London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The two year route for the MSc Economics is designed for students who have a sound quantitative background but lack the necessary knowledge in economic theory and quantitative techniques for the one year programme. You should have a strong academic qualification with an emphasis on quantitative subjects such as mathematics and statistics. All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others.

Our former students are employed as economists in a wide range of national and international organisations in government, international institutions, business and finance. In recent years, our graduates have gained employment in organisations such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, NERA Economic Consulting, PwC, Deloitte, Compass Lexecon, McKinsey, IMF, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bundesbank, Bank of England, and HM Treasury.

Start Date:

The second year of the programme begins with an Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics, starting from August 2019..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £21,744 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £21,744 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £21,744 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have a First class honours degree or equivalent with two semesters of university-level mathematics.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0).