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MSc Offer Holders

Welcome to the MSc offer holder page. We look forward to you joining us here at LSE in the coming academic year and more importantly to the Department of Economics! This page will provide you with essential information relating to your programme.

Programmes Team

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Lakmini Staskus
Head of Programme Delivery

Email: l.staskus@lse.ac.uk,
econ.teaching@lse.ac.uk

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Edel Ryall
MSc Programmes Manager

Contact me: econ.msc@lse.ac.uk

Rita Nemeth

Rita Nemeth
MSc Programmes Administrator

Contact me: econ.msc@lse.ac.uk

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Redwan Said
MSc Exams and Assessment Officer

Contact me: econ.msc@lse.ac.uk

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Dr Mohan Bijapur
MSc Tutor

Mohan gained his BSc Economics and MSc Economics at LSE. He moved to the University of Southampton for his PhD in Economics, and subsequently worked as assistant professor of economics at the University of Exeter. He joined us from the LSE Department of Finance to take on the role of MSc Tutor.

Mohan’s role encompasses academic advice and pastoral care for students as well as making sure our students make the most of the opportunities available to them whilst here at LSE.

Francesco Nava

Dr Francesco Nava
MSc Economics Programme Director

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Professor Tai Otsu
MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics Programme Director

Frank Cowell

Professor Frank Cowell
MSc Economics (Two Year Programme) 1st Year Students Programme Director

Registration and Welcome Event Dates

Students are expected on campus from the 23 September for Welcome Week and on-campus registration. Details to be confirmed via email.

26 August 2020

MSc Economics programme (1 Year and 2nd Year Students): Online Registration and LSE Welcome Presentation

26 August 2020

MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics programme: Online Registration and LSE Welcome Presentation

27 & 28 August 2020

Online Department Presentation: Focus is on EC400 & EC451, followed by online social activities with staff and students

23 September 2020

MSc Economics (2 Year) programme: On-campus Registration and LSE Welcome Presentation

21 September 2020

Welcome week begins in the School from 21 September. This will include departmental activities (both on-campus and virtually). Details will be confirmed via email.

Any students who registered online in August will be expected to register on-campus from 23 September with specific details to follow.

EC400: MSc Economics 1 Year and 2nd Year Students 

2020: 

  • Pre-arrival: Communications begin regarding enrolment onto our pre-arrival Moodle page.
  • What is Moodle?
  • EC400 online registration 
  • EC400 online teaching: begins week commencing 31 August 2020 (includes Bank Holiday Monday within the UK). Teaching ends on 18 September 2020.
  • EC400 online examinations: delivered over a 48 hour period. 21-23 September 2020.

EC451: MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics students (MSc Economics 1 Year and 2nd Year students should refer to quick link EC487 for more information)

2020

  • Pre-arrival: Communications begin regarding enrolment onto our pre-arrival Moodle page.
  • What is Moodle?
  • EC451 online registration
  • EC451 online teaching: begins week commencing 31 August 2020 (includes 2 Saturdays of teaching and may include Bank Holiday Monday within the UK). Teaching ends on 18 September 2020.
  • EC451 online examinations: delivered over a 48 hour period. 21-23 September 2020.

Key Term Dates 

Friday 25 September 10am- 9 October 5pm (TBC)

Course choice is open

Monday 28 September (Week 1, Michaelmas Term)

Teaching begins

Monday 28 September- Friday 11 December 2020

Michaelmas Term

Week 0, Lent Term: Monday 11- Friday 15 January 2021

January Exams

Monday 18 January- Thursday 1 April 2021 (due to Good Friday holiday on 2 April)

Lent Term

Tuesday 4 May (due to May bank holiday)- Friday 18 June 2021

Summer Term- Exams

Student Timetables

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.  

Students can view their personal timetables on LSE for You. These are usually available from Welcome Week onwards. The specific date will be available on the above webpage nearer the time. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates. 

Course Choice

  1. Every MSc programme at LSE has a set of programme regulations, which outline the courses that you are permitted to take. Unless your regulations specifically state that you are able to take a course from outside the regulations with permission, then you are expected to only choose courses listed in your programme regulations: 

    -          MSc Economics

    -          MSc Economics (Two Year Programme)

    -          MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

  2. If you wish to take an optional course outside the Economics Department, you should check the relevant course guide for any instructions on enrolment deadlines and/or contact the department concerned if the procedure for signing up is not clear. The Department of Economics will not be able to help with queries about courses in other departments.
  3. You will register for your courses online via LSE for You. You do NOT need to be on campus when you select your courses. You can sign up for your courses anywhere with internet access that will allow you to log into LSE for You. Information on how to make your LSE Taught Postgraduate course choices.
  4. You must be signed up for 4 units of courses from within your programme regulations and must be registered on all Michaelmas and Lent term courses when Graduate Course Choice closes in October. Compulsory courses will have already been selected for you.
  5. It may be possible for you to audit courses of interest.  Auditing is when you attend only the lectures of a course, with the permission of the lecturer. Many courses will also allow you to access the online class materials and reading materials of a course in Moodle.

    However, do note that you are not formally enrolled on the course. This means that you are not permitted to attend seminars or to take the assessment of a course, and it will not appear on your final transcript. You do not need to request to audit a course via the course choice system. Instead, you should approach the course convenor directly to ask for permission to audit their course.

 

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Visa

All students who require a visa should refer to the guidance from ISVAT (LSE International Student Visa Advice Team). It is important to begin the visa application process as soon as possible.

Accommodation

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

Finance

The Financial Support Office is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards. You are advised to make an early application.

Social Media

You can find all our social media channels here. Do like and follow us! It’s a great way to keep up-to-date on all our news.

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Facebook – MSc Offer Holder Page (Please provide your LSE ID number when requesting access) 

Student Benefits and Discounts

Find out about student benefits and discounts from Special offers for LSE students and the LSE SU

LSE Wellbeing

LSE offers a wide range of support services that help to cultivate student welfare and make sure that your presence in the school is a rewarding and meaningful experience. Find out more about the teams, services and support here to help you.

LSE Diversity

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. LSE believes that diversity is critical to maintaining excellence in all of our endeavours. We seek to enable all members of the school community to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by equality of respect and opportunity. Read more

Find out more about equity, diversity and inclusion at LSE here.

Progression to the MRes/PhD Economics

  • As per current MRes/PhD Economics programme regulations, a place on our MSc Economics or our MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics includes a conditional offer of progression to the MRes/PhD Economics in 2021, subject to the attainment of a Distinction grade in the MSc.
  • As all policies and procedures are reviewed at the start of each academic year, the Department of Economics will advise all newly registered entrants joining our 1-year MSc programmes in 2020 regarding the requirements and procedures to be followed in that year to get a formal MRes/PhD Economics offer and to apply for MRes/PhD Economics funding.
  • For students who may have been exempt from submitting GRE scores at the time of applying for entry to their LSE MSc programme: It is worth noting that GRE scores are a common entry pre-requisite for top Economics research programmes worldwide. GRE is also compulsorily required for all students who apply for LSE MRes/PhD Economics funding. Hence students who are contemplating entry to a PhD after their MSc but do not yet have a GRE score may wish to consider taking the GRE – and achieving a good score! - while they have sufficient time to prepare for the test (where the LSE holds these scores already, self-reporting GRE scores in the LSE funding application is usually sufficient).

Offer queries

Any queries about your Offer e.g. submission of transcripts, meeting offer conditions, deferred entry? Please see the LSE Offer-holder page.