I have been accepted onto a taught masters course in law at LSE. I will be holding down a full time job during the course which I am doing on a full time basis. I haven't recieved any grants or funding and bank loans aren't available to me so the job is vital to me. Studying on a part-time basis isn't really a satisfactory solution for me however my employer is willing to allow me limited time off to attend occassional lectures and seminars but I fear I will miss the majority of my seminars. I am confident however that I can do well simply through personal study and reading.
My first question is attendance at Seminars compulsory? Secondly if it is compulsory how is it enforced? Are attendance lists taken and if so is it rigorously done by all Seminar leaders?
Are there any ways of getting through the course eventhough you might find it difficult to attend on a regular basis?
Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated
I studied Law for a year when I first started Uni (changed due to disliking the course) and I regularly missed seminars due to personal reasons. Registers were taken in every class and I was eventually caught and given a formal warning. At the end of the first semester I needed to collect my second loan cheque and in order to do this, I had to get a form signed by one of my tutors, who then checked my attendance for every seminar- and then refused to sign the form to release my loan payment on the basis I had missed too much (although this wont apply to you if you arent having a loan etc).
I still managed to complete all the work by myself through reading and answering set questions, and I didnt have any problems passing my exams and completing assignments. Perhaps if you explain your circumstances they might be able to help find a way around this.
If you skip seminars and then **** up your masters somewhere along the line, people will be much less inclined to help you...
At the end of the day, what's more important? Could you not work part time?