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Oscar Pistorius eyes London business degree

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is eyeing a London business degree, as he battles a murder conviction after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

In court documents filed for his bail hearing Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius argued that he needed web access to complete his course.

"I have enrolled at the London School of Economics for a B.Sc business with law degree. I study by way of correspondence and need daily access to the internet for this purpose," the affidavit said.

However, the LSE press office told CNBC that the university doesn't run correspondence courses, but provides course guidance for distance education programs run by the University of London.

The University of London confirmed to CNBC that Pistorius was a registered student for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Management with Law, though its distance learning program.

It's unclear whether Pistorius misled the court by suggesting he was enrolled at the LSE, which was ranked the 23rd best post-secondary school in The Times' World University Rankings for 2015-2016.

The highest ranking college attached to the University of London — the Queen Mary University of London — came in 93rd place.