Examination timetable

Main Summer Exam Period 2015

The 2015 summer examination period will take place between 11th May and 26th June 2015. LSE 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 bank-holidays.


Timetable Publication Update 

The 2015 course-by-course exam timetable was due to be published by 31st March.  We are sorry to advise you that it looks unlikely that we will be able to publish it by the advertised date.

Unfortunately, the software we rely on to create the timetable contained a significant error following a version update. This error did not become apparent until the later stages of preparing the timetable. This has affected several other universities which use the same system in much the same way. 

We have been working with the supplier to fix the problem but it has not been possible to take our timetabling work forward in the meantime.  The exams timetable is an especially complex piece of scheduling:  we need to avoid clashes, to fulfil as many specific department requests as possible and to limit the number of exams you take each day and each week, and all this means that we cannot finalise the timetable manually.

At present, we can’t give you a firm revised deadline because we’re dependent on the software supplier.  We will of course release the timetable at the earliest possible opportunity.  We recognise, and share, your frustration, and are working flat out to rectify the problem.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and uncertainty this may cause you.


Last year's exam timetable is available below for reference only. The timetable is re-written every year so the dates and times of exams will change substantially

LSE May,June Main Examination Timetable 2014|

Regardless of the examination schedule, all students are required to be available throughout the Summer Term| in case, for example, an examination needs to be rescheduled at late notice or your script is deemed illegible by the examiner.  Term ends on Friday 3rd July, not after your last exam. Details about working after your exams can be seen at the bottom of this page.

Personalised exam timetables will be published, in LSE for You, by the end of the second week of Summer Term 2015.

Please note that, when published, the examination timetable will have been approved across the school, including by all academic departments, and we will therefore be unable to consider any requests to reschedule individual exams.

Law Resits 2015

The Law Re-sits will take place between 2nd and 8th September 2015. As with the main summer season exams will be 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 bank-holidays.

Personal Timetables for Law Resit period will be emailed to students taking re-sits by the end of August. 

Religious holidays

If, due to the observance of a religious holiday, you are unable to sit examinations 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 name
  • your student ID number
  • the courses you are taking
  • the dates on which you are unable to attend examinations
  • details of your exceptional circumstances

Please note that events such as weddings or other personal appointments do not constitute exceptional reasons for examination timetabling purposes.

Personalised timetable

Your personalised examination timetable for the main summer exam session, indicating your allocated room and seat for each examination, will be available via LSE for You by the end of the second week of of Summer Term.

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 amending your course choices, please contact Registry|.

If, by the start of week three your personalised examination 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 re-sit period, your personal timetable will be emailed to you in August. You should check this thoroughly to ensure it includes all courses that you may need to take. 

Please note that, 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 arrangements

Daily examination arrangements, for candidates with individual examination adjustments and late enrolments, are available from the Individual Examination Adjustments & Late Entries| web page.

For the Law re-sit 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 International Student Immigration Service|.

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