Admission chances LL.M.


Hi guys :)

Currently considering an application to UK law schools, I was wondering how my chances are. I'd be happy to get to study in London (UCL/KCL) but also want to try my luck with Oxbridge (just in case).

I've finished my Bachelor's degree in Switzerland as 3rd of about 150 in my class, making me top 2%. But my overall marks are only 5.23/6 [whereas >5.5 is generally considered first-class]. So, technically I'm far from a first. Still, Cambridge's constant mention of top 10% makes me wonder if...

Extracurricular: Working as a research assistant, internships at two top law firms and a court, strong military record.

What's your opinion? Oxbridge application a waste of money? Would I even stand a chance at UCL/KCL?

Thank you very much for every bit of feedback.

[Edited by TheWanderer on Mar 02, 2018]

Hi guys :)

Currently considering an application to UK law schools, I was wondering how my chances are. I'd be happy to get to study in London (UCL/KCL) but also want to try my luck with Oxbridge (just in case).

I've finished my Bachelor's degree in Switzerland as 3rd of about 150 in my class, making me top 2%. But my overall marks are only 5.23/6 [whereas >5.5 is generally considered first-class]. So, technically I'm far from a first. Still, Cambridge's constant mention of top 10% makes me wonder if...

Extracurricular: Working as a research assistant, internships at two top law firms and a court, strong military record.

What's your opinion? Oxbridge application a waste of money? Would I even stand a chance at UCL/KCL?

Thank you very much for every bit of feedback.
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VisionMed
I'm not entirely sure what 5.23/6 correlates to (maybe you could tell me whether it is a 1st/2:1 or the percentage if known) but I would say that you shouldn't have a problem with UCL or KCL. As for Oxford and Cambridge, everything you have going for you is really good - your class rank and internships. Depending on what the 5.23 equates to, I would say you might as well apply!
I'm not entirely sure what 5.23/6 correlates to (maybe you could tell me whether it is a 1st/2:1 or the percentage if known) but I would say that you shouldn't have a problem with UCL or KCL. As for Oxford and Cambridge, everything you have going for you is really good - your class rank and internships. Depending on what the 5.23 equates to, I would say you might as well apply!
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SwissGuy
Hi guys :)

Currently considering an application to UK law schools, I was wondering how my chances are. I'd be happy to get to study in London (UCL/KCL) but also want to try my luck with Oxbridge (just in case).

I've finished my Bachelor's degree in Switzerland as 3rd of about 150 in my class, making me top 2%. But my overall marks are only 5.23/6. So, technically I'm far from a first. Still, Cambridge's constant mention of top 10% makes me wonder if...

Extracurricular: Working as a research assistant, internships at two top law firms and a court, strong military record.

What's your opinion? Oxbridge application a waste of money? Would I even stand a chance at UCL/KCL?

Thank you very much for every bit of feedback.


Hei :) From which Uni are you from? (Im gonna graduate from Fribourg soon...)

[Edited by SwissGuy on Mar 02, 2018]

[quote]Hi guys :)

Currently considering an application to UK law schools, I was wondering how my chances are. I'd be happy to get to study in London (UCL/KCL) but also want to try my luck with Oxbridge (just in case).

I've finished my Bachelor's degree in Switzerland as 3rd of about 150 in my class, making me top 2%. But my overall marks are only 5.23/6. So, technically I'm far from a first. Still, Cambridge's constant mention of top 10% makes me wonder if...

Extracurricular: Working as a research assistant, internships at two top law firms and a court, strong military record.

What's your opinion? Oxbridge application a waste of money? Would I even stand a chance at UCL/KCL?

Thank you very much for every bit of feedback.[/quote]

Hei :) From which Uni are you from? (Im gonna graduate from Fribourg soon...)
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I'm not entirely sure what 5.23/6 correlates to (maybe you could tell me whether it is a 1st/2:1 or the percentage if known) but I would say that you shouldn't have a problem with UCL or KCL. As for Oxford and Cambridge, everything you have going for you is really good - your class rank and internships. Depending on what the 5.23 equates to, I would say you might as well apply!


Thanks for your opinion (and encouragement). In Switzerland the grades go from 1 to 6, whereas 6 is the highest. Generally - as there is no official or sacrosanct source - I guess everything >5.5 would be a first-class. So from that perspective I'd only be upper 2:1. But then, I got told UK universities rely on top percentages much more than on grades.
[quote]I'm not entirely sure what 5.23/6 correlates to (maybe you could tell me whether it is a 1st/2:1 or the percentage if known) but I would say that you shouldn't have a problem with UCL or KCL. As for Oxford and Cambridge, everything you have going for you is really good - your class rank and internships. Depending on what the 5.23 equates to, I would say you might as well apply![/quote]

Thanks for your opinion (and encouragement). In Switzerland the grades go from 1 to 6, whereas 6 is the highest. Generally - as there is no official or sacrosanct source - I guess everything >5.5 would be a first-class. So from that perspective I'd only be upper 2:1. But then, I got told UK universities rely on top percentages much more than on grades.
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Hei :) From which Uni are you from? (Im gonna graduate from Fribourg soon...)


Hi there, I'm at the University of Bern(e) ;).
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Hei :) From which Uni are you from? (Im gonna graduate from Fribourg soon...)[/quote]

Hi there, I'm at the University of Bern(e) ;).
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SwissGuy
I'm not entirely sure what 5.23/6 correlates to (maybe you could tell me whether it is a 1st/2:1 or the percentage if known) but I would say that you shouldn't have a problem with UCL or KCL. As for Oxford and Cambridge, everything you have going for you is really good - your class rank and internships. Depending on what the 5.23 equates to, I would say you might as well apply!


Thanks for your opinion (and encouragement). In Switzerland the grades go from 1 to 6, whereas 6 is the highest. Generally - as there is no official or sacrosanct source - I guess everything >5.5 would be a first-class. So from that perspective I'd only be upper 2:1. But then, I got told UK universities rely on top percentages much more than on grades.



I had the same troubles btw! Its really hard to translate our grades to the British system! I would like to be more helpful but I dont know more myself...

[Edited by SwissGuy on Mar 02, 2018]

[quote][quote]I'm not entirely sure what 5.23/6 correlates to (maybe you could tell me whether it is a 1st/2:1 or the percentage if known) but I would say that you shouldn't have a problem with UCL or KCL. As for Oxford and Cambridge, everything you have going for you is really good - your class rank and internships. Depending on what the 5.23 equates to, I would say you might as well apply![/quote]

Thanks for your opinion (and encouragement). In Switzerland the grades go from 1 to 6, whereas 6 is the highest. Generally - as there is no official or sacrosanct source - I guess everything >5.5 would be a first-class. So from that perspective I'd only be upper 2:1. But then, I got told UK universities rely on top percentages much more than on grades.[/quote]


I had the same troubles btw! Its really hard to translate our grades to the British system! I would like to be more helpful but I dont know more myself...
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SwissGuy


Hei :) From which Uni are you from? (Im gonna graduate from Fribourg soon...)


Hi there, I'm at the University of Bern(e) ;).


Nice to see someone from Western Switzerland :-) (An Ex-Bern Student did the MJur 2 years ago, maybe it would be helpful to talk to her :))
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Hei :) From which Uni are you from? (Im gonna graduate from Fribourg soon...)[/quote]

Hi there, I'm at the University of Bern(e) ;).[/quote]

Nice to see someone from Western Switzerland :-) (An Ex-Bern Student did the MJur 2 years ago, maybe it would be helpful to talk to her :))
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