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BSc Mathematics and Economics

About the course

This degree is for you if you:

  • wish to pursue a career in economics and need a firm foundation in mathematics in order to undertake the postgraduate study necessary to follow such a career path
  • wish to study a degree suitable for students of high mathematical ability, combining and relating mathematics, statistics and economics.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To provide a thorough grounding in advanced areas of mathematics and statistics, chosen from a range of topics including a high proportion relevant to economics and finance.

Career Progression

The programme has been developed by academics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. This degree will prepare you for professional or managerial careers, particularly in areas requiring the application of quantitative skills, e.g. forecasting and risk.

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following course information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route
100 courses
1 EC1002 Introduction to economics
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and ST104B Statistics 2 (half course)
3 MT1173 Algebra
4 MT1174 Calculus
200 and 300 courses
5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
7 MT2116 Abstract mathematics (MT1174) or (MT105A + MT105B)
8 MT2176 Further calculus (half course) (MT1174 and
MT2175 Further linear algebra (half course) (MT1173)
9 One course from the following:
• DV3044 Economics of development (EC2065 + MN3028) or (EC2065 + EC2066)
• EC2020 Elements of econometrics (EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
• EC3015 Economics of labour (EC2066 or MN3028)
• EC3016 International economics (Ec2065 + EC2066) or (EC2065 + MN3028)
• EC3022 Public economics (EC2066 or MN3028)
• IR3026 International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011)
• EC3099 Industrial economics (EC2066 or MN3028)
• EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065)
• EC3120 Mathematical economics (EC2066 + MT105A + MT105B) or (EC2066 + MT1174)
10 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group N
11 One 300 course from Selection group E
12 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E or N


  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.
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