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BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics

Programme Code: UBENPOWEC

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

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 from the following: B


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) #


GY202 Introduction to Global Development (1.0)


GY205 Political Geographies (1.0)


GY207 Economy, Society and Place (0.5)


GY209 The Economic Geography of Trade, Production and Development (0.5) #


GY210 The Economics of Cities (0.5) #


GY245 Quantitative Methods in Geography (0.5) #


GY248 Field Methods in Geography & Environment (0.5)


LL250 Law and The Environment (1.0)


LL278 Public International Law (1.0)



An approved language course:

Language Courses List 2

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) # C


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.

Language Courses List 2

LN100 Russian Language and Society 3 (advanced) (1.0) #

LN102 Russian Language and Society 2 (intermediate) (1.0) #

LN110 German Language and Society 3 (advanced) (1.0) #

LN112 German Language and Society 2 (Intermediate) (1.0) #

LN120 Spanish Language and Society 3 (advanced) (1.0) #

LN122 Spanish Language and Society 2 (intermediate) (1.0) #

LN130 French Language and Society 3 (advanced) (1.0) #

LN132 French Language and Society 2 (intermediate) (1.0) #

LN140 Mandarin Language and Society 3 (Advanced) (1.0) #

LN142 Mandarin Language and Society 2 (Intermediate) (1.0) #

LN200 Russian Language and Society 4 (proficiency) (1.0) #

LN210 German Language and Society 4 (proficiency) (1.0) #

LN220 Spanish Language and Society 4 (proficiency) (1.0) #

LN230 French Language and Society 4 (proficiency) (1.0) #

LN240 Mandarin Language and Society 4 (Proficiency) (1.0) #

LN320 Spanish Language and Society 5 (mastery) (1.0) #

LN330 French Language and Society 5 (mastery) (1.0) #

LN340 Mandarin Language and Society 5 (Mastery) (1.0) #  (not available 2020/21)


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

B : Approved courses to the value of 1.0 unit can be selected from the Language Courses List 2. A language option may be chosen if is is a continuation of a language studied at A level (or equivalent). The appropriate course level is determined by the Language Centre.

C : Before taking GY350 students must take one of the following prerequisites in Year 2: GY245 or GY248

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

Level 1 courses are not permitted as part of this degree programme in Years 2 and 3.

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.