The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
In your first year, you will take six compulsory courses. In addition, you will take LSE100, which is taught in the Lent term only. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
(* denotes a half unit course)
Elementary Statistical Theory
This is a theoretical statistics course which is appropriate whether or not your A level Mathematics course included statistics. It forms the basis for later statistics options.
This is an introductory-level "how to do it" course designed to prepare you for using mathematics seriously in the social sciences, or any other context.
Programming for Data Science*
Managing and Visualising Data*
In your second year you will take a mixture of core and optional courses, and will continue to take LSE100 in the Michaelmas Term only. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
Mathematical Proof and Analysis*
Further Mathematical Models (Linear Algebra)*
Algorithms and Data Structures*
Probability and Distribution Theory*
AND an optional course to the value of one whole unit
Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference
Develops your knowledge of probability and statistics beyond the first-year course. It will also provide the probability and statistics basis for all third-year courses.
AND an optional course to the value of 0.5 units.
Beginning in the Lent term of the first year and running through the Michaelmas term of the second year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students, and introduces you to the fundamental elements of thinking like a social scientist. Please note that the LSE100 course is under review.
In your third year you will take two compulsory courses, and will choose options to the value of two units.
Applied Statistics Project*
Courses to the value of one unit from the below options:
Regression and Generalised Linear Models*
Time Series and Forecasting*
Optional course to the value of 1.5 units
The relevant School Calendar page will be available shortly.
Where regulations permit, you may also be able to take a language, literature or linguistics option as part of your degree. Information can be found on the Language Centre webpages.
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