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BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics


UCAS code: L140 BSc/Ecomt

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. An attractive selection of courses might be Mathematics and at least one physical science

Usual standard offer: For students taking three A levels: grades A* A A, with 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

For further details see lse.ac.uk/ugAdmissionsCriteria|

Applications 2012: 187

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

First year

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

Second and third years

The second year includes compulsory courses in both microeconomics (the study of households and firms) and econometrics (the study of statistical methods applied to economics). In addition, students have a choice between macroeconomics and a mathematics course, and between statistics and a course chosen from a long list of options from other departments. 

The third year gives opportunity for further specialisation, according to individual interests. Some students are most interested in applied econometrics, some in theoretical econometrics, and some in mathematical economics. In addition, two other courses are chosen from a wide range taught by the Economics Department and other departments. Students also complete a project in quantitative economics, on a topic of their choosing. This involves obtaining and analysing data to answer a question of economic interest. Students are supervised by a member of staff and find this an enjoyable element of the course. The quantitative project provides excellent training for practical work in future employment or research.


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 The list may change as new options are developed and others are withdrawn.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