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ivanmne

Could any1 here help me with some inside information pls?

I have received a scholarship from Brit Council n now I am in the process of applying for LLMs in area of London. I have already received 3 offers from: Westminster, City and Kingston. At this point, I am not sure how to decide on any of this universities, my 1st choise so far was City but I read some pretty bad things on this site about their law programe. I am still waiting on few universitiies to reply but I would like to make up my mind on the ones that have already answered.

Thank u very much in advance 4 helping!

Could any1 here help me with some inside information pls?

I have received a scholarship from Brit Council n now I am in the process of applying for LLMs in area of London. I have already received 3 offers from: Westminster, City and Kingston. At this point, I am not sure how to decide on any of this universities, my 1st choise so far was City but I read some pretty bad things on this site about their law programe. I am still waiting on few universitiies to reply but I would like to make up my mind on the ones that have already answered.

Thank u very much in advance 4 helping!
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beicon

Which schools are you still waiting on?

Which schools are you still waiting on?
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amt233

If you get into any of the UoL schools, go there.

I agree that City is probably the best of the three -- it still benefits from the association with ICSL and maintains fairly good links with big city firms through their internship scheme. For whatever reason, discussions about CIty assume a fever pitch on this board. It's not a particularly prestigious law school, but it's not the ninth ring of hell either.

I believe most prospective students would be reluctant to make the investment of time and money required to pursue an LLM, unless the caliber of the institution is outstanding. I suppose, having a scholarship in hand may change the calculus a bit though.

If you get into any of the UoL schools, go there.

I agree that City is probably the best of the three -- it still benefits from the association with ICSL and maintains fairly good links with big city firms through their internship scheme. For whatever reason, discussions about CIty assume a fever pitch on this board. It's not a particularly prestigious law school, but it's not the ninth ring of hell either.

I believe most prospective students would be reluctant to make the investment of time and money required to pursue an LLM, unless the caliber of the institution is outstanding. I suppose, having a scholarship in hand may change the calculus a bit though.
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Kerfuffle

To be blunt, your three choices are for below par law schools, and given the prospect of large education cuts over the coming years, some of the lower ranked universities may face closure.

As you are good enough to win British Council funding, you should be able to go to a good university. If you cannot get into a UoL college or Oxbridge, check out some other top 20 universities eg. Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Notts, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, Edinburgh... there is quite some choice here, and a good few of them will admit you without a 2.1 equivalent (especially as you have funding).

To be blunt, your three choices are for below par law schools, and given the prospect of large education cuts over the coming years, some of the lower ranked universities may face closure.

As you are good enough to win British Council funding, you should be able to go to a good university. If you cannot get into a UoL college or Oxbridge, check out some other top 20 universities eg. Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Notts, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, Edinburgh... there is quite some choice here, and a good few of them will admit you without a 2.1 equivalent (especially as you have funding).
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ivanmne

Thank u all for wonderfull sugesstions n really usefull comments. To tell u the truth I am really keen on going to London, not some other town, so could u pls suggest me some good LLM programes there, if it is not too late to apply now.
I am still waiting for Q Mary n UCl n god negative answers from LSE n earlier King's.

Thank u all for wonderfull sugesstions n really usefull comments. To tell u the truth I am really keen on going to London, not some other town, so could u pls suggest me some good LLM programes there, if it is not too late to apply now.
I am still waiting for Q Mary n UCl n god negative answers from LSE n earlier King's.
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amt233

I'd put in an application to SOAS, especially if you're interested in its core areas.

As a sort of wild card suggestion: Kent and Essex are both reasonably proximal to London (one hour by train). It may be feasible to commute between these locations in London (especially if you are able to structure your schedule such that you only need to go to school a couple times a week). It's not ideal, but probably feasible if you feel that you need to be in London. They're both solid schools -- Kent probably has a stronger overall reputation, but Essex offers a widely lauded international human rights LLM.

Good luck with QM and UCL.

I'd put in an application to SOAS, especially if you're interested in its core areas.

As a sort of wild card suggestion: Kent and Essex are both reasonably proximal to London (one hour by train). It may be feasible to commute between these locations in London (especially if you are able to structure your schedule such that you only need to go to school a couple times a week). It's not ideal, but probably feasible if you feel that you need to be in London. They're both solid schools -- Kent probably has a stronger overall reputation, but Essex offers a widely lauded international human rights LLM.

Good luck with QM and UCL.
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ivanmne

well, i am basically interested in economy related areas such as commercial n business law

well, i am basically interested in economy related areas such as commercial n business law
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ivanmne

Ok guys, long time no post , o just to update u on what happened with my application n to , kind of, wrap up this topic.
Eventually, I got offers from Quen Mery n UCl, but I had to pass IELTS. Firtuntelly, I got very ggod result and decide to accept UCL's offer.

Big thanks to all who wrote for all of the help n truly very useful comments.

If any1 else is going for LLm at UCL this year, be free to contact me at any time.

Best
Ivan

Ok guys, long time no post , o just to update u on what happened with my application n to , kind of, wrap up this topic.
Eventually, I got offers from Quen Mery n UCl, but I had to pass IELTS. Firtuntelly, I got very ggod result and decide to accept UCL's offer.

Big thanks to all who wrote for all of the help n truly very useful comments.

If any1 else is going for LLm at UCL this year, be free to contact me at any time.

Best
Ivan
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