EC400 Application

Most MSc level Economics courses can only be taken by students who have attended EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics.

If you are interested in taking a course beginning EC4XX, please check whether EC400 is a pre-requisite requirement on the Graduate Course Guides.

When EC400 is listed as a pre-requisite requirement, it is compulsory for ALL students, including those students with an economics/mathematics undergraduate degree. It is essential training for ALL students who are about to embark on MSc level Economics courses.

Students from outside the Department of Economics must apply to take EC400. Students who have EC400 listed as a compulsory part of their programme are not required to apply for the course. Students who have an EC4XX course listed in their programme regulations as a compulsory course should gain automatic entry to EC400 (for instance, MSc Environmental Economics Climate Change & MSc Economic History). For programmes which have an EC4XX course listed in their programme regulations, but with entry restricted (for instance, Political Science and Political Economy (EC453)), EC400 applications will be screened in line with standard protocols and hence admission to EC400 is not guaranteed. Please, check your specific programme regulations for more information. It is worth noting that only around 10% of applications to EC400 are successful.

EC400 is an introduction to MSc level concepts in mathematics and statistics, and an undergraduate level understanding is assumed. EC400 is not intended as an introduction for students with little or no formal economics/mathematics background.

If you believe you meet the requirements above, please complete this form. The Department of Economics will then retrieve your application file (the original application you made to LSE) to assess your suitability for the course.

Application deadline is Saturday 29 June 2019. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered (students who are required to take EC400 as part of their programme do not need to apply for it, they will automatically be enrolled on the course). Decisions will be communicated to students in July 2019 and cannot be appealed.

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EC400 Application

  • Applicant Information
  • Programme Information
  • • REGISTRATION FOR EC400 IS LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE IN LONDON ON WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2019, AND ALL STUDENTS OF EC400 MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REGISTER ON THIS DATE, AND ATTEND THREE WEEKS OF TEACHING AND TWO DAYS OF EXAMS IN LONDON THEREAFTER (2 SEPTEMBER – 24 SEPTEMBER 2019) PROGRAMME/ COURSE INDUCTION WILL FOLLOW WITHIN THE SAME WEEK.* (Please note we will make online course materials available in July. We strongly emphasise the importance of you revising all pre-arrival materials (as these are a part of the course), and to practice on quizzes to assess your preparation. It is also advisable to look at course content to fill possible gaps ahead of time.)
  • If my application is successful, I am able to be in London from Wednesday 28 August 2019.
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