Taught course

Economics and Philosophy

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

Entry requirements

A first class honours degree or equivalent with concentration on economics and quantitative subjects.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Economics and Philosophy offers a unique combination of rigorous training in economics together with the opportunity to engage with moral, methodological and foundational questions.

Taught jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, this thoroughly interdisciplinary programme encourages you to engage constructively with key economic and political issues, whilst allowing you to explore and question your conceptual and theoretical foundations. Questions typically addressed include: What are the moral advantages and disadvantages of market institutions? Can we make interpersonal comparisons of well-being, and if so, how? How do models of economic phenomena relate to the actual social world? What are the assumptions underlying the rational choice model in economics? Can they be normatively justified? Are they descriptively accurate?

You will have access to the wealth of resources available in both the Economics and the Philosophy Departments, including research seminars and colloquia on topics in economics, rational and social choice, scientific evidence and policy-making. You may apply to the LSE Internships programme in Public Policy, Social Issues and Public Affairs, which offers internships to LSE graduate students in key organisations working across the field of public policy, social issues and public affairs.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £20,112
International students
Total £20,112

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
13 months
part time
25 months

Course contact details

Name
The Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613