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Information about your programme structure and LSE policies and guidance

About the programme

Key dates

Session One (21 June – 9 July 2021)
Registration: Sunday 20 June (TBC).

Session Two (12 July – 30 July 2021)
Registration: Sunday 11 July (TBC). 

Session Three (2 August – 20 August 2021)
Registration: Sunday 1 August (TBC).

Information about registration day

Course outlines

Detailed course outlines will be available if you would like to know more about exactly what you will study during your time at LSE Summer School.

These include weekly topics, case studies, reading lists and more. You can also present these documents to your home institution if they require evidence to enable course approval, credit transfer or the release of funding.

Course timetables

You will get your class schedule and full course timetable on the first day of teaching. Classes typically take place between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Where to go on your first day

Shortly before the start of Summer School we will provide a timetable containing lectures and locations for your first day of teaching. On your first day lectures either take place in the morning from 10am-1pm or afternoon from 2-5pm.

Typically, lecture times will remain the same for the duration of the course. Most courses also involve another shorter class each day; further details will be given on the first day of teaching.

Course changes

Course changes are permitted during the first two days of each session. However changes can only take place where the applicant is suitably qualified and where the course has space. Unfortunately, some courses may have a maximum capacity either due to teaching or room constraints. We will endeavour to permit course transfers wherever possible, subject to the approval of the course lecturer and Academic Director.

All transfers must be made through the Summer School Office.

You will not be able to change course after this period.

Office hours

Open 9.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday

The Office has an 'open door policy' where you are encouraged to raise any administrative or social queries or problems that you may have. Should you have any questions of an academic nature the Office staff will be able to direct you to contact the relevant programme director.

The summer school office location will be confirmed before the start of the programme.

Exams and assessments

Assessment will be based on the results of two examinations or, alternatively, a final examination and assessed work. The final examination will take place on the last day of the course.

Examinations are not compulsory (see below).

A detailed examination timetable will be distributed during the course. Examinations are normally two hours in length and are conducted under regular LSE examination regulations. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with these regulations.

Important: Please take into consideration when making travel arrangements that the last examinations will officially end at 6pm on the final Friday of each session. For this reason we advise students to make travel arrangements for the Saturday after the course has finished.

Special examination arrangements

We are happy to make arrangements for candidates who are entitled to extra examination time. Students will need to notify the Summer School Office, including proof of arrangement at their home institution, in advance of the start of the programme, but certainly no later than the end of the first week of the programme. It is not possible to guarantee special arrangements after this.

Candidates who claim impairment of their examination performance due to illness will need to provide a detailed medical certificate from either their own, or the LSE doctor, to support their case. In cases where this is accepted a note will be added to the transcript stating that the student's performance was impaired due to circumstances beyond their control.

Certificates and credit

Summer School students can either choose to receive a graded certificate, or opt out of sitting their exam and receive an attendance certificate.

Students who wish to receive credit towards their degree will need to contact either their Study Abroad Office or the office in their university that deals with external credit.

For students who choose not to be assessed in the final exam there is an option of an attendance certificate (providing that you have attended at least 75 per cent of classes). The attendance certificate will state your name and your course, but will say “Attended” rather than give a grade. The graded certificate is for all students who submit a final exam and take the other course assessments.

See more information on teaching and assessment

School policy and guidance

Health and safety

LSE is generally a low risk environment. Find out about the measures LSE takes to ensure the health, safety and welfare of everyone who works, studies or visits the premises or may be affected by the activities of the School.

Read about LSE's Health & Safety policies

Helping you achieve your potential

LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect and aims to ensure that all individuals are treated equitably.

To this end, the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students, prospective and current.

Students are encouraged to make early contact with the Service as early as possible. Specialist advisers are available to see students on a one off or ongoing basis and cover the following:

  • physical / sensory impairments and long term or chronic medical conditions

  • dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger Syndrome Disorder and other neurodiverse conditions

  • mental health difficulties

Sarah Slater, Disability and Wellbeing Service Manager:

Sue Haines, Operational and Administrative Manager:

Disability and Wellbeing Service
OLD G.23 (ground floor, Old Building)
Tel: 020 7955 7767

Terms and conditions

Please familiarise yourself with the essential information contained in the Summer School Terms & Conditions, particularly on:

  • Your responsibilities as a student

  • Course changes

  • Examination and Assessment

  • Student Code of Conduct

Read the LSE Summer School Programme Terms and Conditions (PDF)


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