Course choice

If you following a taught programme you are required to take the a certain number of courses each year as prescribed by your programme regulations - this is normally the equivalent of four full units per year. 

Normally courses will comprise of a lecture and class or seminar group, but this varies depending on the course with some courses offering practical sessions, group work, workshops, field work etc.

Programme Regulations

You can find out what courses are compulsory and what optopns are available by browsing the programme regulations for your programme.  Programme Regulations are published in the Calendar. The regulations are normally published in September for the following academic year.

How to choose courses

You can choose your courses using LSE for You. All course choices are subject to approval from the relevant department, availability and timetabling constraints.

For more specific guidance about how to make your course choices, please select from the following options




Start of Year Course Choice Drop-Ins

At the begining 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 run between Monday to Friday, 3.00pm and 4.00pm in the Student Services Centre. The drop-ins will run until 10 October 2016, when course choice closes.


Personal timetables will be available in LSE for You at specific times at the beginning of each term. For details please see the Timetables web pages.