Canadian gpa vs uk grading system


sophie22
i just had a quick question regarding the british grading system, and wanted to know if any one here can tell me how i can convert my cgpa from a canadian university into the british grading system. for instance can some one tell me how does a cgpa of 3.7 and 2,43 from a canadian university compare with the UK class rankings (like 2:2, 2:1) etc.
and finally do you need to have completed and LLB in order to obtain entrance into an LLM program , what are the general admissions requirment for an average LLM program.
please do educate me on this matter

cheers
sophie
i just had a quick question regarding the british grading system, and wanted to know if any one here can tell me how i can convert my cgpa from a canadian university into the british grading system. for instance can some one tell me how does a cgpa of 3.7 and 2,43 from a canadian university compare with the UK class rankings (like 2:2, 2:1) etc.
and finally do you need to have completed and LLB in order to obtain entrance into an LLM program , what are the general admissions requirment for an average LLM program.
please do educate me on this matter

cheers
sophie
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Russ
I remember reading some discussions about this. Here's one: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/23124
You can try the board search for more.
I remember reading some discussions about this. Here's one: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/23124
You can try the board search for more.
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S_Dimelow
It is not always the case that you have to do an LL.B but I think generally, they wish you to have a large proportion of legal content in your first degree. With a bit of searching, depending on what you studied, you should be able to find somewhere which will accept non LL.B grads.

As a general idea, entry requirements go a bit like this:

Oxbridge: 1st class law degree and placed within very top echelons of your class.

UOL: LSE are pretty popular so I'd say 1st but I think they accept 67%+. The others are a bit easier to get in, decent statement and a half decent 2:1 degree should be fine.

Strong 3rd tier (Durham, Nottm, Edinburgh, Bristol and the like): 2:1

The rest: 2:2 and a decent statement might suffice for some of the stronger ex polys and lesser red bricks, 2:2 will do for all other institutions.
It is not always the case that you have to do an LL.B but I think generally, they wish you to have a large proportion of legal content in your first degree. With a bit of searching, depending on what you studied, you should be able to find somewhere which will accept non LL.B grads.

As a general idea, entry requirements go a bit like this:

Oxbridge: 1st class law degree and placed within very top echelons of your class.

UOL: LSE are pretty popular so I'd say 1st but I think they accept 67%+. The others are a bit easier to get in, decent statement and a half decent 2:1 degree should be fine.

Strong 3rd tier (Durham, Nottm, Edinburgh, Bristol and the like): 2:1

The rest: 2:2 and a decent statement might suffice for some of the stronger ex polys and lesser red bricks, 2:2 will do for all other institutions.
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