Banking and Finance: UCL vs KCL


Hi guys,
I've received a conditional offer both from UCL and KCL (and QMUL as wel, but looks like it's the less prestigious one) for the Banking and Finance Law LLM.
Now I'm literally panicking over these two (ok three) universities, what do you guys advise? What would be the best choice given the subject?
I know that UCL is ranked slightly higher than KCL and should be more prestigious too, but it seems that KCL is sort of better-considered by big law firms, and the name itself sounds more famous when I talk about it. Of course my primary interest would be attending a Law School where I learn the most and at its best, but the name you write on you CV counts (sadly) a lot.
Help me please!
Thank you
Hi guys,
I've received a conditional offer both from UCL and KCL (and QMUL as wel, but looks like it's the less prestigious one) for the Banking and Finance Law LLM.
Now I'm literally panicking over these two (ok three) universities, what do you guys advise? What would be the best choice given the subject?
I know that UCL is ranked slightly higher than KCL and should be more prestigious too, but it seems that KCL is sort of better-considered by big law firms, and the name itself sounds more famous when I talk about it. Of course my primary interest would be attending a Law School where I learn the most and at its best, but the name you write on you CV counts (sadly) a lot.
Help me please!
Thank you
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KaHi
Hi!
I got an offer from Kings and did not apply to UCL. I would say not to worry so much about rankings, maybe try choosing based on the modules you will be attending to next year... Facilities are also a good way to help you make a decision.
I would not disregard QMUL, though... it's also quite good and has a structured pathway exactly in banking and finance. I am starting to get anxious about their response to my application, specially considering that the four-week period they mention is coming to an end...
Anyway, I suppose my choice would be LSE - KCL - QMUL.
Hope I could help, somehow.
Best luck! :)
Karen


Hi guys,
I've received a conditional offer both from UCL and KCL (and QMUL as wel, but looks like it's the less prestigious one) for the Banking and Finance Law LLM.
Now I'm literally panicking over these two (ok three) universities, what do you guys advise? What would be the best choice given the subject?
I know that UCL is ranked slightly higher than KCL and should be more prestigious too, but it seems that KCL is sort of better-considered by big law firms, and the name itself sounds more famous when I talk about it. Of course my primary interest would be attending a Law School where I learn the most and at its best, but the name you write on you CV counts (sadly) a lot.
Help me please!
Thank you
Hi!
I got an offer from Kings and did not apply to UCL. I would say not to worry so much about rankings, maybe try choosing based on the modules you will be attending to next year... Facilities are also a good way to help you make a decision.
I would not disregard QMUL, though... it's also quite good and has a structured pathway exactly in banking and finance. I am starting to get anxious about their response to my application, specially considering that the four-week period they mention is coming to an end...
Anyway, I suppose my choice would be LSE - KCL - QMUL.
Hope I could help, somehow.
Best luck! :)
Karen





<blockquote>Hi guys,
I've received a conditional offer both from UCL and KCL (and QMUL as wel, but looks like it's the less prestigious one) for the Banking and Finance Law LLM.
Now I'm literally panicking over these two (ok three) universities, what do you guys advise? What would be the best choice given the subject?
I know that UCL is ranked slightly higher than KCL and should be more prestigious too, but it seems that KCL is sort of better-considered by big law firms, and the name itself sounds more famous when I talk about it. Of course my primary interest would be attending a Law School where I learn the most and at its best, but the name you write on you CV counts (sadly) a lot.
Help me please!
Thank you</blockquote>
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Hi guys,
I've received a conditional offer both from UCL and KCL (and QMUL as wel, but looks like it's the less prestigious one) for the Banking and Finance Law LLM.
Now I'm literally panicking over these two (ok three) universities, what do you guys advise? What would be the best choice given the subject?
I know that UCL is ranked slightly higher than KCL and should be more prestigious too, but it seems that KCL is sort of better-considered by big law firms, and the name itself sounds more famous when I talk about it. Of course my primary interest would be attending a Law School where I learn the most and at its best, but the name you write on you CV counts (sadly) a lot.
Help me please!
Thank you


In terms of faculty for banking UCL is the better choice.
<blockquote>Hi guys,
I've received a conditional offer both from UCL and KCL (and QMUL as wel, but looks like it's the less prestigious one) for the Banking and Finance Law LLM.
Now I'm literally panicking over these two (ok three) universities, what do you guys advise? What would be the best choice given the subject?
I know that UCL is ranked slightly higher than KCL and should be more prestigious too, but it seems that KCL is sort of better-considered by big law firms, and the name itself sounds more famous when I talk about it. Of course my primary interest would be attending a Law School where I learn the most and at its best, but the name you write on you CV counts (sadly) a lot.
Help me please!
Thank you</blockquote>

In terms of faculty for banking UCL is the better choice.
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In terms of faculty for banking UCL is the better choice.

Hi! Why do you say so? Can you give me a couple of arguments?
I'm strongly inclined to King's right now, mostly because of the advices that a solicitor in a Big Law firm in London has given me.
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In terms of faculty for banking UCL is the better choice. </blockquote>
Hi! Why do you say so? Can you give me a couple of arguments?
I'm strongly inclined to King's right now, mostly because of the advices that a solicitor in a Big Law firm in London has given me.
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