FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions may also prove helpful
1. Who is my academic adviser?
2. What if I want to change my academic adviser?
3. How do I make an appointment to see my academic adviser
or class teacher?
4. What if I want to change a class?
5. Can I take an option taught by another department?
6. Can I take an option taught at another London college?
7. Can I write a dissertation as part of my degree?
8. How do I select my options?
9. Where can I seek help if I am experiencing difficulty?
10. Where can I find past exam papers?
11. How is my degree classified?
1. Who is my
You will be informed of your
academic adviser by email a few days before the start of your first term. As far
as possible the aim is to keep the same academic advisor throughout your studies
here, but that is not always possible when academics go on leave.
2. What if I
want to change my academic adviser?
This should be discussed with
the Departmental Tutor, who will decide whether or not a reallocation is
3. How do
I make an appointment to see my academic adviser or class teacher
with all full-time and part-time academics can be made via the Office Hours
LSE for You.
4. What if I
want to change a class?
The permission of the
Departmental Tutor is required. Class change is not routine and is only allowed
for good reason, e.g. religious reasons, child care commitments, work
commitments. A class change can be requested on LSE For You by selecting the
option ‘change class Group’ which appears within the ‘Selection of Courses’ tab.
5. Can I
take an option taught by another department?
Yes, you can take one outside option in either your second or third year. Please
note however that examiners may decide not to consider the achievements of an
outside option for classification purposes where they consider it inequitable to
do so (please see item 5.6 of the
LLB Classification Scheme for further information). Whilst the choice to
take an outside option is fully supported by the Law department, students will,
ideally, ensure they are likely to achieve the desired classification in a
minimum of four of their seven other law options before electing to take a
6. Can I
take an option taught at another
Yes, you can take one option
taught at another London college, but this option must be part of their LLB
degree and must not be taught at LSE. You should fill in the form ‘Request to
take a course outside LSE’, available from the Student Services Centre. It is
the student’s responsibility to find out what options are available at other UoL
A list of UoL colleges is available on the
7. Can I
write a dissertation as part of my degree?
You can choose to do a full unit or a half unit essay instead of a taught
subject in your second or third year. The full unit and half unit essays cannot
be taken in the same year. One course, Administrative Law, has an assessed essay
8. How do I
select my options?
Course choice is done via
LSE for You. Although first year courses are compulsory students must
select these options – they will not be allocated to classes otherwise. Second
and third year course choice goes online usually during week 8 of the Lent Term.
Students must make their selections by the first or second week of July (the
department will circulate a specific date each year). Course choices can be
amended on LSE for You until 31 October but many courses fill up quickly and
student’s course choice preferences cannot be guaranteed after the department’s
deadline in July. This process differs to the process for the rest of the
9. Where can
I seek help if I am experiencing difficulty?
Within the department
you can speak to various
Your academic adviser: you can make an appointment
LSE for You
You can also seek advice from the Departmental Tutor, Dr
Emmanuel Melissaris who is based in room 5.15 in the New Academic Building.
Shelly Brindley is the LLB
Administrator and you can approach her with any enquiries about the LLB
programme. She is based in room 6.14 on the 6th floor of the
New Academic Building (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outside the Department
there is also a wide variety of places you can go to seek help on campus
10. Where can
I find past exam papers?
Past exam papers can be found
https://library-2.lse.ac.uk/protected-exam/ (accessible only from
11. How is
my degree classified?
Classification guidelines can be found by clicking here.
Shelly Brindley will be happy to clarify if you find this unclear.