BSc Economics|

UCAS code: L101 BSc/Econ

Programme requirement:
A level Mathematics is required. A level Economics is not essential. Further Mathematics taken at A level is strongly preferred and is seen as an additional or fourth subject. Thus a combination of Mathematics, Further Mathematics and one other subject is not seen as providing the required breadth of knowledge and skills. No other specific subjects are required at A level, but we prefer traditional academic subjects to subjects such as Communication Studies, Accounting, Business Studies or Media Studies

Usual standard offer: For students taking three A levels: grades A* A A with an A* in Mathematics. For students taking four or more A levels: grades A*A A plus a pass in a fourth A level, with an A* in Mathematics. Students taking Further Mathematics to AS level only will be required to achieve grade A

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics)

Other qualifications are considered

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Applications 2012:

First year students 2012:

First year:

Second year:

Third year:

Four options from economics or closely related subjects

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations|

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

First year

In the first year you will take compulsory introductory courses in economics, mathematics and statistics. This is the foundation upon which the rest of your studies will be based. A fourth course is chosen from a wide range of options offered by other LSE departments.

Second and third years

The second year consists of compulsory courses in microeconomics (the study of households and firms), macroeconomics (the study of fluctuations and longer term growth in output, unemployment, inflation, the exchange rate, etc), and econometrics (the application of quantitative methods to economic data). More technical versions of both microeconomics and econometrics are also offered, for those who are more mathematically inclined. A fourth course is chosen from a wide range of options taught outside of the Department.

In the third year we offer specialist options in all the main fields of economic enquiry and students may choose their courses according to their interests. One of these courses could be from a selected list of relevant courses offered outside of the Department.


This list demonstrates the wide range of third year courses offered on the BSc Economics programme. The list may change as new options are developed and others are withdrawn. Not all options will necessarily be taught every year: