Undergraduate Course Choice

Every degree programme offered by the School has a set of programme regulations, which outline the courses available to students on that programme. Course guides provide descriptions each course, including a brief synopsis, the number of teaching hours, the method(s) of assessment and any recommended reading. Both programme regulations and course guides for the new academic year will be available from September in the School Calendar.

The following sections provide details on how to choose your courses. Course selection is undertaken using LSE for You.

New undergraduate students starting in 2016/17

If you are a new student joining the School in September, you will recievie instructions on how to activate your LSE IT account from Undergraduate Admissions. You can normally start this process in early to mid September. 

Once this has been done you can access LSE for You as a student and start choosing your courses. The course choice facility will be accessible from 31 August 2016. You must finalise your course choices by 17.00 on 10 October 2016.

For instructions on selecting courses, please see Course selection tutorials

If you have not yet completed all of your admissions paperwork (such as your Financial Undertaking Form or Confirmation of Conditions) then the option to select your courses will not be available to you on LSE for You. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office to finalise your admission to the School, and allow one working day for the 'Course Selection' option to appear.

Continuing students 2016/7

From 8 March 2016 (Week 9 of Lent Term), you will be able to start making course selections for 2016/7 in LSE for You.  You must finalise your course choices by 17.00 on 10 October 2016.

Please ensure that you attend any departmental course selection meetings and seek advice from your Academic Adviser or Departmental Tutor before making your selection.

If you have interrupted, or were unable progress in the past then newly set-up courses may not appear in your list of options on LSE for You. If you find this is the case you will need to use the 'request unlisted course' function within LSE for You - there is a tutorial on how to use this function within LSE for You.

If you are returning from interuption you may not be able to choose your courses until closer to the start of the academic year. 

Making changes after course choice has closed

During Michaelmas Term
You are expected to finalise your course choices before the deadline on 10 October. If, however, there are exceptional reasons which mean you need to make changes after this date the Student Services Centre will process Late Course Change Forms submitted before 28th October 2016.

The Late Course Change Form can be downloaded and printed and requires approval from your Departmental Tutor, the leader of the new course and the chair of the Undergraduate Studies Sub-Committee. You should only submit the form once you have collected the signatures of your Departmental Tutor and the leader of the new course, Student Services will seek the approval of the USSC Chair. Once completed the form should be returned to the Student Services Centre for processing. Forms are usually processed within five working days of receipt. 

After 28 October 2016 it is not possible to make changes to full-units and half-units taught in the Michaelmas term. You will be assessed for these courses and the attempt will count.

During Lent Term

We recognise that in some cases you may wish to make changes to modules that are being taught in the Lent Term after the Christmas Holidays. 

You can request changes to Lent Term modules between 9 January and 20 January. Requests should be made using the Undergraduate Lent Term Course Change form which will be published here in early January.  Changes require approval from your Departmental Tutor and the leader of the new course. You should only submit the form when you have collected theses signatures. Once completed the form should be returned to the Student Services Centre for processing. Forms are usually processed within five working days of receipt. 

After 20 January it is not possible to make any changes at all to your course choice. Forms recieved after 20 January will be returned unprocessed. 

Capped Courses

Some departments have capped courses, which means that places on these courses will be limited. On the LSE for You course choice system these courses are labelled as 'capped'.

These courses are offered on a first come first served basis and as soon as the number of students registered reaches the capped number, the status of these courses will change to "full" and no one else will be able to select them.

There is a full list of capped courses.

If you want more infomration about capped courses please contact the department teaching the course.

Further information

Courses outside LSE
Class group changes
Programme regulations
Course guides
Course selection tutorials
Student timetables

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