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BSc Economic History with Economics


UCAS code: V3L1

Programme requirement: At least one essay-based subject

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B with A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics)

Other qualifications are considered

For further details, see lse.ac.uk/ug/apply/ech

Applications 2015:

First year students 2015:

In this degree, economics is a minor subject. It is similar to the joint degree with economics, but you would not take statistics courses in first and second years. You would take two economic history courses, and an option from another subject area at LSE, with only one economic principles course. Similarly, in the third year, you would only need to take one further economic principles course. 

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Second year:

Third year:

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar. 

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Programme details

First year

You take introductory courses in economic history and economics, combined with Mathematical Methods and one option from any of the first-year courses made available by other departments. The Internationalisation of Economic Growth focuses on the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century. Mathematical Methods is an introductory-level course for those who wish to use mathematics seriously in social science, or in any other context. You will take Economics A or Economics B, depending on your economics background. Economics B is only for students with A level Economics or equivalent.

Second and third years

In the second year you take the compulsory course Theories and Evidence in Economic History which examines theories and concepts used in economic history and provides an introduction to the methods used by economic historians to collect evidence and generate inference on relevant historical questions. You take either Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles, which are intermediate courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. In addition, you choose two courses in the second year from a wide range, at least one of which has to be in economic history. In the third year you also take Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles, whichever you did not take in the second year. In addition you take one advanced economic history option and one general economic history option. You also submit a 10,000 word project.