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BSc Economics with Economic History


UCAS code: L1V3

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 2013: 67

First year students 2013: 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|

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Programme details

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. Economics B is an introductory course in microeconomics and macroeconomics for those expecting to take further courses in economics. Mathematical Methods is an introductory level course for those who wish to use mathematics seriously in social science, or in any other context. Elementary Statistical Theory provides a precise and accurate treatment of introductory probability theory, statistical ideas, methods and techniques. 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

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. Two courses in economic history are taken in place of these. You have the choice of either Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II which deal with microeconomic analysis. Macroeconomic Principles deals with macroeconomic analysis. Theories and Evidence in Economic History 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 also have the choice of one economic history option. In the third year you study two economics options, one economic history option and have the choice of a further outside option or an economic history dissertation.