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1. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank 2. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve 3. George Soros, financier and philanthropist 4. Ali Babacan, Turkish economy minister 5. Janet Napolitano, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security 6. HM Queen Noor of Jordan 7. Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russia 8. David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party 9. Rafael Correa Delgado, president of Ecuador
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ac. You can find information on our safety policy at lse. 22 March 2013 Summer Term Monday.About the prospectus This prospectus is for students interested in applying for an undergraduate degree at LSE. 4 October to Friday. and that any subsequent changes would add to. 29 June 2012 Term dates 2012/13 Michaelmas Term Thursday. 29 April to Friday. the student and academic support services. rather than detract from students’ opportunities. Equality and diversity are integral to the School’s priorities and objectives. 29 September to Friday. with details of the measures we take to ensure the health. If you require further information about life at LSE or the admissions process please refer to lse. fee and financial support information. safety and welfare of everyone involved with the School . 23 April to Friday. circumstances may occasionally make this impossible. Term dates 2011/12 Michaelmas Term Thursday. The first section provides a general introduction to the School and the courses we offer. according to circumstances. The School makes every effort to ensure that courses are offered as described to students in this prospectus. Health and safety LSE is generally a low risk environment.uk/healthAndSafety. and tells you how to apply for admission. 9 January to Friday.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/ Every effort is made to keep this prospectus up to date. LSE is not responsible for the content of external websites mentioned in the prospectus. for that reason. race. to alter or withdraw particular courses or course syllabuses and to alter the level of fees. It is correct at the time of going to press (February 2010). However. 9 December 2011 Lent Term Monday. 16 March 2012 Summer Term Monday. age. 14 December 2012 Lent Term Monday. the School reserves the right. 14 January to Friday. We will support inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding and engage all students in playing a full and active role in wider engagement with society. cultural and economic backgrounds and ensure freedom from discrimination on the basis of disability. 5 July 2013 Equality We will promote equality of opportunity for students and staff from all social. life at LSE. listed by subject. religion or belief and sexual orientation. The next section contains more detailed descriptions of our first degree courses.
2 undergraduate prospectus Contents Contents 1 1 1 1 About the prospectus Health and safety Term dates 2011/12 and 2012/13 Equality 14 14 14 16 18 18 18 18 Life at LSE Living in London Living costs Accommodation Food and drink LSE Students’ Union University of London Union Sustainability at LSE 25 25 25 26 26 26 Academic support services The Library Information technology Online learning (Moodle) LSE Language Centre Academic guidance 35 35 35 39 40 41 43 Applications and admissions How to apply Entrance requirements Considering your application Information for overseas students Information for older students Further information 4 7 7 7 7 8 A message from the Director Why LSE? What we study A distinctive programme at a distinctive institution Why choose LSE? Who chooses LSE? 28 28 28 Learn more about LSE Helping you choose Widening participation 21 21 21 Student services St Philips Medical Centre Disabled students (including students with dyslexia and long term medical conditions) Early Years Centre Chaplaincy LSE Student Counselling Service Students’ Union Advice and Counselling Centre Adviser to Women Students Adviser to Male Students Student Mentoring scheme Careers and employability 45 45 Other LSE programmes of study External study The General Course LSE Executive Education Summer schools 31 31 31 31 After LSE Graduate careers Graduate studies Alumni 46 46 46 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 Choosing a programme of study The subjects The degrees Teaching methods Programme regulations Examination and assessment Academic quality LSE100 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 22 48 Subjects and courses 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 33 Fees and financial support Fees Home UK/EU fees Overseas fees Fee assessment Financial support Government support LSE financial support 106 Index inside front cover Campus map 108 London map lse.ac.uk/undergraduate .
Degree programmes and codes undergraduate prospectus 3 Degree programmes and codes Degree BSc Accounting and Finance BSc Actuarial Science BA Anthropology and Law BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics BSc Economic History BSc Economic History with Economics BSc Economics BSc Economics and Economic History BSc Economics with Economic History BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics BSc Environment and Development BSc Environmental Policy with Economics BA Geography BSc Geography with Economics BSc Government BSc Government and Economics BSc Government and History BA History BSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations UCAS course code NN34 BSc/AccFin N321 BSc/ActSci ML16 BA/AnthLaw G0N0 BSc/BMS V300 BSc/EcHist V3L1 BSc/EcHEc L101 BSc/Econ VL31 BSc/EcEcH L1V3 BSc/EcEcH L140 BSc/Ecomt FK84 BSc/EnvDev F9L1 BSc/EPEc L702 BA/Geog L7L1 BSc/GeogE L230 BSc/Gov LL12 BSc/GovEco LV21 BSc/GovHis V146 BA/Hist NN26 BSc/HRMgt Page 51 56 52 56 59 60 63 61 64 64 69 70 72 72 75 75 76 78 67 Degree BSc International Relations BSc International Relations and History LLB Bachelor of Laws BSc Management BSc Management Sciences BSc Mathematics and Economics BSc Mathematics with Economics BSc Philosophy and Economics BSc Philosophy. Logic and Scientific Method BSc Politics and Philosophy BA Social Anthropology BSc Social Anthropology BSc Social Policy BSc Social Policy and Criminology BSc Social Policy and Economics BSc Social Policy with Government BSc Social Policy and Sociology BSc Sociology BSc Statistics with Finance UCAS course code L250 BSc/IntRel VL12 BSc/IRHis M100 LLB/Law N203 BSc/Man N201 BSc/ManSci GL11 BSc/MathEc G1L1 BSc/MathEc LV15 BSc/PhilEc V503 BSc/Phil LV25 BSc/PP L601 BA/SocAnth L603 BSc/SocAnt L400 BSc/SocPol LM42 BSc/SPCr LLK1 BSc/SPE LL42 BSc/SocPGo LL34 BSc/SPSoc L301 BSc/Soc G3N3 BSc/StatFin Page 81 80 86 87 89 91 92 96 94 76 53 53 98 99 100 101 102 105 57 .
At LSE are to be found many of the world’s leading experts in their fields.4 undergraduate prospectus A message from the Director A message from the Director The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the leading social science institution in the world. LSE is global in outlook and cosmopolitan in character. it gives access to what is probably the most diverse and lively city in Europe. The School has major advantages over rival universities and colleges: it offers a stimulating environment for academic work. LSE . and at the same time. It is a place of genuine intellectual excitement and cutting edge research. Howard Davies Director. industry and finance have studied at LSE. If you would enjoy the challenge and opportunities that we offer. Many world leaders in politics. The School offers the best education there is in the major areas of the social sciences. situated as it is in the heart of London. then we look forward to welcoming you.
you are choosing not only a course of study. there are many influential outside speakers at the School (politicians. Professor Tony Travers (London and local government) and Professor Danny Quah (the weightless economy) will all be familiar names to the average news addict. Many influential developments in thinking about society. business leaders. cosmopolitan and very much a part of the ‘real world’. These qualities derive from the variety of its staff and students (about half our undergraduate students come from outside Britain. Professor Nicholas Stern (climate change). chairman of Goldman Sachs International and UN Special Representative for Migration and Development. or centre!) way to solve the world’s problems. and about half the student body are postgraduates). and from the easy interchange of ideas between the School and the world outside. Several subjects have been pioneered at LSE (eg. the Law Courts and the media are all on the School’s doorstep. Professor David Held (globalisation). While aiming for the highest standards of independent judgement. Each year. Many past and present members of staff act as expert advisers to political parties. economic and political concerns. Professor Anne Power (housing policy). In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the School had the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the country. while enjoying the cultural.Why LSE? undergraduate prospectus 7 Why LSE? The London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE – offers a unique opportunity to study the social sciences in a university institution with a worldwide academic reputation. anthropology. When you choose to be an undergraduate at LSE. is a prominent expert on happiness and well being. but also in a wide range of social science subjects. Peter Sutherland. from its active academic debate on current social. but much is also applied to topical and practical concerns: • How and why do some people escape poverty. rather than over green fields. Parliament. LSE’s academic departments have achieved outstanding results in the HEFCE/QAA teaching quality assessment/subject review exercises. ‘to understand the causes of things’. chair of the independent UK Migration Advisory Committee. This can be an exploration of theoretical or technical developments in an academic subject. The social sciences offer a number of ways of investigating and thinking about these questions: they do not teach you a ‘right’ (or left. Why choose LSE? The School’s location in central London is fundamental to its identity. LSE director Howard Davies is a regular contributor to national and international media on the economy. and a range of independent and authoritative assessments have judged the School to be among the world’s leading institutions for study of the social sciences. LSE looks out over the London skyline. It is stimulating. What we study LSE seeks to promote the impartial pursuit of knowledge and understanding about how people organise themselves into. founder of the Centre for Economic Performance. social and recreational facilities of one of the world’s great capital cities. and has a worldwide reputation in the field. and interact within. in the words of our motto. but a place to live and work for three years. Emeritus Professor Lord Layard. financial markets and regulation. international relations and social policy). Emeritus Professor Lord Desai is a regular speaker in House of Lords debates and Emeritus Professor Lord Wallace is a front bench spokesman on international affairs. the business and financial institutions of the City. There is more information about the range of subjects studied at LSE in the Choosing a programme of study section on page 10. we seek to make our work practical and relevant to the real world. taught within a number of departments and interdisciplinary institutes. we expect students to take at least one course in a subject outside their particular specialism. The School offers courses not only in economics and political science. Professor Conor Gearty (human rights). Government. It is the only university in the UK specialising in the study of the social sciences. The School’s international reputation and London location ensure that in times of crisis it is often to LSE that the media turn first for a response. social groupings. Teaching draws on the insights derived from our academic staff’s current research. is chairman of LSE. In most of our degrees. The focus of our teaching is on helping you to learn some of the different ways to test your – and other people’s – ideas: and. Professor Dominic Lieven (Russia). rerum cognoscere causas. . the Civil Service and policy pressure groups such as Professor David Metcalf. economics and politics have originated in work carried out at the School. while others stay poor? • How do changes in family structures affect people’s ability to participate in society? • How can urban regeneration policies help people escape social exclusion? • How are companies’ personnel policies changing in the European Single Market? • How effective is official information and advice on HIV transmission and AIDS? • What are the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of local government for London? These are just some of the questions different members of staff are currently investigating. including the basis of the modern welfare state and the development of free-market economics.
marketing. for banks. media. views and beliefs. lawyers. in health and local authorities. If you welcome the stimulus of new experiences and ideas in a lively capital city – then choose LSE. food and drink. LSE offers you the opportunity – and the challenge – to study different ways of understanding human society together with people from all parts of the world. there is a broad range of employers and types of work represented in our graduate destinations: management trainees (for example. charity and social workers and civil servants. . If you are the kind of student who enjoys being challenged – intellectually. personnel officers. researchers and analysts. By far the largest single group of graduates went into further academic study or vocational training (mainly for law). Who chooses LSE? Students who choose LSE are intent on experiencing an active and varied undergraduate programme. socially and personally – then LSE is an institution you should consider for your undergraduate degree programme. retail. LSE is compact and full to the brim with students and staff – this just contributes to the vitality and friendliness of the place. publishers and booksellers. software and electronics companies). Our students go on to all sorts of careers. in an atmosphere that encourages you to question ideas and to seek solutions to problems. others work in various aspects of finance. to give public lectures and to pursue their own research. Approximately 1. with radically differing experiences. However. The School has around 3. transport.industrialists) as well as leading academics from all around the world who visit to participate in teaching. educational and ethnic backgrounds.800 undergraduate students drawn from all over the world. The next largest group is those who work in financial services. mainly as trainee accountants. and from all social. insurance companies and stockbrokers. engineering.200 new students enrol in September each year. The structure of our degrees emphasises the need for self study and rigorous intellectual skills where an individual student’s opinion matters.
8% Why LSE? undergraduate prospectus Asia 29.3% Female undergraduates 21. Male undergraduates 21.5% Male postgraduates 30. Female postgraduates 29. I fought and won my home seat of East Dunbartonshire to become its Liberal Democrat MP in 2005.3% Male undergraduates 21. I was particularly attracted by the broad choice of courses.7% Jo Swinson ### TABLE ENDS ### MP for East Total students Dumbartonshire 46.9% Other 0.UK 46. . and as president of Butler’s Wharf Hall of Residence campaigning for internet connections in every room. and after standing against the deputy prime minister in the 2001 General Election.4% Africa 1. however. French.6% Femaleinundergraduatesand graduated with first In 1997 I began my BSc1.7% North America 7. These opportunities to take responsibility for making projects happen prepared me for my early career in business. speaking up for students in the building of the new library.9% Rest of Europe 13.7% Africa Management at LSE.6% North America 7. 29. sociology. information systems Male postgraduates 26.7% Undergraduate students by domicile 9 UK 49% Asia 28.6% Female undergraduates 21. SpaceandPeople. and then for a high-growth media business.6% Africa 1.7% with my degree including economics. the best part of my time at LSE was getting involved in student life outside the lecture theatres: in the Students’ Union.3% North America 7. The international diversity of the student body made for a fascinating university experience. I now speak for the Lib Dems in Parliament on foreign affairs.8% class honours in 2000.8% Female postgraduates 29.7% Viking FM. and the weekly Union General Meeting was good training for politics too! ### TABLE ENDS ### Total students ### TABLE STARTS ### Total students Male undergraduates 21. For me.9% Rest of Europe 13.8% UK ### TABLE STARTS ### Asia 2000 BSc Management.9% After leaving LSE I worked as a marketing manager for Emap-owned radio station Male postgraduates 26.4% Other 0. 21. and am a member of the Environmental Audit Committee. with such a rich mix of cultures and opinions.7% and international relations alongside management subjects.7% Other 0.5% Female postgraduates 26.8% Rest of Europe 12.7% The political bug had bitten.
influenced by their past. Law examines and analyses the rules that society establishes to promote justice and order. Economics studies the choices individuals. and good grades at A level. at the other end you will find mathematics and related subjects. Employment relations analyses the relationships between workers. trade unions. We do not. some subjects have a direct vocational or professional link. the factors which influence their behaviour and the ways in which they organise relations between them. there is a particular expertise in the philosophy of science and social science. expect you to have A level or previous qualifications in the subjects you wish to study at LSE. and how these choices work with and against each other. are studied in international relations. businesses and societies make in how much to spend. However. etc. A modern foreign language option is generally available on those degree programmes which offer an outside option.10 undergraduate prospectus Choosing a programme of study Choosing a programme of study At LSE. in The degrees Most of our degrees allow you to combine study in more than one of these subjects either for joint honours (eg. while management science studies mathematical and statistical techniques for management purposes in association with courses from other relevant fields. disorder and change in social life. like law or actuarial science. pensions. for the programmes we offer. Sociology examines different forms of order. See page 13 for further information. for most degrees. See Language studies on page 83 for more information. Actuarial science applies mathematical and statistical skills and understanding to the work required for insurance. with particular attention paid to people often called primitives. economic and international history are all taught at the School. Management emphasises the application of theory to the practical running of organisations. All first year undergraduate students take the new LSE100 course. Geography with Economics). provide an interdisciplinary approach to a particular topic (eg. or peasants. The subjects Taking first the subjects in our title. The system of states. All subjects taught at LSE provide a useful intellectual training in different approaches to social questions. each subject has its own section describing the degrees and courses available. Our students go on to a range of careers which are rarely restricted by the choice of degree subject. at the School. and on where human activities are located and relate to each other spatially: geography seeks to understand these aspects of social relationships. our degrees are designed to allow (and sometimes require) you to explore unfamiliar subjects. from a range of courses in any other subject taught within the School) to enable you to approach your main area of study in a more inclusive and holistic way. and the structures and systems people have developed for governing societies. or cultural minorities. or equivalent. and how that process influences the management of organisations. you will have the chance to study a broad range of subjects. Management). a high level of academic ability and commitment is more important than previous subject knowledge. of course. Societies have their effects on the environment. Mathematics and other forms of quantitative understanding are important means of analysing human activities. social psychology analyses the social processes influencing human social behaviour and the cognitive processes by which people interpret their experience of social life. Social policy studies the policies of modern industrial societies on social services and welfare benefits of all kinds: health. some of them you may have studied in school. education. Further on in this prospectus. We believe that success in your degree and in your subsequent career is best achieved by choosing subjects that interest you and that you are good at. Some degrees give exemptions from certain professional examinations (details are given in the section on each subject). pensions and other financial services. housing. We believe that. Political science studies the interaction between power and ideas. and particularly the everyday assumptions people make about these aspects of their social world. International Relations and History) or with one major subject and one minor (eg. The present and future development of societies is. but our degrees are intended to provide students with a sound intellectual background rather than professional training. and business mathematics and statistics considers the relationships of facts and figures as well as mathematical techniques in their business applications. Almost all require or allow you to choose at least one ‘outside’ option (ie. which introduces students to the elements of thinking as a social scientist. save and invest. we do expect you to have good grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including Mathematics. some will be new to you. Others draw on different subjects to . Philosophy considers problems concerning human knowledge and the understanding and evaluation of logic and argument. A study of accounting and finance demonstrates how wealth is measured and managed. and relevant aspects of political. Social anthropology is concerned with the variety of cultural solutions to the dilemmas of social existence. management and the state in advanced industrial societies. At one end of the spectrum are subjects you might consider ‘arts’ subjects like history.
projects and other course work assignments make up a full working week. In some courses. So. The great thing about teaching courses in these areas is that they correspond precisely to my research interests.ac. Proposed changes for future years are also published as they become available. As part of my role as undergraduate programme director. the two functions of lectures and classes may be combined in seminars or small group tutorials: this may depend on the numbers taking the course. academic adviser receives these reports and although they do not contribute to the final degree result. Programme regulations Detailed programme regulations.ac. Studying history can provide the foundation for future success in a wide variety of careers. for example as a journalist. For the classes. In just the past month. Here. The format for classes will vary considerably depending on the subject and level but you would usually be expected to submit two written pieces of work per course during the year. but the associated reading and writing of essays. are obligatory and you would be expected to prepare and fully participate in every class you attend. Class teachers report each term on each student’s attendance. there could be as many as 300 students in a lecture. and on the subject being studied. It’s always a pleasure to hear from a former student who has forged a successful career. they can affect whether the student is allowed to continue on the course and to take the examination. you would be allocated to a much smaller group. For me. Fulfilling this role for so long has allowed me to get a good sense of what our students want from their history degrees. Lectures are not compulsory but are strongly recommended. I have also been involved as the staff member of our staff-student liaison committee for the last five years. teaching will consist of a mixture of lectures and linked classes.Choosing a programme of study undergraduate prospectus 11 traditional academic subjects. in which you would work through questions and problems raised in the lectures and present and discuss your own papers or essays. work in class and written work submitted for the class. A typical undergraduate timetable may involve 9 to 15 hours of teaching per week. To satisfy their interests. In each course. made up of full and half unit courses. The majority of our degrees also expect that you will have excellent skills in spoken and written English. Classes. The student’s I have been working at LSE since 1998 first as a lecturer and. plus LSE100 in the first and second years. The taught elements of our degrees are intended only as a framework around which each student must work. Lectures are attended by all the students taking the course (and some attending out of general interest). running in parallel. including individual course guides and other information relating to the administration of our degrees is published in the School’s Calendar at the start of each session at lse. I’m able to refine my ideas through dialogue with the students. diplomat. the most rewarding part of all in my undergraduate teaching is supervising dissertations on topics in my field of expertise. on a popular course. our students spend at least double the amount of contact time pursuing their own research. teacher or consultant. This interaction is what LSE is all about. allowing you a structure for your own research and reading. we offer programmes that cover a wide geographical and temporal range. In almost all our degrees. however. students do their own original work and often unearth documents in archives which provide a fresh perspective on important historical issues.uk/tlc Nigel Ashton Professor of International History Teaching methods LSE believes in a traditional approach to teaching. since 2009. you would normally take the equivalent of four courses in each year.uk/calendar. We aim to provide as much choice as feasible while making sure that our students also receive a good grounding in the core components of the discipline of history. as Professor of International History. I am currently director of the undergraduate programme in the International History Department and teach courses on British and American policy in the Middle East since 1945. . LSE is a great place to carry out this kind of original research because of the resources available in our library and in London as a whole. ensuring students have a solid understanding of their subjects. I’ve met up with students I’ve taught who are now working successfully in all of these fields. and will require you to contribute to class discussion and produce course essays throughout your time here. More information about teaching and learning at LSE and the transition from School to university can be found at lse. We would expect that in addition to formal contact time. and the Cold War.
uk 2008 HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a UK-wide assessment of research Examination and assessment Like our teaching methods. The most recent RAE took place in 2008 and the results confirmed LSE’s position as a world leading research university. • Examiners from outside the School take part each year in setting examinations. LSE departments come top nationally by grade point average in Economics. reviewing results and deciding on degrees awarded.uk/researchAndExpertise/RAE2008 Academic quality LSE seeks to maintain the standard and quality of its teaching by using a range of different systems and measures: Internal systems • All proposals for new courses and programmes are considered carefully by a committee drawn from all teaching departments. • Student views are very important as a measure of teaching quality. course work assignments or project reports as part of the examination. such as the Library and IT services. Law and Social Policy. This activity is conducted through several School committees. LSE is: • first when universities are ranked according to the percentage of their research receiving the top 4* (worldleading) grade • equal second in the UK when universities are ranked using a grade point average of their research strengths • fourth when universities are ranked according to the percentage of their research receiving either 4* or 3* (internationally excellent) grades Individual subject areas at LSE also head national tables of excellence.ac. Learning and Assessment Committee by a team with internal and external members. In almost all degrees. with Anthropology coming second.ac. These reviews were carried out on a subject by subject basis by teams of academics from other institutions. the Quality Assurance Agency. • The quality of each department’s educational provision is reviewed at five yearly intervals on behalf of the School’s Teaching. all of which have student members. Examination is mostly by three hour unseen examination. • All major changes to existing courses and programmes go to this committee as well. excellence at universities undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Councils every five to seven years. not just the department putting the proposal forward. in many courses. There are also regular . there is also a requirement to submit special essays. More information about the RAE and individual subject areas can be found at lse. External systems Until 2001 the main means of reviewing standards and quality from outside the School was through subject reviews carried out by a national body. each department has a staff/student committee. LSE has a traditional approach to examinations and assessments. surveys on support facilities.It also contains a Code of Good Practice for Undergraduate Programmes which describes the obligations which staff and students have to each other in the organisation and maintenance of the process of teaching and learning. which is in turn represented on a Schoolwide undergraduate student forum. Each year the School conducts a comprehensive survey of students’ opinions of the teaching they have received. In addition. The results for these reviews are published on the QAA website: qaa. • External examiners also report to the School on standards and quality. and their comments and suggestions are taken very seriously. students are examined at the end of each year in the courses taken in that year. with the School topping or coming close to the top of a number of rankings of research excellence.
but also to deepen your understanding of your own discipline. alternative forms of explanation and different strategies for abstraction and modelling that are used in the different social sciences. ‘Does culture matter?’ and ‘Why are great events so difficult to predict?’ – you will explore the different types of evidence. In this way. the course aims not only to broaden your intellectual experience at the School. This distinctive course will actively challenge you to analyse questions of current public concern and of intellectual debate from a rigorous social science perspective. are looking for graduates who have a degree of breadth to their . You will work together on presentations and projects and acquire skills that will help you to be successful at LSE and afterwards. It won’t be included in your final degree classification but it will feature on your transcript and there are special prizes for the best ‘distinctions’ in this distinctive course. The course will run over your first and second years. which introduces first year undergraduates to the fundamental elements of thinking as a social scientist by exploring real problems and real questions. We also know that most employers.Choosing a programme of study undergraduate prospectus 13 LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things Innovative and interdisciplinary LSE100 is an innovative course. whether you are an accountant or an anthropologist. Leading lecturers. most of all. challenging classes You will hear from leading experts on these subjects starting with the director. Howard Davies. We don’t think having only a final examination works for this course. a sociologist or a statistician. You will then discuss the topics in small classes with fellow students from all the different departments at LSE. from the financial sector to NGOs. launched in 2009-10. They want mathematicians who can also write a report. and. providing you with an opportunity to learn from the insights and perspectives of students in other disciplines. This course will help to produce a very distinctive LSE graduate with skills that cut across narrow subject areas. studies to complement the specialist knowledge in their subject area. so LSE100 will also be assessed on the basis of writing assignments and in-class activities over the two terms. historians who can also understand a graph. Broadening the intellectual experience Focusing on ‘big’ questions – such as ‘How should we manage climate change?’. drawing on a range of disciplines across the social sciences. employees who can talk to clients and partners all over the world with confidence.
and by avoiding touristy areas of the city. vibrant and colourful city. dance. restaurants and bars. London really does have it all. Information on how to find part-time work can be found at lse.uk/careersService/ InfoForProspectiveStudents LSE makes broad estimates of the costs of living in the London area and these are available on the School’s website.htm . with many places of interest within easy walking distance. As a student at LSE you will be studying in the heart of a multicultural city alongside students from across the world. London offers students an unparalleled environment in which to live and study.000.000 and the total for a 12 month calendar year = £12. tube or even river boat will bring you to the wide open spaces of the Royal Parks or Hampstead Heath.ac. com/Prepare/Cost. In fact the Student Living Index. Advice about the cost of living in the UK and how to prepare a budget can be found at ukstudentlife. Whether you are into art. A short journey by bus. the West End. Educational benefits include libraries. to the homes of internationally renowned sporting events such as Wimbledon and to the many unique and varied parts of London – whether your taste is for chic boutiques and bright city lights. It is truly one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world. reggae and soul. a survey published by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Europe’s leading financial market and a style setting centre of cultural life. film. For 2011/2012. LSE’s weekly Student News lists many public lectures. shopping or even green spaces and the great outdoors. rock. Major cultural attractions such as theatreland. professional institutes and all the resources of the University of London. In any one week. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. or quirky cafés and a village atmosphere. International in flavour. jazz and Latin • over 150 films (including late night shows) • over 100 theatres (and over 30 fringe events) • over 100 comedy venues including LSE Students’ Union’s own Chuckle Club • over 125 art galleries and visual arts presentations • over 100 nightclubs and discos • events in nearly 25 different sports • over a dozen dance performances and courses The School itself offers a very wide range of activities to its students. The Beaver. it is possible to live economically in the capital by taking advantage of reduced price services and facilities on campus and beyond. The most important consideration is that you must satisfy yourself and the relevant authorities that you have sufficient funds to cover your entire period of study. architecture. found that London is one of the most cost-effective places to study in the UK because of the range of part-time work opportunities available in the capital and the higher rates of pay on offer. However.000 per month for living costs. How much you spend in addition to your tuition fees is your decision and these figures are only intended as a guide. theatre. at little or no cost.14 undergraduate prospectus Life at LSE Life at LSE London is an exciting. Living in London Studying at LSE puts you right in the heart of London. political and ethnic clubs and societies. Living costs The perceived cost of living and studying in London is a concern for many students. there are many social events and entertainments throughout the year. music. and supports a lively variety of affiliated social. London’s listing magazines are likely to tell you about: • over 300 venues for all kinds of music including classical/opera. the Royal Opera House and the British Library and Museum are right on your doorstep. making the most of student discounts and concessions in shops. films and concerts. We advise that the total for a 9 month academic year = £9. roots. folk and country. A map of the local area is on page 108. The Students’ Union has its own newspaper. in addition to tuition fees. It is a centre for government and law. the School estimates that students should allow about £1. sport.
in the heart of London’s Theatreland. undergraduates and postgraduates. • High Holborn: 448 spaces just a short walk from the School. many with private bathroom facilities. central London is mostly made up of offices and shops. • Lilian Knowles: 360 spaces in single rooms with private bathrooms.uk/accommodation For students with partners. men and women. whatever their home address or year of study. The residence is entirely self-catering and is owned and managed for LSE by Shaftesbury Housing Association. • Passfield Hall: 100 single.ac. The University of London also has intercollegiate halls which accommodate approximately 20 per cent of LSE first year undergraduate students. There are nine Halls of Residence: • Bankside House: 617 places in mainly single rooms. First year undergraduate students must expect to share a room. For further information. The hall is self-catering and students live in flats of 5-6.ac. a studio. In each residence there is a student committee to organise regular events. the School has limited accommodation in Anson/Carleton Road flats in Tufnell Park. The hall is entirely self catering and is split into flats of 6-8 students who share a kitchen.ac. Canterbury Hall and Connaught Hall. or a share in a flat or house. There are seven mixed halls: Commonwealth Hall. please contact the Disability and Wellbeing Office at disability-dyslexia@lse. there will be a varied mix of students.ac. such as video evenings or film shows. near the University of London central precinct. This hall is located near Liverpool Street station and the City of London and provides a quieter atmosphere for studying/living. • Butler’s Wharf: 281 spaces in mainly single rooms.ac. This might be a room in a family house or flat. located just south of the Thames. Disabled students. in 2009 approximately 42 per cent of the places were allocated to new undergraduates with approximately 25 per cent of these placed in shared rooms. • Sidney Webb House: 450 spaces in single rooms all with their own private bathroom. • Carr-Saunders Hall: 132 single rooms and 12 twin rooms in the West End.50 for an evening meal. meals are provided as required.uk LSE and University of London accommodation LSE offers a variety of styles of accommodation. HughesParry Hall. It is not uncommon to spend up to 45 minutes travelling between the School and private accommodation. The School is able to offer accommodation to all first year undergraduate students and General Course students*. • Rosebery Avenue Hall: 289 single (some equipped with mobility aids for wheelchair users) and 13 twin rooms close to Sadler’s Wells Theatre. The hall is near Borough Station and the Borough Food Market. Nutford House. The residence is self-catered and situated just off Trafalgar Square in the centre of London (10 minutes walk from LSE). This residence provides a quieter atmosphere for studying/living. • Northumberland House: 370 spaces in single and shared rooms with private bathrooms.16 undergraduate prospectus Life at LSE Accommodation Studying at LSE will be full of exciting challenges and for many students it will be their first experience of living independently. Further information is available online at lse. and cost about the same as at Carr-Saunders. evening meals are provided as required.uk/accommodation Unlike many other European cities. aside from your studies. next door to the Tate Modern gallery. may be given priority for residences most suited to their needs. We recognise that.uk/accommodation: Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531 Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7717 Email: Accommodation@lse. In all of them. costing on average £4. near the Telecom Tower and Tottenham Court Road. International Hall. Further information on all halls can be found at lse. It is situated next to Tower Bridge and near the Tower of London and provides a quieter atmosphere for studying/living. one meal a day (dinner) is included in the fees. 42 twin and 14 treble rooms in a Georgian terrace overlooking a tree lined square in Bloomsbury. College Hall. . Students from within London should apply for halls if they require a space and whilst we cannot guarantee making an offer before term starts we would expect all students to be accommodated by the second week of term at the latest. one of the most important aspects of your time in London is likely to be the place in which you live. Private accommodation Both the LSE and the University of London Accommodation Offices offer a comprehensive support service to students seeking housing in the private sector. This is self-catering accommodation.uk * In exceptional circumstances the School reserves the right to reject qualifying applicants at its discretion. Further information and advice about the service offered is available online at lse. home and overseas. North London and a small number of rooms for couples in other residences.
++ Approximately only 100 rooms will have access to a kitchen. ‡ Journey time by underground. Nutford House 199 116-144 115 NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 25‡ Lilian Knowles Butler’s Wharf Carr-Saunders High Holborn Hughes-Parry International Sidney Webb House Canterbury Connaught Bankside Passfield College . All halls provide vegetarian food. † Rates quoted are approximate for the 2011/2012 session. Meals are paid for separately. All provide vegetarian food. except at Passfield Hall where the rates shown include meals. + Limited facilities are available. ** Intercollegiate Halls room rates include breakfast and dinner each day for all halls.Life at LSE undergraduate prospectus 17 Costs and facilities LSE Halls Rosebery Avenue Northumberland House Intercollegiate Halls** Commonwealth Number of spaces £ Price per week of a single room † £ Price per week of a shared room † Self-catering Meals provided* Games room Common room/Bar Launderette Central heating Parking Time to LSE on foot 617 136-150 91-95 ++ YES YES YES YES YES + 25 281 105-112 76 YES NO YES YES YES YES NO 30-40 156 110 72-79 + YES YES YES YES YES NO 25 448 166-185 112 YES NO YES YES YES YES NO 10 360 142-227 N/A YES NO NO YES YES YES NO 20‡ 370 145-151 86-107 YES NO NO YES YES YES NO 10 226 138-144 82-117 + YES YES YES YES YES + 20 315 96-147 69-81 + YES YES YES YES YES NO 25 450 120-134 N/A YES NO YES YES YES YES NO 30-40 228 154-171 N/A NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 20 270 172-204 N/A NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 20 414 140-153 122 NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 20 207 121-142 115 NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 20 300 142 115 NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 20 535 151-175 N/A NO YES YES YES YES YES NO 15 * LSE Halls meals consist of breakfast (replaced by brunch at weekends) and dinner (with the exception of Carr-Saunders and Passfield Hall where only dinner is provided).
Even if politics isn’t your thing. and the premises include a number of facilities shared by University of London students. social and economic impacts. From Knitting to Business. few students can resist at least one visit to this hotbed of revolution. The gym. The standards of sport are high. reaction and intrigue. cafes. bars. such as the University of London Boat House at Chiswick. and are entitled to make use of ULU’s extensive facilities without payment of any extra membership fee. it also runs numerous commercial services. The diverse nature of the LSE student body is also reflected in the wide range of national and cultural societies on offer. The Advice and Counselling Centre is here so that if the worst does happen. ULU offers a number of specialist sports clubs that cannot be catered for at single colleges. LSE’s Catering Services have been awarded Fair Trade Status for our commitment to offering products and services from fairly traded sources. For more information. hockey (both men’s and women’s) and cricket. LSE Students’ Union LSE Students’ Union is dedicated to the welfare and representation of its 9. cheap and fun night out. just for students One of the most visible aspects of the Students’ Union is its commercial services and entertainments. ULU is housed nearby in Malet Street. you can be sure that there is something to cater to your interests. There are pitches for football. bars. Recent campaigns have looked at library opening times and teaching and learning on campus. table tennis. On Friday nights. ULU runs sports leagues and competitions across London universities. floorball. Every LSE student is a member and with that membership comes the ability to get involved in all aspects of the Students’ Union. Bloomsbury.18 undergraduate prospectus Life at LSE Food and drink Our catering facilities offer a wide range of food and drink together with the opportunity to socialise with friends and colleagues. the George IV and the Three Tuns. together with a multi-use games area and grass tennis courts. Campaigns The Students’ Union aims to improve the day-to-day lives of students through lobbying the School. Sports Sports enthusiasts won’t be disappointed by the activities on offer. On campus. TV network and journal. Student welfare The combination of living in London and studying at a world class institution can at times be a stressful business. Not for profit. The Sustainability at LSE LSE recognises that its activities. Many former students maintain that they learn more discussing in the bar and the Quad then they ever did in class.000 students. The newspaper London Student is also run by ULU. which provide quality food at affordable prices. with teams regularly reaching the final stages of the national British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. rugby. including a swimming pool.uk/restaurantsAndCafes Beaver. In essence it’s responsible for almost every aspect of the social experience at LSE. LSE is committed to acting responsibly to minimise its environmental impact through the following aims: . a short train journey away from campus. University of London Union All registered students of the School are automatically members of the University of London Union (ULU) as well as the LSE Students’ Union. join societies. Our Athletics Union is home to over 30 clubs for a wide range of sports. LSE is famous. there are facilities for judo. shops and other recreation facilities. together with two student pubs. the only one of its kind in the country. please see lse. or perhaps infamous. Student activities With over 170 societies in the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union also runs a weekly newspaper. friendly and convenient services and – just as importantly – to generate additional money to reinvest in the wide range of welfare services we provide that aim to help and support you through your time at LSE. In total. an Advice and Counselling Centre and is home to a vast array of sports clubs and societies. A restaurant and well appointed bar are open on match days. and is responsible for the management of shared University of London sports facilities.ac. which is a popular. there are eight restaurants and cafés on campus. cricket and swimming. Surrey. the variety of societies and activities change with the interests and initiative of each new group of students. The crucible for debate is the weekly Union General Meeting where left. Crush. Responsible not only for representing students. Many of the sports teams use the School’s 25 acre sports ground at New Malden. shops and cafés serve a dual function: to provide every one of our members with cheap. karate and boxing. or play for any of the sports clubs. there is someone to help you out. Beyond this your membership gives you opportunities to write for our weekly newspaper. right and centre compete for the hearts and minds of the uncommitted. Nearby. products and services have environmental. a radio station. a gymnasium and three squash courts. there are facilities for basketball. the bars provide a venue for one of London’s top student nights. rowing. for the political activism of its students. tennis. you can still hold officers to account and make sure they’re representing you on the issues you care most about at the weekly Union General Meeting.
students and visitors have the opportunity to individually and collectively support the School in protecting the environment LSE’s environmental policy achieved national recognition in 2009 when it attained a ‘first’ in the People and Planet Green League. We intend to continue to build on this success. in particular those that directly contribute to climate change • Providing leadership in the field of sustainability • Creating a vibrant community in which staff.uk/sustainableLSE . For more information about sustainability at LSE visit lse. ensuring that all students at LSE understand sustainability and contribute to creating a global sustainability culture.• Reducing the use of natural resources • Preventing the physical degradation of ecosystems • Preventing pollution from emissions and discharges.ac.
At the moment. I convene the graduate programme MSc Race. A historic aspiration towards freedom borne from the struggle against slavery has given way to a different moral economy and the varieties of freedom and autonomy we associate with consumerism. I’ve always been interested in the evolving social and political forms of contemporary culture and media. My most recent book is Darker Than Blue. . The school is a lively place and being a Londoner myself.20 undergraduate prospectus Life at LSE Professor Paul Gilroy Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory This is my fifth year in the Sociology Department at LSE. my research has touched on a number of areas loosely connected to the issues of racism. I also teach an undergraduate option course on multiculturalism. I’m trying to find time and space to finish up three projects: a book on music that I’ve been writing for ages. nationalism and human rights both here in the UK and in the US where I worked for a number of years. In the past. I love how it is open to the ebb and flow of our dynamic. Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies. a book on colonial government and a book that aims to outline a sociology of ignorance that can be offset against the sociology of knowledge. It looks at how African American political culture changed in the context of the Bush Presidency and how it is now seen in the Obama era when war has become an apparently unending backdrop to the globalisation of US culture. polycultural metropolis.
which aims to help you cope more effectively with any personal or study related difficulties.uk/TLC) and provides a first point of contact for prospective and current disabled students.lse. as well as societies for different Christian denominations. financial and welfare issues. and other impairments or long term medical conditions.pdf committed to a particular faith. opposite the Peacock Theatre.uk/studentCounselling Early Years Centre The School provides an Early Years Centre (EYC) for children between the ages of six months and five years. The Centre offers advice on debts.uk/ studentfinance and it is advisable to start the process as early as possible.Student services undergraduate prospectus 21 Student services LSE provides a range of support services on campus to ensure that the whole student experience is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. note-takers and support assistants as part of the LSE Circles Network of peer support • Practical support provided by a Community Service Volunteer (CSV) Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy offers a welcome and hospitality to all.ac. including halls of residence in the SE1 postcode. including students with. The SU advisers can help with a range of issues including landlord and tenant contracts. where possible. Further details are available at direct.nhs. and post study work visas and general welfare advice. LSE Student Counselling Service This is a free and confidential service for all LSE students.uk/collections/ planningAndCorporatePolicy/pdf/ disabilityEqualityScheme. Further information about the EYC is available at lse. More information can be found at lse. long term medical conditions and/or dyslexia.ac. Overseas students on full-time courses lasting six months or longer are eligible to use the National Health Service on the same terms as UK residents. Information about the NHS and how to register/make use of its services is available at lse. Facilities at LSE include: • An accessible library with two study rooms and a number of computers reserved for disabled students. make a preliminary visit to the School. specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. You can contact the Disability and Well-Being Office by telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7767 or by email: Disability-Dyslexia@lse.uk/medicalCentre If you live outside the immediate area of the School. Prospective students are encouraged to make • A range of accessible and adapted rooms in halls of residence • Infra-red hearing support systems in all lecture theatres and larger classrooms • Readers.ac. loans and council tax. a book fetch service and photocopying assistance where required • Assistive software and specialist IT support • A day room. The EYC is open for 50 weeks of the year including all term time. St Philips Medical Centre St Philips Medical Centre is situated on the LSE campus.uk/serviceDirectories/ pages/serviceSearch. can be viewed at: www. The Chaplaincy can be found in Room G9. including student visa extensions. lockers.gov. as required by the Disability Discrimination Act (2005). To find a list of practices in your area visit www. There are advisers for students with mental health and well-being issues.uk LSE’s Disability Equality Scheme. The Student Counselling Service web page has further information and links to self help websites for students. It provides full NHS services to registered patients and medical care to anyone who becomes ill or needs medical advice while at the LSE campus. 20 Kingsway. with bed and easy chairs An Individual Student Support Agreement (ISSA) records agreed ‘reasonable adjustments’ for individual students and is circulated with the student’s consent on a need to know basis. Jewish.ac. It provides a focus for information and support for students interested in spiritual issues as well as those already . you should register with a local GP. UK students are advised that they may be eligible for a Disabled Student Allowance to fund disability-related costs. Hardship funds are Disabled students (including students with dyslexia and long term medical conditions) The Disability and Well-being Office is part of the Teaching and Learning Centre (lse. there may be a waiting list. such as the Islamic.uk/nursery Students’ Union Advice and Counselling Centre Professional advisers in the SU offer help for students with legal. Buddhist and Baha’i Societies. There are places for 63 children of students and staff of the School.aspx early contact with the office and. Appointments must be booked in advance and last for 50 minutes. immigration. From year to year. grants. There is also a Muslim prayer room in the basement of King’s Chambers. as well as the opportunity to talk to a chaplain at any time.ac. Others are advised to maintain private insurance.ac. It works with an ecumenical Christian team and representatives of various religious societies of the Students’ Union. Please inform the Disability and Well-being Office if you are in receipt of the DSA.
repeating students’ costs. She is available to discuss all issues of concern to women students in the School. Each year we host 14 sector specific careers fairs and forums covering sectors including advertising. These events are your opportunity to learn about your future career options from the experts. homelessness. or whether your ideas are still unfocused. find out more about individual organisations. Whatever your aims. Each academic department has a dedicated careers adviser who runs discipline specific careers information sessions. . skills sessions and recruiter-in-residence sessions with top employers. He is available to discuss any issues of concern to male students in the School. women’s right to choose and childcare costs. Adviser to Women Students A member of the academic staff acts as the Adviser to Women Students. and targeted at the career needs of LSE students. and to offer advice and support to women students with personal problems. both in the UK and overseas. of work. We offer a wide ranging programme of co-curricular activities designed to prepare students for the world Adviser to Male Students A member of the academic staff acts as the Adviser to Male Students. All services are free of charge and advice and counselling are provided in strict confidence. Our students have exclusive access to extensive online careers information resources. The LSE Careers Service can help you to realise your career plans successfully with a wide range of information and advice about graduate occupations. will help you get started and ensure you make the most of the unique opportunities available to you as a student. We also run an extensive programme of careers fairs and forums. Student Mentors will contact new students via LSE email in the first instance. we can help you develop a plan of action.also available to help with unexpected medical costs. banking. and then arrange to meet them in person once they arrive at the School. and a session on listening skills and referring mentees’ problems onto other sources of help. Mentors are mainly second and third year undergraduate students. and host many employer presentations. Student Mentoring scheme All new undergraduate students including General Course students are automatically allocated an LSE Student Mentor. entrepreneurship. disability. themed to match the career aspirations of LSE students. network with potential employers. including sexual harassment. Whether you come to university with some ideas about your future career. media. We encourage you to start thinking about your career and gathering information long before your graduation. council tax. Mentors provide a friendly face for incoming students and information on the wide range of support services available at the School. employers and graduate courses. Each prospective mentor attends a training session which includes a workshop on perceptions of mentoring. researchd and written by LSE careers service staff. Our experienced team of careers advisers and information staff are committed to the personal and professional development of every student and can provide assistance and advice. A counsellor is also available for students who are concerned about their emotional and mental welfare or who are feeling stressed or depressed. The Adviser has a positive commitment to increase awareness in the School of matters which concern women students and to take new initiatives which may improve the quality of life for women students in the future. including sexual harassment. and consulting. including master classes focusing on developing entrepreneurship and communication skills and a programme of seminars and workshops (over 120 each year) that are designed to help students market themselves to employers and to succeed at interviews and assessment centres. a guide to support services at the School. and develop specific skills that are crucial to success in both the graduate recruitment Careers and employability Choosing the right career before graduation is probably one of the most important decisions in any student’s life. as well as part-time and vacation work. the Careers Service can help you find your dream job. our booklet LSE Student Guide to Personal Development Planning. and to offer advice and support to male students with personal problems. Last year over 450 employers took part in these events.
ac. book one-to-one careers advice and CV checking appointments. study skills at the LSE Teaching and Learning Development Centre. and register your occupational interests to receive targeted careers emails. The Careers Service encourages students to recognise and develop these skills from an early stage and to relate them to employer needs and activities in their applications. The ‘LSE family’ is one of the best things about studying at LSE.uk/ graduateDestinations Most courses at LSE will enable you to develop analytical. through which you can also view our events calendar. find expert posts as economists. BSc Social Policy and Criminology This programme consistently challenges my beliefs.ac. Some degree programmes may. Whether you are looking for full-time graduate vacancies. frequently pushing me to re-evaluate my perspectives and opinions and making me think less like a student and more like a social scientist. societies. After graduation. Many unique opportunities have arisen from this such as the chance to be an LSE ambassador. industrial and commercial management. England 3rd year.Student services undergraduate prospectus 23 process and wider workplace. I have been on the committee of societies at LSE which has been a great way to meet people and pursue my interests with specific goals in mind. lawyers or statisticians. especially at LSE. helping you to develop entrepreneurial skills and develop your ambitions to work in social enterprise or start up your own business venture. IT skills with LSE IT Services. To find out more about what the LSE Careers Service offers visit lse. You can develop language skills at the LSE Language Centre. which takes place in schools in London. internships. means that I have a wide range of options. Criminology continually intrigues me because it helps shatter the stereotypes that most people have about the ‘criminal lifestyle’ and delves into the reasons why such stereotypes were created in the first place. This is our online career management tool. LSE graduates make their careers in a wide range of occupations and the choice of career is extensive. or by undertaking voluntary work organised by the Volunteer Centre. you ought not to allow your choice of courses to be dominated by thoughts of future careers unless you are firmly committed to a specific programme for professional reasons. or enter journalism. IT. In addition. All are designed to provide a foundation for career development and you should read the more detailed sections on individual degrees in this prospectus for specific information. because of their content. Venture@ LSECareers is our new entrepreneurship and enterprise service. work experience. A comprehensive list of recent graduate destinations can be found at lse. numerical. I have also been the student representative for my course which I feel equipped me with valuable skills for the future. go on to undertake academic research. I have never been made to feel like I was inconveniencing them and they are always there to answer any questions I may have. I also truly appreciate the support that I get from my lecturers and teachers whenever I need it. Social policy is interesting because it is taught in a way that makes use of current affairs and considers their policy implications in the wider world. an opportunity that is particularly unique to LSE. mentor and tutor – all of which I have enjoyed thoroughly.uk/careersService Oluwatomisin (Tomi) Moronkola Bedfordshire. My more long-term goal is to pursue a career in public policy. They may enter the teaching profession. . sports and the Students’ Union. you can search for current job vacancies at ‘My Careers Service’. Syllabuses are generally wide and comparatively flexible and. These can be complemented by team. I intend to go on to do a master’s in public policy and international development. vacation work or part-time. qualify you for some exemptions in the respective professional examinations in later training. problem solving. I have had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people. I frequently participate in the ‘widening participation’ scheme organised by LSE. and written and communication skills. business and creative skills. There is one golden rule to follow in choosing your course: choose the subjects you like and are good at. term-time jobs to help you finance your study. organisational. Graduates find employment in a range of occupations in areas such as finance. consultancy. which you can gain from activities with LSE clubs. Doing this programme. and communication skills by participating in the LSE Student Tutoring Scheme. for this reason. join central or local government NGOs.
Library staff provide online tutorials on topics like using the Library Catalogue. political science and the social. facilities and support. Using your own computer Computer ownership is not obligatory. enables students to take a break from their studies. from support for IT and learning technology to the Library. as well as training sessions on using other information resources throughout the year. PowerPoint. as well as many other academic libraries in the Greater London area and nationwide. and staff are available at the Help Desk to answer enquiries. provides access to thousands of electronic information resources such as newspapers. also known as the British Library of Political and Economic Science. or in a wireless zone located in the social and recreational areas in residences. A social space in the Library entrance area. just part of its electronic information provision.Academic support services undergraduate prospectus 25 Academic support services LSE provides a range of resources and services to help you make the most of your studies. group study rooms and photocopying and printing facilities. All networked PCs on campus provide access to common desktop applications and specialist software. Many leaflets are displayed about particular services and collections in the Library. important collections of manuscripts. accessible from the Library website. Over 450 of these PCs are located in the Library. Libraries and Archives Council as being of outstanding national and international importance. relax with their friends.ti. There are also hundreds of study spaces and IT workstations. chat on their phones. a pleasant room in which concerts are often held. to familiarise yourself with the Library layout and facilities. All these will help you to succeed in your chosen degree. Access) • Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer • Quantitative analysis software (eg SPSS. and there is 24-hour PC availability on campus during term-time.ac. collections are particularly strong in economics. On campus. including high speed network access. including: • Microsoft Office (Word. The Library’s Course Collection contains multiple copies of books on your reading lists and a gateway to electronic resources. economic and international aspects of history. including dedicated computer workstations and printing facilities. electronic books and useful websites. is the major international library of the social sciences. and high quality help.000 PCs available for students to use in open access areas around the School and in the computer classrooms.000 past and present journal titles. The Library is more than a book and journal collection. Specialist facilities are available for disabled students. seven days a week in term time and vacation and for 24 hours from the beginning of the Lent term until the end of the examination period. high specification PCs. laptop points. STATA) • Qualitative analysis software (eg ATLAS. IT Services provides information and help with connecting to the LSE IT environment and accessing services and resources both on campus and off site. Excel. As an LSE student you will also have access to most libraries of other colleges of the University of London. you can take a free audio tour or download the podcast. Additional assistance is provided for disabled students. It has been recognised by the Higher Education Funding Council as one of only five National Research Libraries in England and its collections have been ‘designated’ by the Museums. The Library LSE’s Library. Students may use their own computer either by plugging in to a network point in their study bedroom. but if you do bring your own computer. There are also printing facilities in all open access areas and computer classrooms. wireless access. excluding Easter week. NVivo) • Geographical analysis software (ArcGIS) • Computer based training (VTC video tutorials) IT facilities in residences All LSE-owned residences are wired for direct connection to the School network. The Library subscribes to approximately 32. a wealth of statistical materials. sociology. To find out more about the Library. advice and training. There are a small number of open access PCs in each residence computer room as well as printing facilities. IT facilities on campus There are around 1. The main stock of the Library covers the social sciences in the widest sense. journals. A computerised catalogue helps you find the information you need in the Library.000 e-journals. There are rich collections of government publications from nearly all the countries in the world. The Library has over four million separate printed items. The Library is open for long hours. and screen . and links to many other library catalogues in London and elsewhere. SAS. including a customised student guide. archives and rare books and long runs of a large number of journals. including over 33. visit lse. there are over 200 laptop plug-in points Information technology IT Services provides a wide range of services. As a new student. ‘Escape’. The School also has a separate collection for general literature which is housed in the Shaw Library. the Language Centre and your academic adviser. while preserving the main part of the Library as a quiet and studious environment.uk/library reading and voice recognition software for blind and visually impaired students.
For more information. No other language centre can match our experience in this developing field.uk Academic guidance You will see from the detailed information on LSE courses and teaching methods that we expect our students to spend a substantial part of their time in guided private study. For more information see: moodle. For more information. Greek. please see lse. Spanish. or who have an offer conditional on their English proficiency During your studies • A modern foreign language and society option is generally available on those degree programmes which offer an outside option (see page 83) • Three literature and society options. Some courses will have a range of features such as online discussions and quizzes. Online computer training is also available and a wide range of IT guides can be obtained from the IT Help Desk and the website.uk/language Before your programme • An EAP Language Foundation Year – three modules which can be booked together or separately • A presessional EAP programme for students who need to develop their English language skills before starting their degree programme. English. video (where cameras are installed) and whatever is displayed on the projector. All students have access to Moodle using their LSE network username and password and it is available on and off campus. You can also connect and print to LSE Public Printers on the main campus and in halls of residence from your laptop. Whether you are going to study a modern foreign language or need to improve your English for Academic Purposes (EAP).26 undergraduate prospectus Academic support services in the Library for students to use and an extensive wireless network. our aim is to provide you with the highest level of language support throughout your studies. or the online Virtual IT Assistance service – VITA. Content is then synchronised into a web page. 365 days a year. are also generally available on all degree programmes • Our institution-wide language programme gives students who do not have a language component on their degree programme the chance to learn or improve a modern foreign language. LSE Language Centre The LSE Language Centre is unique – no other centre specialises in creating courses targeted to the needs of students and practitioners in the field of social science and related areas of study.ac.uk/itservices IT support and training IT support is available through the IT Help Desk in the Library. by email or online. Training workshops run during the Michaelmas and Lent terms and there is an LSE certification scheme for students who attend a suite of related courses.ac. Arabic. Comparative and Contemporary. Moodle is a secure website which allows course tutors to provide access to a range of learning resources. All our language courses utilise the specialist talents of our lecturers who relate their own expertise to the teaching of languages for specific purposes. and there is an out-of-hours helpline.lse. RSS feeds to interesting sites and blogs. All our teachers are native speakers who combine extensive teaching experience with an educational background in one or more of the subject specialisms offered at LSE. Languages currently offered: French. so the best way of finding out how we can support you is to contact us directly. Off campus. A daily Laptop Surgery provides free advice and hands on assistance with connecting to LSE resources from personally owned laptops and mobile devices. German. Portuguese. Turkish. we recommend you use the Remote Desktop. However. Japanese and Business Chinese • EAP insessional academic language support Additional services • Proofreading. providing IT support overnight and at weekends and public holidays. Anyone who meets our admission standards should already have . such as weekly lecture notes and online readings. All IT training is provided free of charge for students who wish to improve or extend their IT skills. For more information see ittraining.ac. Russian.lse. Mandarin. one-to-one tuition • Language learning support Online learning (Moodle) Many courses at LSE provide additional online support through the School’s virtual learning environment: Moodle. and in a number of smaller lecture rooms. see: lse. the system records audio. course content will vary depending on what your tutor has decided to make available. Italian. in addition to the formal instruction provided. video lectures and the facility to submit assignments online. The IT Help Desk also provides one-to-one support for disabled students who wish to become familiar with the adaptive technologies and software available at LSE.ac.uk Lecture capture A fully-automated lecture recording system is installed in all of the main lecture theatres. translation and document authentication. which is automatically uploaded for distribution via the School’s virtual learning environment (Moodle). We believe students should be largely responsible for organising their own work to keep up with course requirements. If a lecturer has opted to use this service. The LSE Language Centre is constantly reviewing its provision and delivery.
there is a popular series of open lectures beginning with an Introduction to Study at LSE and continuing with topics such as essay writing. who receives regular reports from class teachers and meets with the student during the course of the year to discuss their academic progress. The RLF Fellow offers one-to-one sessions to improve your writing style. however. Furthermore.uk . The Dean acts as a channel for complaints. You may also need extra help with quantitative courses or more general advice on adapting to the LSE academic environment. Details are available on Learning World (LW). You can book a one-toone and/or small-group advice session to discuss both quantitative courses and more general study issues such as academic writing and studying for exams. we find that our students can often use some extra advice. For example. We encourage students to seek advice from the professionals in order to make the most of their time at the School. Throughout the academic year.You can log on to moodle as a guest to get an idea of what is on offer: moodle. administrative or personal questions where the student may not be sure which person or office is responsible. The Dean can also provide individual student counselling for those who are experiencing difficulties. each student has an academic adviser. or which assignment has priority over your time. a professional writer who is in the Centre two days a week during term time. preparing for quantitative tests and exam preparation. If you need more personalised advice for any subject. effective reading. the TLC has two experienced study advisers who work outside your department’s structure to support your learning at LSE. Dean of Undergraduate Studies The Dean of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for the general oversight of the undergraduate student experience. you may find it hard to decide what combination of courses to choose. open to all students in the School. academic or otherwise. Study skills support The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) offers a range of study-skills advice. each department has a departmental tutor responsible for the day-to-day running of undergraduate studies in the department (sometimes those duties are shared with a tutor responsible for a particular degree). The academic adviser is also there to help with any academic. All members of academic staff set aside specified times (office hours) when they are free to see any student. Any undergraduate student can consult the Dean on any problem. In addition.ac.lse. a course set up by the TLC on the LSE’s virtual learning environment. problems and suggestions and also chairs the Undergraduate Students’ Consultative Forum. which books or articles to read first.a good idea of the kind of skills needed. students can turn to their class teacher and/or the teacher responsible for each course who guides the class teachers. The TLC is also the base for a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. participating in seminars. including the relationship between the academic and administrative aspects of undergraduate teaching and welfare. Teachers and academic advisers For guidance about a particular class. on which all departments have a student representative. Moodle.
with the aim of raising the aspirations of school and college students. Student profiles and contact information can be found on the LSE website at lse. both to higher education in general and to LSE specifically.uk/study/ openDaysAndEvents Campus tours If you cannot attend the Open Day. the Middle East and in Europe. Campus tours will take place at 3pm on the following dates: Monday. In the UK. can be found at lse.28 undergraduate prospectus Learn more about LSE Learn more about LSE Helping you choose To help all potential students make an informed choice about coming to LSE. Full and up to date information about LSE visits. these schools are designed in close collaboration with LSE lecturers. number of widening participation and access initiatives since 1998. involve students from year 6 to year 13 in a range of interactive projects including mentoring. visits to LSE and school based workshops. includes some examples of current opportunities. the dates are as follows: Wednesday.uk/wideningParticipation Widening participation LSE encourages applications from all students with the very best academic potential. For 2010. and a Summer School designed to give talented young people from London state schools the tools to apply successfully to competitive universities. receptions and counselling sessions. Through this scheme LSE student academic advisers support teachers in over 40 primary and secondary schools in London. colleges and universities. The School has been involved with a . LSE CHOICE is a programme of Saturday morning sessions. Summer Schools Summer Schools are organised for year 11 students from London schools and colleges. we attend UCAS and other conventions all over the country and make individual school and college visits. experiencing higher education from the inside. Once you have decided upon a particular course or area of study you are matched with a current LSE student and invited to spend a morning or afternoon on campus. we organise visits by academic and administrative members of staff to UK and overseas events. The following list of activities. run two Open Days and arrange campus tours. 15 February 2010 Wednesday. where they will be met by a student ambassador. tutoring. 17 February 2010 Friday. Student academic advisers are able to encourage school pupils to aim for higher education by acting as friendly role models in the classroom. Students attend lectures. and receive guidance on UCAS applications. Current activities. sample its unique atmosphere and meet members of our academic staff together with our current students. while not exhaustive.ac. The tours last approximately 30 minutes and are led by a student guide. classes and seminars which reflect their subject interests. careers and key skills. 30 June 2010 Booking is essential. visit schools. 24 March 2010 Wednesday. Further information about LSE’s widening participation activities can be found at lse. Visitors are not required to book. 2 June 2010 Friday.uk/study/ openDaysAndEvents LSE Open Days LSE offers two Open Days a year for prospective undergraduates to visit the School. you can come along to a campus tour.ac.ac. and can be made online at lse. LSE visits you LSE representatives regularly visit a range of countries in North and South America. they should just arrive at the Student Services Centre at LSE at 3pm on their chosen date. both in the UK and overseas. Student Tutoring LSE students also have an important role to play in widening participation in the LSE Student Tutoring scheme. LSE CHOICE Supported by the Sutton Trust and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. All projects are developed and supported by LSE academic staff in collaboration with school and college staff and Aimhigher coordinators. During these visits we attend education fairs and conventions.uk/emailAStudent Student Shadowing scheme The Student Shadowing scheme is for sixth form students from state schools or colleges who are seriously considering applying or have already applied to LSE. Africa. 27 February 2010 Wednesday. and meet students for presentations. some of which are generously funded by external agencies and donors. Aimed at raising both aspiration and achievement. 4 June 2010 Email a student The Email a student service gives you the opportunity to contact current LSE students and find out more about LSE from a student’s perspective. irrespective of their background. Support is given to students to enable them to improve their grades and feel confident about applying to LSE and similar universities. Asia.ac.
International There are alumni contacts in over 70 countries across the world. This research continues to demonstrate the employability of LSE graduates. A degree from LSE is widely recognised internationally. our international alumni are delighted to help and advise potential students and you may find it useful to contact your local group. Alumni The School has an ongoing commitment to current and former students through a highly effective alumni relations programme which is administered by School staff and a network of volunteer alumni in the UK and across the world.000+ alumni around the world. and the Economicals Football Club. even within the early stages of their career.lse. intellectual and social events. A comprehensive list of these groups can be found on the Alumni website (www.alumni.After LSE undergraduate prospectus 31 After LSE Graduate careers An LSE education is valued by employers because of the intellectual rigour of its courses. and graduates from LSE are in great demand. LSE Alumni Association In September 2005 the School established the LSE Alumni Association to develop stronger links between the School and its 80. and allows you to study subjects you have enjoyed at undergraduate level in more depth. As a result.uk/graduateAdmissions Students’ Union clubs and the UK and worldwide alumni groups offers exciting benefits to both students and alumni. the Media Group and the London Activities Committee with other events organised by the West Midlands Friends of LSE. A significant number of LSE students choose to pursue further study here – making the most of their connection with the School. Applicants for master’s degrees at LSE are usually expected to have an upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed. the GOLD group. New developments include a range of events for new and recent alumni in London and more regional activities across the whole of the UK. The diploma programmes can be used for this purpose. while supervision is also available for the research degrees of MRes.ac. with the proportion in graduate level jobs around 30 per cent higher than the national average. Further information about graduate destinations can be found at lse. There are also opportunities for non-degree research or other studies not leading to the award of a qualification.uk) In many. LSE offers over 140 taught programmes at graduate level. It provides networks and gives alumni a voice in the School. The Alumni Relations Team works closely with academic departments ensuring that current students have regular access to the alumni body. such as those in the USA or Germany. Whether a large or small group. the LSE Business Alumni Network. the Environmental Initiatives Network. In some subjects a preliminary year’s tuition may be offered (often a diploma) if you choose to study a different subject at graduate level to your undergraduate degree. the School is heavily targeted by employers. volunteer alumni run groups which organise a wide range of professional. We conduct research into the destinations of graduates six months and three years after graduation. These groups range from large operations. More information about graduate study is available at lse. Alumni can also keep in touch with LSE and each other using Houghton Street Online – an online community with discussion groups. Whether or not you are planning a career in academia.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7955 7361. but also serve as qualifications in their own right for students wishing to extend the range or depth of their previous studies. Close links are also maintained with the Careers Service and other administrative areas of the School useful to current students and alumni. A number of alumni programmes aimed at students and recent alumni include a Professional Mentoring Network for alumni and final stage students and a range of activities specifically aimed at ‘Graduates of the Last Decade’. Just over half of our student population is engaged in higher degree work.alumni. It engages alumni at all levels and promotes the worldwide alumni programme. to much smaller groups that meet less frequently. information about alumni events and reunions and news about current events at LSE.ac.uk/graduateDestinations MPhil or PhD. Growing collaboration between Graduate studies LSE is one of the major world centres for the advanced study of the social sciences. United Kingdom Alumni relations in the UK are based around the activities of a number of London based special interest groups. For further information visit www. and our graduates go on to great things in a variety of sectors around the world. a graduate degree can enhance your career prospects. the Lawyers Alumni Group. giving professional networking opportunities to both. . lse. the breadth of the student experience and the global focus of the School.ac.
Fee assessment Broad guidelines on how students are assessed for fee purposes can be found on page 43.680 per year. lectures. while LSE provides generous financial support in the form of bursaries and scholarships to UK. is available to UK and some EU students. however as a guideline the LSE tuition fee for new overseas (non-EU) undergraduates in 2010 will be £13. However.co. Please see direct.gov. in the form of loans and grants. . In the case of students from England and Wales the Student Loans Company will pay the fee directly to LSE.uk Student Awards Agency Scotland www. EU nationals (or children of EU nationals) who have lived in the UK or islands for three years before the start of their course (ie.gov. However. Students from the UK and the EU have two options for paying this fee: 1 Students can take out a student loan for fees which will be administered by the Student Loans Company (www. for students from elsewhere in the UK Different financial support packages are available for students from Wales.uk/studentfinance for overseas students Students from outside the EU are not eligible to apply for UK Government funds. membership of the Students’ Union. EU and overseas students. See direct. Discounts are available for early payment. classes and individual supervision. The maximum loan available for 2011 will be announced in late 2010.saas. The grant does not have to be repaid. since 1 September 2008 for a course starting on 1 September 2011) may now qualify for a student loan and grants. Fees for overseas students will rise each year by at least the level of inflation. meet the conditions for being a ‘prescribed person’ under the Income Support or Housing Benefit Regulations.uk Student Finance Northern Ireland www.uk for EU students Students from the EU are not usually eligible for UK Government financial support.32 undergraduate prospectus Fees and financial support Fees and financial support Fees Every undergraduate student is charged a fee for each year of his or her course. You don’t necessarily have to receive or even have applied for Income Support or Housing Benefit.290 per year. there is a range of funding available for Home UK/EU fees For 2011 entry. 2 Students can. Students who are likely to qualify include: • Single parents • Other student parents if they have a partner who is also a student • Students with certain disabilities Other students may be eligible for the Special Support Grant. Government support.928 in 2009) helps students pay living costs during term times and holidays.uk). Overseas fees Universities charge fees to cover the full average cost of providing places for nonUK/EU students. however as a guideline for 2010 entry the LSE tuition fee for new UK and European Union (EU) undergraduates will be £3. Scotland and Northern Ireland.uk/studentfinance Special Support Grant The Special Support Grant replaces the Maintenance Grant for some students who during the course of the academic year.906 in 2009) also helps students with living expenses during their time at university. The amount a student is eligible to receive is assessed by Student Finance England. Students from these countries should refer to one of the following websites: Student Finance Wales www.co. The above information on government support applies to students who live in England.gov. if they prefer. Maintenance grants The means-tested maintenance grant (which was worth up to £2.gov. For 2011 entry. which they will repay once they have left university and are earning over £15. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork. This means that students who take out a fee loan do not have to pay the tuition fee up-front or whilst they are studying. the LSE tuition fee for new overseas (non-EU) undergraduates will be set later in the year. details of which can be found on the Fees Office web pages. The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School. under current arrangements.000 per year. Overseas students are required to pay this fee in instalments or in full at the start of each year.studentfinanceni. Government support for students from England Student loan for maintenance The student loan for maintenance (which was worth up to £6. the fees will be set later in the year.slc. Financial support The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country.co. and lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and.uk/ studentfinance for more information. pay the tuition fee up-front or throughout the course. Fees are fixed each spring for the following session only. Further information can be found at direct.studentfinancewales.
britishcouncil. or www. LSE Discretionary Bursary The LSE Discretionary Bursary is available for new LSE students (from the UK and the EU) who face exceptional financial needs. please see lse. These bursaries do not have to be repaid.org. For more information about the LSE Bursary and the LSE Discretionary Bursary. The value of the award may vary according to need. These bursaries do not have to be repaid.ac. details of which are available from your home government or nearest British Council office (www.uk LSE financial support for UK students LSE Bursary The LSE Bursary is available for students from low-income backgrounds (from England and Wales) and is worth up to £7. for example.uk/financialSupport . The maximum LSE Bursary of £2.500 per year is awarded to those students with the lowest residual income. bodies or your home government.ukcisa. which will be assessed when calculating the maintenance grant.org/learning). The value of the LSE Bursary is linked to students’ (or their family’s) income levels.500 over a three-year programme.overseas students from external agencies. including. financial need related to disability or an unavoidable requirement to live at home. caring responsibilities.
For a full list of business-related programmes and information on how to apply.444 per year. currently worth £5. eligibility criteria and type of awards vary from year to year. please see lse.uk/financialSupport Simba Chiguma Delbridge Scholar. Awards are made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.34 undergraduate prospectus Fees and financial support Katherine Fitzgerald Stuart Lewis Scholar.uk/financialSupport Stelios scholarships Four Stelios scholarships. This financial aid is available only for study at LSE. please see lse.uk/financialSupport LSE scholarships LSE offers a number of undergraduate scholarships of varying amounts each year to EU students. please see lse. London. Awards are renewable for each year of your programme. Logic and Scientific Method The day that I found out that I was to receive the Stuart Lewis scholarship stands out as a vivid memory for me.ac. please see the section on LSE financial support for UK students. currently worth £5.uk/financialSupport Access to Learning funds Registered UK students from low-income households can apply directly to LSE for Access to Learning funds. My first year at LSE has been an amazing experience.444 per year. The application deadline is likely to be April 2011. The number. Zimbabwe 2nd year. and are provided by the Government to assist with living expenses. are available for EU students applying for business subjects at LSE. and information on how to apply. there is certainly no better place to be student than at one of the main centres of public and intellectual dialogue.ac. In uncertain times like today. value.ac. Stelios scholarships Six Stelios scholarships. The scholarship means that I have really managed to relax into the School and become very involved not only with my studies but with the social and political aspects of life at LSE. For a full list of business-related programmes and information on how to apply. UK 3rd year. For information about this bursary and how to apply. For details of all the latest scholarships and information on how to apply please see lse. more details can be found at lse. are available for UK students applying for business subjects at LSE. In 2009. It is always thrilling to walk into an economics lecture knowing that you are about to be taught by one of the pre-eminent academics in the field or to sit in one of the public lectures listening to some of the people that are shaping the world. I would not have been able to fund my way through university had it not been for the scholarship.ac. For more details about these scholarships.ac. for EU students LSE Discretionary Bursary The LSE Discretionary Bursary is available to EU students. . These funds are designed for students who may need extra financial support for their course. BSc Economics I was awarded the Delbridge scholarship at a time when I had lost all hope of going to university. the School disbursed nearly £1 million in entrance awards available to self-financing students of all nationalities. LSE scholarships Each year LSE awards a number of scholarships – funded by private or corporate donation – to UK applicants to the School. LSE scholarships The School offers a limited number of undergraduate scholarships of varying amounts each year for overseas students. Coming from a Zimbabwean family forced to emigrate due to the dire economic and political situation back home. BSc Philosophy. I know for a fact that without this help I would not be here today! It was never expected that I would be going to university as no one else in my family had ever taken their education so far.uk/financialSupport for overseas students LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme The LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme (USS) is designed to help overseas students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study. The amount of assistance will vary according to individual financial needs. I was extremely honoured and proud not only to have been offered a place at LSE but to have received full financial backing to do so. However it was something that I thought would be right for me.
you should write to the Undergraduate Admissions Office stating your Personal ID number.200 places. Two year requests for deferral due to compulsory national service will not be considered. and also your reasons for deferring.ac. name and course. Such candidates should apply nearer their intended start date. we received 19. However. so as to secure your place on a course. You can apply a year in advance. Direct entry to second year Direct entry to the second year of a programme at LSE on the basis of first year undergraduate study at another university is rare. In 2009.com/students/coursesearch Deferred entry Most LSE departments welcome applications from students who plan to gain some work or service experience or to travel extensively between leaving school and starting a degree. Each application received is carefully considered on an individual basis. is given on the Making an application section of the website at lse. it is likely that the offer of a place will be conditional on your end of year performance at your current university. taking into account the full range of information presented on the UCAS form including the personal statement. These can be found via the course search option at ucas. The academic department will consider your request and UCAS will be informed of any arrangement that is agreed between you and the School. However. Details of these departments. We will only consider applications submitted to UCAS after 15 Guidance on completing your UCAS application form A detailed guide to completing the UCAS application form. How to apply Applying via UCAS All applications to LSE should be made online via UCAS at ucas. We also consider the educational circumstances of applicants. given the competition for places at LSE. before a final decision is made. academic achievement (including both past and predicted grades). Students currently enrolled at another university wishing to apply for direct entry to the second year should do so by 15 January in the usual way through UCAS. and is only permitted in exceptional circumstances. there is a great deal of competition for places at the School.ac.uk/UGadmissionsCriteria for specific details of subjects and grades needed. Applying from outside the EU The UCAS application procedure allows students applying from outside the EU to do so at any time between 1 September and 30 June. Please check specific entry requirements for each degree programme and the admissions criteria web pages at lse.ac.com. including advice on writing your personal statement and information for teachers/referees. we do not consider applications made ‘direct’ to the School. You may also find the entry profiles on the UCAS website useful. If you are offered a place at LSE and subsequently decide to defer your entry January if there are places still available on the relevant degree programme. Before you apply you should read all of the information and guidance in this section and on the degree programme pages. For details of specific opportunities see the Widening participation section and Information for teachers and schools on the LSE website. Alternatively you can telephone UCAS on 0871 4680 468 if you are calling from the UK or +44 870 1122211 if you are calling from outside the UK. no guarantees can be given that you will receive an offer. You should read this information before you submit your application.uk/UGhowToApply. As the School has a responsibility for safeguarding children under English Law. and if you are successful. subject combinations and references. As you will see from the individual programme information.Applications and admissions undergraduate prospectus 35 Applications and admissions LSE receives applications via UCAS. Applicants can contact UCAS at enquiries@ucas. This means that if you are predicted or if you achieve the grades set out in the standard offer. appropriate senior staff will be notified of an offer of admission . can be found on the website at lse. Some LSE departments do not accept second year entry students. The last date for the receipt of applications to LSE to qualify for full and equal treatment is 15 January 2011. to the next year.000 applications for 1. Age requirements Admission to the School is based upon academic merit and potential. In order to achieve this we encourage applicants from the widest possible range of schools and colleges to take advantage of the opportunities available at LSE. unfortunately this will not guarantee you an offer of admission. Entrance requirements We welcome applications from all prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic potential irrespective of their background. ALL applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications to UCAS by 15 January. When to apply Applications will be accepted by UCAS from 1 September 2010. The UCAS code name and number for LSE is L72 LSE. together with further information on direct entry to the second year.ac.uk/UGMakingAnApplication.uk for general information and guidance on the UCAS procedures.
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made to anyone who will be younger than 18 years of age at the time of registration. AS and A levels We expect applicants who are studying A levels to offer four AS levels (taken after one year of advanced study) and then proceed to three full A levels (A2s). If resourcing issues at your school prevent this then we advise you to ask your referee to indicate in your reference whether resources are available to teach four or five AS levels in Year 12, and whether timetabling arrangements allow the uptake of a wide range of subjects. We normally make conditional offers based on three full A levels (A2s). Unit grades AS unit grades already attained are used as part of our decision making process for some of our mathematics based courses. As competition for places at LSE is intense, it is important that applicants achieve consistently high grades throughout both years of their A level study. Please note that in cases where AS grades are not provided, it is likely that the Undergraduate Admissions Office will request these before a decision can be made. For the majority of our programmes, admissions tutors will continue to make decisions based on predicted A level grades, as well as previous academic qualifications, the personal statement and academic reference. Key skills Students are not required to have the Key Skills certificate for admission to LSE.
General Studies/Critical Thinking at A level If you are taking General Studies or Critical Thinking at A level, your grade in this subject will not be counted towards the requirements of any conditional offer we make. However, if you hold a conditional offer for LSE and you don’t quite achieve the grades we have asked for, we might then take a good grade in such a subject into account when making our final confirmation decision. A* grade at A level Following the introduction of the A* at A level in 2010, LSE will include an A* in its standard offer for a number of our degree programmes. Please check individual degree entries for details. Retakes Competition for places at the School is intense, so it is important that you achieve consistently high grades throughout both years of your A level (or equivalent) studies. Whilst grades can be improved by re-sitting individual modules, we prefer students who have achieved high grades in their AS and A2 examinations at their first attempt. Extended Project LSE recognises and values the addition of the Extended Project (EP) to the post 16 curriculum, although we acknowledge that not all applicants will have the opportunity to complete one. For this reason, it is not normally included in any conditional offer that we make. However, the skills of
independent study and research which can be demonstrated through the EP are clearly good preparation for undergraduate study. We therefore encourage those of you who are undertaking an EP to make reference to it in your application. Whilst the grade that you achieve for your EP may not be specified in any conditional offer, it may be taken into consideration in the summer if you narrowly miss your A level grades. Cambridge Pre-U LSE is happy to consider candidates applying with the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma or one or more Principal Subjects in combination with A levels. At LSE offers are based on the achievement of specific grades in identified subjects. Therefore, where an A level student is asked to achieve a grade A, we will ask for a Pre-U subject grade of D3. Where an A level grade B is required we will ask for a Pre-U principal subject grade of M1. Further details can be found at ucas.com/ students/ucas_tariff/factsheet/cie Advanced Diplomas LSE does not consider the subject areas covered in the Advanced Diplomas currently available to provide adequate preparation for the courses we offer. However, we will consider, on an individual basis, applications from candidates with the Advanced Diploma who are taking an additional free-standing A level in a generally preferred subject.
VCE A level Since the technical and vocational subjects currently offered in the VCE A level are not particularly appropriate to the subjects studied at LSE, we would normally expect such candidates to take, in addition, two A levels in traditional academic subjects. The conditions of individual offers may vary if the admissions tutor considers this appropriate. Other qualifications We accept a range of other UK and international qualifications, including the following: International Baccalaureate (the standard offers listed in the programme entries are articulated as IB scores) Scottish Advanced Highers (normally three Advanced Highers or two, plus one A level) Irish Leaving Certificate Welsh Baccalaureate Australian state school leaving qualifications Austrian Reifeprüfung/Matura Belgian Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs/Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur Canadian province school leaving qualifications Dutch Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) European Baccalaureate French Baccalaureate
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Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto/studentexamen German Abitur Hong Kong A levels Malaysian Sijil Tinggi Persekolohan Malaysia (STPM) Mauritius Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate Singapore A levels and the Integrated Programme US Advanced Placement Tests More details of the grades expected in these qualifications together with information on other acceptable qualifications can be found on the LSE website at lse.ac.uk/internationalStudents Subject combinations and ‘nonpreferred’ subjects We are looking for evidence that you have academic ability and achievement in breadth. For some degrees we require Mathematics at A level or equivalent; details of subject requirements can be found in the programme entries. The School considers not only the subjects offered by applicants at A level and AS level, but also the combination of them. Certain subjects are considered by our admissions tutors to be a more effective preparation for studying at LSE. Admissions tutors will normally consider one of the subjects listed below as ‘non-preferred’ only if it is offered in combination with our generally preferred subjects. For example, Mathematics, French and Economics would be a suitable
combination for almost any of our degrees. Mathematics, French and Business would be acceptable, but we would prefer the first example. On the other hand, Mathematics, Accounting and Media Studies would not normally be considered as suitable as this combination includes two subjects on the ‘non-preferred’ list below. You should also note that we are less concerned with subject combinations at AS level. Successful applicants normally offer three A levels (A2s) in our generally preferred subjects, or two generally preferred subjects and one from the following list of subjects that are ‘non-preferred.’ The list is regularly reviewed by admissions tutors: Accounting Art and Design Business Studies Communication Studies Design and Technology Drama/Theatre Studies* Home Economics Information and Communication Technology Law Media Studies Music Technology Sports Studies Travel and Tourism An A level (or equivalent) in your first/ native language may not be counted.
* The departments of Anthropology, International History, International Relations, Social Policy and Sociology consider Drama and Theatre Studies equally with other generally preferred subjects. Therefore, they will consider Drama and Theatre Studies alongside one other subject from the non-preferred list. However, the majority of departments continue to feel that Drama and Theatre Studies is not appropriate or relevant to their degree programmes and still consider it to be ‘non-preferred.’ Please see the Entry requirements section of the LSE website at lse.ac.uk/ UGhowToApply for more information about non-preferred subjects. GCSEs If you have taken GCSE level qualifications, or equivalent, these will also be taken into account when the admissions tutors assess your application. Some departments look for a number of A or A* grades at GCSE. Details can be found in the admissions criteria section of the website (lse.ac.uk/ UGadmissionsCriteria). Programme requirements Please see individual programme entries for specific requirements. Usual standard offers We express our standard offer in terms of A levels (by which we mean A2s) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Predicted or actual grades which meet or exceed the
standard offer will not guarantee an offer of admission. Furthermore, these are only a guide and in some cases candidates will be asked for grades which differ from this. In cases where the applicants for a given course are of a particularly high calibre, competition for places can be intense and the offer you receive may be higher than our ‘usual standard offer.’ English language requirements All students are required to be sufficiently proficient in the English language to benefit from their studies at the School. It is not necessary to have the required grade in an acceptable English language qualification when you make your application to LSE. However, if you are made an offer of a place at LSE and English is not your first language, it is likely that you will be asked to provide evidence that your spoken and written English is satisfactory. The following English language qualifications are acceptable to LSE: • GCSE English Language with a grade B or better. • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English as a First Language with a grade B or better including the Speaking and Listening coursework component (Edexcel) or grade 2 in the optional speaking test (CIE).* • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) academic test with a score of 7.0 in all four components.
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• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 627 in the paper test including 5.5 in writing and 50 in TSE, or 107 in the internet based test with a minimum of 25 out of 30 in each of the four skills. • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with grade B or better. • Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CACE) with a grade A. • Cambridge English Language (1119) conducted overseas by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate: B4 or better. • O level (1120 Brunei, 1125 Mauritius A, 1127 Singapore) grade B or better.* • Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 English Language grade B or better. • Pearson Test of English with a distinction at level 5 in both the written test and oral test. * Exceptions If students offer the IGCSE in English as a First Language without the Speaking and Listening component or O level English (other than those specified above) and have been educated in the medium of English during their five most recent years of study (prior to 1 September 2010), then we will accept the qualification as sufficient evidence of English language proficiency. Please note that test scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant
qualification. We will not accept individual component scores from multiple tests. The LSE Language Centre runs a range of pre-sessional courses for international students. Details can be found at lse.ac.uk/language
Dr Vasiliki Athanasakou Lecturer in Accounting
Considering your application
UCAS sends application forms to LSE from the end of September onwards. Gathered field Given the level of competition for many of our courses you may be advised that your application is being held as part of a ‘gathered field’ to be considered along side all ‘on-time’ applications. The ‘gathered field’ allows Admissions Tutors to give fair and equal consideration to all the applications which are received by UCAS by the closing date of 15 January. Since we do not receive the final ‘on-time’ application forms until late January, we hold some earlier applications as part of this process. It means that we wish to look again at the early applications in the light of the later UCAS forms which we receive. We will contact you if we intend to consider your application as part of the gathered field. LSE Entrance Exam We ask some applicants (eg those on Access or Foundation courses, or those whose qualifications are not familiar to us) to take the LSE Entrance Exam. The exam gives the admissions tutor the opportunity I joined the Accounting Department at LSE in 2007 and have been teaching financial accounting and analysis, corporate accountability, and security valuation at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. Previously, I taught and conducted research within the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk at the Management Accounting and Finance Group of Manchester Business School. I have also been an auditor at Deloitte and Touche and obtained ACCA affiliate status. My research interests include earnings and expectations management, information uncertainty, voluntary disclosure, and capital markets intermediaries. Currently, I am the acting course leader of AC100 Elements of Accounting and Finance, an umbrella undergraduate course comprising three modules; financial accounting, finance and management accounting. The course is compulsory for all BSc Accounting and Finance students and is often taken as an option by BSc Economics, BSc Management, and BSc Actuarial Science students. The distinct feature of this course is the integrated support structures provided to students by a teaching team that is continuously committed to teaching and learning excellence. Our teaching and learning initiatives often lead the example for good practice within the School and are endorsed by students wishing to enhance their learning experience and lead accounting thought and practice. Teaching excellence flourishes in the stimulating research environment of our department. Our group combines leading academics in accounting research with emerging researchers that share the common goal of producing high quality, prominent, multi-disciplinary accounting research. It is intellectually challenging being part of this group and highly rewarding to be teaching individuals who will take accounting change forward.
we would normally expect a ‘mention bien’. the website will provide information on what alternatives you could take. Only in exceptional circumstances will the School permit a student to transfer from one programme to another within the School at/or after registration. Interviews We do not normally interview applicants. Processing your form We may ask applicants to provide further information relating to their application.ac. you should let us know if you change the A level or equivalent subjects stated on your UCAS form or if there are extenuating circumstances which impact on your course of study (eg illness. Further information for offer holders can be found at lse. Adjustment period The level of competition at the School means that it is unlikely that there will be any vacancies on LSE courses by the time A level results are published in mid-August. and that the English courts have sole jurisdiction. For students with the Baccalauréat from France. For example. at lse.5. However. If LSE does not accept the qualification of your home country. These pages will tell you which qualifications are acceptable to LSE in conjunction with the LSE Entrance Exam and with A levels. It is not possible for applicants to request an interview with the admissions tutor.200 places. the School would welcome new applications for admission in the following year from those who have done better than expected and meet the School’s entry requirements. we would normally expect an overall grade of at least 1. and accept that your relationship with the School is governed by English law. Therefore we do not envisage that we will be accepting applications during the adjustment period in 2011. Copies of the regulations are available on request. The exam is a three hour paper comprising English comprehension exercises. competition for places at the School is intense. fee status or criminal convictions. essay questions and mathematical problems. so it may take some time before you receive our final decision. In considering applicants with overseas qualifications. We receive a high volume of applications for many programmes. and may ask for a grade of 14 or above in specific subjects. You can find information about these and other international qualifications on the country pages on the LSE website. family circumstances or disruption to the delivery of your course at school). Please note that even in such circumstances. Applicants should provide this information as soon as possible to avoid delays in the consideration of your application. there can be no guarantee that a place can be offered. All applicants from outside the UK should apply to LSE in the normal way through UCAS by the deadline of 15 January. around 50 per cent of our students come from outside the UK. For students with the Abitur from Germany. you should reply to this offer through UCAS. or where the School needs more information to help in making a decision. By accepting an offer of admission. we will write to you with further information about the School. At undergraduate level. world city. London. produced under exam conditions. No specific preparation is required although those asked to sit the exam may view a copy of previous years’ papers online.uk/UGofferHolders Appeals With 19. you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the School. Unsuccessful applications can only be reconsidered in exceptional cases. although our full attention will be given to appeals. LSE provides you with an opportunity to study the social sciences in a truly international way. Later in the year you will be invited to a Visit Day for offer holders and will be sent information on registration and orientation. we look for achievement at a similar level to those students taking A levels or IB.40 undergraduate prospectus Applications and admissions to see a sample of the applicant’s original work. we accept a number of international qualifications which are listed on page 37. making LSE a uniquely international and cosmopolitan university in the centre of an equally cosmopolitan . You should notify the Undergraduate Admissions Office if the details or circumstances of your application changes in any way. For example. In an increasingly globalised world. Application and entrance requirements You should read the information on How to apply and Entrance requirements on pages 35 to 39. Offers of admission If we make you an offer of admission.uk/ internationalStudents. You can access this information on the UCAS Track service. Information for overseas students Students from all over the world have been welcomed at LSE since the foundation of the School in 1895. such as if a candidate’s study has been affected by personal circumstances which were not declared on the application form or if there is evidence of a failure of procedure in the admissions process. Notification of the admissions decision We will notify you of the final decision on your application through UCAS.ac. Your offer of admission and acceptance of a place applies to a named degree. Interviews may be arranged for mature students or those with unusual qualifications. surrounded by an entirely international community.000 applications for just 1. If you receive an offer of a place at LSE via UCAS. we may require information concerning entry qualifications. In addition to A levels and the IB. At present there are over 150 countries represented on campus.
and whether the course ends in a formal written examination. you should apply in the normal way. your referee will be unable to say much about your progress in time for the UCAS deadline for applications. we would not normally make an offer of admission without interviewing you. Support for overseas students If we offer you admission we will ensure that your transition to the UK and to LSE in particular is as smooth as possible. We will send you up to date information on visas and entry clearance. Some older students will have done A/AS levels after a break from study. accommodation (page 16) and the dates of LSE Orientation. costs of living in London and the availability of financial support (see pages 14 and 32). This means that the student population at LSE is rather older on average than at many other universities. In considering applications from Access course students we will look at the number of contact hours a week between teachers and students. Open University credits. your experience and your plans and aspirations for university study. Details of acceptable English language qualifications can be found on page 38. The LSE Language Centre also runs presessional English language programmes. You and your referee may also wish to send extra information about your work. together with the online resources. If you start an Access or other course in October.org. This means that students are expected to understand basic techniques in arithmetic. which will give you some idea of the competition for admission. how much written work the course requires of students.ac.Applications and admissions undergraduate prospectus 41 Although many overseas qualifications meet the minimum requirements for eligibility. org and also on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website at www. This means that students are expected to have basic skills in calculus. should help you with these choices. we would not normally make an offer of admission without asking you to take the LSE Entrance Exam and attend an interview. and apply to LSE in the normal way through UCAS by the deadline of 15 January. As an overseas student. Competition for places on LSE degrees is intense. and your referee should send a further. as well as the financial and social commitments involved. In that case. Support for older students At LSE. ie by 15 January. In considering a degree at LSE. LSE staff regularly travel overseas to advise applicants and prospective students.uk Information for older students LSE welcomes applications from older students and values the contribution they make to the School community. You can find out about up-coming visits on the LSE website at lse. The information in this prospectus. The British Council provides information for overseas students to help them make an informed choice about studying in the UK. in collaboration with local alumni groups. runs pre-departure events which allow offer-holders to meet each other as well as recent LSE alumni before they start at the School. you will no doubt want to think about adapting to new patterns of work. LSE also has a large proportion of postgraduate students. It is essential that your reference is provided by someone who knows your studies and/or employment record well. Access or Return to Study courses. The LSE Entrance Exam will test relevant mathematical understanding. • A level Mathematics (eg. more detailed report in February. including integration. See page 26 for further information. trigonometric and exponential functions. Please remember to quote your Personal ID number on additional correspondence so that we can match it to your UCAS form. then you will be asked to provide evidence of your written and spoken English. differentiation. teaching and learning depend very much on your own study and contributions to class discussions and debates: you have to be a self-starter.educationuk. We are looking for evidence of recent study (ie during the last two to three years) and both the ability and the motivation to study at a fairly demanding level. provided you apply by the deadline specified in your offer pack. Relevant study can consist of two subjects from the generally preferred list of A levels (see page 38). technical or vocational qualifications. Application and entrance requirements You should read the information on How to apply and Entrance requirements on pages 35 to 39. this does not guarantee admission to the School. you may need to be able to deal with statistics. For further information on the benefits and opportunities of higher education in the UK you should look at the website for Education UK at www. If you have taken a course which was not formally examined. If you have had a break from study after taking a course which was formally examined.ukcisa. These include: • GCSE grade C or better in Mathematics or the equivalent. In some countries the LSE Student Recruitment Office. older undergraduates should not feel out of place.uk/schools English language requirements If you are made an offer of a place at LSE and English is not your first language. . for degrees in mathematical and statistical subjects). you will be guaranteed accommodation for your first year of study in either an LSE or a University of London Hall of Residence. Some degree programmes set specific subject requirements. algebra and geometry and to be able to apply them. the individual programme entries in this prospectus list the number of applications for and available places on each course. Even for a degree which may not appear to be in a quantitative subject.
How to contact us If you need to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly during your application process you can get in touch with us in one of the following ways: Email: ug-admissions@lse. LSE. the purposes for which it is held. Details of the type of information held on computer by any organisation. AND c) that no part of this period of residence in (b) above was wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education. meaning ordinarily resident in the UK/EU without any restriction). Once a student has registered at LSE. while study skills support is available from the Teaching and Learning Centre (page 27). org. years preceding the commencement of their course (ordinarily resident. This decision is based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education: Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations firstname.lastname@example.org/UGhowToApply Data protection Any information provided by you may be held by UCAS and by the School on computer in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.uk).gov. which is owned and managed by the universities to provide statistics for the Higher Education Funding Councils and universities. Further information Fee status On receipt of your UCAS form the School carries out an assessment of your fee status determining the amount you are likely to pay at Registration. AND b) that s/he has been ordinarily resident in the EEA/Switzerland for a specified three . this information will form the basis of records of registered students supplied to the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA). The academic adviser (page 27). or can be accessed at the website of the Office of the Information Commissioner. you will need to provide the following information in all of your correspondence to the Undergraduate Admissions Office: • Personal ID number or LSE Student Number (after you have made an application) • Name • Date of birth • Programme applied for You will also be asked to provide this information if you call the office. If you would like guidance on your status for fees.uk for more information. Assessment is based more on traditional unseen examinations than in some other universities. can help with a range of issues. The Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997 state that to be considered for ‘Home/EU’ fee status. academic and health and safety reasons. Admissions policy A copy of the School’s admissions policy is available online on the Undergraduate Admissions web pages at lse. Please visit www. at www. The School’s entry describing its staff and student records (which would include your records as an applicant) is registered under number K4325564.e. All information supplied to HESA is subject to strict confidentiality safeguards. Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave).ac.Applications and admissions undergraduate prospectus 43 willing and able to take initiatives in your own studies. The School offers several sources of advice and guidance to support you in your transition to academic life. your study throughout the degree programme and in preparation for examinations. independent advice is available from UKCISA. This is a public register which is available in most public libraries in the UK. meaning habitually resident in the EEA/Switzerland). and a copy of the entry is available on request. its sources and those to whom it may be disclosed are listed in the national Data Protection Register. collects and processes information on its students for various essential administrative. A fee of £10 is payable for each enquiry. in order to pursue its legitimate interests as an institute of higher education. You may be asked to provide documentary evidence of your status/residence.uk You have the right of access to your personal records held on computer and/ or in relevant paper files.ukcisa. Exceptional Leave. as well as your tutors and lecturers. which should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer at the School (please contact: r.uk Post: Undergraduate Admissions Office LSE Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE United Kingdom Tel +44 (0)20 7955 7125 Fax +44 (0)20 7955 6001 For security purposes. and is published only as statistical tables. the student can only appeal against his/her fee status assessment in highly exceptional circumstances (either a change in law or if a student becomes an EU national or child of an EU national or if an asylum seeking student is granted refugee status. Among other purposes. you may obtain a copy of information held about you on computer and/or in relevant paper files at the School. like all UK universities. a student must demonstrate: a) that s/he was settled in the UK/EU within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 on the first date of the academic year – 1 September of the year the applicant wishes to apply for (settled. In addition to the HESA requirements described above.
students will need to have achieved or be predicted high marks in the Diploma in Economics. There are two programmes for students with a first degree: a BSc Graduate Entry Route – a nine unit undergraduate degree. These Diplomas are only available in institutions granted permission to admit students on to these programmes.ac.uk/UGhowToApply section for further information. However. The graduate entry degree is available to students who wish to take a second degree to improve their career prospects or focus on another discipline. Students can choose from a range of degrees and diplomas in economics. and set and mark examinations to the same standards applied internally. The Diploma for Graduates allows students to take four units and they have between one and five years to complete the programme. and a Diploma for Graduates. finance.ac.ac. or demonstrate their ability to study at undergraduate level.londonexternal. but who may not have the necessary formal entrance requirements.ac. To be considered.Other LSE programmes of study undergraduate prospectus 45 Other LSE programmes of study External study The University of London External System allows students from anywhere in the world to complete qualifications through independent study. LSE academics write syllabuses. It will also be of interest to students who wish to study at postgraduate level in a field unrelated to their first degree. by taking and passing two units. This programme appeals to students who need to top up their qualifications in order to be accepted on to a master’s programme. the Diploma in Economics and the Diploma in Social Sciences are qualifications for students who have the ability. Students who successfully complete the Diploma can transfer to a degree and complete in a further two years. If you would like further information about the degrees offered through the External System. For most of the degrees. Students can study independently with the aid of the materials and a Virtual Learning Environment provided by LSE and the University of London and/or receive additional support by attending one of the many institutions around the world that offer tuition.uk or LSE External Study Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7768 Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7421 Email: externalstudy@lse. The parity of standards between the degrees studied by internal and external students is illustrated by the success of external students who are accepted to study at LSE either in the second year of an undergraduate degree or at master’s level. social science and information systems. or to demonstrate a particular skill to prospective employers. For those who do not live near an institution offering the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences.uk/study/ExternalStudy . management.uk Website: www. Please see lse. LSE considers applications from students of the External System for second year entry to complete their undergraduate degrees. A number of other universities will accept external students into the second year at undergraduate or postgraduate level.uk Website: lse. having studied syllabuses similar to those taken by internal students. Students can study alone or at a teaching institution and go on to complete a degree in a further three years.com). each developed by LSE academics and awarded by the University of London. The programmes of study are subject to the same rigorous academic standards that shape LSE’s internal qualifications. The degree programmes available are: • BSc Accounting and Finance • BSc Accounting with Law • BSc Banking and Finance • BSc Business • BSc Development and Economics • BSc Economics • BSc Economics and Finance • BSc Economics and Management • BSc Geography and Environment • BSc Information Systems and Management • BSc International Relations • BSc Management • BSc Management with Law • BSc Mathematics and Economics • BSc Politics and International Relations • BSc Politics • BSc Sociology • BSc Sociology with Law Students have between three and eight years to complete the degrees through the standard route. it can be taken full-time in (a minimum of) two years. indicating that they are applying for second year entry. motivation and potential to study at degree level. create learning materials. please contact: The Information Centre University of London Stewart House 32 Russell Square London WC1B 5DN Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8360/8361/8362 Fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8358 Email: enquiries@london. the Access route enables students to gain entry to a degree. the Diploma in Social Sciences or the first four full foundation units of one of the degrees.ac. Those interested in applying must do so via UCAS (ucas. applicants should be aware that competition for admission to LSE is intense and should refer to the section Direct entry to second year on page 35. In addition to the degrees listed above.
The General Course The General Course offers students from overseas universities the opportunity to spend a fully integrated year of undergraduate study at LSE. For more information visit lse.uk/ summerSchool or contact the Summer School office: Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7227 Email: summer. In 2009 around 3. international relations.uk/executiveEducation backgrounds attended the programme. please see lse.500 students from over 120 countries and a wide range of . Applications are considered from February onwards in the year of entry and continue to be accepted until all the available places have been filled. Summer School courses are offered in the following disciplines: accounting and finance.ac. General Course students will normally have a GPA in excess of 3. If you have any questions.school@lse. Options include: • Tailor-made training programmes • Open enrolment courses • Fully customised learning solutions For further information please contact LSE Executive Education on: Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7128 Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7980 Email: exec.ac. or the equivalent.3/4. based at PKU campus in Beijing. Further information can be found at lse. In addition. international law and media. both from private sector and government organisations. international relations.uk/generalCourse LSE Executive Education LSE Executive Education offers a range of training and educational programmes for executives and managers in both private and public sectors based upon the latest thinking and research from LSE. which helps make the Summer School a unique and rewarding learning experience. management. and take the undergraduate examinations at the end of the academic year. and will have completed two years of university level study at an institution outside the UK by the time of their enrolment at the School. management. which are taught and examined to LSE standards and based on the regular undergraduate courses. The majority of students each year are undergraduates but courses are also attended by professionals.ac. Students attend lectures and classes with degree seeking students. have an academic adviser.ac. or need application material. English language. Please note that LSE does not offer any semester study options.ac. you are encouraged to contact the Student Recruitment Office: Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6613 Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6001 Email: email@example.com LSE Executive Summer School LSE launched an Executive Summer School in 2009. may attend any LSE lecture course and have full use of the Library and all student social. Those admitted are attached to one of 19 academic departments and take four year-long courses chosen from more than 250 available. For more information. The programme aims to deliver cutting edge research to global professionals from both the private and public sectors.ac.uk/study/ executiveSummerSchool LSE-PKU Summer School LSE also runs a two-week Summer School with Peking University in August. offering threeweek intensive courses.uk Website: lse. Courses are offered in finance. General Course students enjoy a bespoke social calendar.uk/LSEPKUProgramme Summer schools LSE runs three summer schools. The Summer School programme takes place between July and August.ed@lse. health and welfare facilities.ac.ac. economics.uk Website: lse. law. LSE Summer School The LSE Summer School based on the LSE campus in London provides an opportunity to share in our tradition of academic excellence with members of LSE faculty. government and society. two in London and one in Beijing. economics.
I completed several internships in the financial sector. The intellectual curiosity developed at LSE to explore the ‘true reasons’ behind a set of circumstances and scratch beneath the surface has made an invaluable contribution to my career. During my time as a student. One aspect of working in the financial sector is best expressed by the LSE motto – ‘rerum cognoscere causas’ – to understand the causes of things. one of these evolved into the LSE Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) which I am still proud to be associated with. I recognise that it’s unlikely I would be in the same position without it. its alumni and the wealth of friends I was privileged to make at my time at LSE. I was fortunate enough to win a Stelios scholarship to attend LSE and study for my BSc in Economics. 2008 Investment analyst. My colleagues often joke that I never made it very far from the LSE buildings on Houghton Street! My LSE experience truly made a big difference in my career path. I also had the opportunity to get involved with a number of student societies. . Goldman Sachs After graduating from a state school in Germany. With a degree from LSE in hand. I joined Goldman Sachs in London as an investment analyst in an internal investment fund. I continue to stay in close contact with the School. It opened up completely new perspectives on politics and economics and gave me the opportunity to interact with passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds.Other LSE programmes of study undergraduate prospectus 47 Manuel Stotz BSc Economics.
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investment banking. Some courses are assessed partly by essays or other work submitted during the year. You will usually be assessed by written examinations at the end of each academic year. depending on the options you have taken. who remain a highly enterprising group of students within the School. but to enable our students to critically evaluate their usefulness in different contexts. management consultancy and financial management. as well as to an understanding of how the market allocates finances to firms. Half of these are in accounting and finance. We are known for pioneering new approaches to the study of the modern practice of financial management in organisations.50 undergraduate prospectus Accounting and finance Accounting and finance Features of LSE courses Our programme is widely regarded as being at the forefront of international teaching in this field. including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). professional syllabuses are subject to frequent revision and it is not possible to specify now what exemptions may be available when you graduate. FT Prentice Hall. 2008) Z Bodie. investment analysis and management. Prentice Hall. You will have an academic adviser who is a member of staff from the Department of Accounting. FT Prentice Hall. the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Investment Management and Research (IIMR). This means that. Prentice Hall. Our aim is to give you an understanding of accounting and finance that will be useful throughout your career. A Bhimani. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one of the following books: P Atrill and E McLaney Financial Accounting for Decision Makers (5th edition. . Professional training If you successfully complete the degree then. understand and seek to change and control the nature of organisations. 2004) C T Horngren. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of professional accountancy. the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 2007) Accounting and finance are concerned with more than just computational skills. we do not teach accounting or finance techniques with the aim of immediate application. We will encourage you to adopt a critical and flexible viewpoint and to look at the subject from a variety of perspectives. 2008) P Howell and K Bain Financial Markets and Institutions (5th Edition. Teaching and assessment You will usually have about 12 to 15 hours of lectures and classes each week but you will also have to work hard on your own – reading. You will have the opportunity to specialise in various fields within the subject area. including the international dimension. The adviser’s role is to follow your progress and deal with any concerns you might have. The Department of Accounting strongly supports the activities of the LSESU Accounting Society. Further information can be obtained from the Department or from the professional accountancy bodies themselves. Degree structure The degree involves studying 12 courses over the three years plus LSE100. To progress through the degree you will need to pass the appropriate examinations. However. the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). as well as to more advanced academic study. writing essays or working on class assignments. you may obtain exemptions from some examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. and half in related disciplines. R Merton and D Cleeton Financial Economics (2nd edition. the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 2009) W Clarke How the City of London Works (Thomson. S M Datar and G Foster Management and Cost Accounting (4th edition. Our staff includes internationally acknowledged leaders in both academic research and in professional accountancy and the financial markets. shareholders and society at large perceive. Both subjects are central to the way in which management. unlike professional courses.
There is also a course in economics. international finance. Auditing. one in accounting and one in finance. computing. Those candidates who do not have A level Mathematics (or equivalent) should be prepared to develop their mathematical skills and will be provided with support including tailored first year courses in mathematics and statistics Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 2. Organisational Theory and Behaviour and Operational Research Methods. financial forecasting and derivatives pricing). risk management. . economic history. will bring you into contact with students from other departments who can take it as an option. geography. you may choose from courses offered by other LSE departments. economics. Elements of Accounting and Finance. psychology and sociology. finance. Investments and Financial Markets (corporate finance. you will be required to take courses in mathematics and statistics to give you access to the full range of options in years two and three. Second year: Managerial Accounting Principles of Finance Microeconomic Principles or Macroeconomic Principles One option in econometrics. These are chosen from Management Accounting. operational and strategic decisionmaking. Second and third years There are three core accounting and finance courses. This means you will not be able to take an outside option in your first year.uk/accounting lse. or A level at grade B or above in Mathematics (or equivalent). and market microstructure).ac. Your choice of quantitative methods courses will depend on your background in mathematics and statistics. mathematics. Analysis and Valuation provides an insight into the theory and practice of corporate financial reporting to investors and other interested parties. You may be able to choose one of your first year courses as an outside option from a wide range taught in other departments in subject areas including anthropology. and includes an assessment of emerging topics. philosophy. You take two further courses. management. No specific subjects are required at A level. politics. but candidates will normally have A level Mathematics (or equivalent). Alternatively. In the second year you take a further course in economics and in each year you will select a course from a range of options. Principles of Finance examines companies’ longer term investment decisions. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the preparation. If you wish to gain exemptions from professional accountancy examinations you will normally need to take Commercial Law as an option. investments and performance evaluation. and the ways in which these may be financed in the financial markets. business statistics or Commercial Law or an outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Financial Accounting.ac. and Quantitative Finance (asset pricing. law. Financial Management and Organisational Control (cost management and planning and control practices in complex organisations). uses and limitations of accounting information and to some issues in finance and investment. Business statistics options include Introduction to Econometrics. Governance and Risk Management (the framework of accountability relationships between corporate managers. such as comparative cost management practices.Accounting and finance undergraduate prospectus 51 BSc Accounting and Finance lse. Managerial Accounting focuses on planning and control in organisations. business statistics or Commercial Law or an outside option First year The first year specialist introductory course. and management accounting and e-business. If you have not studied A level Mathematics. Analysis and Valuation One option in accounting One option in finance One option from a list including options in accounting. management. in your third year (and may also take a third course in either accounting or finance in place of an outside option).uk/finance UCAS code: NN34 BSc/AccFin Course requirement: GCSE pass at grade A or above in Mathematics. investors and other stakeholders).363 First year students 2009: 136 First year: (*half unit) Elements of Accounting and Finance Economics B Probability and Statistics for the Social Sciences or Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* or Elementary Statistical Theory† Mathematical Methods or Basic Quantitative Methods or an outside option† LSE100 (Lent Term only) †Choices of these courses will depend on your previous level of mathematics. Corporate Finance. Management related options include Process of Management. Financial Accounting.
As well as encouraging sympathetic understanding of different cultural practices. 2000) Degree structures We have two degree programmes. unless you choose to carry on with research in the subject. both of which involve studying 12 courses over the three years plus LSE100. which vary in number depending on the degree. and of the interdependence of different parts of it. Social anthropology studies human societies and cultures in a broad comparative perspective.000 words. multiculturalism and the direction of change in today’s world. we show films about anthropology and the world’s cultures throughout the first two terms. The programmes aim to build your capacity to analyse social and political relations and so to engage productively in major debates of today concerning social justice. human rights. as a student you will increase your factual understanding of the world. In addition. Their different characteristics are outlined on the following pages. teaching. and also to understand what it means to belong to a cultural group whose values and rules may be very different from those familiar to you. gender. Social anthropology is not a vocational degree. Thus. In the final year of the BA/BSc Social Anthropology. recent graduates have gone on to work in human rights. journalism. religious practice. Assessment is generally a combination of continuous assessment (which usually involves one or two substantial essays per course) with a traditional unseen examination in May or June each year. the skills you develop in reading critically. medicine and counselling. we also make a priority the development of the critical faculties of our students. 1992) M Shostak Nisa: the life and words of a !Kung woman (Harvard UP. There are tutorial meetings. Studying anthropology will provide a framework to help you see what is universal to all human societies and what is variable. development. reasoning effectively and public expression are widely valued by employers. nationalism and everyday forms of the state. theatre and film. Thus. While an anthropology degree is not a vocational training. nursing. industrialisation and the effects of neoliberalism. kinship.ac. BA Anthropology and Law lse. . In the first two terms you have up to eight contact hours of formal tuition a week.uk/anthropology UCAS code: ML16 BA/AnthLaw Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 154 First year students 2009: 19 First year: (*half unit) Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography and Theory: Selected Texts Public Law Property* LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Political and Legal Anthropology Criminal Law Law of Obligations An option to the value of one unit in anthropology LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Law and Institutions of the European Union Features of LSE courses Anthropology degrees across the UK share a common core of cross-cultural study. business. Large Issues: an introduction to social and cultural anthropology (Pluto Press. Law courses are normally examined wholly by unseen examination.52 undergraduate prospectus Anthropology Anthropology refugees. But it provides an excellent foundation for many careers. writing coherently. students write a ‘special essay’ of up to 8. Our concern with the global south (or ‘third world’) leads to a serious engagement with issues of development. Your academic adviser is available to offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns. globalisation. At LSE we are distinctive in our strengths in the fields of law. law. 1999) A Ghosh In an Antique Land (Granta Books. and associated classes where you discuss reading assignments in a small group with a teacher. 2001) K Gardner Songs at the River’s Edge: stories from a Bangladeshi village (Virago. linked to essay assignments. administration of Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into social anthropology we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: T H Eriksen Small Places. Social anthropologists try to explain the causes of variation in social and cultural behaviour. cognition. We analyse all forms of information – from texts to films – in ways that will enable you to question received versions of the world. Teaching and assessment Most courses involve weekly lectures of one hour each.
resemble a miniature of the working world and that equips you with skills in time management and dealing with pressure. The diverse Student Union societies. which gives us great connections and opportunities in terms of careers. Criminal Law and Law of Obligations. as well as the workload. BA Applications 2009: 269 BA First year students 2009: 29 BSc Applications 2009: 84 BSc First year students 2009: 11 First year: Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography and Theory: Selected Texts Reading Other Cultures: the Anthropological Interpretation of Text and Film One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: The Anthropology of Kinship. Sex and Gender Political and Legal Anthropology The Anthropology of Economic Institutions and their Social Transformations Options to the value of one unit from topics in social anthropology LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Priscilla Yeung Hong Kong. Third year In the third year you must take Law and Institutions of the European Union and Property II.ac. and useful skill sessions allow LSE students to stand out from other graduates. including Professor Rita Astuti. and LSE has an amazing Careers Service that allows ambitious people to search for chances and reach their goals. I remember when I did my work placement at the British Red Cross. Professor Maurice Bloch and others. Sex and Gender. LSE recruits some of the most influential scholars in this field. my supervisor commented that LSE students ‘always know the answer for every interview question’. was also the founder of the Anthropology Department here. Second year In the second year you must take the core courses of Political and Legal Anthropology. especially the career-oriented ones. both staff and students. This is hugely important because the programme is very intensive and challenging. have acquaintance of each other.Anthropology undergraduate prospectus 53 Property II Options not already taken to the value of one unit in law Options not already taken to the value of one unit in anthropology First year You will take four units in the first year. . Their first-hand ethnographic experience is incomparable. For the remaining two units you may again choose from the list of approved options. Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology) as well as ethnographic and thematic option courses. to give you a balanced grounding in both subjects.uk/anthropology UCAS code: BA L601 BA/SocAnth UCAS code: BSc L603 BSc/SocAnt Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) and applications from mature students are welcomed. The study environment and friendly and helpful staff-student relations. The regular public lectures. These include the core courses from the BA/BSc in Social Anthropology (Kinship. one unit each from law and anthropology. the availability of which varies from year to year. often organise a lot of firm visits and skill sessions: these provide great opportunities to develop connections and understanding of the industry. The biggest attraction of doing social anthropology at LSE is that the founder of British anthropology. London is a place full of opportunities. BA/BSc Social Anthropology lse. Malinowski. Economic Institutions and their Social Transformations. Now I know why so many lecturers and staff in our Department also did their undergraduate study at LSE! LSE has the best location in the heart of London. China 2nd year. For the remaining unit you can choose anthropology courses from a list of approved options. where people. BSc Social Anthropology I like the fact that my Department is of medium size. a friendly environment can provide accessible help for people who feel overwhelmed by the breadth of material the Department is offering. Anthropology of Religion. two in anthropology and two in law.
analyses the logic of some non-western systems of thought and philosophy. China. In the second and third years you will also take options equivalent to one course unit per year. your ability to read and reflect on complete book-length texts. and considers the relationship between religion and modernity. The Anthropology of Economic Institutions and their Social Transformations examines the institutions of pre-market and market economies and their transformation as a result of state policies. we allow you a choice of BA or BSc in the title. Post-Soviet Eurasia*. examining structuralism. violence and the establishment and maintenance of forms of political and legal order. China*. University College London. It seeks to explain what is variable and what is universal in human culture and society by examining a range of political. India*. and religious systems found among different peoples of the world. dependent on timetabling. The programme is the same. and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Ethnography and Theory: Selected Texts introduces classic problems in understanding social institutions as they have appeared in the works of major theorists. employment relations and organisational behaviour. and options in coming years will change to reflect the research interests of staff. dispute. birth and sex are understood in different cultures. Options In recent years the Department has offered a number of the half-unit social anthropology options listed below. social psychology. looks at the character of particular cosmologies and symbolic schemes. (* half unit) The Anthropology of a Selected Region (eg South East Asia*. Southern Africa*. Sex and Gender considers the varied ways in which the family. feminism. The Anthropology of Kinship. development initiatives and incorporation into the global market. family. economic. Melanesia*. explores the reasons why ritual is so central to the organisation of cultural life. politics. It may be possible. for you to take options from three other colleges of the University of London which have anthropology departments: Goldsmiths College. and addressing contemporary perspectives and debates. Over the two years you must take at least two half unit courses which focus on the anthropology of a selected geographical or ethnographic region (for example. Philippines*) The Anthropology of Christianity* Cognition and Anthropology* The Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life* The Anthropology of Development* Anthropology and Human Rights* Social Anthropology and Darwinian Theories* Anthropology and Media* Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being* Children and Youth in Contemporary Ethnography* The Anthropology of Borders and Boundaries* . You choose one introductory option in any of the following subjects: economics. Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology goes deeply into the roots of modern theory in social anthropology. India or Melanesia). kinship. Second and third years There are five core courses and an extended essay (which counts as one course unit) over the two years. law. to make well grounded comparisons and to generate independent opinions. geography. Introduction to Social Anthropology discusses the characteristic theories and methods of anthropology. personhood. femaleness and maleness. First year There are three core courses. Marxism and postmodernism. Political and Legal Anthropology explores fundamental questions about how a wide range of societies handle conflict.54 undergraduate prospectus Anthropology Third year: Advanced Theory of Social Anthropology The Anthropology of Religion Options to the value of one unit from topics in social anthropology Special essay As anthropology may be considered an art or a science. Reading Other Cultures: the Anthropological Interpretation of Text and Film will develop your skills in anthropological analysis. international relations. The Anthropology of Religion examines differences between local religious practices and world religions. In any given year only a few are offered. language and literature or population studies.
They have exactly the same first year courses and. ac. as well as finance itself. with the emphasis on marks gained in the second and third years.org. statistics. as well as a choice of specialisation in social science fields such as economics. should they wish to. government. The programme in the first and second year is largely fixed. 2000) . information science or sociology. civil Features of LSE courses Applicants should apply for no more than one of these programmes. as well as banking. finance and statistics. commerce. there are two ways to get exemptions. 1990) N L Biggs Discrete Mathematics (Oxford University Press. you should consider one of the three programmes offered in this area. Combining mathematics. Of the three programmes. A small number of courses are assessed by project work. Teaching and assessment You will usually attend a mixture of lectures and related classes. After the first year you will be able to choose which aspects of the application of mathematics and statistics suit your interests and career aspirations best. accounting. 2003) General books related to mathematics and statistics P J Davis and R Hersh The Mathematical Experience (Houghton Mifflin. BSc Statistics with Finance is an exciting new programme to be launched in 2011 and set up following demand from industry. seminars or workshops totalling between ten and 15 hours per week. civil service. BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics allows a much broader choice of courses applying statistics to the social sciences. while a wider variety of options is available in third year. banking. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Institute of Actuaries website for further information: www. Around 75 per cent of the programme consists of mathematics and statistics courses. Your academic adviser will be available to offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns. All three programmes make heavy demands on mathematical and statistical abilities. subject to satisfactory progress.lse. For details please look at www. The class of degree you will attain is based on the assessment over all three years.uk The programme is accredited by the Institute of Actuaries and therefore Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the exciting world of mathematics and statistics we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: V Bryant Yet Another Introduction to Analysis (Cambridge University Press. demographics. Most courses are assessed by a three hour examination in June. and helps to solve important problems for insurance. BSc Actuarial Science applies mathematical skills to a range of applied subjects. finance. The main pathways available are: Applicable Mathematics Applied Statistics Business Methods Actuarial Science (where courses followed are identical to those in the Actuarial Science degree) The BSc Statistics with Finance aims to give a thorough grounding in mathematics and statistics applicable to finance. If you have enjoyed A level Mathematics and are interested in the applications of statistics to the social sciences. banking. accounting. students may move between these three degrees. and 25 per cent of finance courses. There are usually opportunities for internships in actuarial and financial firms which students from all three programmes can arrange for themselves with help from the Careers Service or with placement companies that co-operate with the Department of Statistics directly.htm The BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics offers a much broader choice of optional courses. graduate studies and business consultancy. Graduates will be able to go on to work in the areas of insurance. industry and academic researchers. in their second year.actuaries.Applied statistics and actuarial science undergraduate prospectus 55 Applied statistics and actuarial science service. and you will be expected to meet him or her every term. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of insurance. statistics. Degree structure Each degree involves studying 12 courses over three years. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of insurance (life and general). Several courses on either BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics or BSc Statistics with Finance may give entitlement to exemptions from the Institute of Actuaries examinations. business and finance.uk/collections/statistics/study/ currentstudents/exemptions. 1990) P Eccles An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (Cambridge University Press. 1998) T H Wonnacott and R J Wonnacott Introductory Statistics (Wiley. the BSc Actuarial Science programme has the heaviest mathematical and statistical component. Courses taken as part of the degree can lead to exemptions from subjects of the core technical stage of the examinations of the Institute of Actuaries. as well as for graduate studies. postgraduate studies and business consultancy. statistics and finance it forms an excellent preparation for work in the field of finance and elsewhere. plus LSE100.
It forms the basis for later statistics options. mathematics. 2008) E R Tufte The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (Graphics Press. one of which must be Mathematics. 2005) J A Paulos Innumeracy: mathematical illiteracy and Its consequences (Fsg Adult. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics introduces the student to rigorous mathematical thinking and is strongly recommended for first year students. You will also take an economics course. 2001) Elements of Accounting and Finance or Introduction to Abstract Mathematics Economics B LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Probability. The exemption system on a course by course basis will still be in place. even if that is not the case for individual courses.56 undergraduate prospectus Applied statistics and actuarial science D Hand Statistics: a very short introduction (Oxford University Press. but it will mean the students will need to have a high enough average mark on related courses. Second year The second year courses are: Probability. BSc Actuarial Science lse. LSE is now entering into an accreditation agreement with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Survival Models: An introduction to actuarial mathematics and statistics. but you might substitute up to one full unit of these courses with an option taught outside the department. psychology. It will also provide the probability and statistics basis for all third year courses. 2005) J S Rosenthal Struck by Lightning: the curious world of probabilities (HarperCollins. Distribution Theory and Inference Further Mathematical Methods (Linear Algebra and Calculus) Actuarial Investigations: Financial* Survival Models* One outside option in sociology. population studies. Mathematical Methods is an introductory level ‘how to do it’ course designed to prepare you for using mathematics seriously in the social sciences.ac. statistics (including Applied Regression* and Applied Statistics Project*). 2001) K J Devlin The Millennium Problems: the seven greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles of our time (Granta Books. Alternatively you can do an applied statistics project. sociology. There may be changes to the programme given here for the second and third years of the degree to keep up with developments in actuarial science.ac. social psychology. Elements of Accounting and Finance will give you an introduction to the preparation. This is normally well above a pass mark.uk/statistics UCAS code: G0N0 BSc/BMS Course requirement: GCSE pass at grade A or A* in Mathematics Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A A including Mathematics. Further Mathematics or a science is recommended International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 349 First year students 2009: 35 First year: (* half unit) Elementary Statistical Theory Mathematical Methods . Distribution Theory and Inference: This will develop your knowledge of probability and statistics beyond the first year course. Third year There are no options in the third year. or any other context. information systems or anything else that might interest you. You might be able to gain exemptions from the core technical stage of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examinations if you reach a sufficient standard in the relevant LSE courses. mathematics or other approved subject LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Stochastic Processes* Time Series and Forecasting* Regression and Generalised Linear Models* Actuarial Mathematics: Life Actuarial Mathematics: General* Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance (Students can substitute some of these courses to the value of one unit with another approved subject. Further Mathematics is highly desirable International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 613 First year students 2009: 66 BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics lse. The details are currently under review. An outside option: You can choose from courses in economics. Further Mathematical Methods: This covers the mathematics needed for statistics and actuarial courses. Actuarial Investigations: Financial: A course on compound interest techniques from an actuarial viewpoint. In addition to this. uses and limitations of accounting information and the problems of finance and investment. Stochastic Processes and Time Series and Forecasting cannot be substituted) First year Elementary Statistical Theory is a theoretical statistics course which is appropriate whether or not your A level Mathematics course included statistics.uk/statistics UCAS code: N321 BSc/ActSci Course requirement: GCSE pass at grade A or A* in Mathematics Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A A.
building on the Mathematical Methods course. accountancy. demography and law First year Elementary Statistical Theory is concerned with both theory and application and is appropriate whether or not your A level Mathematics course included statistics. you can choose between the courses Elements of Accounting and Finance and Abstract Mathematics. economics. Elements of Accounting and Finance will give you an introduction to the preparation. or operational research. social psychology. Due to timetabling constraints. You will also take another course in statistics.ac. (* half unit) Statistics options include: Time Series and Forecasting* Regression and Generalised Linear Models* Stochastic Processes* Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance* Market Research: An Integrated Approach Aspects of Market Research* Bayesian Inference* Mathematics options include: Optimisation Theory* Real Analysis* Differential Equations* Discrete Mathematics Game Theory Chaos in Dynamical Systems* Mathematics of Finance and Valuation* Probability for Finance and Economics* Theory of Algorithms* Algebra and its Applications* Other related options include: Model Building in Operational Research Actuarial Mathematics: Life Actuarial Mathematics: General* Decision Analysis You may take up to two outside options from a list including: Managerial Accounting Organisational Theory and Behaviour Commercial Law Information Technology and the Law Industrial Economics Monetary Economics Demographic Description and Analysis A language course Note that your choice may be limited by the second year subjects you have taken. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics is for students who want to deepen their mathematical skills and is useful for certain mathematics courses in the second and third year. finance. You should take at least two of the courses on offer in statistics. You take one course in applied statistics.uk/statistics UCAS code: G3N3 BSc/StatFin Course requirement: GCSE pass at grade A or A* in Mathematics Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A A including Mathematics. Mathematical Methods will continue your A level studies and includes calculus and linear algebra. statistics or operational research One option from a list of subjects in economics. as well as regression and analysis of variance. it may not be possible to choose certain course combinations BSc Statistics with Finance lse. Third year Your choice in the third year is very wide.Applied statistics and actuarial science undergraduate prospectus 57 First year: Elementary Statistical Theory Mathematical Methods Economics B Elements of Accounting and Finance or Introduction to Abstract Mathematics LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Further Mathematical Methods (Linear Algebra and Calculus) One statistics course Another course in mathematics. which allows you to develop concepts in the areas of sample surveys and experiments. Second year You take a course in Further Mathematical Methods. Further Mathematics is highly desirable International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered. mathematics. mathematics and closely related areas. It forms the basis for later statistics options. Finally. information technology. Your fourth course is chosen from a list including: Principles of Econometrics Microeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Information Technology and Society Principles of Finance A demography course You may also choose to take a language course. Economics B provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. (see page 37) New programme in 2011 . psychology or a language course LSE100 (Michaelmas Term) Third year: At least one course in advanced topics in statistics or actuarial science At least one course in advanced topics in mathematics or operational research Not more than two courses in advanced topics from management. finance. uses and limitations of accounting information and the problems of finance and investment.
optimisation theory. It forms the basis for later statistics options. you can choose between the courses Elements of Accounting and Finance and Abstract Mathematics. Due to timetabling constraints. it may not be possible to choose certain course combinations. In the Principles of Finance course you examine the theory of financial decisionmaking by firms and the behaviour of the capital markets in which these decisions are taken. differential equations. for the remaining three units various options are available depending on your interests and career plans. actuarial science. or theory of survey sampling. discrete mathematics. you will receive the statistical foundations needed for the third year. Finally. For the fourth course you can choose among subjects such as statistical project work. Two half unit courses (Regression and Generalised Linear Models. . and Inference.58 undergraduate prospectus Applied statistics and actuarial science First year: (* half unit) Elementary Statistical Theory Mathematical Methods Economics B Elements of Accounting and Finance or Introduction to Abstract Mathematics LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Further Mathematical Methods (Linear Algebra and Calculus) Probability. real analysis. applied regression. statistics or finance. building on the Mathematical Methods course. Distribution Theory. and Inference Principles of Finance One course in mathematics or statistics LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Regression and Generalised Linear Models* Time Series and Forecasting* One course in advanced topics in mathematics. Analysis and Valuation Quantitative Finance Other related options include: Model Building in Operational Research Actuarial Mathematics: Life Actuarial Mathematics: General* Decision Analysis You may take up to one outside option from a list including: Managerial Accounting Organisational Theory and Behaviour Commercial Law Information Technology and the Law Industrial Economics Monetary Economics Demographic Description and Analysis Note that your choice may be limited by the second year subjects you have taken. statistics or operational research One course in advanced topics in finance One additional course in mathematics. Economics B provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. In Probability. Distribution Theory. Investments and Financial Markets Financial Accounting. and Time Series and Forecasting) are compulsory. Third year In the third year you have more choices than before. uses and limitations of accounting information and the problems of finance and investment. or a topic of choice from other departments First year Elementary Statistical Theory is concerned with both theory and application and is appropriate whether or not your A level Mathematics course included statistics. Statistics options include: Stochastic Processes* Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance* Market Research: An Integrated Approach Aspects of Market Research* Bayesian Inference* Mathematics options include: Optimisation Theory* Real Analysis* Differential Equations* Discrete Mathematics* Game Theory Chaos in Dynamical Systems* Mathematics of Finance and Valuation* Probability for Finance and Economics* Theory of Algorithms* Algebra and its Applications* Finance options include: Corporate Finance. Mathematical Methods will continue your A level studies and includes calculus and linear algebra. Second year You take a course in Further Mathematical Methods. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics is for students who want to deepen their mathematical skills and is useful for mathematics and statistics courses in the second and third year. Elements of Accounting and Finance will give you an introduction to the preparation.
the civil service and government. It uses the skills of the economist. All other courses are assessed by means of formal three hour examinations. 1870 to the Present Day Economics A or Economics B One outside option One international history course from an approved list LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Theories and Evidence in Economic History Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia. and the causes of population change and migration. the effect of business organisation on economic performance. 1997) E L Jones Growth Recurring: economic change in world history (Clarendon Press. in a joint honours degree with economics. Teaching and assessment You will have 8 to 10 hours of timetabled classes per week. Within the degrees students may choose between economic courses. You may also take economic history as a minor subject with economics as a major (see page 64). Typical issues which the subject addresses are: economic globalisation in a historical perspective. the economic and social effects of wars. Our courses cover all the main approaches to the subject. 1992) Degree structure You may take a degree in economic history at LSE in a number of ways: in a single honours degree. change in social behaviour in the past. 18301914 (Oxford University Press. the history of economic development in the third world. the importance of education and human capital in economic change. which has 16 full-time teachers.000 word research project is counted as one paper out of the eight in the second and third years. quantitative and non-quantitative courses. the statistician and the sociologist. Our graduates can be found in senior positions throughout the professions. India and Japan One economic history option Either a second economic history option or one outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Two advanced economic history options Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: J Diamond Guns.Economic history undergraduate prospectus 59 Economic history Features of LSE courses Our Department. or as a major subject with a minor in economics. All degrees involve studying 12 courses over the three years plus LSE100. the City. 1997) R Floud Land of Hope and Glory: the people and the British economy. and to present an argument orally or on paper. as well as shorter term teaching and research staff. The 10. BSc Economic History lse. 1820-1990 (Allen & Unwin. offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns and help with your project. These skills are highly valued by most employers. Economic and social history is concerned with understanding the process of change in the past. of staff. Germs and Steel: the fates of human societies (Norton. If you are looking for a more structured degree with less choice you should consider the joint degree with economics.uk/economicHistory UCAS code: V300 BSc/EcHist Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 113 First year students 2009: 18 First year: The Internationalisation of Economic Growth. You will gain a range of research skills including numeracy. You will usually have to present about four papers or essays for each course. is the largest in the country in this subject area. as well as those of the historian. business. 1988) A L Kenwood and A Lougheed The Growth of the International Economy. As well as lectures. You will have an academic adviser who will advise on course choices. as well as from a range of geographical areas and time periods. the ability to evaluate and analyse data. all courses are taught in small weekly discussion groups led by a member .ac. as well as making class presentations.
First year: The Internationalisation of Economic Growth. you choose three options in economic history and submit a 10. You would take two economic history courses. 1870 to the Present Day Mathematical Methods Economics B One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Microeconomic Principles or Macroeconomic Principles Theories and Evidence in Economic History One economic history option One outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Microeconomic Principles or Macroeconomic Principles One advanced economic history option One option in general economic history 10. (This course is optional in joint degrees. In the third year. but you would not take statistics courses in first or second year. combined with two options from any of the first year courses made available by other departments. you would only need to take one further economic principles course. Society and Economy in England and Europe 1450-1750 From Money to Finance: European Financial History.000 word project. with only one economic principles course.ac. Similarly. at least one of which has to be in economic history. in the third year.) In addition. Second and third years You take two compulsory courses. Economic history options Second year courses Business and Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context The Integration of Europe’s Economy 1815-1990 Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia. Japan and India. 800-1750 The Industrial Revolution Advanced third year courses The Origins of the World Economy 1450-1750 Africa and the World Economy Issues in Modern Japanese Economic Development Innovation and Finance in the 19th and 20th Centuries The Economic History of North America: from Colonial Times to the Cold War China’s Traditional Economy and its Growth in the Very Long-Term In this degree. Theories and Evidence in Economic History examines theories and concepts used in economic history and provides an introduction to the methods used by economic historians to collect evidence and generate inference on relevant historical questions. 800-1750 The Industrial Revolution Advanced third year courses The Origins of the World Economy 1450-1750 Africa and the World Economy Issues in Modern Japanese Economic Development Innovation and Finance in the 19th and 20th Centuries The Economic History of North America: from Colonial Times to the Cold War China’s Traditional Economy and its Growth in the Very Long-Term BSc Economic History with Economics lse.000 word project First year You take basic courses in economic history and economics. India and Japan Latin America and the International Economy Towns. you choose two options in the second year from a wide range. India and Japan Latin America and the International Economy Towns. economics is a minor subject. Comparative Economic Development covers the industrialisation process in late developing countries such as Russia.000 word project Economic history options Second year courses Business and Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context The Integration of Europe’s Economy 1815-1990 Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia.uk/economicHistory UCAS code: V3L1 BSc/EcHEc Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B with A in Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 38 First year students 2009: 1 . It is similar to the joint degree with economics.60 undergraduate prospectus Economic history One other economic history option 10. and an option from another subject area at LSE. Society and Economy in England and Europe 1450-1750 From Money to Finance: European Financial History.
000 word project This joint degree is an alternative way of studying economics. You will also complete a research project in economic history in which you will use quantitative and/or computing skills. Economic history options Second year courses Business and Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context The Integration of Europe’s Economy 1815-1990 Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia. Society and Economy in England and Europe 1450-1750 From Money to Finance: European Financial History. First year You take courses in economics. one of which is the compulsory second year course. Second and third years You take four more courses in economics or quantitative methods (or three such courses and an outside option) and three in economic history. mathematics. 1870 to the Present Day Mathematical Methods Economics B Elementary Statistical Theory LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Microeconomic Principles or Macroeconomic Principles One econometrics course Theories and Evidence in Economic History One economic history option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Microeconomic Principles or Macroeconomic Principles One economics option or an outside option One advanced economic history option 10. the other an advanced course. You will have some freedom to choose between different economics and economic history courses.ac.uk/economicHistory UCAS code: VL31 BSc/EcEcH Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B with A in Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 199 First year students 2009: 25 First year: The Internationalisation of Economic Growth. Theories and Evidence in Economic History.Economic history undergraduate prospectus 61 BSc Economics and Economic History lse. India and Japan Latin America and the International Economy Towns. 800-1750 The Industrial Revolution Advanced third year courses The Origins of the World Economy 1450-1750 Africa and the World Economy Issues in Modern Japanese Economic Development Innovation and Finance in the 19th and 20th Centuries The Economic History of North America: from Colonial Times to the Cold War China’s Traditional Economy and its Growth in the Very Long-Term Economics options (joint degree) Second year courses Microeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Introduction to Econometrics Principles of Econometrics Third year courses Microeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Advanced Economic Analysis Problems of Applied Economics History of Economics: How Theories Change Development Economics Monetary Economics International Economics Industrial Economics Economic Analysis of the European Union Public Economics Labour Economics . statistics and economic history. It will appeal if you want training in the application of economic theory and quantitative methods to real problems.
including mathematical and statistical techniques as well as more general analytical skills. The first year of all our degrees will give you an essential foundation in the subject. advising on mergers and acquisitions. You will have an academic adviser who will be available to offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns on an individual basis.62 undergraduate prospectus Economics Economics A first degree in economics is an excellent preparation for a range of careers. Economics provides the means of analysing the key features of problems by formally modelling economic relationships and testing beliefs about economic behaviour against the available data. The BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics enables you to Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into what economists study we suggest that you first look at one or more of the following popular books: T Harford The Undercover Economist (Oxford University Press. You can also take economics as a major subject with economic history as a minor. The courses are assessed through examinations in June each year. to become professional accountants and auditors. mathematics. Is globalisation increasing inequality within countries? Between countries? Why. 2005) J Kay The Truth About Markets (Penguin. As an undergraduate in the Department. The BSc Economics with Economic History provides an option for students with a secondary interest in economic history and who are less interested in statistics and econometrics. Many of our graduates choose to pursue careers in the financial sector on graduation. illustrate the broad scope of economics today. you will have the chance to learn from economists at the cutting edge of their field. Details of these degrees are in the separate sections for those subjects. as economies grow richer. Studying economics is therefore about developing problemsolving skills. in analysing and constructing complex arguments and in communicating these effectively. The project element of the BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics is assessed through the report you submit. Others choose to join international organisations. all of which are being examined by economists at LSE. both microeconomic and macroeconomic. A significant number choose to go on to graduate study. development and other fields. The economics programme at LSE aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the analytical methods of economics and to develop their skills in applying these methods to a diverse range of problems. 2006) S J Levitt and S Dubner Freakonomics (Penguin. geography. The second year concentrates on building a firm grasp of core analytical methods and applying them to a range of problems. analytical and trading fields. Our BSc Economics provides a well rounded coverage of the whole area of economics. for example in banking and financial services. 2004) Teaching and assessment You will have around 12 hours of lectures and classes a week plus LSE100. The following descriptions show the pattern of studies for each degree. philosophy and social policy. build a particularly strong quantitative background. environmental policy. . while the third year allows you to specialise and to apply those methods to particular areas. Features of LSE courses The Economics Department is regularly ranked number one outside the USA for its published research in economics and econometrics. You can also take degrees that combine economics in various ways with economic history. management. Other degrees including Economics BSc Economic History with Economics (see page 60) BSc Economics and Economic History (see page 61) BSc Environmental Policy with Economics (see page 70) BSc Geography with Economics (see page 72) BSc Government and Economics (see page 75) BSc Mathematics and Economics (see page 91) BSc Mathematics with Economics (see page 92) BSc Philosophy and Economics (see page 96) BSc Social Policy and Economics (see page 100) Degree structure We offer two single honours degrees. Classes in groups of around 15 students are the main form of interaction with teachers. and econometrics and mathematical economics. are people often not any happier? Can government policies influence this? Why are some governments captured by elites and more prone to corruption than others? Should the central bank bail out failing banks – or might that encourage even more failures in the future? What steps should be taken now to combat global warming? Questions such as these. government. not only in economics but also in finance. which is becoming more and more important for a successful career in economics. in economics. the study of economics in all these degrees requires core study in economic principles and mathematics. or to take up positions as economic or management consultants.
uk UCAS code: L101 BSc/Econ Course requirement: A level Mathematics is required. with an A* in Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics). No other specific subjects are required at A level.326 First year students 2009: 210 . if you are more mathematically inclined. You may choose your fourth course from the wide range of options available at LSE. macroeconomics (the study of fluctuations and longer term growth in output. The list may change as new options are developed and others are withdrawn. This is the foundation upon which the rest of your studies will be based. etc). For students taking four or more A levels: grades A* A A plus a pass in a fourth A level. not all options will necessarily be taught every year: Advanced Economic Analysis Africa and the World Economy Auditing. Business Studies or Media Studies. McGraw Hill. 2008) First year: Economics B Mathematical Methods Elementary Statistical Theory One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II Macroeconomic Principles Introduction to Econometrics or Principles of Econometrics One outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Four options from economics or closely related subjects First year You take three compulsory introductory courses in economics. Second and third years You take compulsory second year courses in microeconomics (the study of households and firms). to have a clear idea of what the serious university study of the subject will involve: R Frank Microeconomics and Behavior (7th edition. Accounting.lse. Investments and Financial Markets or Quantitative Finance Development Economics Economic Analysis of the European Union Economic Theory and its Applications Further Mathematical Methods Game Theory History of Economics: How Theories Change Industrial Economics Innovation and Finance in the 19th and 20th Centuries International Economics Labour Economics Latin America and the International Economy Locational Change and Business Activity Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting. More technical versions of both microeconomics and econometrics are also offered. but we prefer traditional academic subjects to subjects such as Communication Studies. with an A* in Mathematics. the exchange rate. In the third year we offer specialist options in all the main fields of economic enquiry and you may choose your courses to suit your interests. unemployment. and econometrics (the application of quantitative methods to economic data). Options This list suggests the range of third year options offered on the BSc Economics. mathematics and statistics.Economics undergraduate prospectus 63 It is also a good idea to have a look at one or more economics textbooks. Governance and Risk Management Business and Economic Performance Since 1945 Commercial Law Comparative Economic Development Corporate Finance. inflation. 2008) N G Mankiw and M P Taylor Macroeconomics: European edition (Worth publishers. Financial Management and Organisational Control Model Building in Operational Research Monetary Economics Operational Research Methods Philosophy of Economics Political Economy Politics and Economic Policy Politics of International Economic Relations Public Economics Principles of Finance Problems of Applied Econometrics The Economic History of North America The Integration of Europe’s Economy 1815-1990 Theories of Regional Development and Change BSc Economics econ. You may choose your fourth course from a wide range of options taught outside the Department. Usual standard offer: For students taking three A levels: grades A* A A.ac. One of your courses could be from those that are on the list below which are offered from outside the Department. A level Economics is not essential. Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 3.
not all options will necessarily be taught every year: Advanced Economic Analysis Africa and the World Economy Development Economics Economic Analysis of the European Union History of Economics: How Theories Change Industrial Economics Innovation and Finance in the 19th and 20th Centuries International Economics Introduction to Econometrics Issues of Modern Japanese Economic Development: Late Industrialisation.ac. but we would prefer traditional academic subjects to subjects such as Communication Studies. with an A* in Mathematics. See page 60 for other combinations of economics and economic history. Business Studies or Media Studies. This is the foundation upon which the rest of your studies will be based. Options This list suggests the range of third year options offered on this degree. A level Economics is not essential. with an A* in Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 93 First year students 2009: 7 First year: Economics B The Internationalisation of Economic Growth.uk UCAS code: L140 BSc/Ecomt Course requirement: A level Mathematics is required. An attractive selection of courses might be Mathematics and at least one physical science Usual standard offer: For students taking three A levels: grades A* A A. a statistics course. a mathematics course. Accounting. The list may change as new options are developed and others are withdrawn. For students taking four or more A levels: grades A* A A plus a pass in a fourth A level. Accounting. Imperialism and High Speed Growth Monetary Economics Political Economy Principles of Econometrics Public Economics The Economic History of North America: from Colonial Times to the Cold War The Origins of the World Economy 1450-1750 BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics econ. and an economic history course.64 undergraduate prospectus Economics BSc Economics with Economic History econ. Second and third years The way in which this course differs from the BSc in Economics is that you do not need to take an econometrics course in the second year and you will take fewer economics options in the third year.lse.ac. with an A* in Mathematics.uk lse. First year You take an introductory course in economics. In place of these are three courses in economic history. A level Economics is not essential. No other specific subjects are required at A level.lse. with an A* in Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 247 First year students 2009: 7 First year: Economics B Mathematical Methods Elementary Statistical Theory One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) .ac. 1870 to the Present Day Mathematical Methods Elementary Statistical Theory LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II Macroeconomic Principles An economic history option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Two economics options One economic history option One outside option or an economic history dissertation In this degree you study economic history as a minor subject. No other specific subjects are required at A level. Business Studies or Media Studies Usual standard offer: For students taking three A levels: grades A* A A. but we would prefer traditional academic subjects to subjects such as Communication Studies. For students taking four or more A levels: grades A* A A plus a pass in a fourth A level.uk/economicHistory UCAS code: L1V3 BSc/EcEcH Course requirement: A level Mathematics is required.
000 word project in quantitative economics First year You take an introductory course in economics. This will involve obtaining and analysing some data to answer a question of economic interest. according to your interests. You have a choice between macroeconomics and a mathematics course and between statistics or a course chosen from a long list of options from other departments. a mathematics course and statistics course. It provides excellent training for practical work in future employment or research. some in theoretical econometrics. You can choose two other courses from a wide range taught by the Economics Department and other departments. Your fourth course may be chosen from the wide range of options available at LSE. Distribution Theory and Inference Public Economics Quantitative Finance . Second and third years There are compulsory second year courses in both microeconomics (the study of households and firms) and econometrics (the study of statistical methods applied to economics). and some in mathematical economics. Distribution Theory and Inference or an outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Econometric Theory or Economic Theory and its Applications or Problems of Applied Econometrics Two economics options 10. Governance and Risk Management Corporate Finance. In the third year you will have the opportunity to specialise further. Financial Management and Organisational Control Model Building in Operational Research Monetary Economics Operational Research Methods Philosophy of Economics Political Economy Principles of Finance Probability. You will also complete a project in quantitative economics. Options This list suggests the range of third year options offered on this degree. You will be supervised by a member of staff and should find this an enjoyable element of the course. Some students are most interested in applied econometrics.Economics undergraduate prospectus 65 Second year: Microeconomic Principles II Principles of Econometrics Macroeconomic Principles or a course in mathematics Probability. Investments and Financial Markets Development Economics Economic Analysis of the European Union Game Theory History of Economics: How Theories Change Industrial Economics International Economics Labour Economics Macroeconomic Principles Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting. on a topic of your choosing. The list may change as new options are developed and others are withdrawn. not all options will necessarily be taught every year: Advanced Economic Analysis Auditing.
2004) S Robbins and T Judge Organizational Behavior (12th edition. and performance and the effects of group. Pearson Prentice Hall. One or two students per year continue with their academic studies. worker responses to these. economic and legal context that affects and complicates this task. As well as a strong foundation of methodology. recruitment. We are keen to develop your skills as a social scientist to the highest standard and to provide you with the techniques to engage with employment and organisational debates at local. Preliminary reading If you would like to find out more about employment relations and organisational behaviour. trade unions. psychology. sociology. these courses will equip you to analyse employment relations issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. For example. 2006) . EROB has a triple emphasis. Macmillan. Sometimes you will be asked to present a short paper. leadership and emotions in organisations. The first year of the degree aims to give you a good initial grounding in several key disciplines in preparation for the more specialist courses offered in the second and third years. it is worth looking at the following books: P Blyton and P Turnbull The Dynamics of Employee Relations (3rd edition. In addition to this we also offer courses in such subjects as Leadership in Organisations and Managing Employment Law. it examines individual perceptions. it focuses on how organisations develop and motivate their employees to achieve the high performance required in today’s competitive markets. in Employment Relations we discuss topics designed to introduce you to the subject area. A major exception is the 10. employee empowerment. The issues we examine during the course reflect the range of the subject. The BSc at LSE is a multi-disciplinary programme. Graduates find employment in the UK and overseas in consultancy firms. we will help you develop the confidence and insight to contribute to both policy and practice. Each course ends with an examination in late May or June. or to analyse a case. and one or two go on to study law. In Human Resource Management we examine in detail human resource strategies. attitudes. law and organisational behaviour. large private corporations and the public sector. exploring aspects of employment and organisational behaviour through the study of economics. Employment relations and organisational behaviour (EROB) covers the management of people within the firm and the wider social. the themes covered in Organisational Theory and Behaviour include employee motivation. Meanwhile. job design. Although some graduates find employment as human resource managers. as employment relations. political science. payment systems. To contribute effectively in class you will need to read widely on the topic concerned. it examines different kinds of labour markets and the variety of ways they are regulated by negotiation and law. and the impact of globalisation on labour markets. A wide range of texts and case materials are used to illustrate key developments. but its broad social science base provides the starting point for a career in any field. Your academic adviser will be available to offer general guidance and assistance and may review your written work to check your progress. Together.66 undergraduate prospectus Employment relations and organisational behaviour Employment relations and organisational behaviour Features of LSE courses Employment relations and human resource management have been taught at LSE almost since its foundation. In addition you will have to write regular essays for your class teacher.000 word essay which you can present at the end of your third year instead of a conventional option. it is important to emphasise that this degree is not simply the basis for a career in HRM. business and leadership context on the individual. As human resource management. equal opportunities and other fundamentals of HRM. Teaching and assessment You will usually have to attend a weekly lecture and a related class for each course you are taking (eight basic teaching hours per week). national and international levels. the role of the state and law in employment matters. including different managerial approaches (from Taylorism to HRM). history. organisational culture. Classes normally involve discussing issues arising from lectures. Most examinations are traditional (a three hour unseen paper). as organisational behaviour.
Studying at LSE is one of the most exhilarating experiences in my life. but it is also a place to enjoy life and share different perspectives about the world. it also provides me with a broad knowledge base and a multi-dimensional view of the world. First year: (* half unit) Employment Relations Three options from economics. information technology or a language LSE100 (Lent Term only) . government. we move to examine the employment relationship from an institutional perspective.ac. Basingstoke. We also look at the way in which economic and political contexts shape employment relations. A metropolitan city that never sleeps. Options Three from: Economics A or Economics B Statistical Methods for Social Research or Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory BSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations lse. Discussion initially focuses on different management techniques and worker responses to these. Not only is it a place to learn. Palgrave (2005) M Noon and P Blyton The Realities of Work (3rd edition. and supranational organisations such as the EU. and even social psychology! Not only does this flexibility make my experience at LSE more interesting. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B. Indonesia 3rd year. psychology. I will then pursue a career in consulting before returning to Indonesia as a business professional with aims of improving society through my career in the business world. you could literally attend a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in the afternoon. statistics. I really believe that LSE has helped push me out of my comfort zone and shape me to become a confident individual that is willing to try new experiences. statistics. Whenever you queue outside Wright’s Bar.Employment relations and organisational behaviour undergraduate prospectus 67 K Legge Human Resource Management: Rhetorics and Realities (Anniversary Edition. broadly defined. looking at the role of the state. After graduating from LSE I intend to pursue a master’s degree in Management. In particular. and enjoy the nightlife at Leicester Square before retiring to bed. Palgrave. as well playing goalkeeper for LSEFC. Subsequently. treasurer of the LSESU Human Resource Management Society. IT officer of the LSESU UNICEF Society. Optional courses I’ve taken include accounting. The syllabus examines the employment relationship from the perspective of a number of different disciplines including sociology. 2006) Second year: Human Resource Management Three options LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Selected Topics in Employment Relations Three options First year The core course Employment Relations will give you an introduction to the theory and practice of employment relations. history and law. You know you’re studying at the right place when university students across the UK all learn from articles and textbooks written by your very own lecturers and teachers. we examine the impact of globalisation on employment relations. each with their own different opinions. anthropology. my programme is deceptively flexible. BSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Despite the degree title. I was lucky enough to have been president of the LSESU Indonesian-Bruneian Society. sociology. At least two A levels should be in traditional academic subjects and at least one should be an essay based subject International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 218 First year students 2009: 13 Timothy Astandu Jakarta. It deals with the nature of work and the problem of control. you will probably meet people from all the world’s continents. marketing. economics. Throughout my time at LSE. psychology. travel to the West End for a musical afterwards. Furthermore.uk/EROB UCAS code: NN26 BSc/HRMgt Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. law. economics. living at the heart of London is an experience in itself.
Options (* half unit) In the second and third years a total of six options are available. the processes which drive the changes are economic. environmental hazards and . to job design.68 undergraduate prospectus Environment Self. national and international level. A three week case study with a leading investment bank takes place in the Michaelmas Term. You will be taught by a team of very experienced researchers with acknowledged expertise in environmental and ecological economics. Recent graduates have also gone on to further study at postgraduate level. ozone depletion and global warming. One of the critical questions in modern society is how to manage the processes of economic and social development so that we can make sustainable improvements in human welfare without destroying the environmental resource base on which all life depends. in the private sector for industry and environmental/ management consultancies or in the NGO sector for pressure groups and think tanks. the aims and the practice of human resource management. Although such environmental changes manifest themselves as physical problems. urbanisation. environmental geography. Major issues include pollution. to communication methods and to outcomes such as productivity and employee attitudes. social and political. Our teaching emphasises the fact that the majority of environmental problems arise from human actions and decisions. Management and Globalisation A dissertation of not more than 10. including analysis of different HR strategies and how they relate to various systems of appraisal. industrial development. depending on recent developments in research. Therefore. and that all environmental management schemes seek to achieve objectives defined by humans within constraints imposed by political and economic systems. It is a research-led course which is highly specialised and open only to students on this BSc. At least two from: Organisational Theory and Behaviour Managing Diversity in Organisations Managing Employment Law* Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice* Aspects of Marketing Management* Work. the syllabus varies from year to year. Imperialism and High Speed Growth Information Systems in Business Commercial Law Economics for Management Gender and Society Two approved courses from other departments Environment a clear understanding of the socioeconomic processes involved. business and the environment. For this reason. Current patterns of population growth. development studies. policy changes and debates. Selected Topics in Employment Relations is the core third year course which builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the first and second years. from the local to the global. loss of biodiversity. differ from most university environment courses as they focus on the subject from a social science rather than a natural science perspective. Others and Society: Perspectives on Social and Applied Psychology Information Technology and Society Introductory courses in politics Introduction to Social Anthropology An advanced language An approved option from another department Second and third years The second year core course Human Resource Management is a deeper examination of the philosophy. Recent graduates have gone on to work in all areas of environmental policy and economics at the local. India and Japan Business and Economic Performance: Britain in International Context Issues in Modern Japanese Economic Development: Late Industrialisation. any attempts to manage the use of environmental resources to achieve more sustainable forms of development have to begin with Features of LSE courses The BSc degrees in Environment and Development and in Environmental Policy with Economics as a minor subject. whether in the public sector for government departments and agencies. training and reward. soil erosion and desertification. environmental policy and planning.000 words (3rd year) Up to four from: Elements of Accounting and Finance Managerial Accounting The Anthropology of Economic Institutions and Social Transformations The Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life* Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia. and the use and consumption of resources are resulting in environmental changes on all scales.
ac. and two courses from Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: W N Adger and A Jordan (eds) Governing Sustainability (Cambridge University Press. and a fourth course from within the Department of Geography and Environment. policy (Cambridge University Press. For the BSc Environmental Policy with Economics programme. You will usually have examinations for each course you have taken at the end of the academic year. The other environment-related courses build upon this understanding of the natural world but adopt a social science perspective. Students on these programmes should expect to pay a fee to contribute to the costs of fieldwork. or other departments in the School. 2000) D Simpson. You will also be involved in fieldwork.Environment undergraduate prospectus 69 environmental risk management and natural resources management. seminars and classes totalling 12 to 15 hours per week. Present and Future Sustainable Development Environment. International Relations and Social Policy. First year You take two courses which deal with the natural environment and with global issues relating to environmental change and sustainable development. Further details on the nature of any fieldwork and on any associated costs will be made available upon induction. The degrees include some exposure to natural science concepts in the course Environmental Change and Environment: Past. some of which may be abroad. Economy and Society One course from a list of approved first year geography and environment and outside options LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Introduction to Development in the South Environment: Science and Society Applied Environmental Economics One course from a list of approved second year geography and environment and outside options LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Environmental Governance Environment and Development Two courses from a list of approved third year geography and environment options This degree allows you to build a critical understanding of processes of environmental change as they relate to human well-being and development. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009 (BSc Environmental Policy): 67 First year students 2009 (BSc Environmental Policy): 11 First year: Environmental Change: Past. there are also a range of economics courses which are taken in each of the three years. Environmental courses usually have a three hour examination plus an extended essay (or practical work for methods courses). or seven times a year and will help you to gain the most from your studies. Degree structure Students taking either the BSc Environment and Development or the BSc Environmental Policy with Economics take 12 courses over three years plus LSE100. 2006) D Pearce and B Barbier Blueprint for a Sustainable Economy (Earthscan. particularly in the course Applied Environmental Economics. 2007) J Elliot An Introduction to Sustainable Development (Routledge. such as Economics. 2005) Teaching and assessment For each course you will have a combination of lectures. a third course on contemporary geographical issues. you take courses in Introduction to Development in the South. Present and Future. Courses which focus on spatial analysis and research techniques have practical work. Environment: Science and Society and Applied Environmental Economics. activism. BSc Environment and Development (formerly BSc Environmental Policy) lse. M Toman and R U Ayres Scarcity and Growth Revisited (Resources for the Future. In the third year you take courses in Environmental Governance. 2009) N Carter The Politics of the Environment: ideas. and another course from an approved list of geography and environment and outside options. You will have an academic adviser who will meet you six . These environment-related courses include some economic analysis. mainly in your first year.uk/geographyAndEnvironment UCAS code: FK84 BSc/EnvDev Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. Environment and Development. Fieldwork and industrial visits are a component of both the BSc Environment and Development and the BSc Environmental Policy with Economics degree programmes. Second and third years In the second year. Government. 2nd edition. while also equipping you with the broader skills needed for environment and development policy and analysis.
Economy and Society Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* Second year: One from: Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia.ac. together with an economics course and a mathematics course. and Microeconomic Principles I. an approved geography and environment option. Nations and Empires Economy. Present and Future Sustainable Development Economics B Mathematical Methods or Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Environment: Science and Society Applied Environmental Economics One course from second year approved options Microeconomic Principles I LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Second and third years In the second year. you must take Environmental Governance along with Environment and Development and then choose two courses from a combination of economics and geography and environment options. India & Japan States.uk/geographyAndEnvironment UCAS code: F9L1 BSc/EPEc Course requirement: A level Mathematics at grade B or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B. one of which must be Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 86 First year students 2009: 10 Third year: Environmental Governance Environment and Development Two from a prescribed list of options This degree allows you the powerful combination of studying the environment while furthering your understanding of economics. BSc Environmental Policy with Economics lse. It is structured as a major/ minor degree and the programme is tightly specified. . you take two core environmental courses. In the third year. Social Exclusion and Social Change Demographic Description and Analysis Third year Two from: Independent Research Project Theories of Regional Development and Change Urban Development: Politics. Society and Space Location and Spatial Analysis Political Geographies. Policy and Space Research Techniques (Spatial. Policy and Planning The Geography of Gender: Global Perspectives Applied Location and Spatial Analysis The Political Geography of Development and the South First year: Environmental Change: Past.70 undergraduate prospectus Environment an approved list (one of which may be an Independent Research Project) Options (* half unit) First year: (Not all options are available every year) One from: Economics A or Economics B The Internationalisation of Economic Growth. 1870 to the Present Day Introduction to Political Theory Contemporary Europe The Structure of International Society Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis From Empire to Independence: The ExtraEuropean World in the Twentieth Century Introduction to Social Anthropology Population. First year You take courses which deal with the physical environment and with global issues. Social and Environmental) (compulsory pre-requisite for Independent Research Project) Law and the Environment Poverty.
the internal structures of each degree are quite different. You will also be involved in fieldwork some of which may be abroad. consultancy. seminars and classes (12 to 15 hours weekly in the first year). Our major/minor degrees allow you the option of mixing geography with a deeper understanding of economics. 2007) R Flowerdew and D Martin Methods in Human Geography (Prentice Hall. Further detail on the nature of any fieldwork and any associated costs will be made available upon induction. Latin America. 2008) P Dicken Global Shift: reshaping the global economic map in the 21st century (Guildford Press. The degree seeks to produce highly-trained geographers. it is vital that we have a good understanding of the social. This allows you to apply your knowledge to a small research exercise in your own chosen field of interest. planning. The core BA degree is a specialist degree designed for students who wish to focus on human geography either on its own or with some exposure to other social sciences taught at the School. social and economic aspects of geographical enquiry. You will have an academic adviser who will meet you at regular intervals to help you to gain the most from your studies. 2002) W Oates (Ed) The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resources Management (Resources for the Future. Hodder Arnold. The BA Geography has an Independent Research Project in the final year. 2002) United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Outlook 3 (Earthscan. as are the levels of choice. The main characteristics of these degrees are shown on the following pages. Fieldwork is a component of the BA Geography and can be part of the BSc Geography with Economics. teaching and further study. P J Taylor and M Watts Geographies of Global Change: remapping the world (Blackwell. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of financial services.Geography undergraduate prospectus 71 Geography Features of LSE courses The Geography and Environment Department brings together specialists from a number of different countries and disciplines. Many staff have specific regional interests – for example. As we attempt to sustainably improve human welfare and environmental quality. administration. society and policy (Oxford University Press. academic year. Geography degree courses are structured to help you understand the uneven nature of economic and social development and the varying characteristics of people’s lives in different locations. 1999) D Perrons Globalisation and Social Change: people and places in a divided world (Routledge. We are concerned primarily to improve understanding of the social. economic and environmental aspects of geography and inform the policy process. development. All of these degrees involve studying 12 courses over the three years plus LSE100. However. There are a wide range of course units taught within our degree. Courses which focus on spatial analysis and research techniques have practical work. P Shaw. You will usually have examinations for each course you have taken at the end of the . focusing especially on environmental. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: P Cloke. Degree structure You can specialise in geography in a BA single honours degree or in a BSc with economics as a minor subject. social and environmental geography with reference to developed and developing countries. M Bradshaw. 2002) The focus of geography at LSE is on spatial and location dimensions of economic. Courses usually have a three hour examination plus an extended essay (or practical work for methods courses). skilled in economic. and J Sidaway (Eds) Human Geography Issues for the 21st Century (Prentice Hall. Teaching and assessment For each course you will have a combination of lectures. This is optional in the case of BSc Geography with Economics. Africa. as well as to develop skills in the manipulation and evaluation of geographical information. in Europe. Students on these programmes should expect to pay a fee to contribute to the costs of fieldwork. political and economic forces which shape development and social change in our interdependent global economy. South Asia and South East Asia. If you are particularly interested in the environment please also see the BSc degrees listed under Environment (page 68). the Middle East. 2004) R J Johnston. P Crang and M Goodwin (Eds) Introducing Human Geographies (2nd edition. As part of your learning you will develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for many occupations and careers. 2004) P L Knox and S A Marston Places and Regions in Global Context (Prentice Hall. 2004) A Rodríguez-Pose The European Union: economy. social and environmental processes and problems. 2005) P Daniels. marketing.
Present and Future or Contemporary BSc Geography with Economics lse. Your fourth course may be a geography and environment option. Economy and Society Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis Either Environmental Change: Past.72 undergraduate prospectus Geography BA Geography lse. Social and Environmental) LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Theories of Regional Development and Change The Political Geography of Development and the South Urban Development: Politics. Economy and Society and Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis. economy and policy and you have no desire to pursue further studies in physical geography.uk/geographyAndEnvironment UCAS code: L702 BA/Geog Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. Policy and Space Environment: Science and Society Applied Environmental Economics London’s Geographies: An Introduction to Cultural and Historical Geography An approved outside option Third year: Independent Research Project Three from: Europe. Society and Space Location and Spatial Analysis Introduction to Development in the South Political Geographies. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 212 First year students 2009: 25 Three from: Economy. Policy and Planning The Geography of Gender: Global Perspectives Applied Location and Spatial Analysis Environmental Governance Environment and Development A second year geography and environment option First year You study two core courses. Present and Future or Contemporary Europe An approved outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Research Techniques (Spatial. You may select a fourth course from a range of other approved options available at LSE.ac. In the third year you complete your Independent Research Project and take three further geography and environment options. then this broadly based programme should be ideal. economic and social aspects of the discipline and form the basis for a range of more specialist third year options.ac.uk/geographyAndEnvironment UCAS code: L7L1 BSc/GeogE Course requirement: A level Mathematics at grade B or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B one of which must be Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 119 First year students 2009: 23 This major-minor degree is a tightly focused programme which will help you to develop a coherent understanding of both . Research Techniques helps to prepare you for undertaking the Independent Research Project in the third year. If your interest in geography is mainly in the areas of society. Second and third years The second year core courses provide a thorough grounding in the key environmental. Please be aware that not all options are available every year. First year: Environment. or a course from another department at LSE. In particular. Environment. and choose between either Environmental Change: Past.
to health policies in the developing world. Policy and Planning The Geography of Gender: Global Perspectives Environmental Governance Environment and Development Independent Research Project (requires Research Techniques course in the second year) A second year geography and environment option An economics option from a list including Economic Analysis of Institutions. UK 3rd year. You can really develop a lot of skills at LSE. Many of the lecturers at the School are leading researchers in their field. you take one compulsory course in geography. Society and Space Introduction to Development in the South Political Geographies. Social and Environmental) (required for Independent Research Project in the third year) London’s Geographies: An Introduction to Cultural and Historical Geography Theories of Regional Development and Change Third year: Macroeconomic Principles Applied Location and Spatial Analysis Two from: Theories of Regional Development and Change (if not taken in the second year) The Political Geography of Development and the South Urban Development: Politics. a compulsory course in microeconomics and two from a range of geography and environment options. to the introduction of the tube in Victorian London. Studying at LSE has highlighted to me what direction I want to take in the future and I think this is down to the freedom you are given with your course choices. Development Economics. After graduation I hope to do a master’s in urban planning so that I can work in regeneration and housing. Economy and Society Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis or Contemporary Europe or Elementary Statistical Theory (if not taking Quantitative Methods (Statistics)) LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Microeconomic Principles I Location and Spatial Analysis LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Two from: Economy. I get to walk over Waterloo bridge every day and am yet to get bored of the scenery. My motivation and organisation have really improved as I enjoy what I am doing more and more. BA geographers also go on a field trip to New York in the second year which is great fun! The fact that LSE is positioned in the centre of London is very exciting. Geography explores such a wide range of issues that there is something for everyone. it is commonplace to read an article for one of your classes by one of the subject’s ‘top dogs’. You are given the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of interest to you thanks to the great variety of courses offered by the Department. research methods and European geography. class teachers and lecturers are always willing to give a helping hand. and then be lectured by them a few days later – at LSE you know that you are learning from the best. Emma O’Reilly Nottingham. Whilst at LSE I have covered topics ranging from the integration of the EU. In the third year you take compulsory courses in macroeconomics and geography and choose two from a given list of options. economics and mathematics are combined with options in statistics. Policy and Space Environment: Science and Society Applied Environmental Economics Research Techniques (Spatial.Geography undergraduate prospectus 73 disciplines. BA Geography . Industrial Economics and Public Economics First year Core courses in human geography. Although much of the work you will do is individual. First year: Economics B Mathematical Methods or Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* Environment. Please be aware that not all options are available every year. Second and third years In the second year.
comparative politics and the analysis of public policy. democracy. 2007) P Dunleavy and J Dryzek Theories of the Democratic State (Palgrave Macmillan. Politics and Public Policy in the EU Politics and Institutions in Europe Political Theory Contemporary Political Theory Key Themes in the History of Political Thought Public Policy Public Policy Analysis Public Choice and Politics Politics of Economic Policy Assessment usually involves a written examination in each subject at the end of the academic year. personal concerns. It encompasses a broad spectrum of activities relating to public affairs. politics was largely carried on by a relatively small elite. in teaching and research. and it determines the public life of society. . Comparative Politics States. you will consider the concepts by which politics is understood and policies justified including ideas such as justice. In studying for one of the degrees offered by the Department. from the competition of political parties to the operations of public bureaucracies. In the joint degrees. in local and central government. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: The general character of politics K Minogue Politics: a very short introduction (Oxford Paperbacks. Options This list gives you an idea of the range of subjects available. politics has always attracted the attention of philosophers and historians. in the law. and represents a comprehensive range of academic approaches and expertise.74 undergraduate prospectus Government Government Features of LSE courses The LSE Government Department. described on page 101. 2009) F Zakaria The Future of Freedom: illiberal democracy at home and abroad (Norton. 2009) A Lijphart Patterns of Democracy (Yale University Press. It is important to gain a comparative view of politics in order to understand political society and the way in which power is exercised. A H Birch The Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracy (Routledge. liberty and rights. There are some restrictions on the combinations of options and the order in which you can take them. or in joint honours degrees with economics or history. students are required to take in addition a minimum number of economics or history courses respectively. Because it is at the junction of power and morality. Classes usually focus on discussing the issues arising from lectures in small groups. and in journalism and television. originating in Athens in the fourth century BC. All degrees involve studying 12 courses plus LSE100. In earlier centuries. Nations and Empires Democracy and Democratisation Theories and Problems of Nationalism European Politics Government. You will have an academic adviser who will meet you at regular intervals to discuss your work and offer guidance and assistance with both academic and. From a philosophic standpoint. political thought. Teaching and assessment Teaching involves lectures and classes. Degree structure You can study government in a single honours BSc degree. eg Machiavelli The Prince J S Mill Considerations on Representative Government D Miller A Very Short Introduction to Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press. and with what impact. Politics graduates are recognised as flexible people who can fit into a variety of positions in modern life. where appropriate. in public and university administration. Our former students have followed careers in business and banking. 2003) Political analysis and political institutions Politics is about power and ideas. In the joint degrees the number of government courses which can be taken is considerably less than in single honours. is the seed bed of all the social sciences. but modern democracy involves the whole population. 2003) Political thought Many classic texts of political thought are readily available in a variety of editions. For some courses. You will have the chance to explore the development of politics in a variety of cultures and countries to form the basis for comparative analysis. 2000) R Goodin The Oxford Handbook of Political Science (Oxford University Press. and its study. over three years and all have some compulsory courses covering topics such as political science. There is also a joint honours degree with social policy. covers almost all areas of political studies. 1999) There are preliminary reading lists relevant to the joint degrees with economics (see page 62) or history (see page 78). you will look at the social and economic context and study public administration and public policy so that you understand how policies are made and implemented. which brings together staff from many parts of the world. assessment will also involve an extended essay.
First year: (* half unit) Economics B Basic Quantitative Methods or Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* LSE100 (Lent Term only) Two from: Introduction to Political Science Introduction to Political Theory One outside option Second year: Microeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Introduction to Political Theory or Introduction to Political Science (if not taken in the first year) or government option Public Choice and Politics LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Two government options One economics option One government. There is a further opportunity to take an outside option in the third year. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 433 First year students 2009: 16 Third year: Advanced Comparative or European Politics Advanced Political Theory Public Policy One outside option First year Two of your courses will be in government. as the interplay between economics and the process of government is central to political life. European Politics.Government undergraduate prospectus 75 BSc Government lse. One option from another subject is possible. In Introduction to Political Science. In the third year students are required to take more advanced courses which follow on from the areas of study introduced in the second year. ie Comparative Politics. followed by modern political theory. and a further range of options in both subjects. First year: Introduction to Political Science Introduction to Political Theory Two outside options LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Four courses from: Comparative Politics European Politics Contemporary Political Theory Public Policy One outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) .uk/government UCAS code: L230 BSc/Gov Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. A level or International Baccalaureate Higher level Mathematics is desirable Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered. it is strongly recommended that they take a specially designed statistics course in order to bring them up to the required level for further study). (see page 37) Applications 2009: 790 First year students 2009: 43 This joint honours degree provides a particularly strong combination of study. Second and third years You combine advanced study of optional government subjects with compulsory courses in Microeconomic Principles and Macroeconomic Principles. There will be departmental recommendations on the choice of appropriate outside options. In Introduction to Political Theory. each consisting of two sections. Opportunities are available to specialise in areas which interest you most. you will study the foundations of western political thought. These are designed to give you a grasp of the comprehensive character of the study of politics. Second and third years In the second year you will take a broad range of courses covering: Comparative Politics. economics or outside option First year Your study begins with basic courses in each subject. Public Choice and Politics. There is also provision for the study of an outside option in the second year.ac. you will study the main forms of states and regimes. Public Policy Analysis and Contemporary Political Theory. BSc Government and Economics lse. including a mathematics course (the choice of course depends on your previous knowledge of mathematics: for students without A Level Mathematics. followed by the theory and institutional arrangements of democracy. grade B or above. Political Theory or Public Policy.ac. For your two remaining courses you may choose from the range of social science options on offer at LSE.uk/government UCAS code: LL12 BSc/GovEco Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics.
76 undergraduate prospectus Government BSc Government and History lse. location! London is the intellectual hub of Europe with institutes such as the Royal Society in easy reach of LSE. LSE has also given me the opportunity to listen to the world’s great and good speaking at the LSE public lectures programme.uk/government One further government or history option One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Two history options (national or international) Two government options LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: One history option (document based) One government option Two government and/or history options (may include an outside option) Harvey Daniell Crickhowell.ac. The emphasis is largely.ac. George Alagiah. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 462 First year students 2009: 20 This joint honours degree combines courses from the fields of government . and LSE’s proximity to the British Library. All of London’s premier arts venues such as the Royal Opera House offer fantastic student deals – something I like to take advantage of when money is tight! I’ve really enjoyed the interdisciplinary aspect of my degree. First year: Introduction to Political Science or Introduction to Political Theory One history option BSc Politics and Philosophy lse. Seeing how the two subjects relate to each other helps to deepen understanding and provide new avenues of enquiry. LSE is consistently ranked as one of the world’s pre-eminent institutions. location. and a certain optional element of economic history is included. and although I’m not a fan of university league tables.uk/government UCAS code: LV25 BSc/PP Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. However. on the modern period. Mid-Wales 1st year. BSc Philosophy and Politics UCAS code: LV21 BSc/GovHis Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. Major think-tanks like Chatham House hold open academic lectures or seminars every day. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level I applied to LSE because the LSE brand is known the whole world over. either. and historical developments on the other. you will have a considerable amount of choice in how you balance your study and in the specific courses taken within each of the two fields. Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 232 First year students 2009: 14 This joint honours degree combines courses from the fields of government and history in approximately equal weighting. although by no means exclusively. and the president of Ecuador during freshers’ week? After I graduate I either want to work in central government or go into further study. The aim is to provide you with a good insight into the interaction between political ideas and institutions on the one hand. the National Gallery and British Museum is certainly useful and very often inspiring! It’s not as expensive as you might think. The best thing about being here? Location. Where else could you hear Noam Chomsky.
the foreign service. Since the behaviour of countries in the international arena cannot be understood without a knowledge of their distinct social. We give attention both to domestic and international issues and many of the courses we offer deal with major events in the history of international relations. as well as in research. peoples and cultures. Past students have followed a range of careers in politics. Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy Introduction to Political Theory or Introduction to Political Science Either an introductory government option not already taken or an approved outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Four courses in total Up to three from: Introduction to Political Theory (if not already taken) or Introduction to Political Science (if not already taken) Political Concepts Comparative Politics or European Politics LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Up to three from: Morality and Values Scientific Method or Philosophy of the Social Sciences or Evidence and Scientific Method A course from the philosophy option list (see page 95) Third year: Four courses in total Philosophy and Public Policy Up to three from: Political Theory Public Policy Comparative Politics European Politics Up to two from: Morality and Values Philosophy of Science Philosophy of the Social Sciences Philosophy of Economics Mathematical Logic Evidence and Scientific Method Scientific Revolutions Problems of Analytic Philosophy Set Theory and Further Logic Instead of one government or philosophy course. It seeks to understand the past and to make sense of the present. subsidising the cost of additional language certificate courses. in their third year. journalism. and for the understanding and development of political ideals. which examines specific policy questions from conceptual and normative perspectives. commerce and the legal profession.International history undergraduate prospectus 77 (politics) and philosophy in approximately equal weighting. public administration. The Department prides itself on giving students the benefit of ground-breaking research throughout its teaching programme. Students and staff attend a number of informal social events during the course of the year. Through studying history you will learn how to analyse complex evidence from a variety of sources. offering a unique perspective on the history of relations between states. to develop your analytical powers and to present your findings effectively. Students will not just do the core elements of politics and philosophy ‘side by side’: the aim is to show how the study of each is relevant for understanding political practices and behaviour. we provide courses covering major aspects of the history of ideas and mentalities. The departmental environment is collegial and supportive. industry. . you will have a considerable amount of choice in how you balance your study and in the specific courses taken within each of the two fields. adding an important dimension to the understanding of many aspects of human society. teaching. International history programme by. First year: Logic Reason. We also encourage our students to pursue their personal development outside the confines of their degree Our degrees will give you a broad international perspective on the past. political. students will take a course Philosophy and Public Policy. Degree structure You can take history as a single honours degree in BA History or in a joint honours degree with either international relations (page 80) or with government (page 76). for example. it is possible to do an extended essay or an approved outside option. economic and cultural characteristics. All students are also invited to attend a weekend retreat at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park during the Michaelmas Term. However. To this purpose. These skills and a broad knowledge of the development of the world around us are valued by many employers. libraries and archives. The International History Department is world renowned in its field. Features of LSE courses History is a wide ranging and challenging subject to study.
You will have an academic adviser who will offer support if any problems should arise. 1989) First year: Three from: The European Civil War. Choices cover major European countries and non-European countries. or Latin America and the International Economy or The Integration of Europe’s Economy. BA History lse. In all degrees you will study 12 courses over three years plus LSE100. Second and third years You take one course from a wide range of options before the twentieth century. amounting to about eight contact hours per week. or a mixture of periods and areas. In addition. you will need to read extensively and write between four and six essays and/ or class papers per course. In your third year you will take another history of a country or international history course. Christians and Jews in the Early Modern World Anglo-Spanish Relations in the Age of Elizabeth I and Philip II The European Enlightenment. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: E H Carr What is History? (Penguin. Japan and Korea since 1840 Empire and Nation: Britain and India since 1750 Plus: Two options from list A below. A level History is not a requirement Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 590 First year students 2009: 31 Second year: One from: Towns.000 word dissertation First year You will take three broad history survey courses listed at the beginning of this section. 1988. including the US. a document based paper from a wide range of options which allows you to specialise in one particular area which interests you. 1964) R Evans In Defence of History (Granta. 1815-1990 One outside option (taught in another department at LSE) LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Representing the Past: Historiography and Historical Methods One option from list B below One further option from lists A or B below. A 10. you can choose to follow one of several specialised paths: to take mainly European or non-European courses. You will have a written three hour examination for each course. or a further second year pre-twentieth century option from the list above 10. a dissertation of 10. regularly reprinted) P Kennedy The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (Unwin Hyman/Fontana.000 word dissertation is compulsory in the final year of the BA History. early or modern courses. For your second and third courses you can pick from a range of subjects covering both the history of a specific country and the international history of a region. 1890-1990 From Empire to Independence: the extraEuropean world in the twentieth century War and Society from the Renaissance to the Napoleonic Era c1500-1815 † International History since 1890 Rule Britannia: Britain and Empire from 1780 to the Present Day † The Internationalisation of Economic Growth. grade C or above. 1870 to the Present Day Plus: One outside option (taught in another department at LSE) LSE100 (Lent Term only) † you must take at least one of these options . and is an option in the final year of the BSc International Relations and History. as well as relations between powers both within Europe and outside. Society and Economy in England and Europe 1450-1750 The History of Russia. Because of the wide range of options we offer. ranging from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. You may choose your remaining course from any of the options made available by other departments at LSE.000 words on a topic which you choose.Your final course is another approved outside option.uk/internationalHistory UCAS code: V146 BA/Hist Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics and English. In this year you will also develop your skills in three further papers: a historiography course which will give you an opportunity to reflect on how historians evaluate evidence and construct arguments and which provides an overview of the striking diversity of different genres of historical writing and of historical debate. c1680-1799 Napoleon and Europe Modernity and the State in East Asia: China. Teaching and assessment You will have a combination of weekly lectures and small classes. 1997) J Joll Europe Since 1870 (Penguin.78 undergraduate prospectus International history There is a separate section on economic history (page 59). India and East Asia. 1682-1825 The Early Colonial Empires: Europe and the World 1400-1750 Muslims.ac.
LSE expects all of its students to be diligent and organised on their own initiative in order to be active participants in the classroom. 1914-1990 Empire and Nation: Britain and India since 1750 Muslims. 1682-1825 The Great War 1914-1918 The Early Colonial Empires: Europe and the World. Territory. I have attended a good institution which has equipped me with the skills to organise. as one is constantly encountering people from different cultures and backgrounds. and Jews in the Early Modern World Modernity and the State in East Asia. 1914-1921 ‡ Germany’s New Order in Europe.International history undergraduate prospectus 79 Options Most courses are offered every year. 1947-1992 Latin America and the United States since 1898 List B Anglo-Spanish Relations in the Age of Elizabeth I and Philip II Russia in Revolution. like most students. but that does not worry me. I am interested in management consulting or law as I believe the skills I have gained from my degree would be highly applicable in these fields. but. Religion The International History of the Cold War. LSE allows for as much learning to take place out of the classroom as in it. the United States and Arab Nationalism. The programme also allows for interests in other subjects to be pursued with outside courses required in both first and second year. BA History . 1952-1970 ‡ The International History of East Asia. c1680-1830 ‡ Napoleon and Europe ‡ The Cold War Endgame ‡ The BA History at LSE is a great programme for a well-rounded education. allowing one to truly view historical events from every perspective. This was a big jump for me from high school where my teachers and parents were constantly there to ensure that I was on the right track. I have no particular plans for when I graduate. and Independence: the History of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. a break from the typical euro-centric view of many universities. analyse and present a persuasive argument. Statehood. 1945-1975 The History of the United States since 1783 Democracy. 1939-1945 ‡ Limited War During the Cold War Era: The United States in Korea (1950-53) and Vietnam (1954-75) ‡ From Suez to the Six-Day War: Britain. which are applicable no matter what profession I seek to join. Courses marked ‡ are document based special subjects (referred to above). Christians. 1400-1750 Frontiers of Nationalism. Japan and Korea since 1840 Western Intellectuals and the Challenge of Totalitarianism: Thinkers and Themes The Cold War and European Integration. Civil War and Dictatorship in Twentieth-Century Spain The History of Russia. China. When I first arrived at LSE I fumbled a bit. 1914-1945 ‡ The European Enlightenment. grew up in New York and Rome 2nd year. I eventually adapted and I can now manage my time and studies effectively and be fully responsible for myself. I was attracted to LSE for its international student body and the unique sense of community and campus life that LSE achieves. However. not used to the amount of responsibility I had suddenly been given. I have time and I am leaving my options open! Astrid Barsk Swedish – American. As of now. The Department has an international focus. List A The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism.
or one may be from the wide range offered by other departments at LSE. A level History is not a requirement Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 424 First year students 2009: 34 This joint honours degree allows you to combine historical studies with contemporary and theoretical studies in international relations. law and languages. Additionally you take a core course in international relations (Foreign Policy Analysis or International Organisations).uk/internationalHistory UCAS code: VL12 BSc/IRHis Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics and English. Your final two options are chosen from the history survey courses listed at the start of the section and courses in economic history. .ac. grade C or above. Second and third years You take International Political Theory. In the third year. you take a further international relations core course with one international relations option. one of the document based special subjects in international history and a further option in either subject – this may include a long essay in history. c1500-1815 Rule Britannia: Britain and Empire from 1780 to the Present Day The Internationalisation of Economic Growth Public International Law A language course One outside option Second year: International Political Theory Two modern international history options Either Foreign Policy Analysis or International Organisations LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Two international relations courses Document based special subject in international history One international history option (may include long essay) or international relations option or one outside option (taught in another department at LSE) First year The core course The Structure of International Society examines the nature and functioning of an international society of states distinctive for the absence of a common government. 1890-1990 From Empire to Independence: The ExtraEuropean World in the Twentieth Century War and Society from the Renaissance to the Napoleonic Era. and options in international history. First year: The Structure of International Society International History since 1890 LSE100 (Lent Term only) Two of the following: The European Civil War.80 undergraduate prospectus International history BSc International Relations and History lse. You take a core course on modern international history (International History since 1890).
economics and culture (CUP. institutions and organisations from which the theory and history of its development are formed. 2001) B Buzan and R Little International Systems in World History: remaking the study of international relations (Oxford University Press. 2001) C Brown Understanding International Relations (Macmillan. on the other hand. 1999) R Jackson and G Sorensen An Introduction to International Relations (OUP. There will also be four examinations at the end of the third year unless you take the opportunity to submit the 10. paperback. Questions of central interest to the course are – why do states go to war and what impact does this have on the international system? Why. a few students each year enter their country’s diplomatic service and many more go into other branches of government and often reach senior positions. factors and interests. Knowledge and Value: An Introduction to Philosophy Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory Plus: One outside option Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: J Baylis and S Smith (Eds) The Globalization of World Politics (OUP. You will study alongside students from a wide range of countries. It studies the functioning of the international system – the forces. Degree structure You can take a single honours degree in international relations. do they often cooperate and obey the law? What is meant by international integration and how do we explain regional developments like the European Union.ac.International relations undergraduate prospectus 81 International relations Features of LSE courses Our degrees aim to give you insight into how the international community works. grade B or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 1. Global Transformations: politics.000 word dissertation for assessment on an approved topic of your choice. However. or study it as part of a joint honours degree in BSc International Relations and History (see opposite). or the re-emergence of the United Nations? We will also investigate the widely different characters and circumstances of states: the highly uneven distribution of money. Others have taken up careers in international business and banking. 1999) M Nicholson International Relations (Macmillan. 1999) F Halliday Rethinking International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan. 2000) M Cox (Ed) E H Carr: a critical appraisal (Palgrave: 2000.uk/internationalRelations UCAS code: L250 BSc/IntRel Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. It deals with the nature of the changing relations between states and with non-state actors. J Young and J Kent International Relations since 1945: a global history (OUP 2004) BSc International Relations lse. rules. Many study the course for general interest or to lead to postgraduate study or research rather than in preparation for a career. welfare and knowledge has major implications for the foreign policies of states towards each other. and for the maintenance of international order. 1994) D Held et al. or in international organisations. You will have regular meetings with an academic adviser who in your first year will mark your written work for The Structure of International Society course and discuss your academic progress and any problems which . Note: The International Relations Department reserves the right to withdraw courses with fewer than eight students registered. You will have examinations at the end of the first and second years for each of the four courses you have taken.220 First year students 2009: 57 First year: The Structure of International Society International History since 1890 LSE100 (Lent Term only) One from: Introduction to Political Theory Reason. 1998) International relations is the study of an international system composed of territorial states which acknowledge no superior authority over matters which they consider of vital interest. 2004) F Halliday Revolution and World Politics (Macmillan. in the media. the customs. Teaching and assessment Each course involves a series of lectures supported by classes where you will meet in a smaller group with a member of staff. The total teaching time amounts to around ten hours per week. you might have.
You choose an option in philosophy. Territory. International Political Theory deals with the key concepts of the subject. 1945-1975 The History of the United States since 1783 The History of Russia. and you take a course in International History since 1890. Rights and Justice: Issues in International Political Theory Systemic Change in the Twentieth Century: Theories of the Cold War International Security Europe’s Institutional Order International Protection of Human Rights A 10. . Options International relations options are listed above.82 undergraduate prospectus International relations Second year: International Political Theory International Organisations Foreign Policy Analysis LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) One from: Economics A The Internationalisation of Economic Growth. International Organisations is concerned with the work of the United Nations and of a range of regional organisations in the security. Religion Democracy.000 words) and one from a paper relevant to the study of international relations taught in another department. Second year There are three compulsory core courses. 1682-1825 Empire and Nation: Britain and India since 1750 Modernity and the State in East Asia: China. Students who are already studying at another university are advised to apply for entry into the first year of the degree rather than for second year. 1914-1918 The Early Colonial Empires: Europe and the World 1400-1750 Frontiers of Nationalism. You may choose your final course from the full range of options offered by other departments. Third year You take four further courses from a list of options: three from a list of mainly international relations options (including an optional dissertation of 10. Alternatively. Colonial and East-West Conflict The Great War. Outside the department you may wish to study a modern foreign language or the government and politics of a region or courses concerned with democracy or development.000 word dissertation A paper relevant to the study of international relations approved by the student’s teacher from a selection list Direct entry to second year The Department does not normally accept applications for direct entry into the second year of the BSc International Relations programme. the history of the international economy. Foreign Policy Analysis looks at the theory and history of how foreign policy is made and how it is implemented. Japan and Korea since 1840 Western Intellectuals and the Challenge of Totalitarianism: Thinkers and Themes The Cold War and European Integration. which examines the nature and functioning of an international society of states distinguished by the absence of a common government. sociology or political theory. The fourth paper is chosen from a list of options covering economics. 1940-1981: European. 1870 to the Present Day The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism. you may prefer to pursue a pathway with a more legal or a more economic emphasis by choosing among the options permitted by the regulations for this degree. which provides some of the empirical and illustrative material for the study of international relations. and looks at the development of thinking about them. 1947-1992 An approved foreign language course Third year: Four from: Theories and Problems of Nationalism The Ethics of War Politics of International Economic Relations Strategic Aspects of International Relations Sovereignty. Statehood and Independence: The History of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe 1914-1990 Public International Law The International History of the Cold War. economic and social areas. Civil War and Dictatorship in Twentieth-Century Spain France in International Affairs. First year You take the core course The Structure of International Society. international law and international history or Europe’s Institutional Order.
imperialism and feminism Principal movements: modernism. study of individual authors Critical appreciation of literature and the elements of style in prose. or if you have a GCSE or equivalent experience in a relevant language. In French. You will develop additional transferable skills (eg time management. German. English Literature and Society Course requirements: A level or equivalent accreditation/level Indicative content: Study of twentieth century British literature in its socio-political context: Including topics: war. Comparative Literature and Society Course requirements: Although an A level pass or equivalent in Literature is useful.Language studies undergraduate prospectus 83 Language studies Features of LSE courses The study of language or literature is placed firmly within the context of society. management. Depending on your main degree course option and linguistic ability you can progress through a maximum of three years of study by taking Language and Society 3. which will not only support your main course of study. thereby expanding on the range of themes studied in English Literature and Society. The options offered are: English Literature and Society Comparative Literature and Society Contemporary Literature and Global Society Russian Language and Society German Language and Society French Language and Society Spanish Language and Society Degree option structure You can take an option outside your department in most undergraduate degrees. Contemporary Literature and Global Society studies world literature in the context of modern globalised society. if you are an absolute beginner. poetry and drama Extensive use of archive recordings of authors. with the aim of completing Language and Society 3 in your second or third year of study. study of individual authors with a global identity .000 words) Although the School does not offer full degrees in languages. presentation and discussion of an original research project (3. eg cultural imperialism. 4 and 5. or Language and Society 2. poetry and drama Development of transferable skills through the design. and develop not only linguistic competence in your chosen language. economics and politics. but please consult your programme regulations for precise details. management. In this case you should be willing to commit yourself to two or three years of study. the LSE Language Centre runs a successful programme of degree options. art as an index of social change and its role in the media-driven society of the modern world. presentation and organisational skills. You develop an analytical approach to literature and an appreciation of the relevance of its relationship to social developments and political events. you continue to consolidate your existing language skills. students encouraged to draw upon background in their main discipline Development of transferable skills through the design. Students who follow any of these options will make gains that are not just language related. However. and video. Many students enter at an advanced level of language competence of A level or equivalent. it is not an absolute requirement (especially for General Course students) Indicative content: Study of twentieth century world literature in its socio-political context Study of major cultural themes eg Fabianism. In English Literature and Society. but an ability to use language to explore issues relating to these societies. utopia/dystopia genre. but please consult your programme regulations for precise details. Russian and Spanish Language and Society.000 words) Contemporary Literature and Global Society Course requirements: Although an A level pass or equivalent in Literature is useful. individualism and alienation in the post colonial and post-totalitarian context. Cold War. art with a social function. you may be eligible to take either Language and Society 1. team work). You can take an option outside your department in most undergraduate degrees. you are introduced to key authors and literary movements in relation to the twentieth century. but will also further enhance your future employment prospects. political engagement (especially the Thirties) and post-modernism Elements of style in prose. presentation and discussion of an original research project (3. it is not an absolute requirement (especially for General Course students) Indicative content: Study of contemporary world literature in the context of modern globalised society Study of major cultural themes. All courses relate language study to the field of interest of social science students using a variety of written and audio sources. Comparative Literature and Society studies twentieth century world literature in its socio-political context.
TV news) French. in Language and Society 1: six hours.500 words) French. performing a variety of linguistic tasks in a range of factual and expressive contexts with reference to culture and society (eg major cities. writing. Comparative and English Literature both involve two weekly contact hours. Language and Society 4: three hours. political or philosophical issues in the target societies. management. . youth problems.500 words) French. writing. Russian and Spanish Language and Society 1 (Beginners) Indicative content: Beginners to intermediate study of the target language. presentation and discussion of an original research project (3. Language and Society 5: two hours.84 undergraduate prospectus Language studies Critical appreciation of literature and the elements of style in prose. for example. management. Language and Society 3: four hours. Russian and Spanish Language and Society 2 (Intermediate) A bridge to advanced study of language and society: Discussion of issues that are essential for contemporary society (work and business. German. cultural aspects. reading and listening within set topics and tasks Introduction of key issues (eg racism. and video. foreign policy) Practice of summary and translation skills based on specialised documents Development of transferable skills through the design.ac. summary and translation skills Development of transferable skills through the management of a course portfolio and the delivery of oral presentations Contemporary. reading and listening within set topics and individual student project work Study key texts/works with an appreciation of gender. Students will be assessed by a final examination and some continuous assessment. leisure and work. practising all four skills: speaking. students encouraged to draw upon background in their main discipline Development of transferable skills through the design. management. German. radicalism) from a multilingual/multicultural perspective Study of key historical events Practice of grammar.000 words) Practice of grammar. practising all four skills: speaking. European integration. poetry and drama Extensive use of archive recordings of authors. summary. education and careers) Interpreting documents and data containing some elementary topical facts and figures Building up grammar and vocabulary skills relevant to the communicative objectives Working on transferable skills through the management of a course portfolio and the delivery of oral presentations French and Spanish Language and Society 5 (Mastery) Course requirements: completion of Language and Society 4 or equivalent accreditation/level Indicative content: Further advanced study of the target language and society.uk/language French. practising all four skills: speaking. social. Further details and other information on our other language programmes can be downloaded from the Language Centre web pages: lse. Russian and Spanish Language and Society 4 (Proficiency) Course requirements: completion of Language and Society 3 or equivalent accreditation/level Indicative content: Advanced study of the target language and society. Taking samples from relevant artists. media) Interpretation of documents and data containing a variety of topical facts and figures (newspaper articles. bilingualism. Language and Society 2: five hours. writers and thinkers Development of transferable skills through the design. reading and listening within set topics and individual student project work Teaching and assessment All students benefit from a set number of weekly teacher contact hours on our courses. presentation and discussion of an original research project (4. German. writing. presentation and discussion of an original research project (2. Teaching is supplemented by directed study in the Language Showroom and the Virtual Learning Environment at LSE. translation and essay writing Development of transferable skills through the management of a course portfolio and the delivery of oral presentations In-depth study of contemporary topics (eg globalisation. Russian and Spanish Language and Society 3 (Advanced) Course requirements: Good pass at A level or equivalent in the target language Indicative content: Post A level study of language and society.
The study of law involves examining and analysing the rules and institutions that society establishes to promote justice and order. and complete a Legal Practice Course approved by the Law Society. Most law graduates will normally be granted a certificate of completion of the academic stage of training and may attend a Legal Practice Course before entering into a training contract. 2006) A Bradney et al How to Study Law (Sweet and Maxwell.uk/collections/law/programmes/ doubledegree/guidelines. You should check the position personally by obtaining the relevant regulations from: The General Council of the Bar. London WC2A 1PL or www.uk To enrol for the Bar Vocational Training Course. 2006) .barcouncil. You will have examinations at the end of the year on the courses you have taken. or in a joint honours degree with anthropology (page 52). You can expect about 12 to 15 hours of tuition each week. Recent graduates have pursued a variety of careers including accountancy. a senior Justice of the US Supreme Court. 2005) C Gearty Can Human Rights Survive? (Cambridge UP. London EC4A 1NE or www. You should check the position personally with: The Law Society. given by distinguished lawyers.uk Degree structure You can study law at LSE in a three year LLB (Bachelor of Laws).org.lawsociety. Recent speakers include Lord Bingham. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: J Adams and R Brownsword Understanding Law (Sweet and Maxwell. Features of LSE courses We aim to encourage you to develop a broad outlook on legal issues and gain an understanding of the functions of law in society and of the legal system and the formal rules of law. In addition to being a preparation for the legal profession. tax advice. For further details see www. you will need to serve for two years under a training contract with a practising solicitor. 113 Chancery Lane. throughout the academic year. and Professor Jeremy Waldron. ac. from New York University School of Law. you normally need at least a lower second class honours degree. you may have seminars instead where a short lecture leads on to group discussion. insurance and the Civil Service. 2/3 Cursitor Street. Justice Scalia. knowledge of law and the analytical and logical reasoning skills it develops will be valued by many employers. and analytical and logical reasoning about many varied aspects of human activity. Some of the optional courses are examined by essay. Teaching and assessment Most courses at LSE are taught through lectures and compulsory classes which are small discussion groups. banking. These LSE LLB/JD (juris doctor) programmes are open to students at both institutions and applications are invited from LSE students during their second year of study. The Law Department at LSE organises a series of lively events and evening lectures. The qualities we hope you will develop while studying law are independent and original thought. You must pass each set of examinations to progress to the next stage of the degree. the senior Law Lord. The profession of solicitor To qualify as a solicitor.htm The Bar A student with a law degree from LSE will normally be eligible to be considered for a place on the Bar Vocational course.org.Law undergraduate prospectus 85 Law The Department of Law also runs joint double degree programmes with Columbia University Law School in New York and the University of Southern California. In some courses. Direct entry to the second year of the degree is not permitted in any circumstances. which will be of value even if you are not necessarily planning to become a lawyer.lse. Our staff expertise covers an unusually wide range of specialist options.
Public Law will give you a general introduction to public law and government in the UK. Political and Legal Anthropology Administrative Law Commercial Contracts Law of Business Associations Advanced Torts Medical Law Civil Liberties and Human Rights Information Technology and the Law Conflict of Laws Family Law Law and Institutions of the European Union Law of Evidence Introduction to Civil Law International Protection of Human Rights Law and the Environment Intellectual Property Law Law of Corporate Insolvency Labour Law .000 words)* An outside option (one of over 100 courses in other subjects taught at LSE) Intercollegiate law option (an LLB course taught at another college of the University of London) Third year: Part II Exam: Jurisprudence Courses to the value of three units from law options First year You take the subjects necessary for the Intermediate examination.uk/law UCAS code: LLB M100 LLB/Law Course requirement: A range of good grades at GCSE level (if taken) followed by three A levels and accompanied by a fourth AS level. For the Part II (third year) examination.000 words) Competition Law Media Law Outlines of Modern Criminology* Sentencing and Treatment of Offenders* Half unit essay option (6.86 undergraduate prospectus Law LLB Bachelor of Laws lse. Law of Obligations is an introduction to the basic principles of the law of civil wrongs (tort) and contracts. Options Property II Public International Law Taxation Full unit essay option (12. the Intermediate.ac. Property I (one term) introduces the fundamental concepts of the law of property. you choose optional courses totalling four units (see below). with an A* in a generally preferred subject (with some flexibility for candidates who do not conform to the standard pattern of qualifications as indicated above) International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 or 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 2. Part I and Part II examinations. particularly in relation to personal injuries and consumer contracts and to how those principles meet the needs of society. you take a compulsory course in Jurisprudence and choose optional courses to the value of three units. Introduction to the Legal System (one term) will introduce you to the way in which the legal system works. The Cambridge Law Studies Test is not considered a relevant qualification for entry Usual standard offer: A level: grades A* A A. First year: (* half unit) Intermediate Exam: Law of Obligations Property I* and Introduction to the Legal System* Public Law Criminal Law LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Part I Exam: Courses to the value of four units from law options LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Second and third years For the Part I (second year) examination.000-8. (* half unit) This list is to give you an idea of what may be available: not all of these courses will necessarily be taught every year. taken over three years.000-15. normally taken in year 12.801 First year students 2009: 188 Note: No direct entry into second year The LLB (Bachelor of Laws) consists of three parts. Criminal Law will give you a grounding in the general principles of criminal law and an examination of its social applications.
In the first and second years there will be some additional regular seminars given by the Managerial Economics and Strategy Group including career development (with LSE’s Careers Service). statistics. 2001) A Dixit and B Nalebuff Thinking Strategically: competitive edge in business. and conceptual and practical reasoning. and the degree structure is geared to building on this base. Elements of Accounting and Finance. politics and everyday life (Norton.354 First year students 2009: 58 Note: No direct entry into second year First year: (* half unit) Economics B Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* Introduction to Psychology and Behavioural Science for Management Effective management is based on understanding how organisations and markets work.Management undergraduate prospectus 87 Management functional disciplines of management. 1992) Degree structure The degree involves studying 12 courses over the three years plus LSE100. You will meet with your academic adviser each term to discuss your academic progress and any problems you might have. with the emphasis on marks gained in the second and third years. including management consultancy. characteristic of economics. Economics for Management. banking. psychology and sociology rather than by teaching you specific techniques. how it works. together with the aptitude and willingness to develop further knowledge in mathematics Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level. It provides opportunities to sample courses offered in a multitude of LSE departments. Features of LSE courses This degree provides an intellectually demanding. including economics. We focus on helping you achieve this understanding through the analysis of key disciplines like economics. finance. in part. Some examinations are based on formal problems. Higher level Mathematics is strongly recommended. accountancy and general management. Applicants are selected. the Operational Research and Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Groups. including International Relations. 2001) G J Miller Managerial Dilemmas (Cambridge University Press. AS level pass at grade A in Mathematics is required. Strategy. Many others have gone on to study at postgraduate level. characteristic of other social sciences. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in a great variety of areas. For instance. Classes involve smaller groups of students and are compulsory. and International Context of Management. You will take examinations in May or June in the courses you have followed during the year.uk/management UCAS code: N203 BSc/Man Course requirement: Traditional academic subjects (such as Economics. subjects require students to display skill in both formal reasoning and quantitative analysis. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at the following: R Axelrod and M D Cohen Harnessing Complexity: organizational implications of a scientific frontier (Basic Books. Compulsory subjects include Principles of Economics. and what to make of it (Yale University Press. Social Science Research Methods for Management. History and the natural sciences) are preferred to subjects such as Business Studies or Accounting. for their aptitude across this spectrum of intellectual styles. English Literature. Standard level Mathematical Methods is required Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 1. Across the degree. psychology. and sociology. law. 2004) P S Goodman Missing Organizational Linkages (Sage. 2000) C E Lindblom The Market System: what it is. broad preparation for management. you will take courses enabling you to develop knowledge of essential mathematical techniques such as calculus. Management: Theory and Evidence. Introduction to Psychology and Behavioural Science. Teaching and assessment You can expect between 12 and 15 hours of lectures and classes a week. Marketing.ac. Social Policy. BSc Management lse. The class of degree you will attain will be based on your performance over all three years. as are other traditional academic subjects (including natural sciences and humanities). while others are essay based. drawing upon the wide range of social science disciplines taught at LSE. 1993) J Roberts The Modern Firm: organisational design for performance and growth (Oxford University Press. It progresses from foundational social science courses through subjects that apply social science to the analysis of managerial issues and finally to subjects in .
Strategy brings an interdisciplinary analytical framework to the analysis of strategic issues. You may choose your remaining options. such as production.88 undergraduate prospectus Management One outside option or Elements of Accounting and Finance LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Management: Theory and Evidence Economics for Management Social Science Research Methods for Management Elements of Accounting and Finance or one course chosen from the following subject groups: accounting. economics. Management and Globalisation † third year course . Options (* half unit) Accounting and Finance Managerial Accounting Principles of Finance Quantitative Finance † Financial Accounting. India and Japan The Integration of Europe’s Economy. In the third year The International Context of Management deals with the functioning of the international system. economic history. Analysis and Valuation † Auditing. Marketing Management: A Strategic Approach considers both consumer and business research in marketing: you will write a research proposal for a virtual client. You take Psychology and Behavioural Science and compulsory courses in economics and quantitative methods. Governance and Risk Management † Economics and Economic History Economics for Management Macroeconomic Principles Industrial Economics † Labour Economics † Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia. and human and organisational aspects of management. finance. In the second year Management: Theory and Evidence covers organisational decision making behaviour. Human Aspects of Organisations and Management First year The first year provides a foundation for subjects taken in the second and third years. and strategy development. Public Policy and Legal Context of Management. A list of the courses in each subject group follows. management science and courses: The International Context of Management. Public Policy and Legal Context of Management. innovation. 1815-1990 Business and Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context Innovation and Finance in the 19th and 20th Centuries † Management Science Further Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) * and Statistical Models and Data Analysis* or Further Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) * and Game Theory I* Operational Research Methods Model Building in Operational Research † Decision Science in Theory and Practice † Sample Surveys and Experiments* Aspects of Market Research* † The International Context of Management International Organisations Europe’s Institutional Order † The Politics of International Economic Relations † Theories of Regional Development and Change † Public Policy and Legal Context of Management European Economic Policy Public Choice and Politics The Politics of Economic Policy Commercial Law or Law and Institutions of the European Union Human Aspects of Organisations and Management Organisational Theory and Behaviour Human Resource Management Work. You choose your fourth course from a wide range of options offered by other departments. Second and third years There are six compulsory courses. economic history and management science and courses: The International Context of Management. either from the same groups or from groups covering international management. economics. and theories of management functions. public and voluntary sector management. You must also take an introductory course in accounting and finance. three in the second and three in the third year (two of which are half unit courses). Human Aspects of Organisations and Management LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: (* half unit) The International Context of Management* and Strategy* International Marketing: A Strategic Approach Two options chosen from the following subject groups: accounting. social science perspectives on firms and their environments. Social Science Research Methods for Management provides a basis for critical assessment of management research and Economics for Management is an intermediate microeconomics course tailored to the degree course. finance.
or in any other context. especially in Mathematics. Quantitative Methods is an introductory ‘how to do it’ course designed to prepare you for using mathematics seriously in the social sciences. information systems. and you will meet regularly throughout the year to discuss progress. marketing. economics. 1998) First year: Economics A or Economics B Quantitative Methods Elements of Accounting and Finance Information Technology and Society LSE100 (Lent Term only) BSc Management Sciences lse. giving you a solid foundation for a career in business. In choosing mathematics topics as many as possible should be ‘pure’. an AS should be offered in an arts subject.Management sciences undergraduate prospectus 89 Management sciences Features of LSE courses The degree consists of an analytic core and a wide range of options offered by LSE departments. Usual standard offer: A level: grades B B B to A B B. management. Information Technology and Society explores concepts and themes concerning the role of computer-based information systems in society. The class of degree you gain will be based on the assessment in all three years with an emphasis on marks gained in the second and final years.ac. traditional subjects are preferred although one non-traditional subject may be acceptable. Degree structure You will take the equivalent of 12 full courses over three years. Elements of Accounting and Finance will introduce you to the preparation. The management sciences are a range of methods used to assist managers through applying scientific and quantitative approaches to the management of organisations. you will also study the economic and social context of management. Your academic adviser will be available to offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns. Your final course is an economics unit which will depend on your prior knowledge of the subject. At A level or the equivalent. . Each course on the degree is taught by experts from a wide range of LSE’s different disciplines. If all A level subjects offered are scientific. as well as operational research and decision sciences. government and defence are often confronted with difficult decisions and need a rational basis on which to make them. The degree is the only undergraduate degree based in the Operational Research Group. uses and limitations of accounting information and the problems of finance and investment. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of operational research. Generally traditional subjects should be offered.uk/operationalResearch UCAS code: N201 BSc/ManSci Course requirement: At GCSE level a high proportion of A and A* results are preferred. economics. Operational Research Methods is an Managers in industry. law or employment relations LSE100 (Michaelmas Term in second year only) First year You take four compulsory courses. particularly investment banks. Teaching and assessment You will have around ten to 15 hours of lectures and related classes in smaller groups each week. A few courses are assessed by project work. one of which must be Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 404 First year students 2009: 33 Second and third years: Operational Research Methods Statistics for Management Sciences Model Building in Operational Research Decision Sciences in Theory and Practice Four options in statistics. management consultancy and services and operational support for financial institutions. accounting. eight of which are compulsory plus LSE100.information systems. You will usually have a three hour examination in each of the courses you have taken at the end of the year. While the degree principally teaches quantitative analysis of management decision making. English and a foreign language. often involving the construction of computable models of the key features in decision-making. business. Second and third years You take four compulsory courses. management. Our graduates also go on to take postgraduate degrees in accounting. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at the following book: G D Eppen et al Introducing Management Science (Prentice Hall.
should they wish to. This combination is an excellent foundation for careers in many walks of life. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of corporate finance. Options (* half unit) Some courses cannot be chosen simultaneously with others and some of the Management Science options are available as half units as well as full units. depending on your particular interests and strengths.90 undergraduate prospectus Mathematics and economics introduction to all the main theoretical techniques of operational research. in their second year. a widely used approach to evaluating alternative organisational strategies. and banking. management. Two further compulsory courses are: Model Building in Operational Research. students may move between these two degrees. Both our degrees are carefully structured so that the mathematical and statistical topics you study are those of greatest relevance to economics and finance. . or both. Many have pursued graduate study in areas related to mathematics. Both degrees have exactly the same first year courses and. Although specific techniques may go out of date. business and many other fields. Graduates will be able to combine a good understanding of modern economics with a high degree of mathematical expertise. particularly the mathematics necessary for understanding economics. regardless of whether you have previously studied economics. The BSc Mathematics with Economics has mathematics as its major subject and economics as its minor subject. Management Science Applied Management Sciences Further Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* Game Theory I* Demographic Description and Analysis Actuarial Investigations – Financial* Aspects of Marketing Management* † Aspects of Market Research* Simulation Modelling and Analysis* † Bayesian Inference* Accounting and Finance Managerial Accounting Principles of Finance Corporate Finance. You also choose four options from a variety of quantitative and nonquantitative courses. a course concerned with analysing management problems by the development of computer based models. This degree will be of interest if you have a mathematical/ scientific background. accountancy. Investments and Financial Markets or Quantitative Finance † Economics Macroeconomic Principles Microeconomic Principles Economics for Management Introduction to Econometrics Management Organisation Theory and Behaviour Information Systems in Business Market Research – an Integrated Approach International Marketing – a Strategic Approach Law Commercial Law † † third year course Mathematics and economics Features of LSE courses The Mathematics Department at LSE is internationally renowned for its teaching and research in mathematics related to the social sciences. Mathematics is essential for an understanding of modern economics. enabling you to adapt to new developments in your chosen career. economics. and study of mathematics will make up approximately 75 per cent of the degree. the ability to think analytically is something that remains with you for the rest of your life. 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. 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. The BSc Mathematics and Economics is a joint degree where students study roughly equal amounts of both subjects over their three years. Decision Sciences in Theory and Practice. Degree structure The degree involves studying 12 courses over three years plus LSE100. Statistics for Management Sciences emphasises the application of statistical techniques which have proved useful in the management sciences. subject to satisfactory progress.
International Baccalaureate Diploma with Higher level Mathematics with 7 Usual standard offer: A level: grades A* A A. In addition you will work on exercises in your own time. and other fields of application. with an A* in Mathematics. 1997) R Allenby Numbers and Proofs (Butterworth-Heinemann.uk/maths UCAS code: GL11 BSc/MathEc Course requirement: A level pass at grade A* in Mathematics. Further Mathematics is highly recommended International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 1. You will have an academic adviser who will be available to offer general guidance and advice on your studies. For an introduction. These are then discussed in the weekly classes of 15 students. please see BSc Mathematics with Economics (page 92). we recommend: M Anthony and N Biggs Mathematics for Economics and Finance (Cambridge University Press. and this is necessary for some of the advanced mathematics required in finance. You will have examinations in all courses you have taken at the end of each year (May or early June). 2005) P Eccles An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (Cambridge University Press. 1997) BSc Mathematics and Economics lse.ac. For a major/minor degree with more emphasis on mathematics. Preliminary reading For an introduction to mathematics as it is applied in economics and finance. and you will be expected to meet him or her at least twice a term. 1996) If you wish to gain further insight into what economists study we suggest that you first look at the following popular book: T Harford The Undercover Economist (Oxford University Press. 2006) Much of university level mathematics is concerned with formal proofs and rigorous mathematical argument.Mathematics and economics undergraduate prospectus 91 Teaching and assessment You will usually attend two lectures and one related class for each course per week (eight lectures and four classes). economics. we recommend: T Gowers Mathematics: a very short introduction (Oxford. 2002) M Liebeck A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematics.136 First year students 2009: 103 This programme is balanced evenly between mathematics and economics. First year: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics Elementary Statistical Theory Mathematical Methods Economics B LSE100 (Lent Term only) .
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Second year: Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II Further Mathematical Methods (Calculus and Linear Algebra) Another option in economics or finance Either another option in mathematics or an outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: An advanced course in mathematical economics One mathematics option One economics option One other option First year You take four core foundation courses. Economics B is an introductory course and you do not need previous knowledge of the subject. Elemental Statistical Theory is also an introductory level course. Mathematical Methods will continue your A level studies and includes calculus and linear algebra. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics will give you a gentle introduction to modern mathematics with emphasis on careful reasoning. Second year In the second year, you take two core courses, one in Microeconomic Principles and another in Further Mathematical Methods, which build on your first year studies and reinforce your understanding of economics and mathematics, whilst underlining the connections between the two subjects. You also take another course
from: Macroeconomic Principles, Principles of Econometrics, and Principles of Finance. You will usually take a half unit course in Real Analysis, following on from the Abstract Mathematics course in the first year, and another half unit in either Optimisation Theory, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, or Algebra and Number Theory. You may defer this course to the third year, and take another appropriate course instead. Third year In the third year you take one course in advanced mathematical economics. Your additional options total three course units: these must include two half course units in mathematics, a one full course unit in economics, and another in either mathematics or economics or finance. If you have not previously taken an outside option, you may choose any suitable course taught at LSE, subject to the approval of the course tutor. Options (* half unit) Mathematics Optimisation Theory* Differential Equations* Discrete Mathematics* Algebra and Number Theory* Game Theory I* Chaos in Dynamical Systems* Optimisation in Function Spaces* Theory of Algorithms* Mathematics of Finance and Valuation* Probability for Finance*
Graph Theory* Algebra and its Applications* Economics Macroeconomic Principles Principles of Econometrics Economic Theory and its Applications Econometric Theory Advanced Economic Analysis Monetary Economics Any other approved course in economics Finance Principles of Finance Quantitative Finance
This programme is a major/minor in favour of mathematics. For a programme that is evenly split, see BSc Mathematics and Economics (page 91). First year: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics Elementary Statistical Theory Mathematical Methods Economics B LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II Further Mathematical Methods (Calculus and Linear Algebra) Real Analysis Another 1.5 course units in Mathematics LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: An advanced course in Mathematical Economics Two options in mathematics and statistics One other option First year You take four core foundation courses. Economics B is an introductory course and you do not need previous knowledge of the subject. Elemental Statistical Theory is also an introductory level course. Mathematical Methods will continue your A level studies and includes calculus and linear algebra. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics will give you a gentle
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lse.ac.uk/maths UCAS code: G1L1 BSc/MathEc Course requirement: A level pass at grade A* in Mathematics. International Baccalaureate Diploma with Higher level Mathematics with 7 Usual standard offer: A level: grades A* A A, with an A* in Mathematics. Further Mathematics is highly recommended International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) This was a new programme in 2010
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introduction to modern mathematics with emphasis on careful reasoning. Second year In the second year, you take two core courses, Microeconomic Principles and Further Mathematical Methods, which build on your first year studies and reinforce your understanding of economics and mathematics, whilst underlining the connections between the two subjects. You will take a half unit course in Real Analysis, following on from the Abstract Mathematics course in the first year. You will be able to broaden your mathematical knowledge by taking a further one and a half course units in mathematics (Optimisation Theory, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Algebra and Number Theory) or statistics (the full unit course Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference). Third year In the third year you take one course in advanced mathematical economics. Your additional options total three course units. You can choose from mathematics, economics or statistics options, but your choice must include at least one course in mathematics and no more than one course of statistics. You can also take one outside option of any suitable course taught at LSE, subject to the approval of the course tutor. Options (* half unit) Mathematics Optimisation Theory* Differential Equations*
Discrete Mathematics* Algebra and Number Theory* Game Theory I* Chaos in Dynamical Systems* Optimisation in Function Spaces* Theory of Algorithms* Mathematics of Finance and Valuation* Probability for Finance* Graph Theory* Algebra and its Applications* Economics Economic Theory and its Applications Macroeconomic Principles Principles of Econometrics Statistics Bayesian Inference* Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference Regression and Generalised Linear Models* Stochastic Processes* Time Series and Forecasting* Mathematics has elegance, beauty and complexity. It has always fascinated me and the more I learn, the more I appreciate its relevance; it is a pivotal science on which so many others depend. The programme at LSE is unique because it is broad enough to appeal to the serious mathematicians, whilst being largely relevant to economics as well. A perfect match for my career goals. Being positioned undisputedly at the cutting edge of economics, with leading experts teaching and mentoring pupils in their field, creates a unique atmosphere at LSE which inspires students to work harder with honour to build the intellectual assets of this great institute. Through interaction with my lecturers and friends who are LSE graduates, I have embraced the unique culture of LSE. I have come to learn that it requires discipline and commitment complimented with an ample measure of fun. Studying alongside a diverse range of people is one of the best things about LSE. Networking with high achievers from different backgrounds has broadened my perspective on different cultures and current affairs, and has helped shape my personality for the better. Having the largest social science library in the world means there’s ample resources and space to accommodate your learning at LSE. I enjoy living in the heart of London, where there is an endless list of things to do; from films, theatres and comedy venues to bars, pubs and clubs. LSE’s location is ideal for those who work hard and play hard. After I graduate, I intend to pursue a career in finance. However, with a Mathematics and Economics degree from LSE, I am still open to a range of different careers should I see a more attractive opportunity.
Shalen Sehgal London, UK 2nd year, BSc Mathematics and Economics
94 undergraduate prospectus Philosophy, logic and scientific method
Philosophy, logic and scientific method
degrees. Recent graduates have gone on to work in banking and financial services, government, management consultancy, media and education, and have also proved very successful in gaining entry to postgraduate programmes.
Evidence and Scientific Method and the History of Science. You will also have the opportunity to take a significant number of courses in other departments at LSE. The skills in reasoning which you will gain can be applied to any subject matter, and your studies will provide you with a good general basis for a wide range of occupations and professions.
K Popper Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (Routledge, 2003)
The lecture ‘Science and Pseudoscience’ by former LSE philosopher the late Imre Lakatos, available in a recording at www.lse.ac.uk/collections/lakatos/ scienceAndPseudoscience.htm
We offer both a single honours BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and a joint BSc degree in which you can combine study of philosophy with economics (page 96). The Department of Government also offers a BSc in Politics and Philosophy (page 76).
Features of LSE courses
In studying philosophy at LSE you will debate and investigate the issues and problems which have preoccupied philosophers since Greek times, as well as learning the skills and techniques of reasoning. You will do so by studying works by the major authors of the Western tradition (including Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill) and contemporary sources. Our research and teaching programmes have two distinctive features. The first is a commitment to clarity of expression and argumentative rigour. This means taking great care to avoid obscure or grand statements that one cannot back up with precise arguments or evidence. Formal logic is an important part of the degrees, as too are the principles of evidence and of inductive reasoning. The second is a commitment to doing philosophy in close contact with the social and natural sciences. We study questions of moral and political philosophy, knowledge acquisition, and scientific method in an interdisciplinary way. In addition to courses in familiar areas of philosophy (like moral philosophy and philosophy of mind and language), we therefore offer courses in the Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy and Public Policy,
BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
lse.ac.uk/philosophyLogicAnd ScientificMethod UCAS code: V503 BSc/Phil Course requirement: GCSE pass at grade B or better in Mathematics is required Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A A International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 145 First year students 2009: 17 First year: Reason, Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy Logic Two approved courses taught outside the department LSE100 (Lent Term only)
Studying philosophy means engaging with some profound and fascinating questions; questions that any inquisitive and critical thinker will find her or himself asking at some point in her or his life, but which many non-philosophers do not pursue in depth. Some of these questions are: How does science generate knowledge? What distinguishes knowledge from superstition, ideology or pseudoscience? Does science discredit religious belief? What does morality require? What reasons do we have to act as morality requires? Is freedom of the will required for moral responsibility? Is the point of life to lead as pleasurable existence as possible? Our graduates have excellent job prospects. A recent Guardian survey ranks us as the Department with far and away the best job prospects in the UK for philosophy graduates; we believe that this is because of the analytical rigour and interdisciplinary nature of our
Teaching and assessment
You will usually have a one hour lecture and a one hour related class for each course each week. You will have an examination for each course in June of the year in which you have taken it. You will have to complete two pieces of written work per term as part of your class work. While this is not assessed, your attendance at classes and performance will be carefully monitored, and you will have a personal academic adviser to provide assistance and guidance.
R Descartes Meditations or Discourse on Method (any edition) T Nagel What Does It All Mean? (Oxford University Press, 1987) B Williams Morality: an introduction to ethics (Cambridge University Press, 1972; revised edition Canto, 1993)
The power and limitations of formal theories based on first order logic is explored. but also ambition. globally and locally. plus further philosophy options and up to two outside options. including their relation to central metaphysical and normative disputes. Philosophy of Economics: the nature of knowledge in economics. and the general notion of computability analysed. Tarski). and individual rights and distributive justice. including propositional logic. the nature of social collectives (are they merely the sum of the individuals comprising them?). The subjects’ mutual assistance: economics’ adaptation to changing challenges and philosophy’s deep reasoning. logic and scientific method undergraduate prospectus 95 Second year: Philosophy of Science or Philosophy of the Social Sciences or Evidence and Scientific Method or Scientific Revolutions Up to three courses on the philosophy option list An approved outside option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Up to four courses from the philosophy option list An approved outside option First year In your first year. and how (and to what extent) it can be used for forecasting.. and listening to their debate of lively issues brings about a feeling of involvement in and responsibility for the problems we are facing. Vietnam 3rd year. I have been studying under influential figures in economics and philosophy. Studying economics has given me a deep understanding of the economic phenomena which have significant effects on people’s daily life. Philosophy option list Morality and Values: a discussion of selected topics in the history of moral and political philosophy. also some central philosophical problems highlighted by the success and methods of modern science. The privilege of studying at LSE. classical utilitarianism and the social interest. inspiration and motivation. Mathematical Logic: a second course in deductive logic giving rigorous proofs of the main meta-theorems (those of Gödel Church. seems to suit me perfectly. Reason. Academically. can be seen from the list of people the School can invite to its renowned public events. introduces the basic system of modern formal logic. helps me to shape my mind and direct my future. Second and third years In these years you take a core philosophy of science course: either Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of Science: the nature of scientific reasoning and the principles of evaluating evidence. You also select two further courses from the range of options offered by other departments. problems and topics in contemporary normative philosophy.Philosophy. The first of these. Evidence and Scientific Method: this course focuses on philosophical issues that arise at the intersection of science and society. showing me how complex and significant effects may have come from simple causes. Alan Greenspan. gives a critical introduction to some of the central problems and classic texts of philosophy. . Amartya Sen. you take two compulsory core courses. predicate logic and the theory of identity.. Knowledge and Values. The subject also provides me with skills in constructing economic models and an overview of how economic institutions work and cooperate. the problem of induction. the nature of rational action and the role of values in social science. how it is acquired. to name a few). Attending lectures by famous people (Dmitry Medvedev. Philosophy of the Social Sciences: a discussion of different views concerning the appropriateness and possible limits to the scientific approach to the study of society. It also deals with the basis of collective and individual decision making. This is a unique way of self-learning. the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Logic. Scientific Revolutions or Evidence and Scientific Method. in particular on how evidence is Son Nguyen Ho Chi Minh city. An indication of the content of both the philosophy options is given below. BSc Philosophy and Economics There are many advantages to this combined programme. The second course. Philosophy helps me to view unfamiliar ideas with an open mind as well as giving me an ability to analyse and evaluate arguments in supporting/criticising a view. the role of probability and the testing of hypotheses. Learning from them. how it is justified. not only knowledge.
Second and third years In these years you take the Philosophy of Economics and several core philosophy courses (including Logic. the balance of payments. Russell’s Paradox. including: the axioms of set theory and their rationale. Philosophy of Science: the nature of scientific reasoning and the principles of evaluating evidence. Philosophy and Public Policy: this course will focus on the application of normative analysis of policy questions. First year: Economics B Reason. ordinals and cardinals. including their relation to central metaphysical and normative disputes. You complete your studies with philosophy and economics options as outlined above and one further course which may be chosen from any subject at LSE. Reason. inflation. the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. if not taken in the first year). including propositional logic. one of which must be Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 278 First year students 2009: 19 This joint degree allows you to study some of the central aspects of philosophy alongside courses in economics. Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy LSE100 (Lent Term only) Either Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* Logic Or Mathematical Methods and Elementary Statistical Theory (Logic is then taken in the second year) Second year: An approved course from the philosophy option list below Either Logic (must be taken if not taken in the first year) or an approved course from the philosophy option list below Either Microeconomic Principles I or Microeconomic Principles II Macroeconomic Principles LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: An approved course from the philosophy option list below Either an approved course taught outside the Departments of Philosophy and Economics or an approved course from the economics or philosophy option list below An approved course from the economics option list below Philosophy of Economics First year In your first year you take a core course in economics and a core course in philosophy. Essay: on any approved philosophical topic relevant to your studies. There are also two core courses in economics: Microeconomic Principles (the study of households and firms) and Macroeconomic Principles (the study of unemployment. and the moral advantages and disadvantages of markets. such as the allocation of health care resources. the problem of induction. including one or more of the following: Modal Logic. Problems in Analytic Philosophy: some of the main philosophical topics in philosophical logic. The course in Philosophy of Economics links the two subjects. infinity. problems and topics in contemporary normative philosophy. These include the Copernican and Newtonian revolutions. the basics of transfinite arithmetic. which introduces the basic system of modern formal logic. metaphysics. you complete your first year by taking Logic. functions and orderings. If you take the two half course units of mathematics and statistics. logic and scientific method used in so-called ‘evidence based policy’ and ‘evidence based medicine’. the role of probability and the testing of hypotheses. (b) Extensions of and alternatives to classical Logic. Intuitionistic Logic.and macroeconomic analysis. . then you take Logic in the second year. Philosophy option list Morality and Values: a discussion of selected topics in the history of moral and political philosophy. also some central philosophical problems highlighted by the success and methods of modern science. Set Theory and Further Logic: the course is structured in two parts: (a) Set Theory. BSc Philosophy and Economics www.lse. You can then take either two half course units of mathematics and statistics (in order to master the basic skills that you will need for core second and third year economics courses) or a full unit of mathematics and a full unit of statistics (in order to provide yourself with a more comprehensive basis for advanced economics courses in your later years). Deontic Logic: the logic of vagueness. If you take the full units of mathematics and statistics. the limits of autonomy and personal responsibility. freedom of speech. the Darwinian revolution and various revolutionary changes in accepted theories of light. predicate logic and the theory of identity. gives a critical introduction to some of the central problems and classic texts of philosophy. Economics B gives you a thorough grounding in basic micro. as well as on the validity of scientific results in a pluralistic society. etc). Probability and Decision Theory.uk/philosophyLogicAnd ScientificMethod UCAS code: LV15 BSc/PhilEc Course requirement: A level (or equivalent) in Mathematics is expected Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A A. Knowledge and Values.ac. relations.96 undergraduate prospectus Philosophy. Scientific Revolutions: Philosophical and Historical Issues: an examination of certain basic methodological and philosophical problems as they arise from detailed historical study of episodes of apparently radical theory change in science (so-called scientific revolutions).
European Union . the basics of transfinite arithmetic. Others have entered professional fields such as law. politics and pressure group activities. Many students go on to take our higher level MSc programmes including Social Policy and Planning. These include the Copernican and Newtonian revolutions. education. and how (and to what extent) it can be used for forecasting. Problems of Analytic Philosophy: some of the main philosophical topics in philosophical logic. and informal networks of mutual aid such as those based on families and neighbourhoods. in particular on how evidence is used in socalled ‘evidence based policy’ and ‘evidence based medicine’. Russell’s Paradox. education. Set Theory and Further Logic: the course is structured in two parts: (a) Set Theory. local authorities and health authorities. though they do not prepare you for a specific career. Health Social policy is a vibrant subject at LSE. how it is acquired. how it is justified. the Darwinian revolution and various revolutionary changes in accepted theories of light. the limits of autonomy and personal responsibility. social security and personal social services (such as child protection and care for the elderly and people with disabilities). why and what issues does it raise? You will study policies and measures at many different levels: local. freedom of speech and the moral advantages and disadvantages of markets Essay: on any approved philosophical topic relevant to your studies. Economics option list Principles of Finance Introduction to Econometrics or Principles of Econometrics Advanced Economic Analysis Political Economy Economic Analysis of the European Union Economic Analysis of Institutions Development Economics History of Economics: How Theories Change Industrial Economics International Economics Labour Economics Economic Theory and its Applications Monetary Economics Public Economics Social policy Policy. How far do we have a responsibility as individuals to provide for ourselves? What should governments. non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charities.Social policy undergraduate prospectus 97 Philosophy of the Social Sciences: a discussion of different views concerning the appropriateness and possible limits to the scientific approach to the study of society. Evidence and Scientific Method: this course focuses on philosophical issues that arise at the intersection of science and society. the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. the voluntary sector as well as the international community. classical utilitarianism and the social interest. relations. social exclusion. functions and orderings. It also deals with the basis of collective and individual decision making. criminal justice. health policy and planning. such as Acts of Parliament. Deontic Logic: the logic of vagueness. (b) Extensions of and alternatives to classical Logic. NGOs and Development and Criminal Justice Policy. international development. private businesses which have contracts to supply services. As part of the programme you will study social policy from an international and comparative perspective. employers. looking at the influence of globalisation as well as national and local context. local government. Probability and Decision Theory. including health care. including: the axioms of set theory and their rationale. Philosophy and Public Policy: this course will focus on the application of normative analysis of policy questions. The skills you will develop by studying social policy are attractive to a range of employers. international organisations. the nature of social collectives (are they merely the sum of the individuals comprising them?). Intuitionistic Logic. We examine the making of legislation. taught by many leading experts in the field. the nature of rational action and the role of values in social science. People in the Department are broadly interested in what we should do to ensure the wellbeing of ourselves and others. families. It also covers issues that affect society in more general ways. including race and diversity. Scientific Revolutions: Philosophical and Historical Issues: an examination of certain basic methodological and philosophical problems as they arise from detailed historical study of episodes of apparently radical theory change in science (so-called scientific revolutions). journalism. crime and deviance and urban regeneration. and in many different kinds of organisation: central government agencies. housing. and individual rights and distributive justice. ordinals and cardinals. including one or more of the following: Modal Logic. Philosophy of Economics: the nature of knowledge in economics. national and international. non-profit bodies like housing associations. voluntary organisations and families do? Who gets what in our society and in other societies. metaphysics. accountancy and personnel management or gone into the civil service. such as the allocation of health care resources. infinity. Features of LSE courses Social policy is a diverse subject which examines the making and implementing of policy across a broad range of fields. as well as on the validity of scientific results in a pluralistic society.
BSc Social Policy and Sociology (page 102) allows students to focus on the connections between the making and implementation of social policies and contextual aspects of social structure and the key trends in social change. and you will examine ethical considerations and the effectiveness of social provision. Economy and Society. Additionally. some courses include an assessed coursework component. Social Economics and Policy. Economy and Society Social Economics and Policy Crime and Society . You will also receive feedback in the form of written comments on the essays that you write. social class and ethnicity – are affected by policies and measures. Blackwell. but moves beyond. you will be able to broaden your understanding of political institutions. focusing on key developments in Britain since the nineteenth century. Crime and Society. Apart from the long essay. This programme draws on the intellectual traditions of both departments in an integrated way.uk/socialPolicy UCAS code: L400 BSc/SocPol Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. which will give you an introduction to sociology and applies sociological perspectives to social policy fields and issues. Blackwell. and the taking of public expenditure decisions. Joint honours and major/ minor degree courses Although social policy is in itself an inter. which will give you an introduction to demography and the consequences of demographic change for social policy. Your second and third first year courses may be chosen from the following: Sociology and Social Policy. 2007) N Timmins The Five Giants (Revised and updated edition. BSc Social Policy and Criminology (page 99). Another concern is how members of different groups within society – such as those defined by gender. There is a strong critical and evaluative component in the degree. the traditional focus on Europe and other industrialised societies to consider developing and transitional contexts. which includes. K Rowlingson and M May (Eds) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy (3rd edition. 2001) Plus: One outside option Second year: Principles of Social Policy Research Methods for Social Policy One social policy option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Teaching and assessment You will have weekly lectures and classes for each course component. The programme includes a comparative dimension. You will have an academic adviser who is responsible for guiding and assisting your learning and is there to help with any personal difficulties. H Dean Social Policy (Polity – Short Introductions Series. 2006) H Glennerster British Social Policy since 1945 (3rd edition. BSc Social Policy and Economics (page 100) allows students to develop economic technical expertise in a growing area of social policy analysis. BSc Social Policy lse. Preparing for classes is a very important part of your work. and keep a record of progress which you discuss with your academic adviser each term. processes and theories. Policy. which provides an introduction to economics and its application to social policy. for example. Foundations of Social Policy. 2007) T Newburn Criminology (Willan Publishing. each course has an examination at the end of the year.ac. Oxford University Press. it can be studied in combination with other social science subjects.and multidisciplinary subject. If you decide to combine this subject with government (see page 101). which Degree structure You may take a single honours degree in social policy or combine your study with another subject as a joint or major/ minor degree. Classes are in smaller groups where you will discuss issues related to lectures. 2006) Foundations of Social Policy LSE100 (Lent Term only) Two of the following: Sociology and Social Policy Population. offered within the Department of Social First year: Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: P Alcock. gives you a framework for understanding how and why societies have developed a variety of institutional arrangements to provide for their social welfare needs. but within a comparative perspective. We monitor your attendance and contribution to classes. Population.98 undergraduate prospectus Social policy Directives and international instruments. combines specific attention to the topic of crime and criminal justice within the broader framework of social policy. Harper Collins. 2008) J Baldock et al (Eds) Social Policy (3rd edition. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A B B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 75 First year students 2009: 16 Either one social policy option or one outside option Third year: Comparative and International Social Policy A Long Essay on an approved topic One social policy option Either one social policy option or one outside option First year The core course. in UK central government and local authorities.
You choose your final two courses from the options available throughout LSE – at least one must be a social policy course.uk/socialPolicy UCAS code: LM42 BSc/SPCr Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. You may choose your fourth course from the wide range of options available in other departments. Gender and Society European Social Policy Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice Criminological Perspectives Poverty. depending on demand. Second and third years There are two compulsory courses in the second year. Comparative and International Social Policy. You will also complete a long essay on a relevant topic. † If not already taken Sociology and Social Policy † Population. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A B B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 141 First year students 2009: 15 . Social Exclusion and Social Change Demographic Description and Analysis Criminal Justice Policy BSc Social Policy and Criminology lse. giving you the opportunity to explore an area which interests you in some depth.ac. Some will be taught every year. Research Methods for Social Policy will give you a comprehensive introduction to methods of social research with a statistical emphasis. The third year core course. but students are encouraged to choose courses that introduce them to one of several social science approaches that have relevance to the study of social policy. Economy and Society † Social Economics and Policy † Crime and Society † Education Policy Family. Principles of Social Policy examines the ends and means of social policies with reference to statutory and non statutory forms of provision within a comparative framework. You choose your final two courses from the options available throughout LSE – at least one must be a social policy course. Options This list shows the range of social policy options available in the second and third years. some in alternate years.Social policy undergraduate prospectus 99 provides an introduction to criminology and to key issues relating to crime and social policy. examines the distinct challenges of welfare provision faced by countries from across Europe and the developing world.
You may choose your fourth course either from the range of options offered in social policy or from the available courses in other departments. in comparison with other developed countries.100 undergraduate prospectus Social policy First year: Foundations of Social Policy Crime and Society One social policy option One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Criminological Perspectives Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice Research Methods for Social Policy LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Either one outside option or one social policy option Third year: Comparative and International Social Policy Criminal Justice Policy One social policy option Either a long essay on an approved topic or one outside option First year There are two compulsory courses. Economy and Society † Social Economics and Policy † Education Policy Family.ac. The fourth course may be an approved paper selected from the range available in other departments. Second year There are three compulsory courses. some in alternate years. Criminological Perspectives examines the major theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of crime and the research that contributes to their formation and testing. Sociology and Social Policy Population. Crime and Society offers an introduction to the main institutions of the criminal justice system and the policy context within which they operate. Third year There are two compulsory courses. Gender and Society European Social Policy Poverty. Some will be taught every year. Research Methods for Social Policy provides a comprehensive introduction to methods of social research in social policy. some in alternate years. Criminal Justice Policy provides a critical understanding of criminal justice policy and its implementation. The third course will be an option from the range offered in the social policy options list. providing the opportunity to explore an area that interests you in some depth. depending on demand. Social Exclusion and Social Change Principles of Social Policies Demographic Description and Analysis A long essay on an approved topic † If not already taken First year: (* half unit) Foundations of Social Policy Economics B Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)* One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Principles of Social Policy Microeconomic Principles I Either Macroeconomic Principles or Introduction to Econometrics Research Methods for Social Policy LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: BSc Social Policy and Economics lse. Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice examines the contribution of psychological theory and research to criminology and criminal justice and considers its potential policy applications. You choose your third course from the range of options offered in social policy and your fourth option from the wide range available in other departments.uk/socialPolicy UCAS code: LLK1 BSc/SPE Course requirement: A level at grade A in Mathematics Usual standard offer: A level: grades A B B. Some will be taught every year. depending on demand. Foundations of Social Policy provides a framework for understanding the policy making process by examining changes in social welfare provision in response to particular social issues over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. including an A grade in A level Mathematics International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics) Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 109 First year students 2009: 6 Comparative and International Social Policy Public Economics One option from social policy or economics Either one option from social policy or economics or an outside option Social policy options This list shows the range of social policy options available in the second and third years. Economy and Society Social Economics and Policy Crime and Society . or alternatively a long essay on an approved relevant topic. Sociology and Social Policy † Population. Comparative and International Social Policy examines the distinct challenges of welfare provision faced by countries at different stages of economic development. Options This list shows the range of social policy options available in the second and third years. with particular attention to current debates.
This year. in what.. Tasnim Ara Begum London. UK 2nd year. The diverse student body ensures that LSE is more representative than even the UN – you literally meet people from all over the word. possibly history or religion. Social Exclusion and Social Change Demographic Description and Analysis Criminal Justice Policy A long essay on an approved topic Economics options Advanced Economic Analysis Political Economy Economic Analysis of the European Union Economic Analysis of Institutions Development Economics History of Economics: How Theories Change Industrial Economics International Economics Labour Economics Economic Theory and its Applications Monetary Economics Problems of Applied Econometrics Principles of Finance BSc Social Policy with Government lse. leaders in their field.Social policy undergraduate prospectus 101 Education Policy Family. then you can join a society or apply for a job with the LSE Events Team. I also represented the Social Policy Department at the Student Consultative Forum and sat on the Widening Participation Advisory Board. After that. the Michaelmas and Lent Term elections are avenues open to everyone. and the general secretary of the award-winning Islamic Society. LSE is truly unique in all the opportunities that it offers to its students. Being situated in London.ac. I was elected to represent my cohort at Staff-Student Liaison Committee meetings. unfortunately I have not thought that far ahead. well. I wanted to come to an institution where I would be taught by world class academics. Gender and Society European Social Policy Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice Criminological Perspectives Poverty. especially in Aldwych/Holborn has numerous benefits. I have been elected as an Academic Board representative.. If you want to organise events. discussing a variety of issues from economics to social exclusion. if you want to get involved in the Students’ Union and other School committees. second year representative for my cohort. The diversity of the student body and the cosmopolitan nature of the School are the best things about studying here. It definitely broadens one’s horizons. Once my undergraduate degree is complete I hope to pursue a master’s degree. BSc Social Policy with Government .uk/socialPolicy UCAS code: LL42 BSc/SocPGo Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A B B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 140 First year students 2009: 12 First year: Foundations of Social Policy Introduction to Political Science Introduction to Political Theory One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Principles of Social Policy Research Methods for Social Policy One social policy option One government option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) I applied to LSE because it has the best social policy programme in the country and possibly the world. There is something for everyone. In my first year. I have not yet decided – I am keeping an open mind.
Some will be taught every year. Nations and Empires Public Policy Analysis Key Themes in the History of Political Thought Democracy and Democratisation Theories and Problems of Nationalisation Government. Economy and Society Social Economics and Policy Crime and Society Education Policy Family. Politics and Public Policy in the EU BSc Social Policy and Sociology lse.uk/socialPolicy UCAS code: LL34 BSc/SPSoc Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. some in alternate years. Social Exclusion and Social Change Demographic Description and Analysis Criminal Justice Policy A long essay on an approved topic Sociology options Theories and Problems of Nationalisation Political Sociology Gender and Society Crime.ac. Gender and Society European Social Policy Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice Criminological Perspectives Poverty. Deviance and Control Sociology of Health and Medicine Work. Social Exclusion and Social Change Demographic Description and Analysis Criminal Justice Policy A long essay on an approved topic Government options Public Choice and Politics Politics of Economic Policy Concepts in Political Theory Politics and Institutions of Europe States. depending on demand. Population. grade C or above. Some will be taught every year. Economy and Society Social Economics and Policy Crime and Society Education Policy Family. A level Sociology is not a requirement Usual standard offer: A level: grades A B B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 59 First year students 2009: 5 First year: Foundations of Social Policy Either Key Issues in Contemporary Societies: An Introduction to Contemporary Sociology or Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory Sociology and Social Policy One outside option LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Principles of Social Policy Research Methods for Social Policy Sociological Analysis One sociology option LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Comparative and International Social Policy One social policy option One sociology option One outside option Social policy options This list shows the range of social policy options available in the second and third years. Sociology and Social Policy Population. Gender and Society European Social Policy Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice Criminological Perspectives Poverty.102 undergraduate prospectus Social policy Third year: Comparative and International Social Policy One social policy option One government option Either one option from government or social policy or one outside option Social Policy options This list shows the range of social policy options available in the second and third years. Management and Globalisation Evolution and Social Behaviour Issues and Methods of Social Research . some in alternate years. depending on demand.
• Cities and Urbanism: the relationship between social. LSE Sociology embraces a theoretically and methodologically diverse range of approaches. predispositions. spatial and physical forms and processes in cities: urban development and urban governance. criminal cultures. cognition and behaviour. There are courses available in all three years of the undergraduate programme. privatised control strategies and urban regeneration. local and central government. and brought into direct contact with the most advanced contemporary research and scholarship. Sociology areas. values and expectations in a way which no other academic subject can rival. Bioscience. organisations and markets. marketing and personnel management. Others and Society: Perspectives on Social and Applied Psychology: introduces major perspectives on social and applied psychology: theories used to explain social perception. addressing the social problems and ethical dilemmas that face a globalised post-modern society. Societal Psychology: Theory and Applications: discusses major areas of application of social psychology to real-world issues. communications both interpersonal and mediated. including cities in global networks. courses are offered as outside options for students registered for degrees in other subjects. transnational urbanism. urban economies. mobility and morphology. biomedicine and genomics. Social psychology is both an exciting area of research within psychology and a perspective on the whole of the discipline. • Crime Culture and Control: criminological theory. Wadsworth Publishing Company. introduced to the classical traditions of the discipline. However. politics and social organisations. At LSE you will explore specific examples of social action. and a leader in the development of the social sciences into new intellectual . legal and ethical challenges facing individuals and society in the era of biotechnology. the changing nature of crime. political. economic. journalism. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of teaching. development. victimology. but also our own lives.Social psychology undergraduate prospectus 103 Social psychology Features of LSE courses Social psychology is not available as a single honours degree subject at undergraduate level. Psychology at LSE looks at human behaviour both in the context of evolution. political and cultural issues. society and culture and in relation to the economy. Preliminary reading If you wish to gain further insight into the subject. McGraw-Hill. and to pursue research degrees. Founded in 1964. including criminal organisations. health and development. study different methods of social research and undertake some research of your own. social processes and institutions. compare different types of social life and societies. LSE aims to be both a guardian of the discipline of sociology. examine theories about the nature of social existence and change. social and spatial exclusion. practical social problems. 2007) Features of LSE courses As a student of LSE you will be taught by some of the world’s leading sociologists. we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: D Matsumoto and H Juang Culture and Psychology (3rd Edition. social work. crime and violence. focusing upon the following key areas: • Biomedicine. the relationship Options Self. alcohol and public disorder. Emphasis is put on the complexities of translating theory into practice and on the theoretical developments which are prompted by research on topical social issues. criminal investigation. media. urban environments. and their application to real. Sociology helps us to understand not only the unparalleled changes that are occurring throughout the world and the changing patterns of relationships between peoples. The Institute of Social Psychology is a thriving centre for the study of social psychology and has an international reputation for its research led teaching in a variety of fields. 2004) D Myers Social Psychology (9th Edition. Biotechnology: the new social. markets and cultures. punishment and control. the Institute is dedicated to consolidating and expanding the contribution of social psychology to the understanding and knowledge of key social.
Also substantive areas that group members in diverse ways. the political implications of emerging ‘human rights regimes’. engaged through clear empirical focuses. Polity Press. asylum. M Tyler and C Wallace An Introduction to Sociology: feminist perspectives (3rd edition. • Human Rights.104 undergraduate prospectus Sociology between privatised control strategies and urban regeneration. Preliminary reading P Abbot. First year students on the joint programme will have a choice between the two first year compulsory sociology courses. creative and cultural industries. 1997) C F Seale (ed) Researching Society and Culture (Sage. including a critical engagement with both economics and economic sociology. Comparative research. . Topics include nationalism. challenges and transformations in geo-politics. Topics of central interest are political parties and social movements. historical study of connections between race and ethnography. human rights in the context of biotechnology and bio-ethics. The Department of Sociology at LSE welcomes and values the racial. especially the study of labour movements and the left. ethnic. and the reconstruction of economic categories from within social research. race. especially involving Brazil. institutional and ideological bases of politics. nationally and internationally. 1998) K Morrison Marx. the impacts of synthetic biology and molecularisation on racial discourses and identities. Racism and Ethnicity: the social. 2004) Degree structure You can take a single honours degree in Sociology or study it as a joint subject with social policy (page 102). Secondly. the role of economic knowledges in economic life. governance and citizenship in an era characterized by migration. and are encouraged to think critically and independently. technology and economy. cultural and governmental aspects of colonial and postcolonial societies. human rights in transitional justice and post-conflict reconciliation. conservatism. the emergence of cross border criminal activity. and fundamental social and political change. above all: work and employment. alumni and visitors. transnationalism. youth and identity. national and cultural diversity of all its students. and comparative and historical approaches. Teaching and assessment You will have eight to ten hours a week of lectures and related classes in which you will discuss and contribute papers on questions raised in the lectures. the Bengali diaspora. the relationship between cultural plurality and security. particularly war. 1989) A Giddens Sociology (6th edition. you will be given feedback throughout the year. 2000) P Berger Invitation to Sociology: a humanistic perspective (Penguin. including six-seven tutorial meetings each year. development and globalisation. Rigorous. issues of human rights in a global context. socialism. ethnic violence and political repression. Many of the key issues in the discipline worldwide are contested and our teaching aims to equip students to understand and evaluate these disputes and adopt a position in relation to them. in new forms of legal regulation. 1988) J Elster Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press. The Department believes in equal treatment based on merit and encourages a learning environment based on mutual respect and dialogue. violence. Your academic adviser will be available to offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and pastoral concerns. 1992) C Jenks (Ed) Core Sociological Dichotomies (Sage. • Economy Culture and Society: the nature of contemporary economic knowledges. Routledge. and associated with security. 2009) S Hall and B Gieben (Eds) Formations of Modernity (Polity Press. independent thought is the most transferable skill of all. and the overarching objective of the learning experience we provide to our students. risk and regulation. • Race. staff. Polity Press. law and states of emergency. religious. consumption and market society. Citizenship and Social Justice: dimensions of inequality and injustice. gender and sexual divisions. the interaction of states and societies. is well represented. war and terror. the significance of race in colonial government. cultural hybridity. 2005) N Abercrombie et al Contemporary British Society (3rd edition. money and value. • Politics and Society: the social. populism and environmentalism. economic. You will also be expected to read widely in the subject. cultural and economic conditions for sustainable ‘multiculturalism’. Durkheim and Weber: foundations of modern social thought (Sage. For course work that does not contribute to the final degree mark. cosmopolitanism and supposed ‘civilisational’ conflict. critical. Some courses are examined partially or wholly by essays and/or projects. LSE Sociology aims to provide a learning environment in which students have a firm grasp of the key dimensions of contemporary sociology. You will have an examination for most courses at the end of the year. South Africa and the United States. multiculture. flight. Currently key themes are the optimum social. as well as political and economic democracy. You will have regular contact with your academic adviser over the course of your degree. gender and social control. including liberalism. Key Concepts in Sociology and Key Issues in Contemporary Societies. the comparative study of diasporas. Our teaching is informed by these commitments and by our own active research in these areas. The area encompasses the evolution and impact of political ideas.
suffering and human rights in a theoretically driven empirical programme of study . usually by carrying out a piece of empirical research of your own. Politics and Practice*: investigates the theory and philosophy underpinning environmentalism.000 word essay) Two approved second or third year sociology options One second or third year sociology option or one option in another department First year There are three compulsory courses. As the course develops. regulation through command and control. Sociological Analysis provides students with an in-depth introduction to major alternative uses and applications of theory and methodology within sociological analysis.000 words on a subject approved by the Department. culminating in a third year which has a focus on in depth coverage of options drawing on current research and an opportunity for every student to conduct sociological research in a chosen field. grade C or above. Key Concepts in Sociology will give you an understanding of the major sociological theories. and finally. Options The following options are indicative of the range taught in the Department of Sociology. through a second year which allows advanced work on theories and methods. with progression from a first year which aims to provide a comprehensive foundation in the discipline. Suffering and Human Rights*: sociological perspectives on atrocity. genes and behaviour Work. and the nature and purpose of statistical methods. Key Issues in Contemporary Societies will provide an introduction to and overview of the most important current sociological research on contemporary societies in a comparative context. In the third year you complete a Sociological Project which is an essay of about 10. Management and Globalisation: contemporary perspectives on employment. Others and Society: perspectives on social and applied psychology Gender and Society: gender relations and inequality Crime. exploring the theory and history of racial and ethnic studies Societal Psychology: Theory and Applications: applying social psychology to real world situations Multi-culture and Multi-culturalism*: explores debates in historical. the place of statistics in the social sciences. Second and third years There are two core courses in the second year. labour markets. students will be introduced to a range of different conceptual approaches and qualitative methods. and will introduce you to different approaches to conceptual analysis and development within our discipline. (* half unit) Political Sociology: power in liberaldemocratic and socialist societies Self. together with a focus on specific topics. This allows you to study a topic of interest to you in depth. Deviance and Control: crime and delinquency.Sociology undergraduate prospectus 105 BSc Sociology lse. Statistical Methods for Social Research will introduce you to statistical methods and statistical reasoning. radical societal transformation Atrocity. The other course will be chosen from a selected list of courses offered by other departments at LSE.ac. mental illness and drug abuse as forms of deviancy Sociology of Health and Medicine: health. examines the political movements and politics of environmentalism. Your remaining courses are chosen from options offered within or outside the Department. political and cultural sociology Environmentalism: Theory. most of which are based on current research. First year: Statistical Methods for Social Research Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory Key Issues in Contemporary Societies: An Introduction to Contemporary Sociology One first year option in sociology or in another department LSE100 (Lent Term only) Second year: Issues and Methods of Social Research Sociological Analysis One second or third year approved sociology option A further second or third year approved sociology option or an option in another department LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only) Third year: Sociological Project (10.uk/sociology UCAS code: L301 BSc/Soc Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics. marketbased instruments such as taxation and emissions trading. globalisation Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: dealing with key social divisions in the contemporary world. illness and the institution of medicine Evolution and Social Behaviour: sociobiology and human society. A level Sociology is not a requirement Usual standard offer: A level: grades A B B International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level Other qualifications are considered (see page 37) Applications 2009: 356 First year students 2009: 35 The degree programme has a specific rationale. Issues and Methods of Social Research will teach the key issues and quantitative techniques that you need to grasp in order to design and conduct sociological research.
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