Summative Coursework Extension Request

LSE sets strict deadlines for formally assessed summative coursework, including the dissertation. We recognise, however, that students may, in the course of the year, face unforeseen difficulties. We hope that no such difficulties will arise during your studies at LSE.

Please refer to information on summative coursework in the MSc Handbook, and in particular, pages 16 and 17. 

This form is to be used for Media & Communications (MC) courses only. For other courses, please contact the course teacher.

  1. Fill in the form below to request an extension to the deadline for coursework or dissertation. Please ensure you complete your request as early as possible before the deadline.

  2. Extensions are only granted in exceptional circumstances and where there is a good reason, backed by supporting evidence.

  3. If you are requesting an extension for more than one piece of coursework, you must submit a separate online form for each course.

  4. Your request will be forwarded to the Chair of the Exam Board - you can expect to receive a response within 5 working days, i.e. you will not receive a response when the School is closed.

  5. If you are granted an extension this is usually conditional upon you submitting documentary evidence to support your claim. The Chair will advise (a) the extended submission deadline (b) the documentation required and (c) the date by which the documentation must be received.  If the supporting documentation is not in English, it is your responsibility to supply an offical translation, notarised by e.g. a lawyer, or the LSE Language Centre.

  6. Please note if you submit your coursework after the original deadline, this will
    result in later delivery of written feedback.  In particular it may mean
    that you receive written feedback after the end of term and therefore you may
    not have the opportunity to consult your Supervisor for advice. 


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