Entry requirements

One year/research: first class honours with concentration on economics and quantitative subjects and at least a year of calculus and statistics. Two year: a first class honours degree with two semesters of college-level calculus or equivalent.

Economics; Economics (Research); Economics (two year programme).

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Economics is intended to equip you with the main tools of the professional economist, whether you intend working in government, international organisations or business. 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. As such, the degree concentrates on the core elements of economic theory and econometrics. Although extensive use is made of mathematics, this is primarily to facilitate analysis (if you are interested in a more mathematically oriented course you should apply for the MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics).

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall One year - all students who do not have an undergraduate economics degree from the UK must take the GRE test. Two year - all applicants must submit a GRE score less than 5 years old.

Fees and funding

ESRC; 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 examinations80

Course contact details

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