The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100.
In your first year you will take two introductory courses in economic history, LSE100 and will choose one option offered by other departments. You will take introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics courses.
(* 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.
This course provides a foundation to understand key microeconomic questions using non-quantitative conceptual approaches.
This course provides a foundation to understand key macroeconomic questions using using non-quantitative conceptual approaches.
Pre-industrial Economic History
Surveys long-term processes of growth and development in late medieval and early modern Europe (fourteenth to eighteenth centuries).
One outside option
Making Economic History Count (unassessed)
Provides a brief, non-technical introduction to the quantitative methods that economic historians use to understand the past.
A half unit, running across Michaelmas and Lent Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students, and is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems through research-rich education.
In your second year you will take one compulsory economic history course. You will also choose three courses in the second year, at least two of which should be in economic history, and the third of which could be either another economic history option or an option from another department.
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.
Two economic history options
A third economic history course to the value of one unit
One outside option to the value of one unit
In your third year you will choose three courses in economic history and submit a 10,000 word research project.
Two advanced economic history options
One 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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