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The Department of Economic History

I love how small the Economic History Department is. Having classes with the same people year-on-year means that you form stronger friendships than in bigger departments. That said, for a small department, there seems to be a professor that specialises in anything you might be interested in researching!

Will Banks, BSc Economic History

Welcome to the Department of Economic History. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and find out more about the Department and our programmes. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

An introduction to Economic History at LSE An introduction to Economic History at LSE
Students and staff of the LSE Economic History Department talk about why Economic History matters, and what it’s like to be a student on one of our programmes.

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Watch the Studying Economic History at LSE session from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021 Watch the Studying Economic History at LSE session from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021
Watch the Studying Economic History at LSE session from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021

Watch our Economic History Virtual Open Day video to find out more about our degree programmes, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department. 

Top three reasons why you should study economic history at LSE

  1. We are the largest economic history department in the UK covering a very wide range of economic history topics and regions.
  2. Our bespoke degrees give a greater focus and coherence than joint history and economics degrees at other universities.
  3. Our training in persuasive writing, data analysis and research offer a unique group of skills difficult to obtain in economics or history degrees.

You can find out more about the Department here.

What is it like to study economic history at LSE?

The Department of Economic History examines economies from the medieval period to the current century, striving to understand the social, political and cultural forces that drive economic development. Students will confront practical questions about real economies, investigating the reasons for rich and poor countries, the history of technology and innovation and global economic crises.

Listen to our taster lecture to find out more about studying economic history at LSE.

Students studying the Department's joint honours programmes, BSc Economic History and Geography or BSc Economics and Economic History, will take compulsory and optional courses from each field. BSc Economic History and Geography students will study the economies of cities, trade and the housing market, exploring the historical impact of economic and social geography on societal change. The BSc Economics and Economic History programme requires students to interpret the historical development of economies.

Take a look at our course videos for information about our undergraduate courses. 

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Our programmes: BSc Economic History

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Economic History programme page.

Our programmes: BSc Economic History and Geography

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Economic History and Geography programme page.

 

Our programmes: BSc Economics and Economic History

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Economics and Economic History programme page.

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