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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 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

Watch our Mathematics Virtual 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 2020 Virtual Open Day Mathematics Q&A session 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.

Our programmes: BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics 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: 398/84/40
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £29,875
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, retail and commercial banking, accounting, education and teaching.

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 Financial Mathematics and Statistics 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: GN13
A-levels: A*AA, with an A* in Mathematics
Contextual admissions A-levels: A*AB with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, including 766 at higher level, 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 programmes: BSc Mathematics and Economics

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Mathematics and 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: 500/135/57
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £29,875
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, retail and commercial banking, accounting, education and teaching.

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 Mathematics and 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: GL11
A-levels: A*AA in their A-levels, with an A* in Mathematics
Contextual admissions A-levels: A*AB with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, 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 programmes: BSc Mathematics with Economics

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Mathematics with 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: 305/97/40
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £29,875
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, retail and commercial banking, accounting, education and teaching.

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 Mathematics with 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: G1L1
A-levels: A*AA, with an A* in Mathematics
Contextual admissions A-levels: A*AB with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, 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 and the events we put on below. 

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Women in Maths seminar series

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