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BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics


UCAS code: G0N0

Programme requirement:
GCSE pass at grade A or A* in Mathematics

Usual standard offer:
A level: grades A A A including Mathematics. Further Mathematics or a science is 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 2013: 236

First year students 2013:

First year:

(* half unit)

Second year:

Third year:

  • At least one option in advanced topics in statistics or actuarial science
  • At least one option in advanced topics in mathematics or operational research
  • Not more than two options from advanced topics in management, economics, accountancy, finance, social psychology, law or demography 

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.

Programme details

First year

You follow a largely common first year programme with both BSc Actuarial Science and BSc Statistics with Finance. Elementary Statistical Theory is concerned with both theory and application and is appropriate whether or not your A level Mathematics course included statistics. It forms the basis for later statistics options. Mathematical Methods will continue your A level studies and includes calculus and linear algebra. You have the choice of either Economics A or Economics B. Economics A provides a foundation in economics, primarily to those without significant background in the subject.  Economics B provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. You have the choice of either Elements of Accounting and Finance to Introduction to Abstract Mathematics. Elements of Accounting and Finance will give you an introduction to the preparation, uses and limitations of accounting information and the problems of finance and investment. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics is for students who want to deepen their mathematical skills and is useful for certain mathematics courses in the second and third year. 

Second year

You take a course in Further Mathematical Methods, building on the Mathematical Methods course. You take one course in applied statistics Sample Surveys and Experiments and Applied Regression, which allows you to develop concepts in the areas of sample surveys and experiments, as well as regression and analysis of variance. 

You will also take another course in statistics, mathematics, or operational research. 

Your fourth course is chosen from a list including: Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles which are intermediate courses in micro/macroeconomic analysis. Principles of Finance examining the theory of financial decision-making by firms and the behaviour of the capital markets in which these decisions are taken, a demography course, and you may also choose to take one language course. Third year 

Third year

Your choice in the third year is very wide. You should take at least one option in advanced statistics or actuarial science and at least one option in mathematics or operational research. You can then take no more than two options from a choice of advanced topics in economics, accounting, finance, social psychology, law and demography