Online BSc EconomicsOnline BSc EconomicsOnline BSc Economics

Awarded by the University of London
Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science
Awarded by the University of London
Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science
Awarded by the University of London
Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science

The online BSc Economics programme gives you a thorough understanding of economic theory, reasoning and analysis. In addition to critical thinking and quantitative skills, you will focus on the practical applications of economics to social issues, policy questions and more.

Apply key economic principles, theories and quantitative techniques to a variety of real-world issues.

Analyse economic dataand learn how social and individual decision-making influence economics.

Develop the logical reasoning skills to formulate and articulate effective arguments, and critically evaluate problems.

Programme Structure

With academic direction from leading faculty at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – ranked #6 globally in Economics and Econometrics1 – this programme considers the many ways in which data, behaviour, decision-making and societal issues interact.

Build your quantitative base.
Your introductory courses will equip you with an essential set of quantitative skills and techniques in subjects like mathematics, statistics, economics and management.

Develop an analytical approach.
Intermediate courses – like microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics – will help you develop a firm grasp of core analytical methods and their applications.

Explore specialised topics. 
Your advanced courses will give you the chance to explore modern issues in economics and related disciplines, from monetary policy to corporate finance.

View this programme on the University of London website.

View the Programme Specification.

Admissions Deadlines

Early Priority Deadline

1 October 2021

Priority Deadline

29 October 2021

Final Application Deadline

26 November 2021

Programme Starts

7 February 2022

Learn about admissions.

Sample Course Sequence

The maximum period of registration is six years, but we suggest you aim to complete your programme within three to four years. To complete the programme in as few as three years, students must take four full courses (or equivalent) each year.

The table below shows the suggested course sequence when taking this programme through Standard Entry Route (equivalent of 12 full courses) over three years. All full courses are 30 credits and take 20 weeks of learning. Half courses are 15 credits and include 10 weeks of learning.

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**

* Half course
** Open choice courses: Choose a) one 100-, 200- or 300-level course (or two half courses) from the course selection list (PDF 1.3 MB) or b) two LSE summer school courses.

View the Programme Regulations.

Course Spotlight: Monetary EconomicsCourse Spotlight: Monetary EconomicsCourse Spotlight: Monetary Economics





This course introduces the concept of money: what it is, why we use it and how it is created. It examines monetary policy in a closed economy and considers a number of models that allow real effects of monetary policy, ranging from new-Classical to Keynesian. Throughout the course, you will have the chance to see exactly how these models work and what differentiates one from another.




This course introduces the concept of money: what it is, why we use it and how it is created. It examines monetary policy in a closed economy and considers a number of models that allow real effects of monetary policy, ranging from new-Classical to Keynesian. Throughout the course, you will have the chance to see exactly how these models work and what differentiates one from another.




This course introduces the concept of money: what it is, why we use it and how it is created. It examines monetary policy in a closed economy and considers a number of models that allow real effects of monetary policy, ranging from new-Classical to Keynesian. Throughout the course, you will have the chance to see exactly how these models work and what differentiates one from another.

Why Earn a BSc Economics?

As global economies become more complex, new financial regulations emerge and the business landscape becomes more competitive, professionals with an interdisciplinary understanding of economics are more valuable than ever. You might consider careers in areas like:

  • banking and financial services
  • management and economic consultancies
  • government departments
  • international organisations
  • research institutes and think tanks
  • tech companies
  • non-profit organisations.

With high-level mathematical and statistical skills, strong data numeracy abilities and an applied understanding of economic concepts, graduates of this programme will be positioned for further study or to pursue a range of career options, including:

Actuary
Create models and analyses designed to help companies and governments assess financial risks, plan long-term investments and accurately predict costs.

Economic Analyst
Evaluate current economic issues spanning range of sectors – from energy to health to finance – and develop recommendations for clients or organisations.

Economist
Combine research and analysis to support public or private sector organisations in identifying, anticipating and evaluating relevant industry trends.

Economic Consultant
Use economic reasoning and analysis techniques to help businesses, regulators and policy makers evaluate and implement strategic decisions.

Prepare for a Future in Economics

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