Methods of study
University of London Programmes are designed with flexibility in mind. Each course is designed in order for students to study independently or as part of a small group thus enabling students to gain a prestigious award at a pace that suits them and to manage their studies to fit in with their own schedule and responsibilities.
To succeed as an independent student, you will need to:
- be strongly motivated, well-organised, focused and determined
- take full and active responsibility for organising your work and pacing yourself
- be prepared to dedicate at least 35 hours per week for approximately 34 weeks of the year if you intend to complete the maximum of four courses in any one year.
- have the support from your family, friends and colleagues.
Although the University does not provide personal one-to-one tuition, University of London Programmes students are welcome to apply to attend the LSE Summer School to support your studies.
Studying at an institution
For many undergraduate courses, students may choose to enrol for additional educational support at a global teaching institution, where one is available and at an additional cost.
By enrolling at a local institution, students may benefit from the interaction with fellow students and the more formalised academic support that this provides. Many students study independently for part of the time, but then choose to attend classes at a local institution for some subjects.
Support for your studies through LSE Summer School
LSE runs three sessions of Summer Schools each year, from late June to mid-August. You are welcome to join the schools, which offer a range of intellectually stimulating and academically challenging courses designed to allow students, academics and professional people to undertake a period of intensive study in areas of interest to them.
Students who take two consecutive three-week LSE Summer School courses, and who pass the formal assessment on each course, could receive APL for one 30 credit unnamed 100 course, should their degree structure allow for this. Where APL is granted for an unnamed 100 course, the APL will be counted at point 12 of a particular degree or as indicated on the individual degree structures.
Any student wishing to undertake this must have their application for the Summer School courses approved by the LSE Office for the University of London Programmes (UoLP).
This is to ensure there is no significant overlap with the courses you have already taken, or which you intend to take in the future.