The following courses have changed title for the 2020/21 session. 

Old title

New title

Department of Accounting courses:

AC311 Financial Management and Organisational Control (0.5)

AC311 Results Accountability and Management Control for Strategy Implementation (0.5)

AC312 Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting (0.5)

AC312 Performance Measurement, Strategy, and Uncertainty (0.5)

AC331 Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting (0.5)

AC331 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting (0.5)

AC341 Auditing, Risk Management and Governance (0.5)

AC341 Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Financial Audit (0.5)

Department of Economics courses:

EC321 Monetary Economics (1.0)

EC321 Monetary Policy and Aggregate Fluctuations (1.0)

Department of Geography and Environment courses:

GY316 Gender in High Income and Emerging Economies (0.5)

GY316 Gender, Space and Power (0.5)

Department of Government courses:

GV307 Political and Ethnic Conflict and Coexistence: Key Debates (0.5)

GV307 Conflict and Cooperation: A Few Provocative Debates (0.5)

GV325 Advanced Issues in Political Economy (0.5)

GV325 Topics in Political Economy (0.5)

Department of International History courses:

HY221 The History of Russia, 1682-1825 (1.0)

HY221 The History of Russia, 1676-1825 (1.0)

Department of International Relations courses:

IR323 Gender and International Politics (0.5)

IR323 Gendered/ing and International Politics (0.5)

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method courses:

PH101 Logic (1.0)

PH111 Introduction to Logic (0.5)

PH104 Formal Methods of Philosophical Argumentation (1.0)

PH112 Intermediate Logic (0.5)

PH221 Problems of Analytic Philosophy (1.0)

PH223 Mind and Metaphysics (0.5)

PH332 Effective Philanthropy: Ethics and Evidence (0.5)

PH224 Epistemology (0.5)

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Course code changes from 2020/21
The following courses have changed codes for the 2020/21 session. 

Old code

New code

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN300 Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology (1.0)

AN303 Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology (0.5)

AN398 Special Essay Paper in Social Anthropology (0.5)

AN397 Special Essay Paper in Social Anthropology (1.0)

Department of Economic History courses:

EH208 Economic History Lab: Cities, Economy and Society, 1550-1750 (1.0)

EH313 Economic History Lab: Cities, Economy and Society, 1550-1750 (1.0)

Department of Government courses:

GV342 Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Capstone and Research Project (1.0)

GV342L Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Research Project

GV342M Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Capstone

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PB203 Intermediate Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science: A Methodological Toolkit (0.5)

PB211 Intermediate Quantitative Methods for Psychological & Behavioural Science (0.5)

PB230 Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (1.0)