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BSc Mathematics and Economics


UCAS code: GL11 BSc/MathEc

Programme requirement:
A level pass at grade A* in Mathematics or International Baccalaureate Diploma with 7 in Higher level Mathematics

Usual standard offer:
A level: grades A* A A, with an A* in Mathematics. Further Mathematics is highly recommended

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:

First year students 2012:

This programme is balanced evenly between mathematics and economics. For a major/minor degree with more emphasis on mathematics, please see BSc Mathematics with Economics|

First year:

Second year:

(* half unit)

Third year:

  • An advanced option in mathematical economics
  • One mathematics option
  • One economics, mathematics or finance option
  • One other option

First year

You take four core foundation courses. Economics B is an introductory course and you do not need previous knowledge of the subject. Elemental Statistical Theory is also an introductory level course. Mathematical Methods will continue your A level studies (or similar) and includes calculus and linear algebra. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics will give you an introduction to modern mathematics with emphasis on careful reasoning.

Second year

In the second year, you take two core courses, one in Microeconomic Principles and another in Further Mathematical Methods, which build on your first year studies and reinforce your understanding of economics and mathematics, whilst underlining the connections between the two subjects. You also take another course from: Macroeconomic Principles, Principles of Econometrics and Principles of Finance.

You will take a half unit course in Real Analysis, following on from the Introduction to Abstract Mathematics course in the first year, and another half unit in Algebra and Number Theory, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics or Optimisation Theory.

Third year

In the third year you take one course in advanced mathematical economics. Your additional options total three course units: these must include two half unit courses in mathematics,  and another in either mathematics or economics or finance. You can take on of any suitable course taught at LSE, subject to the approval of the course tutor.


(* half unit)





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.