Taught course

Economics and Philosophy

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Entry requirements

First class honours with concentration on economics and quantitative subjects. Core economics courses assume knowledge of constrained optimisation, matrix algebra and basic statistics.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This interdisciplinary programme offers the following benefits:

*Taught jointly by two departments at LSE which are internationally recognised as among the best in their respective disciplines.
*It is unique in offering a rigorous programme in core graduate-level economics courses whilst offering students the opportunity to engage with moral, methodological and foundational issues.
*The philosophy offerings are resolutely interdisciplinary. We take philosophical analysis to be continuous with scientific approaches to political, social and economic problems, and all philosophy staff have a strong background in interdisciplinary work and in areas of social or natural science.
*It is taught at an institution which is a major centre for national and international public policy debates.
*Students have access to a wealth of courses and resources within the Philosophy and Economics Departments and at LSE that are relevant for their studies.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

AHRB; LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
13 months
part time
25 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (7000 words)

Course contact details

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