Admission of UCL, LSE, QMUL and KCL from Second Lower Class


FM1409

I would like to know the standing of Intellectual Property Law among these three colleges. I once noted that QMUL was famous for its IP law.

I would like to know the standing of Intellectual Property Law among these three colleges. I once noted that QMUL was famous for its IP law.
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joseph s

UCL has the biggest LLM programme in the UK. The majority of students study corporate, banking, financial, commercial courses. But UCL is also known for PIL, Environmental, Public law, lP and legal theory.

UCL has the biggest LLM programme in the UK. The majority of students study corporate, banking, financial, commercial courses. But UCL is also known for PIL, Environmental, Public law, lP and legal theory.
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pritt

Hello! Do you know if a Belgian degree with "distinction/cum laude" obtained for Master degree is acceptable for a LLM in UK?

Hello! Do you know if a Belgian degree with "distinction/cum laude" obtained for Master degree is acceptable for a LLM in UK?
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CR1

@joseph: The biggest does not mean the best. You assumptions are not accurate as you can not generalize the way you did.

@joseph: The biggest does not mean the best. You assumptions are not accurate as you can not generalize the way you did.
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Kerfuffle

UCL has the biggest LLM programme in the UK. The majority of students study corporate, banking, financial, commercial courses. But UCL is also known for PIL, Environmental, Public law, lP and legal theory.


Biggest in what respect? In terms of choice, LSE has a bigger selection of courses. In terms of the number of admissions, I'm not so sure who has the most (but the number of students certainly don't correlate with quality).

I wouldn't place UCL nor LSE on par with Oxbridge (certainly on teaching standards for some subjects). I also know of students who got into UCL and not into KCL, and vice versa - so I certainly wouldn't UCL has a higher standard of entry. If a student has a solid 2.1, they'll get into any college (particularly international students) - with the possible exception of LSE which has a huge brand name.

In reality, all the leading LLM colleges offer pretty much the same standard of education (just pick the one that offers you the best speciality).

<blockquote>UCL has the biggest LLM programme in the UK. The majority of students study corporate, banking, financial, commercial courses. But UCL is also known for PIL, Environmental, Public law, lP and legal theory.</blockquote>

Biggest in what respect? In terms of choice, LSE has a bigger selection of courses. In terms of the number of admissions, I'm not so sure who has the most (but the number of students certainly don't correlate with quality).

I wouldn't place UCL nor LSE on par with Oxbridge (certainly on teaching standards for some subjects). I also know of students who got into UCL and not into KCL, and vice versa - so I certainly wouldn't UCL has a higher standard of entry. If a student has a solid 2.1, they'll get into any college (particularly international students) - with the possible exception of LSE which has a huge brand name.

In reality, all the leading LLM colleges offer pretty much the same standard of education (just pick the one that offers you the best speciality).
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Kerfuffle

UCL is probably better is international public law and legal theory and jurisprudence. KCL is better for finance law and competition law. Check the teachers and modules ......For the remaining specializations, both institutions are similar but UCL has a slightly better reputation in the UK while KCL has an edge is central Europe and Asia. LSE is obviously excellent but overrated for law (very reputable in the Americas) .


I agree with this (a good realistic appraisal).

<blockquote>UCL is probably better is international public law and legal theory and jurisprudence. KCL is better for finance law and competition law. Check the teachers and modules ......For the remaining specializations, both institutions are similar but UCL has a slightly better reputation in the UK while KCL has an edge is central Europe and Asia. LSE is obviously excellent but overrated for law (very reputable in the Americas) . </blockquote>

I agree with this (a good realistic appraisal).
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joseph s

UCL offers 85 courses, the LSE offers 80. (The LSE includes dissertation support courses in the list, which UCL offers but does not list).

I do not agree that KCL is better for finance and competition law than UCL. Go to the websites and compare the courses offered, and see for yourself . UCL is however, lacking in courses in taxation, which are offered at the LSE and Kings.

UCL offers 85 courses, the LSE offers 80. (The LSE includes dissertation support courses in the list, which UCL offers but does not list).

I do not agree that KCL is better for finance and competition law than UCL. Go to the websites and compare the courses offered, and see for yourself . UCL is however, lacking in courses in taxation, which are offered at the LSE and Kings.

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Kerfuffle

So you're cherry-picking off LSE dissertation courses to prove your point, Joseph? (Though, last time I looked, QM and KCL had more courses on their books). But putting this pettiness aside, all the colleges offer around 80-90 courses on the LLM - whether one offers more or less has very little bearing on the quality of the programme.

I've attended courses at all the colleges, so I can judge their quality beyond just looking at the publicity material on their websites.

So you're cherry-picking off LSE dissertation courses to prove your point, Joseph? (Though, last time I looked, QM and KCL had more courses on their books). But putting this pettiness aside, all the colleges offer around 80-90 courses on the LLM - whether one offers more or less has very little bearing on the quality of the programme.

I've attended courses at all the colleges, so I can judge their quality beyond just looking at the publicity material on their websites.
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SuperRizQ

I absolutely agree. One having more breadth of courses does not result in quality being better. That being said, each university has its strengths. I'm currently in the process of an LLM at UCL specialising in Law and Economics. Having been accepted for all three universities, the advice of thr careers counsellor during my undergrad really altered my perception. I was gung-ho towards LSE but she mentioned that UCL has a very good program in corporate law, so my decision was swayed. What is everyone else's specialisation?

I absolutely agree. One having more breadth of courses does not result in quality being better. That being said, each university has its strengths. I'm currently in the process of an LLM at UCL specialising in Law and Economics. Having been accepted for all three universities, the advice of thr careers counsellor during my undergrad really altered my perception. I was gung-ho towards LSE but she mentioned that UCL has a very good program in corporate law, so my decision was swayed. What is everyone else's specialisation?
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joseph s

Dear Kerfuffle: No, I was not cherry picking off courses to prove a point. The point was simply to reply to two statements. Someone had said that the LSE offered more courses overall, and someone else had said that Kings offered more commercial courses. Neither of these statements is true.

I reiterate what I said about the websites: they are informative about the courses on offer, so have a look.


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Dear Kerfuffle: No, I was not cherry picking off courses to prove a point. The point was simply to reply to two statements. Someone had said that the LSE offered more courses overall, and someone else had said that Kings offered more commercial courses. Neither of these statements is true.

I reiterate what I said about the websites: they are informative about the courses on offer, so have a look.



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virdi.m

hi everyone, i am final year law student and i want to do LLM from LSE only, can anyone tell me please whether LSE will give me conditional offer letter unless i get my final year grade or they can give me admission straight to the course ? and how much statement of purpose matters ? Thanks

hi everyone, i am final year law student and i want to do LLM from LSE only, can anyone tell me please whether LSE will give me conditional offer letter unless i get my final year grade or they can give me admission straight to the course ? and how much statement of purpose matters ? Thanks
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