PhD Economics offer holders - continuing students

Welcome to the PhD Economics Offer Holder webpage. We’re thrilled you will be returning to the Department next academic year. This page provides essential information relating to your programme.

Programme Team

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Prof Maitreesh Ghatak
MRes/PhD Programme Director

If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact the admissions team at


Emma Taverner
MRes/PhD Programme Manager


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Sarah Burton
Head of Programme Delivery


Admissions Team


Lorna Severn
Graduate Admissions Administrator


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Shubhra Mitra
Graduate Admissions Manager


Whenever you contact LSE, please quote your Applicant ID number and full name (as in your original application); it helps us to quickly identify your record and deal with your query. 

Meeting Conditions

It is vital that you fully read the Graduate Offer Pack, which outlines the various steps that must be taken before registration. See especially Fulfilling conditions attached to your offer/supplying required documents and Visa advice for international students. Any outstanding conditions and documents are also displayed in your LSE for You account; be sure to submit these in good time. You will not be allowed to register unless you have submitted all documentation specified on your offer of admission and all the legal documents (e.g. appropriate ID; Visa (if applicable)) necessary for registration.

Whenever you contact LSE, please quote your Applicant ID number and full name (as in your original application); it helps us to quickly identify your record and deal with your query.


It is important to ensure you begin the visa application process as soon as possible. All students who require a visa should read the guidance on the following LSE website: ISVAT (International Student Visa Advice Team). This website includes an online form where you can submit queries relating to your specific circumstances.

Reading List

For students who have already taken the MSc Economics programme, we suggest you familiarise yourselves with the reading lists of the individual course guides:

EC441 Microeconomics for MRes Students
EC442 Macroeconomics for MRes Students
EC443 Econometrics for MRes Students
EC484 Econometric Analysis


LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. Lectures and classes can take place any time between 9.00-19.00, Monday to Friday. 

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Assessment Criteria/Programme Classification

If you are new to studying in the UK or would like more information on your programme classification, read the Scheme for a Taught Masters Degree: Programmes Comprising Courses to the Value of Five Units.  You should also read the MRes/PhD Economics Programme Regulations.

Optional course for MRes Paper 3

Please may we bring your attention to Paper 3 of the first year of the MRes. You will see from the programme regulations that you have the option to take EC443 Econometrics for MRes students OR EC484 Econometric Analysis. It is a pre-requisite for EC484 that students must complete Introductory Course EC451.

If you have previously completed EC400 and intend to take EC484 later on in your programme, you will be required to register earlier in order to take the relevant part of EC451. Please contact us at stating your full name and ID number who will then advise you of the logistics.

When contacting us team please include a small paragraph explaining why you wish to take EC484, in particular noting anything in your academic background which you think has prepared you to take this course. Please be aware there is no guarantee of you being accepted onto EC484.


Visit LSE Accommodation to discover more and to apply. You are advised to make an early application.


Offer holders should accept the offer of a place on the PhD, only if they already have sufficient funds in place to cover the cost of both the tuition fees and living expenses for the full length of their degree (2 years MRes and 4 years PhD).  Please be aware, the Department of Economics is unable to fund PhD students after they have started their degree. There may be other sources of funding at later stages of the PhD, for example, from teaching or research assistant positions, but these cannot be guaranteed nor can specific amounts (if any) be estimated at this stage.

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