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BSc Mathematics with Economics

Catalog id : G1L1
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
17712 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department
Mathematics and Economics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)107
TOEFL-PBT (min)627

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About this course

Mathematics is essential for an understanding of modern economics. A degree combining these two strongly related disciplines gives you the opportunity to study both economics and mathematics in depth and enables you to acquire the technical aptitude and analytical skills to proceed to a successful career in finance, business and many other fields or to proceed to further study.

Although specific techniques may become out of date, the ability to think analytically is something that remains with you for the rest of your life, enabling you to adapt to new developments in your chosen career. Both our degrees are carefully structured so that the mathematical and statistical topics you study are those of greatest relevance to economics and finance.

The Department of Mathematics at LSE is internationally renowned for its teaching and research in mathematics related to the social sciences, particularly the mathematics necessary for understanding economics. The degrees are taught jointly with LSE's world class Department of Economics and enable you to build a strong quantitative knowledge base – increasingly important for a successful career in economics and finance. This degree will be of interest if you have a mathematical/scientific background, regardless of whether you have previously studied economics.

Degree structure

  • The degree involves studying 12 courses over three years, plus LSE100.

This programme is a major/minor in favour of mathematics. For a programme that is more evenly split, see BSc Mathematics and Economics.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • A level pass at grade A* in Mathematics or International Baccalaureate Diploma with 7 in Higher level Mathematics
  • Usual standard offer: A level: grades A* A A with an A* in Mathematics. Further Mathematics A level is highly recommended. Students not taking Further Mathematics to A level will normally be required to achieve grade A in Further Mathematics AS level in addition to A* (Mathematics) A A at A level
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics)
  • Other qualifications are considered

English Language Requirements

  • CIE board - Grade B or better, plus grade 2 in the optional speaking test OR Grade B or better, plus proof that you have been instructed in the medium of English for the past 5 years ^
  • Edexcel board (English A) - Grade B or better, plus the Speaking and Listening coursework component OR Grade B or better, plus proof that you have been instructed in the medium of English for the past 5 years 
  • Edexcel board (English B) - Grade B or better, plus proof that you have been instructed in the medium of English for the past 5 years 
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) academic test with a score of 7.0 in all four components (in one exam sitting only).
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with grade C or better or 185 points overall and a minimum of 185 points in each individual component.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE) with a grade B or better or 185 points overall and a minimum of 185 points in each individual component.
  • Cambridge English Language (1119) conducted overseas by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate: B4 or better.
  • O level (1120 Brunei, 1125 Mauritius A, 1127 Singapore) grade B or better.
  • Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 English Language grade B or better.  
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education English (HKDSE) with grade 5**.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - academic test with a score of 65 in all four components (in one exam sitting).
  • TOEFL IBT (Internet based test)- At least 107 overall with a minimum of 25 in each of the four components (in one sitting only).
  • Trinity ISE (revised test) level III overall with distinction in all components.

If an applicant is offering IGCSE in English as a First Language without the optional component (as above), and has been educated in the medium of English during their five most recent years of study (prior to 1 October 2015), then we will accept the qualification as sufficient evidence of English language proficiency. 

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Course Modules

First year:

  • Economics A or Economics B
  • Elementary Statistical Theory
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • LSE100 (Lent term only)

Second year:

(* half unit)

  • Further Mathematical Methods
  • Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II
  • Real Analysis* and one from: Optimisation Theory*; Differential Equations*; Discrete Mathematics*; Algebra and Number Theory*
  • Options to the value of one unit (if not already taken) from: Optimisation Theory*; Differential Equations*; Discrete Mathematics*; Algebra and Number Theory*; Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference; or another course with the approval of the departmental tutor. 
  • LSE100 (Michaelmas term only)

Third year:

  • An advanced option in mathematical economics
  • Options to the value of two units in mathematics or statistics
  • One other option

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

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How to Apply

LSE receives applications via UCAS. They do not consider applications made 'direct' to the School. Before you apply you should read all of the information and guidance on the How to apply pages and on the degree programmes pages.

Applications should be made online via UCAS.

Guidance on completing your UCAS application form:
A section by section guide to completing the application form, including advice on writing your personal statement and information for teachers/referees, is given on the Making an application page.

Considering your application:
Applications are considered by members of academic staff, who will decide whether or not an offer can be made or whether to hold the application to be considered as part of a gathered field of applications.

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