If you decide to study full-time, you will be registered at LSE for a period of 12 months. During this time you will be enrolled on a mix of compulsory, semi-compulsory, and optional courses to the value of four units.
The regulations of your chosen programme, which define the courses that you will engage with, can be found on the LSE Programme Regulations page here.
We welcome students from all backgrounds which also means that the part time study option is available to professionals. A small number of students choose to take our MSc’s part-time, which takes two years.
This works best when the student is self-employed, or has a very high degree of flexibility or autonomy in their working hours from their employer. This is because teaching can take place on weekdays, typically between 09:00 – 18:00.
However, we cannot confirm timetables for each year until late August and your hours may vary each week. Most our lectures are recorded and posted online but we expect students, at a minimum, to attend seminars.
Part time students are expected to engage with timetabled teaching from between 30 to 40 hours a term, with extra hours need for independent study and group work. This usually means being on campus twice a week, per term.
You are required to complete four units over your two years of study. This may look something like:
Term 1: Core course (1 unit).
Term 2: Two optional courses of your choice up to the value of 1 unit combined (at least one must be from PBS).
*timetabling dependant on which courses you choose.
Term 1: Methodology Course (1 unit).
Term 2: Dissertation (PB410) (1 unit).