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BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics

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Programme Code: UBENPOWEC

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2016/17

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Three-year classification scheme for BA/BSc degrees for all students from the 2018/19 academic year

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

Paper 1

GY120 Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future (1.0)

Paper 2

GY121 Sustainable Development (1.0)

Paper 3

EC100 Economics A (1.0) # or


EC102 Economics B (1.0) # A

Paper 4

MA107 Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) (0.5) # and ST107 Quantitative Methods (Statistics) (0.5) #

Year 2

Paper 5

GY220 Environment: Science and Society (1.0)

Paper 6

GY222 Applied Environmental Economics (1.0)

Paper 7

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


EH225 Latin America and the International Economy (1.0)


GV227 The Politics of Economic Policy (1.0) #  (not available 2020/21)


GV262 Contemporary Political Theory (1.0) #


GV263 Public Policy Analysis (1.0) #


GV264 Politics and Institutions in Europe (1.0) #


GY200 Economy, Society and Space (1.0)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


GY201 Urban and Spatial Economic Analysis I (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2018/19)


GY202 Introduction to Global Development (1.0)


GY205 Political Geographies (1.0)


GY240 Research Techniques (Spatial, Social and Environmental) (1.0)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


IR200 International Political Theory (1.0) #


LL250 Law and The Environment (1.0)


LL278 Public International Law (1.0)


PH203 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1.0) #

Paper 8

EC201 Microeconomic Principles I (1.0) #

Year 3

Papers 9 & 10

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


GY307 Regional Economic Development (0.5)


GY308 The Economic Geography of Growth and Development (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


GY326 Sustainable Business and Finance (0.5)


GY327 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)


GY328 Political Ecology of Development (0.5)


GY329 Applied Economics of Environment and Development (0.5) #

Papers 11 & 12

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


EC210 Macroeconomic Principles (1.0) #


EC315 International Economics (1.0) #


EC325 Public Economics (1.0) #


GY309 The Political Geography of Development (0.5)


GY310 Urban Politics (0.5)


GY311 The Political Economy of Urbanisation (0.5)


GY312 Geographies of Gender in the Global South (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


GY313 Firms and Economic Geography: Location, Technology and Innovation (0.5) #


GY314 The Economics of Housing Markets and Migration (0.5) #


GY315 Geographies of Race (0.5)


GY316 Gender, Space and Power (0.5)


GY331 Geographies of Global Migration (0.5)


GY350 Dissertation (1.0) # B


LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.


A : EC102 course allocation dependent on Economics A-level or equivalent background. See course guides for further information.

B : Before taking GY350 students must have taken one of the following prerequisites in Year 2: GY240 or GY2A0

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Level 1 courses and modern language courses are not permitted as part of this degree programme in Years 2 and 3. Students wishing to study a modern language are encouraged to take one of the LSE Language Centre's extra-curricular courses.

New GY half-unit courses derived from discontinued full-unit courses for 2018/19: students are not permitted to take half-unit course(s) if they have previously studied the original full-unit course from which the half-unit(s) were derived.

Note for prospective students:

For changes to undergraduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the undergraduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the undergraduate summary page for future students.