How will pre-sessional courses run?
All pre-sessional/introductory graduate courses will be delivered online and you will be able to access these remotely. The exceptions to this are the pre-sessional courses for the MSc Finance (full-time) and the MSc Finance and Private Equity. Both of these courses will be delivered on campus but will also be available to access online. Your programme team will contact you with more information about how the pre-sessional/introductory graduate sessions will run.
How will I attend classes and seminars?
We will run classes, seminars and tutorial groups, as well as Harvard style teaching sessions, face-to-face on campus in a socially distanced environment, wherever possible. These classes will also be accessible by students unable to access campus in the early weeks of the term.
Where departments are running synchronous classes/seminars, they will run at least twice so that students in different time zones can engage with them at the start of term.
As term progresses, we expect all students to take part in face-to-face classes, seminars and tutorial groups on the LSE campus.
How will I access lectures?
All lectures will be delivered online for the Michaelmas Term. All lectures will be recorded and made available to students to access wherever they are.
Why are you recording lectures and classes?
We are recording lectures and classes, some of which will be recorded ‘live’ at the point of delivery, so that all students can access them online at the most appropriate time for them. Online lectures form a key part of our flexible teaching approach next term and their availability is a useful learning resource for all students.
Will I be able to work with fellow students and faculty?
All students will have the opportunity to work together between classes in Peer Study Groups on tasks or activities (academic and social).
What will my timetabled contact hours look like?
Timetabled hours of study for students should stay broadly the same as they would in a ‘non-socially distanced’ LSE environment.
How will LSE ensure high quality teaching and learning?
Experts in our Eden Centre for Education Enhancement have guided the development of our flexible approach to teaching and learning to ensure that you benefit from LSE’s high standards in education in a safe environment. Our flexible teaching approach will be subject to our stringent quality assurance processes, ensuring that there is no compromise on the rigour or standard of LSE degrees. We will continue to apply our validation, monitoring and review mechanisms to assure the quality of our courses and programmes.
What are the teaching and learning arrangements for the Lent and Summer terms 2021?
Our flexible approach to teaching and learning will be in place for the duration of Michaelmas Term. We will deliver seminars, classes and interactive teaching sessions face-to-face on a socially distanced campus, and online for students whose arrival is delayed, with all lectures delivered online. We will monitor and review these arrangements regularly throughout the term and follow government guidance to keep our LSE community safe. We will keep you updated as our plans for the Lent and Summer terms develop.
I will not be able to study in the evenings or weekends due to caring or work commitments. What can I do?
We aim to timetable classes/seminars during regular hours on weekdays as far as possible. We will only schedule classes/seminars in the evenings and weekends when there is no other option.
Where possible, we aim to ensure that the classes/seminars scheduled in the evenings and at weekends have alternative classes/seminars timetabled during weekday hours. This means that, for the courses in which we can achieve this (and keeping in mind that we will not be able to achieve this for all courses), for graduate seminars, you should be able to select an appropriately timed group via ‘LSE for You’ or via your department.