Study Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences

The University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards, and the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of member institutions, which oversee the academic direction.

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Graduates from around the world share their experiences studying for Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences degrees with the University of London.

The academic direction for our EMFSS programmes is provided by the world-renowned London School of Economics and Political Science.

Since its foundation in 1895, LSE has been regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. It is ranked second in the world, and first in Europe for social sciences and management studies in the 2021 QS Top Univesities subject rankings. Alumni and former staff include 18 Nobel Prize winners and 36 past or present Heads of State.

Why study our programmes?

  • Affordable, world-class UK education
  • Flexibility to suit your life
  • A nurturing student experience – for your studies and beyond
  • Qualifications valued by employers

Employability

The University of London understands the importance of enhancing employability. To ensure our students and graduates are standout contenders in today’s competitive job market, we offer global work-based learning opportunities within prestigious organisations and expert careers support to our students around the world. 

  • Business Placements
  • Expert Careers Advice
  • Bombay Stock Exchange Bootcamp

Find out more about our Global Employability

Programmes available to study

Accounting, Banking and Finance programmes

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Degrees

Graduate Diplomas

Career opportunities

These programmes provide an understanding of accounting, banking and finance issues that will be useful throughout your career.

Potential career areas include:

  • Accounting
  • Investment / Commercial banking
  • Consulting
  • Investment analysis
  • Trading
  • Sales
  • Risk management
  • Financial management

Academic coordinators

Dr Libon Fung is Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Birkbeck and Guest Teacher in the Department of Accounting at LSE. He has published on topics including capital asset pricing theory.

Dr Vicente Cuñat is Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at LSE. A former winner of the Young Economist Award, his research interests include corporate finance, applied theory and econometrics, and labour economics.

Business and Management programmes

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Degrees

Graduate Diplomas

Career opportunities

These qualifications will prepare you for the demanding and competitive world of business and management.

Potential career areas include:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • General management
  • Information and innovation management
  • Marketing
  • Management consulting
  • Further academic study

Academic coordinators

Dr Jörn Rothe was appointed Lecturer in Management in 1997 and is now Director of Studies at the Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group. He specialises in the economics of strategy and competition, managerial economics, and game theory.

Dr Steve Smithson is Senior Lecturer in Information Systems for the Department of Management at LSE. He specialises in e-commerce and the use of information systems within organisations, and has published regularly on information systems since the 1980s.

Economics programmes

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Degrees

Graduate Diplomas

Career opportunities

These degree programmes have the same core courses which provide a thorough foundation in economics, mathematics and statistics.


Potential career areas include:

  • Industry
  • Finance
  • Government
  • International organisations
  • Management consultancy
  • Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Risk or fund management

Academic coordinators

Dr Eiko Thielemann is Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute. His research focuses on EU and comparative European policy-making, with particular focus on issues such as asylum and immigration, multi-level governance and regional and state aid policy.

Dr Jörn Rothe was appointed Lecturer in Management in 1997 and is now Director of Studies at the Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group. He specialises in the economics of strategy and competition, managerial economics, and game theory.

Dr Marcia Schafgans is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE, specialising in microeconometrics and Semiparametric and Nonparametric Estimation techniques. She received her PhD in Economics from Yale University. She is an Econometrics Programme Associate for STICERD (the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines).

Professor Martin Anthony is Professor of Mathematics at LSE. He received an LSE Education Excellence Award in 2016 and was also listed as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. His research interests include Boolean and pseudo-Boolean functions, and how mathematics evidences machine learning.

Dr Vicente Cuñat is Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at LSE. A former winner of the Young Economist Award, his research interests include corporate finance, applied theory and econometrics, and labour economics.

Social Science programmes

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Degrees

Graduate Diplomas

Certificate in Higher Education

Career opportunities

These social science programmes prepare you for a wide range of careers where issues of communication are central.

Potential career areas include:

  • Business
  • Civil service
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • International organisations
  • Media

Academic coordinators

Dr Uli Sedelmeier is an Associate Professor (Reader) in International Relations in the Department of International Relations at LSE, specialising in International institutions, the European Union  and conditionality. He obtained his MA and PhD from the University of Sussex.

Dr Eiko Thielemann is Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute. His research focuses on EU and comparative European policy-making, with particular focus on issues such as asylum and immigration, multi-level governance and regional and state aid policy.