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The Department of Mathematics

Studying maths at LSE has really highlighted the importance of the subject to me. This ranges from the calculus I use in my economics courses to the logical and analytical thought process valued by employers. I feel well supported in my studies by my class teachers, the Maths Support Centre and my peers.

Holly Tarleton, BSc Mathematics and Economics

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics. Here you can virtually meet our students and staff 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 Undergraduate Open Day videos 

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

Watch our Mathematics Open Day video to find out more about our programmes, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department of Mathematics. 

You can also watch our Mathematics Q&A session from the 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Open Day here

Top three reasons why you should study mathematics at LSE

  1. The Department of Mathematics forms a vibrant intellectual community, comprising excellent students, world-leading faculty, and high-achieving alumni.
  2. The Department is internationally recognised for its teaching and research. Located within a world-class social science institution, we aim to be a leading centre for mathematics in the social sciences.
  3. As a Department we embrace LSE’s ethos of research-led teaching, and view research and teaching as complementary activities, each enhancing the other.

You can also read more about us on our departmental webpages.

What is it like to study mathematics at LSE?

The Department of Mathematics offer three undergraduate degree programmes, all of which provide students with rigorous technical, analytical and statistical training. BSc Mathematics with Economics programme has mathematics as its major subject, with it making up approximately 75 per cent of the degree and economics as its minor subject. BSc Mathematics and Economics is a joint degree where students study equal amounts of both disciplines. Students can take courses in macro and micro economics, discrete mathematics and algorithms and financial mathematics. Our BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics programme addresses the interaction between the two disciplines, provides students with knowledge of economics, finance, stochastics, coding and computation. 

Students can take advantage of additional academic support at the Maths Support Centre

Listen to our taster lecture to explore more about studying in the Department.

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Our programmes: BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content and preliminary reading please visit our BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics programme page.

Applicants are encouraged to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA). The test is not compulsory, however a good performance in the test may help in securing an offer.

Our programmes: BSc Mathematics and Economics

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

Applicants are encouraged to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA). The test is not compulsory, however a good performance in the test may help in securing an offer.

Our programmes: BSc Mathematics with Economics

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

Applicants are encouraged to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA). The test is not compulsory, however a good performance in the test may help in securing an offer.

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