UCAS code: G1L1
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 A level is highly recommended. Students not taking Further Mathematics to A level will normally be required to achieve grade A in Further Mathematics AS level in addition to A* (Mathematics) A A at A level
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: 378
First year students 2013: 31
This programme is a major/minor in favour of mathematics. For a programme that is evenly split, see BSc Mathematics and Economics
(* half unit)
An advanced option in mathematical economics
Options to the value of two units in mathematics or statistics
One other option
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.
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 (or similar) studies and includes calculus and linear algebra. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics will give you an introduction to modern abstract mathematics with emphasis on careful reasoning.
In the second year, you take two core courses, Microeconomic Principles and 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 take either Microeconomic Principles I, an intermediate course in microeconomic analysis or Microeconomic Principles II which has a greater mathematical facility. Further Mathematical Methods covers calculus and linear algebra
You will take a half unit course in Real Analysis, a course in real analysis for those who have already met the basic concepts of sequences and continuity in R. You will be able to broaden your mathematical knowledge by taking a further one and a half course units in mathematics (Algebra and Number Theory, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Optimisation Theory) or statistics (the full unit course Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference). Algebra and Number Theory, follows on from the Introduction to Abstract Mathematics course in the first year. Differential Equations concentrates on the theory and qualitative analysis of (ordinary) differential equations, although some solution techniques are also considered. Discrete Mathematics covers some of the main concepts and techniques of discrete mathematics together with its applications. Optimisation Theory describes various techniques of optimisation, gives a mathematical presentation of the relevant theory, and shows how they can be applied. Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference covers the probability, distribution theory and statistical inference needed for third year courses in statistics and econometrics.
In the third year you take one course in advanced mathematical economics. Your additional options total three course units. You can choose from mathematics, economics or statistics options, but your choice must include at least one unit in mathematics and no more than one unit of statistics. You can also take one outside option of any suitable course taught at LSE, subject to the approval of the course tutor.