KCL vs UCL vs LSE


vowpailin
Hi guys,
I got an offer from LSE already, still waiting for KCL and UCL to reply. I want to do Public International Law, but not too much of traditional --the use of force and stuff. I'll be focusing on international economic law, WTO law or perhaps Foreign Relations-related subjects. Which of these three do you think is the best???

Some say LSE, some say UCL, and my KCL fellow say KCL (which I don't quite agree, I know we're weak at this particular subject but excellent at others though).. Although King's environment is so good and I'm addicted to it!

P.S. I also applied to SOAS, QMW, Nottingham (got an offer already) and Birmingham..
Hi guys,
I got an offer from LSE already, still waiting for KCL and UCL to reply. I want to do Public International Law, but not too much of traditional --the use of force and stuff. I'll be focusing on international economic law, WTO law or perhaps Foreign Relations-related subjects. Which of these three do you think is the best???

Some say LSE, some say UCL, and my KCL fellow say KCL (which I don't quite agree, I know we're weak at this particular subject but excellent at others though).. Although King's environment is so good and I'm addicted to it!

P.S. I also applied to SOAS, QMW, Nottingham (got an offer already) and Birmingham..
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gs
Personally, I would say LSE is ranked the highest amongst these three universities, followed by UCL and KCL. I have also applied to these universities and have been accepted at LSE, but still waiting to hear from UCL and KIng's. Just a question: how does the specialization system work at the LSE......
Personally, I would say LSE is ranked the highest amongst these three universities, followed by UCL and KCL. I have also applied to these universities and have been accepted at LSE, but still waiting to hear from UCL and KIng's. Just a question: how does the specialization system work at the LSE......
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jw
I'm Canadian... so take my opinion with a grain of salt... :)

I think in North America, London School of Economics is widely known and recognized, usually mentioned in the same breath just behind Oxford and Cambridge.

Part of the reason is because so many important public / political figures studied at LSE, such as the Kennedy brothers (U.S.) and perhaps Canada's most popular prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

I'm Canadian... so take my opinion with a grain of salt... :)

I think in North America, London School of Economics is widely known and recognized, usually mentioned in the same breath just behind Oxford and Cambridge.

Part of the reason is because so many important public / political figures studied at LSE, such as the Kennedy brothers (U.S.) and perhaps Canada's most popular prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
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To Vowpailin: you have been accepted to LSE but how long did it take before they took their decision?
To Vowpailin: you have been accepted to LSE but how long did it take before they took their decision?
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jw
Nicolas: I have been accepted at LSE. My application arrived in December and the offer of acceptance was dated the second week of January.

Nicolas: I have been accepted at LSE. My application arrived in December and the offer of acceptance was dated the second week of January.
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vowpailin
Yes, I've been accepted to LSE. I applied early Dec and it took around 6 weeks for the decision to come out online. I still haven't heard from UCL or KCL.
Yes, I've been accepted to LSE. I applied early Dec and it took around 6 weeks for the decision to come out online. I still haven't heard from UCL or KCL.
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Max
Yeah same here sent applications off in december got accepted by LSE beginning of january and just got an offer from UCL this morning. Still waiting for KCL.
There seems to be quite a difference in the fees : LSE is much more expensive than UCL ..... is it justified ?
Yeah same here sent applications off in december got accepted by LSE beginning of january and just got an offer from UCL this morning. Still waiting for KCL.
There seems to be quite a difference in the fees : LSE is much more expensive than UCL ..... is it justified ?
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vowpailin
Max: I am an overseas student. It's going to be expensive anyway :-(

I'm now leaning towards LSE...but I like UCL and KCL's subjects...
Max: I am an overseas student. It's going to be expensive anyway :-(

I'm now leaning towards LSE...but I like UCL and KCL's subjects...
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Koen
I'm wondering if the fee difference between LSE and UCL for EU citizens is justified? Is LSE really worth the extra 3,500 £?

And another question: which university should one choose if one has the choice between KCL and UCL? (if the answer to the first question is that LSE isn't worth the extra fee)
I'm wondering if the fee difference between LSE and UCL for EU citizens is justified? Is LSE really worth the extra 3,500 £?

And another question: which university should one choose if one has the choice between KCL and UCL? (if the answer to the first question is that LSE isn't worth the extra fee)
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Ronin
As regards the difference of cost between UCL and LSE, it made a difference to me as... I did not apply to LSE for this reason.
However, LSE is very prestigious in Europe, true...and important to consider for post LLM projects. It is, definitely, what you pay.
Does it worth it for all that ? I sincerly do not know, KCL and UCL being known too.

Now, KCL or UCL ? This is the BIG question.
I had to decide and finally choose UCL.
Objectively, KCL is more known than UCL in Continental Europe, and UCL is considered to be slightly ahead KCL in the UK and English speaking countries it seems.

It depends also on your specialisation, and as far I know :
Competition law = KCL
Public law = UCL
Business Law = UCL
Financial and Banking Law = Both
Common Law (if you want) = Both
I don't know as regards other areas. It sems that QMU is better in IP and taxation.
As regards the difference of cost between UCL and LSE, it made a difference to me as... I did not apply to LSE for this reason.
However, LSE is very prestigious in Europe, true...and important to consider for post LLM projects. It is, definitely, what you pay.
Does it worth it for all that ? I sincerly do not know, KCL and UCL being known too.

Now, KCL or UCL ? This is the BIG question.
I had to decide and finally choose UCL.
Objectively, KCL is more known than UCL in Continental Europe, and UCL is considered to be slightly ahead KCL in the UK and English speaking countries it seems.

It depends also on your specialisation, and as far I know :
Competition law = KCL
Public law = UCL
Business Law = UCL
Financial and Banking Law = Both
Common Law (if you want) = Both
I don't know as regards other areas. It sems that QMU is better in IP and taxation.
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Koen
Thank you for the reply.
I have a slight preference for UCL at the moment, but I still have some doubts...
Thank you for the reply.
I have a slight preference for UCL at the moment, but I still have some doubts...
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Inese
I am choosing UCL from the three. I will be able to say whether I made the right choice starting this fall, but after going through course lists and fee amounts (which is rather important) I chose UCL.
I am choosing UCL from the three. I will be able to say whether I made the right choice starting this fall, but after going through course lists and fee amounts (which is rather important) I chose UCL.
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seja
when deciding in favor of UCL did you also compare UCL's and KCL's academic staff? imo, it should be one of the most important factors
when deciding in favor of UCL did you also compare UCL's and KCL's academic staff? imo, it should be one of the most important factors
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rah23
I have applied to LSE, UCL and Cambridge in the UK.

Having gotten into both LSE and UCL, I would be inclined to choose LSE over UCL.

Being from Canada, I think that LSE is clearly regarded as having the better reputation of the two. I have spoken to many professors and lawyers, all of whom have suggested a preference for LSE. It appears that both of them have great programs, and that the quality of education would be equally good at either, so I am basing this decision on what appears to be a consensus amoung those I have spoken to in Canada in terms of the international reputation of the two institutions.

The more difficult question for me rightnow is whether I should attend school in the UK or the US (with the intentions of coming back to Canada)!

Good luck with your decisions!
I have applied to LSE, UCL and Cambridge in the UK.

Having gotten into both LSE and UCL, I would be inclined to choose LSE over UCL.

Being from Canada, I think that LSE is clearly regarded as having the better reputation of the two. I have spoken to many professors and lawyers, all of whom have suggested a preference for LSE. It appears that both of them have great programs, and that the quality of education would be equally good at either, so I am basing this decision on what appears to be a consensus amoung those I have spoken to in Canada in terms of the international reputation of the two institutions.

The more difficult question for me rightnow is whether I should attend school in the UK or the US (with the intentions of coming back to Canada)!

Good luck with your decisions!
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Gss
Hey Rah23, I am also from Canada and will be attending LSE this Fall. What is your specialization going to be?
Hey Rah23, I am also from Canada and will be attending LSE this Fall. What is your specialization going to be?
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rah23
Hey Gss,

If I do attend it will likely be in Public International Law. What about you? Are you currently practicing in Canada?
Hey Gss,

If I do attend it will likely be in Public International Law. What about you? Are you currently practicing in Canada?
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Gss
Hey rah 23,
I graduated from ubc law and will be practising in NY. I will probably specialize in tax or corporate/commerical law. We should definitely touch base if you come to LSE!
Hey rah 23,
I graduated from ubc law and will be practising in NY. I will probably specialize in tax or corporate/commerical law. We should definitely touch base if you come to LSE!
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seja
hi,
has anyone else decided to go to ucl instead of king's?
i will have to make a choice between ucl and king's very soon. would be helpful to hear some more thoughts on the best alternative
hi,
has anyone else decided to go to ucl instead of king's?
i will have to make a choice between ucl and king's very soon. would be helpful to hear some more thoughts on the best alternative
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Seems we're all in the same boat re offers. I must admit I hadn't realised LSE was that much more expensive, although I'm still leaning towards it. Quick question to you all, though. How easy is it to combine, say,an econ course with the rest of your LLM subjects?
Seems we're all in the same boat re offers. I must admit I hadn't realised LSE was that much more expensive, although I'm still leaning towards it. Quick question to you all, though. How easy is it to combine, say,an econ course with the rest of your LLM subjects?
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Gavroche
Hi everyone
I am a Taiwanese and I got the offers of all these three schools. I've decided to go to LSE. I want to focus on internatoinal taxation. Does anyone know the contents of related courses in this school ?
Hi everyone
I am a Taiwanese and I got the offers of all these three schools. I've decided to go to LSE. I want to focus on internatoinal taxation. Does anyone know the contents of related courses in this school ?
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