Entry requirements

One year/Research - First class honours degree or equivalent with strong background in economic theory, econometrics, statistics and mathematics. Two year - First class honours degree or equivalent with strong quantitative background including linear algebra and multivariate calculus. Some coursework in econometrics and economics is desirable. All graduates of non-UK institutions must submit a GRE score no more than five years old.

Econometrics and Mathematical Economics; Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (Research); Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (two-year programme).

Months of entry


Course content

These MSc programmes are designed to meet the needs of those who wish to take a more mathematical approach to economics. They have proved popular with mathematicians, statisticians, physical scientists and engineers converting to economics, as well as to graduate economists. Our former students are employed as economists in a wide range of national and international organisations in government, international institutions, business and finance. Approximately one third of students proceed to PhD programmes at LSE or other leading universities.

The structure of the programmes is flexible, and allows you to specialise to some extent in either econometrics or economic theory, or a mixture of the two. The level of the material covered is perhaps higher than for any other master's degree internationally in this area, and the programmes have a long standing international reputation, listing numerous distinguished economists and econometricians among their graduates.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall. GRE required from all students who do not have an UK undergraduate degree.

Fees and funding

ESRC (for Research strand), LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 or 22 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations100

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613
+44 (0)20 7955 6001