A typical undergraduate timetable will involve 9-15 hours of contact time a week, made up of lectures and classes. Lectures are attended by all students taking a course so the audience size can be large, particularly in the first year. Classes are typically made up of no more than 15 students.
Students can increase contact time with academic staff through appointments with their academic mentors, meetings with class teachers, lecturers and departmental tutors. All academic staff will also offer office hours, so you can take advantage of their academic expertise, even if they’re not teaching one of your courses.
Please visit our programme pages for specific information about teaching and assessment methods for individual degrees. A complete list of compulsory and optional modules can be accessed via the School Calendar, which can be found in the ‘Programme structure and courses’ section on each of the programme pages.
Students can also choose an outside option course from another academic department.
All first year undergraduates take LSE100, LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course, as a half unit across the Michaelmas and Lent terms of their first year. LSE100 aims to broaden the intellectual experience at the School, provide students with the opportunity to explore insights and ideas from across the social sciences and develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. Visit our LSE100 webpages to find out more.
Additional information about teaching, assessment and examinations.