Help with Graduate Course Choice

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I register my course choices?
  2. What are the deadlines for choosing or amending my courses?
  3. How many courses should I choose?
  4. How do I take a capped course?
  5. Do I need to register for compulsory courses such as a dissertation?
  6. What does 'auditing' mean?
  7. Do I need to register for courses I am auditing?
  8. I'm a part time student - what should I register for this year?
  9. How do I amend my course choices?
  10. What are the deadlines for amending my course choices?
  11. Why can't I change my courses?
  12. I searched for a course at the bottom of the page using the 'Fetch' button but nothing has been fetched
  13. Why can't I drop or select a particular course?
  14. My question is not answered here, how can I contact you?

How do I register my course choices?

All taught graduate students select their courses online via LSEforYou. Step-by-step instructions on how to do this are available on the 'Selection of Courses' screen.

You will be expected to select courses that are within the regulations for you degree programme. Information about the regulations for your degree programme and the courses available to you are on the web:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/Default.htm

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What are the deadlines for choosing or amending my courses?

Full information on selecting and amending your course choice is available here: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/intranet/students/studentServicesCentre/Registration/Course/Graduate/pgcoursechoice.aspx

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How many courses should I choose?

As a general rule, Masters students need to take courses to the value of 4 units in order to obtain their degree, although some degree programmes do have slightly different requirements.

If you are unsure of how many courses you need to take for your degree programme, you should ask your department for advice.

You may also wish to consult the regulations for your degree progamme and the 'course guides' available online (follow the below link)

http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/Default.htm

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How do I take a capped course?

Full details on how to apply to take a capped (or controlled access course) are available here under the Controlled Access and Capped Courses section:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/students/registrationTimetablesAssessment/Registration/Course/Graduate/pgcoursechoice.aspx

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Do I need to register for compulsory courses such as a dissertation?

Yes, your dissertation and other compulsory courses MUST be registered for as they count towards the required four units of your degree.

If you fail to register for your dissertation, then it won't be assessed by the School.

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What does 'auditing' mean?

If you choose to audit a course, this means that you sit in on the lectures, but do not undertake any assessment for that course.

If you are a Research/MRes student and wish to audit a course you can mark it as audit in the final step when composing your 'Student Statement'.

Courses that you have audited will not appear on your results transcript, and will not count towards your degree.

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Do I need to register for courses I am auditing?

For Masters Students: No, you should not register for courses that you are auditing. Please only register for courses which you will be assessed in, and which will count towards your degree.

For MRes/Research Students: Yes you should do so in the last step of registering a course when composing your Student Statement.

Masters degrees normally consist of a total of 4 units, so please ensure that any courses which you are auditing (i.e. not taking assessments in) are not registered for online.

To check your programme regulations, please follow this web link: http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/Default.htm

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I'm a part time student - what should I register for this year?

If you are a first year part time student:

You should only select the courses which you will be studying for in this academic year. You will be able to register for your second year courses in the next academic year.

If you are a second year part time student:

Your course choices from year one should now be showing on LSEforYou, and you should now select your second year courses only.

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How do I amend my course choices?

You can make any amendments to your course choice online, via LSEforYou.

Select the course that you wish to change, and replace it with your new selection.

Any changes you make to your selection will default your approval to 'unapproved' until your department has reviewed and agreed your new course choices.

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What are the deadlines for amending my course choices?

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Why can't I change my courses?

The deadlines for choosing or amending courses are listed here:

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/intranet/students/studentServicesCentre/Registration/Course/Graduate/pgcoursechoice.aspx

You will usually only be allowed to change courses after these dates in exceptional circumstances, and in these instances your department will notify Registry directly of any changes.

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I searched for a course at the bottom of the page using the 'Fetch' button but nothing has been fetched

You will not be able to see an update to the page in the following three situations:
  1. The course you searched is listed in the page; therefore check the list of courses under ?Add courses?
  2. You are currently registered for that course; in that case, verify the list of courses under ?Drop courses?
  3. You already have a course request for that course, so please confirm in the ?Capped Course Requests? on the top of the page.

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Why can't I drop or select a particular course?

When Course Choice re-opens for Lent Term additional restrictions are in place:

Students are unable to select or drop courses that started in Michaelmas Term. If you have a special reason to do so you can contact the Registry.

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