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Auditing in the Department of Methodology

Application to audit 2023/24 courses is closed. It will re-open during Winter Term course selection period in January 2024.


Who can audit in the Department of Methodology?

Registered LSE MSc students and staff may audit certain courses in the Department of Methodology. See below for more details.

Registered LSE MRes/Research students can apply to audit Methodology courses via LSE For You by marking them as 'audit' in the final step when composing your 'Student Statement'.

Non-LSE students are not permitted to audit courses unless they register as an Intercollegiate Student, if eligible.  

What is auditing? 

Auditing allows someone to attend seminars of certain courses if space allows but without submitting assessed coursework or sitting a final exam. The course is not taken for credit and details of audited course do not appear on transcripts. We expect auditors to attend all seminars/classes where possible to avoid disruption to classes.

What can I audit?

Students are welcome to access the passive parts of our courses, i.e. recorded lectures on Moodle and any self-directed exercises. All Methodology Moodle pages are open access and lecture recordings will be posted there, therefore students do not need to seek permission to audit lectures only for Methodology courses. 

To attend a seminar group as an auditing student you must apply for a place. Auditing places will only be allocated if space permits. 

How do I apply to audit a course? 

Application for 2023/24 courses is closed. It will re-open during Winter Term course selection period in January 2024.

What happens next? 

Auditing places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Our priority will always be to students who are taking a course for credit and we unfortunately cannot guarantee a place as an auditor. Once we have gathered the data, and if a place is available, we will get in touch with you via email as soon as we can confirm your place. 

We handle AT and WT courses separately and will contact you via email after the AT/WT course selection period ends.