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MSc Offer Holders

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Last updated: 10 May 2021

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

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John Canfield
MSc Programme Administrator

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

Key Term Dates 

Introductory Courses EC400 and EC451

Detailed information will be circulated in July 2021 and students are expected to be available for teaching from mid-late August and throughout September 2021. 

Welcome Week

Detailed information will be shared with students. This week typically takes place during the third week of September.

Teaching begins

Monday 27 September 2021

Michaelmas Term

Monday 27 September- Friday 10 December 2021

January Exams

Week 0, Lent Term: Monday 10- Friday 14 January 2022

Lent Term

Monday 17 January- Friday 1 April 2022

Summer Term

Tuesday 3 May (due to May bank holiday)- Friday 17 June 2022

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.

 

Useful links

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.

Instagram / Twitter / Student Hub

Facebook – An MSc Offer Holder Page will be created in 2021. Please check back here for the link.

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 2022, subject to the attainment of a Distinction grade in the MSc.
  • All policies and procedures are reviewed annually.  Shortly after 2021 registration, the Department of Economics will email specific guidance to MSc students who expect to graduate in 2022, advising on requirements and procedures to get a formal MRes/PhD Economics offer for 2022 entry 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.