Undergraduate Course Choice

Every degree programme offered by the School has a set of programme regulations, which outline the courses available to students.  Course guides provide descriptions of every individual course taught at the School, 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 regarding the selection of courses. Course selection is undertaken using the School's online portal, 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 start access LSE for You as a student and start choosing your courses. The course choice facility will be accessible from 31 August 2016 and you are required to register for your courses 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 9n of Lent Term), you will be able to make your course selection for 2016/7 in LSE for You.  

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. 

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
Course and class group changes
Programme regulations
Course guides
Course selection tutorials
Student timetables