menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Philosophy Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Economics and Philosophy offers a unique combination of rigorous training in economics together with the opportunity to engage with moral, methodological and foundational questions.

Taught jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, this thoroughly interdisciplinary programme encourages you to engage constructively with key economic and political issues, whilst allowing you to explore and question their conceptual and theoretical foundations. Questions typically addressed include: What are the moral advantages and disadvantages of market institutions? Can we make interpersonal comparisons of well-being, and if so, how? How do models of economic phenomena relate to the actual social world? What are the assumptions underlying the rational choice model in economics? Can they be normatively justified? Are they descriptively accurate?

You will have access to the wealth of resources available in both the Economics and the Philosophy Departments, including research seminars and colloquia on topics in economics, rational and social choice, scientific evidence and policy-making. You may apply to the LSE Internships programme in Public Policy, Social Issues and Public Affairs, which offers internships to LSE graduate students in key organisations working across the field of public policy, social issues and public affairs.

Teaching methods

LSE is internationally recognised for its research and courses are taught by members of the faculty, who are research leaders in the field.

Assessment

All taught courses include formative (i.e. unassessed) coursework. This is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment, which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course.

Careers

The degree offers a good preparation for doctoral research in both economics and philosophy. It also prepares students for careers in financial institutions, and intergovernmental, governmental, and non-governmental organisations, and for employment in such fields as financial and economic journalism and consulting.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | 13 months | AUG-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

AUG-20

Modules

Develops the basic tools for analysing problems of resource allocation used by economists working in research, government and business.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,608

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,608

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a First class honours degree or equivalent with concentration on economics and quantitative subjects. Successful candidates will typically have achieved very good examination results in university-level two-semester length courses in [a] mathematics (both advanced calculus and linear algebra), [b] econometrics and statistics, [c] intermediate macro and microeconomics.