The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that it has been allocated 35 extra places for students beginning the BSc Mathematics and Economics or the BSc Mathematics with Economics.
Mathematics is essential for an understanding of modern economics. A degree combining these two strongly related disciplines gives you the opportunity to study both economics and mathematics in depth and enables you to acquire the technical aptitude and analytical skills to proceed to a successful career in finance, business and many other fields. Although specific techniques may go out of date, the ability to think analytically is something that remains with you for the rest of your life, enabling you to adapt to new developments in your chosen career. Both our degrees are carefully structured so that the mathematical and statistical topics you study are those of greatest relevance to economics and finance.
The Mathematics Department at LSE is internationally renowned for its teaching and research in mathematics related to the social sciences, particularly the mathematics necessary for understanding economics. Both our degrees are taught jointly with LSE's world class Economics Department and enable you to build a strong quantitative knowledge base - increasingly important for a successful career in economics and finance. This degree will be of interest if you have a mathematical/scientific background, regardless of whether you have previously studied economics.
The BSc Mathematics and Economics is a joint degree where students study roughly equal amounts of both subjects over their three years. The BSc Mathematics with Economics has mathematics as its major subject and economics as its minor subject, and study of mathematics will make up approximately 75 per cent of the degree. Both degrees have exactly the same first year courses and, subject to satisfactory progress, students may move between these two degrees, should they wish to, in their second year.
Graduates will be able to combine a good understanding of modern economics with a high degree of mathematical expertise. This combination is an excellent foundation for careers in many lifestyles.