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Auditing in the Department of Methodology

Applications to audit Methodology courses in 2020/21 are now closed and will reopen in September 2021.

Who can audit in the Department of Methodology?

Registered LSE MSc students and staff may audit certain courses in the Department of Methodology. Applications to audit Methodology courses in 2020/21 are now closed.

Registered LSE MRes/Research students can apply to audit Methodology courses via LSE For You by marking it as 'audit' in the final step when composing your 'Student Statement'. MRes/Research applications to audit Methodology courses in 2020/21 via LSE For You are now closed.

Non-LSE students are not permitted to audit courses and should instead register as an Intercollegiate Student, if eligble.  

What is auditing? 

Auditing allows someone to attend online seminars of certain courses 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. An auditor may receive feedback on formative homework that is submitted in computer classes (e.g. MY451, MY452 and MY465). 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

Auditors may attend online seminar groups of courses that allow auditing. 

Please keep in mind that policy for auditing vary between courses and students may not be able to audit online seminars in some courses for pedagogical reasons. Please check the Moodle pages of the course you are considering auditing to learn more about the auditing policy.

How do I apply to audit a course? 

Applications to audit in the Department of Methodology in 2020/21 are now closed Applications to audit Methodology courses in 2021/22 and will reopen in September 2021.

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 from the Qualtrics survey, and if a place is available, we will endeavour to get in touch with you via email as soon as we can confirm your place.