This joint degree split equally between mathematics and economics and involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100.
(* denotes a half unit course)
In your first year, you take five compulsory foundation courses. In addition, you will also take LSE100.
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.
An introductory-level course for those who wish to use mathematics extensively in social science.
Elementary Statistical Theory
Provides a precise treatment of introductory probability theory, statistical ideas, methods and techniques.
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
Gives an introduction to abstract mathematics with emphasis on careful formulation and reasoning.
A half unit, running across Autumn and Winter Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students. This innovative and interactive course is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems as a social scientist through interdisciplinary, research-rich education.
In the second year, you take compulsory courses across economics and mathematics.
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.
Further Mathematical Methods
Covers calculus and linear algebra.
A course in real analysis for those who have already met the basic concepts of sequences and continuity.
One half unit course from the following:
Describes various techniques of optimisation, gives a mathematical presentation of the relevant theory, and shows how they can be applied.
Concentrates on the theory and qualitative analysis of (ordinary) differential equations, although some solution techniques are also considered.
Covers some of the main concepts and techniques of discrete mathematics together with its applications.
Algebra and Number Theory*
Develops the study of abstract algebraic structures.
Principles of Finance
Examines the theory of financial decision-making by firms and examines the behaviour of the capital markets in which these decisions are taken.
OR two half unit courses of the following:
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.
Algorithms and Data Structures* (from 2022/23)
In the third year you take one course in advanced mathematical economics. Your additional options total three course units.
One advanced mathematical economics option
One mathematics option
Either one economics option, one mathematics option or one finance option
One outside option
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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