Economics Programme StructureEconomics Programme StructureEconomics Programme Structure

Designed by leading academics from The London School of Economics and Political Science, our online undergraduate economics programmes equip you with core skills and techniques required to apply economics concepts and reasoning to real-world challenges. These programmes will empower you to apply essential critical-thinking and quantitative skills in fields such as econometrics, finance, and industry.

360 Total Credits | As Few as 3 Years of Study

The maximum period of registration for the undergraduate online BSc programmes in economics is six years. We suggest you aim to complete your programme within three to four years. To complete the programme in three years, students must take four full courses (or equivalent) each year.

The tables below show course sequences for three-year completion timelines. All full courses are 30 credits and take 20 weeks of learning. Half courses are 15 credits and include 10 weeks of learning.

BSc Economics Courses

The online BSc Economics programme provides you with a strong grounding in economic theory and history, and will guide you in understanding how to critically model the real-world economic environment in line with contemporary thinking. As a result, you will be able to anticipate changes in the global economy and help organisations react to them.

Year One

  • MT1186 Mathematical Methods
  • ST104A Statistics 1*
  • ST104B Statistics 2*
  • EC1002 Introduction to Economics
  • MN1178 Business and Management in a Global Context

Year Two

  • EC2066 Microeconomics
  • EC2020 Elements of Econometrics
  • EC2065 Macroeconomics
  • EC2199 The World Economy from the Industrial Revolution to the Present
  • OR
  • AC1025 Principles of Accounting
  • OR
  • FN1202 Introduction to Finance

Year Three

  • EC3099 Industrial Economics
  • FN2191 Principles of Corporate Finance
  • EC3115 Monetary Economics
  • Open Choice**

Open choice courses: choose one 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from the course selection list (PDF, 1.3mb), or two LSE summer school courses.

BSc Economics and Finance

The online BSc Economics and Finance programme equips you with economic reasoning and quantitative skills, an understanding of market behaviour and economic principles, and the knowledge you need to address a range of social challenges and policy questions.

Year One

  • MT1186 Mathematical Methods
  • ST104A Statistics 1*
  • ST104B Statistics 2*
  • EC1002 Introduction to Economics
  • FN1202 Introduction to Finance

Year Two

  • EC2066 Microeconomics
  • EC2020 Elements of Econometrics
  • EC2065 Macroeconomics
  • FN2203 Principles of Asset Pricing

Year Three

  • FN2191 Principles of Corporate Finance
  • EC3115 Monetary Economics
  • OR
  • EC3099 Industrial Economics
  • FN3206 Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Open Choice**

BSc Mathematics and Economics

The online BSc Mathematics and Economics programme will prepare you to analyse the root causes and mathematical underpinnings of economic issues. It will help you develop a deeply analytical and versatile approach to thinking, reasoning and problem-solving.

Year One

  • MT1186 Mathematical Methods
  • ST104A Statistics 1*
  • ST104B Statistics 2*
  • MT1173 Algebra
  • EC1002 Introduction to Economics

Year Two

  • EC2066 Microeconomics
  • EC2065 Macroeconomics
  • MT2116 Abstract Mathematics
  • MT2176 Further Calculus*
  • MT2175 Further Linear Algebra*

Year Three

  • EC2020 Elements of Econometrics
  • OR
  • EC3099 Industrial Economics
  • OR
  • EC3115 Monetary Economics
  • ST3189 Machine Learning
  • OR
  • ST3188 Statistical Methods for Marketing Research
  • EC3099 Industrial Economics
  • OR
  • EC3115 Monetary Economics
  • OR
  • IR3026 International Political Economy
  • Open Choice**

BSc Economics and Management

In addition to the BSc Economics, we offer a BSc Economics and Management programme for students who seek to pair economic reasoning and business expertise. The programme takes an applied approach to economics so you can critically examine the evolution of industry, functioning of markets and more through an economic lens.

Learn more about the BSc Economics and Management curriculum.

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