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The Department of Economics

The best thing about studying at LSE, is studying economics at LSE. The Economics Department is incredibly supportive – they really care about your wellbeing and your studies and are there to help you make the most of your time here at LSE.

Samantha Ong, BSc Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics. 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.

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Watch our Virtual Open Day talk

Visit our Economics Virtual Open Day pages to find out more about our degree programmes, teaching and assessment methods, life in the Department and to watch recordings of our Virtual Open Day 2020 talks.

Top three reasons why you should study economics at LSE

  1. Develop transferable analytical skills through rigorous study at the frontier of economics knowledge.
  2. A bespoke, policy-relevant curriculum delivered by leading experts and informed by academic research.
  3. A vibrant, diverse academic community in the heart of London linked to an international network of alumni.

You can find more information about us and our history on our webpages.

What is it like to study economics at LSE?

Economics addresses a variety of important social issues and policy questions, from the gender pay gap to the relationship between economic wealth and happiness. The study of economics at LSE is mathematically demanding and requires the application of analytical techniques, statistical theory and quantitative methods to complex real-world problems. Students will take economic theory, micro and macroeconomics, econometrics and quantitative courses, and can select from a range of specialist economic or outside options during their degree.

Visit the Department's study page for more information.

Our programmes: BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

Students are rarely admitted to the BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics programme in the first year due to its highly specialist nature. A limited number of students successfully transfer to this programme from BSc Economics in the third year, with permission from the Undergraduate Tutor.

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

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/third year students 2019: 226/11
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £35,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, consultancy, retail and commercial banking, accounting.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: L140
A-levels: A*AA with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall with 766 at higher level, including a 7 in higher level Mathematics

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our programmes: BSc Economics

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

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 2,918/497/237
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £35,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, consultancy, retail and commercial banking, accounting.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Economics programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the BSc Economics for this information.

UCAS code: L101
A-levels: A*AA with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall (and above) including 766 in higher level subjects, with 7 in Mathematics.

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our research and events

As a Department we are always busy. Explore our research, the events we put on and take a read of one of our publications such as Economica or our yearly Economics review.

Explore our research

Take a look at our events, seminars and public lectures 

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Find out about our BSc student events

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