Honours conversion - international LLB for UK LLM


mushka

Hi all,

I've been reading this forum for sometime - so much more useful information than what the uni sites themselves offer! Anyway, I will be graduating shortly with an LLB from one of the top Australian universities, with Honours IIB or what would be a 2:2 in the UK. However, the GPA cut off for this here is 5.2 out of 7, which is about 74% (although I will be finishing a bit higher than that).

I'm really intested in studying for my LLM in the UK however most, if not all, universities require applicants to have a 2:1. For the universities I have been looking at (and this may be the same at all unis), the percentage grade for an Upper Second is 60%-69% i.e. if I got the minimum 74% in the UK, I would have gotten a 2:1. Acknowledging that obviously different unis have different marking systems, are more generous with giving higher grades etc, do you think that this difference in the minimum percentages for an Upper Second would be taken into consideration?

Second question - I'm doing a BA at the same time and have chosen not to take an extra year to do my honours thesis but will be graduating with a percentage of about 87% which would have been First Class Honours. Would this be taken into consideration as well alongside my LLB results or is the fact that I'm not taking the extra year to get honours a problem?

Thanks so much!

Hi all,

I've been reading this forum for sometime - so much more useful information than what the uni sites themselves offer! Anyway, I will be graduating shortly with an LLB from one of the top Australian universities, with Honours IIB or what would be a 2:2 in the UK. However, the GPA cut off for this here is 5.2 out of 7, which is about 74% (although I will be finishing a bit higher than that).

I'm really intested in studying for my LLM in the UK however most, if not all, universities require applicants to have a 2:1. For the universities I have been looking at (and this may be the same at all unis), the percentage grade for an Upper Second is 60%-69% i.e. if I got the minimum 74% in the UK, I would have gotten a 2:1. Acknowledging that obviously different unis have different marking systems, are more generous with giving higher grades etc, do you think that this difference in the minimum percentages for an Upper Second would be taken into consideration?

Second question - I'm doing a BA at the same time and have chosen not to take an extra year to do my honours thesis but will be graduating with a percentage of about 87% which would have been First Class Honours. Would this be taken into consideration as well alongside my LLB results or is the fact that I'm not taking the extra year to get honours a problem?

Thanks so much!
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samcoop

I am also in a similar position to Mushka and would love a response if anyone has any thoughts at all?

I am also in a similar position to Mushka and would love a response if anyone has any thoughts at all?
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Floris

...the requirements shown on most websites of the universities are often higher than required in practice, if you are not aiming for the top notch universities.

Its all about reputation, advertisement, boasting. No university will ever admit on its website to accept students with low marks, but in practice they rather like to earn some money when the program is not fully booked.

Give it a try - otherwise you'll never know.

...the requirements shown on most websites of the universities are often higher than required in practice, if you are not aiming for the top notch universities.

Its all about reputation, advertisement, boasting. No university will ever admit on its website to accept students with low marks, but in practice they rather like to earn some money when the program is not fully booked.

Give it a try - otherwise you'll never know.
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Kalten

Any ideas for honours conversion : Belgium LLB ( bachelor in law) for UK LLM?

Any ideas for honours conversion : Belgium LLB ( bachelor in law) for UK LLM?
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mango

I think they mainly look at your last degree: so your master (of part of it)

I think they mainly look at your last degree: so your master (of part of it)
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Kalten

Many thanks..;)

Many thanks..;)
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