London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The preliminary year is designed for students with high academic ability but lacking a sufficient background in economics, econometrics, statistics or mathematics. Its purpose is to enable students to develop their skills to the point where they are eligible for progression to the Master's in econometrics and mathematical economics.

Course Modules

Year 1: mathematics and statistics; econometric theory and microeconomics. Plus 1 chosen from: mathematical methods; probability, distribution theory and inference; economic theory and its applications.

Course Additional Entry

1st Class Honours degree or equivalent with strong quantitative background including linear algebra and multivariate calculus; some coursework in econometrics and economics is desirable.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,184  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,184  Academic year. First year home fees