Main Summer Exams 2016
Please note that the following information relates to the 2015/6 academic year and the 2016 examination period. Details of the 2016/7 academic year and 2017 examination period will be updated in due course.
The 2016 summer exam period will take place between 3rd May and 10th June.
The full course by course timetable for the Summer exam period can be downloaded here.
During the main summer exam period exams are scheduled Monday to Friday with starting times of either 10am or 2.30pm. No exams will be scheduled to take place over the weekends or on bank holidays.
Resit and deferred exams take place on the same date and at the same time as the main sittings listed in the course by course timetable. There are no separate resits during the summer period. For example, if you need to resit AC100 your exam will be on 18th May at 2.30pm at the same time it is due to be taken by all sitters.
The exam timetable will have been approved across the School, including by all academic departments.
Please remember that regardless of the exam schedule, all students are required to be available throughout the Summer Term in case, for example, an exam needs to be rescheduled at late notice or your script is deemed illegible by the examiner. Term ends on Friday 10 June, not after your last exam. Details about working after your exams can be seen at the bottom of this page.
Personal exam timetables will be published, in LSE for You, by midnight 15 April 2016.
Law Resits 2016
The Law resits will take place at the beginning of September. Exams will be scheduled Monday to Friday. No exams will be scheduled to take place over the weekends or on bank holidays.
Personal Timetables for Law Resit period will be emailed to students taking resits by the end of August.
If, due to the observance of a religious holiday, you are unable to sit exams on specific dates, you should email the exams team as soon as possible, and before the publication of the general course by course timetable, to discuss alternative arrangements. Please include the following information:
your student ID number
the courses you are taking
the dates on which you are unable to attend exams
details of your exceptional circumstances
Please note that events such as weddings or other personal appointments do not constitute exceptional reasons for exam timetabling purposes.
Ramadan overlaps wtih the LSE Exam period in 2016 on Tuesday 7th-10th June. For advice regarding sitting exams during Ramadan, please see guidance here.
Your personal exam timetable for the main summer exam session, indicating your allocated room and seat for each exam, will be available via LSE for You by midnight on 15 April 2016.
In advance of the start of Summer Term, please check on LSE for You to ensure that you are enrolled for the correct courses. For advice on your course choices, please contact Registry.
If, by the 1st week of Summer Term, your personal exam timetable has not been published, is incomplete, or is inaccurate, please email the exams team with your student ID number and details of the problem.
If you are due to take exams in the Law September resit period, your personal timetable will be emailed to you in August. You should check this thoroughly to ensure it includes all courses that you need to take.
In very exceptional circumstances, the dates of individual exams are subject to change. You should check your personal exam timetable carefully when it is published.
Daily exam arrangements, for candidates with individual exam arrangements and late enrolments, are available from the Individual Examination Adjustments & Late Entries web page.
For the Law resit period these arrangements will be included in your personal timetable.
Working at the end of your studies
If you have a student visa, you can work part time during your studies and full time during the vacation. The vacation time starts after the official term end date, not after your final exam. If you are a one year Masters student and have to submit a dissertation, your vacation time starts after the official end of your programme in September.
More details about working at the end of your studies are available from the LSE International Student Immigration Service.