International Tax Law LLM (urgent please)


Hi everyone!
I had offers from QMUL and Maastricht LLM programs in International taxation and I have applied and I am waiting for a response from KCL and LSE (I'm on the reserve list). I would please like to have your opinion / info / feedback about the tax programs of those LLMs as I am not sure which uni I should attend.
Many thanks

Hi everyone!
I had offers from QMUL and Maastricht LLM programs in International taxation and I have applied and I am waiting for a response from KCL and LSE (I'm on the reserve list). I would please like to have your opinion / info / feedback about the tax programs of those LLMs as I am not sure which uni I should attend.
Many thanks
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Anjali4930

Hi! I have firmed my offer for inter tax law at kings so would definitely convince you to choose kings. To my knowledge, both kings and qmul are world-renowned and equal for tax law, but I do prefer kings location so I chose kings over qmul (I got offers from both of them).

Anyway, if you get an offer from lse please go for lse (which I got rejected) since they are well-known for most of their LLM pathways. So is inter tax law I believe.

if you want to discuss more, feel free to PM me.

Hi! I have firmed my offer for inter tax law at kings so would definitely convince you to choose kings. To my knowledge, both kings and qmul are world-renowned and equal for tax law, but I do prefer kings location so I chose kings over qmul (I got offers from both of them).<br><br>Anyway, if you get an offer from lse please go for lse (which I got rejected) since they are well-known for most of their LLM pathways. So is inter tax law I believe.<br><br>if you want to discuss more, feel free to PM me.
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csaa26

I don't know the reputation of the LLM in tax law, but both QMUL and Kings locations are near of each other, 10 minutes walking distance (Kings next to The Strand, and QMUL in the Lincoln's Field Inn - not Mile End in East London).

Hi! I have firmed my offer for inter tax law at kings so would definitely convince you to choose kings. To my knowledge, both kings and qmul are world-renowned and equal for tax law, but I do prefer kings location so I chose kings over qmul (I got offers from both of them).

Anyway, if you get an offer from lse please go for lse (which I got rejected) since they are well-known for most of their LLM pathways. So is inter tax law I believe.

if you want to discuss more, feel free to PM me.

I don't know the reputation of the LLM in tax law, but both QMUL and Kings locations are near of each other, 10 minutes walking distance (Kings next to The Strand, and QMUL in the Lincoln's Field Inn - not Mile End in East London).<div><br>[quote]Hi! I have firmed my offer for inter tax law at kings so would definitely convince you to choose kings. To my knowledge, both kings and qmul are world-renowned and equal for tax law, but I do prefer kings location so I chose kings over qmul (I got offers from both of them).<br><br>Anyway, if you get an offer from lse please go for lse (which I got rejected) since they are well-known for most of their LLM pathways. So is inter tax law I believe.<br><br>if you want to discuss more, feel free to PM me. [/quote]<br></div>
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csaa26

I know a tax lawyer who studied the LLM in law and accounting at LSE and he loved the learning and the ambience. He succeeded to become a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK after returning to Brazil and is planning to take a PhD there.
It is a personal question imo. Depends on your study goals and the courses structures. For example, I chose QMUL over UCL because QMUL has two specific modules related to my working area (compliance) and QMUL's credit scheme (30-credit per module x 45-credit per module) would give me the opportunity to study some additional modules that I am interested that I wouldn't have the opportunity to study at UCL (or LSE or Kings) like arts and money, banking and fintech law, and sustainability and corporations.

Hi everyone!
I had offers from QMUL and Maastricht LLM programs in International taxation and I have applied and I am waiting for a response from KCL and LSE (I'm on the reserve list). I would please like to have your opinion / info / feedback about the tax programs of those LLMs as I am not sure which uni I should attend.
Many thanks

I know a tax lawyer who studied the LLM in law and accounting at LSE and he loved the learning and the ambience. He succeeded to become a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK after returning to Brazil and is planning to take a PhD there.<div><br>It is a personal question imo. Depends on your study goals and the courses structures. For example, I chose QMUL over UCL because QMUL has two specific modules related to my working area (compliance) and QMUL's credit scheme (30-credit per module x 45-credit per module) would give me the opportunity to study some additional modules that I am interested that I wouldn't have the opportunity to study at UCL (or LSE or Kings) like arts and money, banking and fintech law, and sustainability and corporations.<br><br><div><div>[quote]Hi everyone!
I had offers from QMUL and Maastricht LLM programs in International taxation and I have applied and I am waiting for a response from KCL and LSE (I'm on the reserve list). I would please like to have your opinion / info / feedback about the tax programs of those LLMs as I am not sure which uni I should attend.
Many thanks [/quote]</div></div></div>
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Thank you very much both for your feedback and the info you shared! 1f60a1f60a
Indeed, QMUL School of Law's postgraduate centre is near Kings and LSE, thus not far from many law firms!
When I checked Kings and QMUL modules, I found out that QMUL offers more "specialized" courses than Kings in the International Taxation speciality. For example, QMUL offers courses such as "Tax and Technology" or "Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing Economies". Do you think these courses would be profitable job-seeking wise? 
Plus, I reviewed LSE's modules in the Taxation Law specialism. It gave me the impression that it has a lesser international focus than QMUL and Kings, with courses such as Tax Avoidance, Taxation of Wealth and Business taxation... which seemed to be more UK-centered. So, even though LSE has a better overall reputation in law, I wondered if maybe, regarding international taxation specifically, joining Kings or QMUL specialized LLMs in "International taxation" would be more beneficial? 
Once again, thank you very much for your answers!

Thank you very much both for your feedback and the info you shared!&nbsp;:blush::blush:<div><br></div><div>Indeed, QMUL School of Law's postgraduate centre is near Kings and LSE, thus not far from many law firms!</div><div><br></div><div>When I checked Kings and QMUL modules, I found out that QMUL offers more "specialized" courses than Kings in the International Taxation speciality. For example, QMUL offers courses such as "Tax and Technology" or "Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing Economies". Do you think these courses would be profitable job-seeking wise?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Plus, I reviewed LSE's modules in the Taxation Law specialism. It gave me the impression that it has a lesser international focus than QMUL and Kings, with courses such as Tax Avoidance, Taxation of Wealth and Business taxation... which seemed to be more UK-centered. So, even though LSE has a better overall reputation in law, I wondered if maybe, regarding international taxation specifically, joining Kings or QMUL specialized LLMs in "International taxation" would be more beneficial?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Once again, thank you very much for your answers!</div>
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csaa26

Assuming you will return to your country, both Kings and QMUL are better fits than LSE.

With similar focus, structure and courses, I would advise you to check the professors (especially if you already have a dissertation theme), the research institutes, societies, and extra-curricular activities you might be interested. Also, check on LinkedIn where the professionals graduated in these LLMs are currently working after returning to your country.

Again, just using my experience to choose between QMUL and UCL and not apply for LSE and Kings.

I found out that QMUL has a specific mentorship in my working area (it is the qLegal focused on compliance), and there are two professors who have worked with my dissertation theme. On the other hand, UCL has a specific research institute with a project focused on anticorruption and there is a professor who is a reference in banking law. Further, after researching in the LinkedIn and top law firms websites, I noticed that students from my country had similar professionals routes upon returing from the LLM, so the employability did not differ.

In the end, I chose QMUL as I said after adding to these factors the variety of courses, my personal and professionals interests and the credit scheme. You might also consider these factors during your choice.

I hope it helps you to make a wise choice based on what looks better to your professional and personal goals instead just follow international rankings that, at least in my country, doesn't matter when the LLM comes from a Russell Group's university.

Thank you very much both for your feedback and the info you shared! 1f60a1f60a
Indeed, QMUL School of Law's postgraduate centre is near Kings and LSE, thus not far from many law firms!
When I checked Kings and QMUL modules, I found out that QMUL offers more "specialized" courses than Kings in the International Taxation speciality. For example, QMUL offers courses such as "Tax and Technology" or "Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing Economies". Do you think these courses would be profitable job-seeking wise? 
Plus, I reviewed LSE's modules in the Taxation Law specialism. It gave me the impression that it has a lesser international focus than QMUL and Kings, with courses such as Tax Avoidance, Taxation of Wealth and Business taxation... which seemed to be more UK-centered. So, even though LSE has a better overall reputation in law, I wondered if maybe, regarding international taxation specifically, joining Kings or QMUL specialized LLMs in "International taxation" would be more beneficial? 
Once again, thank you very much for your answers!

Assuming you will return to your country, both Kings and QMUL are better fits than LSE.<br><br>With similar focus, structure and courses, I would advise you to check the professors (especially if you already have a dissertation theme), the research institutes, societies, and extra-curricular activities you might be interested. Also, check on LinkedIn where the professionals graduated in these LLMs are currently working after returning to your country.<br><br>Again, just using my experience to choose between QMUL and UCL and not apply for LSE and Kings.<br><br>I found out that QMUL has a specific mentorship in my working area (it is the qLegal focused on compliance), and there are two professors who have worked with my dissertation theme. On the other hand, UCL has a specific research institute with a project focused on anticorruption and there is a professor who is a reference in banking law. Further, after researching in the LinkedIn and top law firms websites, I noticed that students from my country had similar professionals routes upon returing from the LLM, so the employability did not differ.<br><br>In the end, I chose QMUL as I said after adding to these factors the variety of courses, my personal and professionals interests and the credit scheme. You might also consider these factors during your choice.<br><br>I hope it helps you to make a wise choice based on what looks better to your professional and personal goals instead just follow international rankings that, at least in my country, doesn't matter when the LLM comes from a Russell Group's university.<br><br>[quote]Thank you very much both for your feedback and the info you shared!&nbsp;:blush::blush:<div><br></div><div>Indeed, QMUL School of Law's postgraduate centre is near Kings and LSE, thus not far from many law firms!</div><div><br></div><div>When I checked Kings and QMUL modules, I found out that QMUL offers more "specialized" courses than Kings in the International Taxation speciality. For example, QMUL offers courses such as "Tax and Technology" or "Tax System Design and Policy in Emerging and Developing Economies". Do you think these courses would be profitable job-seeking wise?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Plus, I reviewed LSE's modules in the Taxation Law specialism. It gave me the impression that it has a lesser international focus than QMUL and Kings, with courses such as Tax Avoidance, Taxation of Wealth and Business taxation... which seemed to be more UK-centered. So, even though LSE has a better overall reputation in law, I wondered if maybe, regarding international taxation specifically, joining Kings or QMUL specialized LLMs in "International taxation" would be more beneficial?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Once again, thank you very much for your answers!</div> [/quote]
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Anjali4930

I don't know the reputation of the LLM in tax law, but both QMUL and Kings locations are near of each other, 10 minutes walking distance (Kings next to The Strand, and QMUL in the Lincoln's Field Inn - not Mile End in East London).
Hi! I have firmed my offer for inter tax law at kings so would definitely convince you to choose kings. To my knowledge, both kings and qmul are world-renowned and equal for tax law, but I do prefer kings location so I chose kings over qmul (I got offers from both of them).

Anyway, if you get an offer from lse please go for lse (which I got rejected) since they are well-known for most of their LLM pathways. So is inter tax law I believe.

if you want to discuss more, feel free to PM me.



Oh really? I didn’t remember that actually.
I felt like qmul was a bit far from others when I was in London last time (apparently it was just in my head lol)

Also I agree that you should pay more attention on the modules that you are interested in. In my case, to compare between kings and qmul, both would benefit me in very similar ways. So I chose one with better reputation in my country :) best of luck for you choice anyway!

[quote]I don't know the reputation of the LLM in tax law, but both QMUL and Kings locations are near of each other, 10 minutes walking distance (Kings next to The Strand, and QMUL in the Lincoln's Field Inn - not Mile End in East London).<div><br>[quote]Hi! I have firmed my offer for inter tax law at kings so would definitely convince you to choose kings. To my knowledge, both kings and qmul are world-renowned and equal for tax law, but I do prefer kings location so I chose kings over qmul (I got offers from both of them).<br><br>Anyway, if you get an offer from lse please go for lse (which I got rejected) since they are well-known for most of their LLM pathways. So is inter tax law I believe.<br><br>if you want to discuss more, feel free to PM me. [/quote]<br></div> [/quote]<br><br>Oh really? I didn’t remember that actually.<br>I felt like qmul was a bit far from others when I was in London last time (apparently it was just in my head lol)<br><br>Also I agree that you should pay more attention on the modules that you are interested in. In my case, to compare between kings and qmul, both would benefit me in very similar ways. So I chose one with better reputation in my country :) best of luck for you choice anyway!<br>
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Hello! Thank you very much for your valuable and detailed feedback on how you both picked the university for your LLMs. I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to share your experience and what motivated your choices! It is really helpful 1f603 !
Best wishes ! 

Hello! Thank you very much for your valuable and detailed feedback on how you both picked the university for your LLMs. I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to share your experience and what motivated your choices! It is really helpful :smiley:&nbsp;!<br>Best wishes !&nbsp;
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