The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100.
In your first year you will take four compulsory courses, on geography, economic history, and economics. You will also take LSE100.
(* denotes a half unit)
The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the Present Day
Focuses on the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century.
Introduction to Geography
Examines the key concepts of human geography.
Introduction to Geographical Research
Introduces students to the production of geographical and environmental knowledge and to prepare them to become producers of such knowledge themselves.
There are two versions of this course: EC1A3 and EC1A5. Students will be advised about the most option to take depending of the course to take depending on academic background or future course choices.
There are two versions of this course: EC1B3 and EC1B5. Students will be advised about the most appropriate option to take depending of the course to take depending on academic background or future course choices.
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 your second year you will take compulsory courses in each geography and economic history, and choose further options from each.
The Economic Geography of Trade, Production and Development*
The Economics of Cities*
Theories and Evidence in Economic History
This course combines practical and theoretical approaches to conducting, evaluating and interpreting research in economic history. Students will learn to use primary sources and design their own research project. It also introduces students to critical interpretation and analysis of primary sources and research methodologies, and the nature of historical knowledge.
Economic history options to the value of one unit
Geography options to the value of one unit
In your third year you will take two compulsory half-unit geography courses, a historical economic geography course, and complete a dissertation. You will also choose further geography options.
Firms and Economic Geography: Location Technology and Innovation*
The Economics of Housing Markets and Migration*
Historical Economic Geography: Cities, Markets and Regions in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Explores how and why the location of economic activities changes across time and space from industrialisation up to the present.
Either Geography options to the value of one unit, or
Economic History options to the value of one unit, or
Outside options to the value of one unit
Dissertation in Economic History
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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