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A wealth of information of exams, finance, registration, course guides etc. can be found on the Student Services Undergraduate site.

The following 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 academic adviser?

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 warranted.

 

3. How do I make an appointment to see my academic adviser or class teacher

Appointments with all full-time and part-time academics can be made via the Office Hours application on 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 non-law option.

 

6. Can I take an option taught at another London college?

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 colleges.

A list of UoL colleges is available on the UoL website.

 

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 component.

 

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 School’s programmes.

 

9. Where can I seek help if I am experiencing difficulty?

Within the department you can speak to various people:

  • Your academic adviser:  you can make an appointment via 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 (s.a.brindley@lse.ac.uk)

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 at https://library-2.lse.ac.uk/protected-exam/ (accessible only from within LSE).

 

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.

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