This is a technically rigorous programme designed to meet the needs of those who have a strong quantitative background wishing to study economics. It is aimed at mathematicians, statisticians, physical scientists and engineers, as well as graduate economists.
The programme begins with a compulsory pre-sessional course designed to provide you with the essential foundations in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics which will prepare you for the advanced level of the core teaching programme.
You will then take courses in Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometric Analysis, in addition to a fourth elective course. Options are diverse, and include courses ranging from International Economics and Monetary Economics, to Financial Risk Analysis and Asset Markets, to Portfolio Management and Stochastic Processes. You also have the advantage of being assessed both after the end of the first term (Lent Term Week 0 January exams) and after the end of second term (Summer Term main exam period).
This programme will be ideal if you would like to pursue a career as an economist or econometrician, in a variety of industries. A number of graduates also choose to proceed to PhD study.
Our former students are employed as economists in a wide range of national and international organisations in government, international institutions, business and finance. Approximately one third of students proceed to PhD programmes at LSE or other leading universities.