I don't progress

what you can do

If you are not able to progress to the next academic year the SSC Advice Team will get in touch with you, via your LSE email address.

There are progression hurdles associated with most programmes. This means that you normally need to pass a certain number of assessments by the end of the academic year in order to be able to progress into the next academic year. 

If you do not meet these there may be other options available. Expand the sections below to find out more. 


Undergraduate students

BA / BSc Students

First year undergraduate students (excluding the LLB) need to pass three out of four units to progress to their second year. Second years need to have passed seven out of eight units to progress into the third year. You can find out more at understanding your results.

Providing you have attempts remaining there are usually options available to you even if you do not progress, so the key message is not to worry and wait for the advice email.

Following the release of results if you have not progressed to the next academic year the Advice, Communications and Operations will contact you at your LSE email address. The email will explain what you can do next. The message will outline options such as sitting your exams whilst un-registered and applying for repeat teaching.

LLB Students

LLB students have separate progression criteria and a special resit period at the end of August. Any students who have not met the criteria to progress after re-sitting in August should contact Advice, Communications and Operations.

Taught postgraduate students

Two year full-time programmes

The progression rules for two year MSc programmes vary. You should consult the Calendar for more information and contact the Advice, Communications and Operations if you have any questions. 

Part-time study

If you are following a normally full-time programme on a part-time basis there will be no progression hurdles.

Students following the Part Time Masters in Finance should read the programme regulations for information about the progression rules.

Exeutive Masters

There are complicated and differing progression rules for Executive Masters. You should contact the department responsible for your programme for more information. 

PhD students

PhD students should contact the PhD Academy for further advice.

LSE Careers Service: results and options

If you’re worried about results and their potential impact on your future, LSE Careers can give you guidance on how to move forward positively and effectively. 

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