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Application code:F9L1

BSc Environment and Sustainable Development with Economics

This programme equips you with the environmental knowledge and economics training needed to tackle global sustainability issues in your future career.
BSc Environment and Sustainable Development with Economics at LSE



This degree provides a thorough grounding in environmental change and sustainable development, combined with rigorous economics training.

The teaching goes far beyond pure academic theory – you’ll learn why policy issues matter and see first-hand the impact of our research on the real world. There’s also an opportunity to participate in an international field trip.

You’ll be taught by leading experts who are influencing national government and international policy debates.

When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared for a career in the third sector, banking, consulting or many international organisations.

This is a major/minor programme – with a 75/25 split between geography and economics.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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Why study with us

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Student stories

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I was looking to diversify my study in a way that linked the two disciplines, and LSE offered it with its unique combination of the policy side of the environment and a traditional economics degree.
James Foley, London, UK, BSc Environment and Sustainable Development with Economics
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LSE is recognised as one of the best social science institutions in the world and is one of few universities that offer the study of environmental policy at undergraduate level.
Petra Sarapatkova, Prague, Czech Republic, BSc Environment and Sustainable Development with Economics

Your application


We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

The table of fees shows the latest tuition fees for all programmes.

You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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Graduate destinations


Recent graduates have gone on to work in all areas of environmental policy and economics at the local, national and international level, whether in the public sector for government departments and agencies, in the private sector for industry and environmental/management consultancies, or in the NGO sector for pressure groups and think tanks. A number of recent graduates have also gone on to further study at graduate level.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 3 sectors our students work in:

Government, Public Sector and Policy
Financial and Professional Services
FMCG, Manufacturing and Retail

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