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 introductory courses in economic history, and in quantitative methods in mathematics, statistics and economics, as well as LSE100, which is taught in the Lent term only.
(* denotes a half unit course)
The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the Present Day
Focuses on the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century.
Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)*
An introductory-level course designed to develop mathematical tools necessary for study in the social sciences.
Quantitative Methods (Statistics)*
An introductory-level course designed to develop the elementary statistical tools necessary for study in the social sciences.
This course provides a foundation to help students understand key microeconomic questions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
This course provides a foundation to help students understand key macroeconomic questions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
Pre-Industrial Economic History
Surveys long-term processes of growth and development in late medieval and early modern Europe (fourteenth to eighteenth centuries).
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 format of the LSE100 course is under review.
In your second year you will take one compulsory economic history course, and four half unit economics courses. You will also choose one economic history option. You also continue to take LSE100 in the Michaelmas Term only.
Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
This intermediate-level course will help students understand key microeconomic questions and challenges and also evaluate possible solutions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
This intermediate-level course will help students understand key macroeconomic questions and challenges and also evaluate possible solutions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
Introduction to econometrics to teach students the theory and practice of empirical research in economics.
Intermediate-level course to teach students the theory of econometrics and the practice of empirical research in economics.
Theories and Evidence in Economic History
This course combines practical and theoretical approaches to conducting, evaluating and interpreting research in economic history. Students will learn to use primary sources and design their own research project. It also introduces students to critical interpretation and analysis of primary sources and research methodologies, and the nature of historical knowledge.
One economic history option
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.
In your third year you will select from a selection of advanced economics courses. You will also take an advanced economic history option and an outside option. In addition, you will submit a 10,000 word research project.
An advanced economics course
One advanced economics option or an approved outside option
One advanced economic history option
Dissertation in Economic or Social History
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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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You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated undergraduate course and programme information page.