Economics and Politics (BSc)

October. 2022

Start Date

1 FY + 3 UY

Course Duration



Basic Information

Start Date

October. 2022

Course Duration

1 foundation year (if required) + 3 undergrad years

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Description

At EUE branch campus, all programmes are delivered on campus

How you study

Study materials

We will send you study materials developed by academics appointed by LSE. These include a Programme Handbook of practical information (such as how to enter exams); a Subject Guide for each course; and past exam papers and commentaries, which give you valuable tips for performing well in exams.

Online support

When you register, we will give you access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and two other key resources:

  • The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Here, you can access electronic copies of all printed study materials, resources including audio-visual and revision guides, and forums to discuss course material and work collaboratively with others.
  • The Online Library holds thousands of journal articles which you can access free of charge. A dedicated helpdesk is available if you have any difficulties in finding what you need.


Each module is assessed by an unseen written exam, which is usually held in May or June.

Your exam is set and assessed by academics at LSE, ensuring that your degree is of the same standard as those studying on-campus in London.

If you study the following courses from the Information System selection group, you will also need to undertake a project or coursework.

  • IS1060 Introduction to information systems
  • IS2182 Innovating digital systems and services
  • IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application
  • IS3159 Research project in information systems.

Future Career

This degree will help to prepare you for careers in areas of economics, policy, government, and consultancy. You could also gain entry to a master’s programme in these fields.

It will also help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued in management-related roles.


You complete 12 courses for the Standard Route

Year 1

  • Introduction to economics EC1002
  • Mathematics 1 MT105a (Half course)
  • Statistics 1 ST104a (Half course)
  • Introduction to modern political thought PS1130
  • Introduction to political science PS1172

Year 2

  • Macroeconomics EC2065
  • Microeconomics EC2066
  • Comparative politics PS2082

+ one of the following:

  • Economics of labour EC3015
  • International economics EC3016 
  • Economics of development EC3044
  • Industrial economics EC3099
  • Monetary economics EC3115

Year 3

  • One 300 course from selection group E plus
  • One 300 course from Selection groups IR or P plus
  • One 200 or 300 course from any Selection group
+ one of the following
  • Democracy and democratisation PS3086 
  • Politics and policies of the European Union PS3088 
  • Political analysis and public choice PS3108