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BSc Economics with Economic History


UCAS code: L1V3 BSc/EcEcH

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

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

Applications 2012: 62

First year students 2012: 1

First year:

Second year:

Third year:

  • Two economics options
  • One economic history option
  • One outside option or an economic history dissertation 

This degree programme features economic history as a minor subject. See economic history| for other combinations of economics and economic history.

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 an introductory course in economics, a mathematics course, a statistics course, and an economic history course. This is the foundation upon which the rest of your studies will be based.

Second and third years

This programme differs from the BSc in Economics in that you are not required to take an econometrics course in the second year, and take fewer economics options in the third year. Three courses in economic history are taken in place of these.


This list gives a selection of third year options offered on this degree programme. The list may change as new options are developed and others are withdrawn. Not all options will necessarily be taught every year: