Can anybody help with tips on how to get through SOAS? I am from India and have graduated with top grades in my class from a relatively new National Law University. I have good co-curricular achievements in moot courts and debates. At the extra-curricular front, I am trained in Indian Classical Dance.

However, I want to pursue LLM in Gender and Law which is a new course in SOAS (began only in September 2014) and have no prior work experience in the said area. Is that absolutely essential? Also, I have no publications in peer-reviewed journals. Is that also mandatory, especially if i am looking for a scholarship?