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BSc in Economic History and Geography

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Programme Code: UBEHGY

Department: Economic History

For students starting this programme of study in 2019/20

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

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

EH101 The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the present day (1.0)

Paper 2

GY100 Introduction to Geography (1.0)

Paper 3

GY140 Introduction to Geographical Research (1.0)

Paper 4

EC100 Economics A (1.0) # or


EC102 Economics B (1.0) # A

Year 2

Paper 5

GY209 The Economic Geography of Trade, Production and Development (0.5) # and GY210 The Economics of Cities (0.5) #

Paper 6

EH237 Theories and Evidence in Economic History (1.0)

Paper 7

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


EH204 Money and Finance: From the Middle Ages to Modernity (1.0)  (not available 2020/21)


EH207 The Making of an Economic Superpower: China since 1850 (1.0)


EH208 Economic History Lab: Cities, Economy and Society, 1550-1750 (1.0)  (withdrawn 2020/21)


EH209 The Family Economy in History (1.0) #


EH211 Africa and the World Economy, 1500-2000 (1.0)


EH225 Latin America and the International Economy (1.0)


EH238 The Origins of Growth (1.0)


EH240 Business and Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context (1.0)

Paper 8

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


GY202 Introduction to Global Development (1.0)


GY205 Political Geographies (1.0)


GY206 Urban Geography and Globalisation (0.5)


GY207 Economy, Society and Place (0.5)


GY220 Environment: Science and Society (1.0)


GY222 Applied Environmental Economics (1.0)


GY245 Quantitative Methods in Geography (0.5) #


GY248 Field Methods in Geography & Environment (0.5)

Year 3

Paper 9

GY313 Firms and Economic Geography: Location, Technology and Innovation (0.5) # and GY314 The Economics of Housing Markets and Migration (0.5) #

Paper 10

EH308 Historical Economic Geography: Cities, Markets and Regions in the 19th and 20th Centuries (1.0)

Paper 11

Courses to the value of 1.0 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)


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)


GY315 Geographies of Race (0.5)


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) #


GY331 Geographies of Global Migration (0.5)

Paper 12

EH391 Dissertation in Historical Economic Geography (1.0)


LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1. 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 guide for further information.

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

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.