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BSc Economic History with Economics


UCAS code: V3L1

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B with A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics)

Other qualifications are considered

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First year students 2013:

In this degree, economics is a minor subject. It is similar to the joint degree with economics|, but you would not take statistics courses in first and second year. You would take two economic history courses, and an option from another subject area at LSE, with only one economic principles course. Similarly, in the third year, you would only need to take one further economic principles course.

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Programme details

First year

You take basic courses in economic history and economics, combined with one option from any of the first year courses made available by other departments. The Internationalisation of Economic Growth focuses on the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century. Mathematical Methods is an introductory level course for those who wish to use mathematics seriously in social science, or in any other context. Economics B is an introductory course in microeconomics and macroeconomics for those expecting to take further courses in economics. 

Second and third years

In the second year you take the compulsory course Theories and Evidence in Economic History which examines theories and concepts used in economic history and provides an introduction to the methods used by economic historians to collect evidence and generate inference on relevant historical questions. You take either Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles, which are intermediate courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. In addition, you choose two courses in the second year from a wide range, at least one of which has to be in economic history. In the third year you also take Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles, whichever you did not take in the second year. In addition you take one advanced economic history option and one general economic history option. You also submit a 10,000 word project.