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BSc Government and Economics


UCAS code: LL12 BSc/GovEco

Programme requirement: A level or International Baccalaureate Diploma Higher level Mathematics is required

Usual standard offer:
A level: grades A A A including Mathematics

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

Other qualifications are considered

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

Applications 2012:

First year students 2012:

This joint honours degree provides a particularly strong combination of study, as the interplay between economics and the process of government is central to political life. The programme offers a range of government course options, including courses on political economy and public choice (the use of the analytical tools of economics in the study of politics).

First year:

(*half unit)

Two from:

Second year:

Third year:

  • Two government options
  • One economics option
  • One government, economics or an outside option

† if not already taken

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

Your study begins with basic courses in each subject, including a mathematics course (the choice of course depends on your previous knowledge of mathematics: for students without A Level Mathematics, it is strongly recommended that they take a specially designed statistics course in order to bring them up to the required level for further study).

Second and third years

You combine advanced study of optional government subjects with compulsory courses in Microeconomic Principles and Macroeconomic Principles, Public Choice and Politics, and a further range of options in both subjects. One option from another subject is possible.