If you are coming to the IR Department as a BSc IR or General Course student, you will be sent detailed information in late August regarding the date from which you can access your LSE network log-in and email account. Please note that for new undergraduate students this information will be sent to you along with your statement of confirmation once all conditions attached to your offer have been met.
LSE network log-in for new students is likely to be activated during September, prior to registration. Once you have been granted access, you will be able to make your course selection via LSE For You (see also FAQs for New Students - first year undergraduates Qn 6), and to register on Moodle, the School's virtual learning environment, where you will find reading lists.
If you are coming to the IR Department as a post-graduate student, you should check the Graduate Admissions website during the summer for a link to information regarding your network log-in and email access which will be via the school's LSE For You.
Once you have an LSE network account, you will be able to register on Moodle, the School's virtual learning environment, and gain access to the readings and other information, even if you decide not to take the subject as an examination option.