In this course, you will take an open-minded and scientific approach to issues like these, using formal modelling of economic relationships, and testing hypotheses against data. The Department of Economics is regularly ranked number one outside of the USA for its published research in economics and econometrics and as an undergraduate student you will have the chance to learn from economists at the cutting edge of their field. Economics at LSE is mathematically rigorous, and you should have an aptitude for and enjoyment of mathematics, along with a strong analytical ability. Our BSc Economics programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in the analytical methods of economics and you will then learn to apply these methods to a diverse range of problems. You will also learn to analyse and construct complex arguments and to communicate these effectively. This degree provides an excellent preparation for a range of careers, but we particularly welcome students who want to learn about economics, rather than simply prepare themselves for a prosperous future. Over the past two decades many of our graduates have chosen to pursue careers in the financial sector, which can include positions involving economics research as well as those in banking or hedge funds. Increasingly, many have also preferred to take up positions as economic or management consultants, to join central banks, their home country’s government economic service or international organisations. Some graduates from the programme pursue quite different careers, whether as professional accountants and auditors, engaging in entrepreneurial activity, marketing or law, or in entirely different fields. A significant number choose to go on to graduate study, not just in economics but also in finance, management, development, economic history and other fields. Throughout their time at LSE we work to prepare our students who are aiming in this direction to understand the rewards of engaging in economics research and the benefits of interacting with faculty and visitors who are leading economists.
- A level
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
Grade A* at A Level Maths is required. Further Maths is desirable, either as a full A Level or a 4th AS Level.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is consistently ranked one of the foremost social science universities in the world. With an international intake and reach, global engagement is at the heart of LSE's teaching and research mission for its students and staff. From a well-connected central London campus, LSE runs one of the world's most extensive and distinguished university public lecture series.