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Mathematics and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #44 (QS) Online
This BSc will help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills. This degree will prepare you for professional or managerial careers, particularly in areas requiring quantitative skills, e.g. forecasting and risk.


The programme aims to:
  • develop competence in students in the application of mathematical techniques at a high level;
  • provide students with a sound knowledge of the principles underlying standard applications of mathematics and statistics;
  • provide knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of economics.

The learning outcomes of the programme are as follows:Knowledge and understanding;

A student will be able to:

  • formulate and develop mathematical arguments in a logical manner.
  • understand, formulate and use quantitative models arising in social science, business and other contexts.
  • understand basic pure mathematics, and of the role of logical argument in mathematics.
  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of mathematical economics.
  • show a good knowledge and understanding in advanced areas of mathematics chosen by the student from a range of topics, including a high proportion relevant to economics and finance.
  • apply economic principles and quantitative techniques to the analysis of economic data.

Intellectual and cognitive skills;

A student will be able to:

  • locate, extract, analyse and draw reasoned conclusions from multiple sources (including electronic sources) of appropriate literature and relevant data and acknowledge and reference these sources appropriately;
  • critically analyse data and text using quantitative and qualitative techniques;
  • assess the relative merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies.

Transferable skills;

A student will be able to:

  • communicate effectively in a written context;
  • use information technology (spreadsheets, word-processing and online databases) appropriately;
  • organise information, and assimilate and evaluate competing arguments;
  • manage his or her own learning, including working effectively to deadlines;
  • be open minded and have a capacity to handle ideas and scrutinise information in critical, evaluative and analytical ways. 


LSE was founded 1895 by four idealistic young Fabians for the "betterment of society". It adopted rerum cognoscere causas, which means to know the causes of things, as its motto.

The desire to bring academic expertise to bear on the problems of society motivated the founders of LSE and underpins the School's vision and strategy today.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to economics 
  • Statistics 
  • Algebra 
  • Calculus 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Abstract mathematics 
  • Further calculus
  • Further linear algebra 
  • Economics of development
  • Elements of econometrics
  • Economics of labour

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

For access to the BSc Mathematics and Economics degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
  • Mathematics to UK GCE A Level (Grade A - E) or equivalent.

Even if you don’t meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative/incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5601 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5601 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5601 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5601 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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