This MSc programme is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to take a more mathematical approach to economics. It has proved popular with mathematicians, statisticians, physical scientists and engineers converting to economics, as well as to graduate economists.
The programme structure allows students to specialise in a mixture of econometrics or economic theory. The technical level of the material covered is perhaps higher than for any other master's degree in the area, and the programme has a long-standing international reputation, with many distinguished economists and econometricians among its graduates.
This degree can also be taken over two years for those without a strong economics and mathematical background. Students who successfully complete the examinations in the preliminary year will be awarded a Diploma in Econometrics, and those meeting the required standard will be permitted to proceed to the MSc. Your attention is drawn to the requirements for progression from the preliminary year to year two of the programme. These can be found in the LSE Calendar under MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (Two Year Programme).
Subject to attaining the required grades, students may progress to the MRes/PhD Programme. Those intending from the outset of their studies to pursue a research training, can apply for the MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (Research). See the Research Programmes page for details.
Further information on the programme structure can be found in the LSE Calendar and at MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics Programme Regulations.
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