Undergraduate Course Choice


Programme Regulations

Students following a taught programme must take a certain number of courses each year as prescribed by the programme regulations - this is normally the equivalent of four full units per year. 

You can view all compulsory and optional courses for your Programme of Study in the Programme Regulations, which are published in the Calendar

Programme regulations for the new academic year will be available from September of that year. Programme regulations from previous years which are relevant to continuing students are displayed to them in the LSE for You course choice system.

Course Guides

Course Guides provide descriptions each course, including a brief synopsis, the number of teaching hours, the method(s) of assessment and any recommended reading.

Course guides for the new academic year will be available from September of that year.

Course Finder

Course Finder allows you to browse available courses by unit value, keyword, department, and assessment type. You can build a shortlist of courses and compare the Lecture Timetables for that shortlist.

Once you have selected your shortlist, you must then use the LSE for You Course Choice system to officially request a place on those courses. 

Course Finder is available from Welcome Week until the close of the LSE for You Course Choice system.

LFY Course Choice System

You must register for all courses that you are required to take as part of your taught programme using LSE for You. All course choices are subject to approval from your Department Tutor, availability and timetabling constraints.

Tutorials demonstrating how to use the course choice system can be found here

Course Choice Dates - New Students

From 31 August 2017 you will be able to start making course selections for 2017/18 in LSE for You. You must finalise your course choices by 17.00 on 9 October 2017.

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

New students joining the School in September will receive instructions on how to activate their LSE IT account from Undergraduate Admissions. You can normally start this process in early to mid September. Once your LSE IT account is active you can access LSE for You as a student and start choosing your courses. 

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

Course Choice Dates - Continuing Students

From 10am on 6 July 2017 you will be able to start making course selections for 2017/18 in LSE for You. You must finalise your course choices by 17.00 on 9 October 2017.

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 interruption you may not be able to choose your courses until closer to the start of the academic year. 

Start of Year Course Choice Drop-Ins

At the beginning of each Academic Year there will be drop-in sessions in the Student Services Centre to help with course choice troubleshooting. 

This year the drop-ins will start Wednesday 20 September 2017 and will be every week day 3.00pm to 4.00pm in the Student Services Centre. The drop-ins will run until 09 October 2017, when course choice closes.

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'. A full list of capped courses is available here.

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.

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

Making changes after the deadline

During Michaelmas Term

You are expected to finalise your course choices before the deadline on 9 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 27th October 2017.

The Late Course Change Form can be downloaded and printed and requires approval from your Departmental Tutor and the leader of the new course. You should submit the form only when you have collected these 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 27 October 2017 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

You can make changes to half-unit courses that are taught during Lent Term using an Undergraduate Lent Term Course Change Form between 8 January and 19 January 2018. It is not possible to change full unit courses or half-unit courses that were taught in Michaelmas during this period.

After 19 January 2018 you cannot make any changes at all to your courses. Forms received after 19 January will be returned unprocessed.

Further information

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

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