You will enroll for 32 credits (usually four full year classes, but may go up to a maximum of six).
LSE’s courses available to study abroad students are listed by department on the LSE Course Directory. Select the course name to review the course description, pre-requisites, assessment information, and reading lists.
The LSE academic year is divided into two 12-week terms followed by a 6-week summer term. Most courses are full year courses and run through the fall term (Michaelmas Term - MT) and spring term (Lent Term - LT). All courses, regardless of whether they are taught over the full year or a single semester, are assessed by exams that are held during the summer term (ST). Courses that only run in one term are known as 'half-units' ('H'). Enrollment in two half units is equivalent to enrollment in one full year course. LSE advises against taking more than two half-unit courses.
LSE will pre-register students in courses based on their academic preferences form; however, final selection of courses is confirmed only after students arrive at LSE and consult their personal tutors. A few courses are not available to General Course students and some will require the permission of the course tutor.
If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the academic preferences form on your Arcadia Passport.
The London School of Economics (LSE) strongly recommends against taking a full load of 300-level courses. LSE will likely not schedule you for more than one 300-level course per year. If you choose to take a 300-level course, you should select one course in your academic specialty, and then round out your schedule with courses at the 100- or 200-level.
For details on specific prerequisites for quantitative courses, visit the LSE website.
For each class, the LSE will provide Arcadia with a class grade of essay/project/assessed work AND a final examination grade. Final grades are an average of classwork completed through the year and the exam.
The following scale is vetted and provided by the General Course (LSE's year-long study abroad programme). This scale provides Average Exam and Class grades using the topmost number in each percentage range.
|Grade Range||U.S. Equivalent|
|97 - 100%||A+|
|90 - 92%||A-|