LLM/MSc at LSE - working part time while studying full time


mushka
Hi all,

I am hoping to study for either an LLM or MSc at LSE. Due to the cost (!!) of living in London, can anyone comment on the workload of either/both of those degrees and the prospects of having a part time job while studying? If you're there, or somewhere similar, how many hours per week do you work and is it feasible to do so while studying? I've worked all throughout my LLB so I have no problem in juggling both, but I would just like an idea from a financial perspective what would be reasonable.

Thanks!
Hi all,

I am hoping to study for either an LLM or MSc at LSE. Due to the cost (!!) of living in London, can anyone comment on the workload of either/both of those degrees and the prospects of having a part time job while studying? If you're there, or somewhere similar, how many hours per week do you work and is it feasible to do so while studying? I've worked all throughout my LLB so I have no problem in juggling both, but I would just like an idea from a financial perspective what would be reasonable.

Thanks!
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Floris
It depends on your language abilities. If English is your native language, an LL.M. program should be a piece of cake and no challenge at all... If not, things might get complicated.
It depends on your language abilities. If English is your native language, an LL.M. program should be a piece of cake and no challenge at all... If not, things might get complicated.
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mushka
I'm Australian so I'll have no problem with the English speaking part of it. So noting that obviously a fair bit of work is required outside of lectures etc, how many contact hours are LLMs generally?
I'm Australian so I'll have no problem with the English speaking part of it. So noting that obviously a fair bit of work is required outside of lectures etc, how many contact hours are LLMs generally?
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Maryasha
In LSE LLM lectures and seminars take maximum 10 hours per week (2 hours per day). I worked part-time (20 hours per week) during my studies and it was just a little bit difficult during preparation to the exams.
In LSE LLM lectures and seminars take maximum 10 hours per week (2 hours per day). I worked part-time (20 hours per week) during my studies and it was just a little bit difficult during preparation to the exams.
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beicon
You may just check if you can work at all 'cause of the visa requirements...
You may just check if you can work at all 'cause of the visa requirements...
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mushka
You may just check if you can work at all 'cause of the visa requirements...


I'm almost certain it's just a limit of 20 hours per week for us foreign folk.

10 hours/week of lectures/seminars + (what I'm sure is a lot of) additional readings sounds pretty manageable though. Could anyone comment if it's the same at other universities for an LLM?
<blockquote>You may just check if you can work at all 'cause of the visa requirements...</blockquote>

I'm almost certain it's just a limit of 20 hours per week for us foreign folk.

10 hours/week of lectures/seminars + (what I'm sure is a lot of) additional readings sounds pretty manageable though. Could anyone comment if it's the same at other universities for an LLM?
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beicon
I did my LLM at UCL. If you only do the essential reading and in April/May ('cause of the approaching exams) focus on reading your notes and on three or four topics you've gone over throughout the course, I'm guessing you can still do part time work without compromising your studies. Anyways, as my results aren't out till late-October, it's possible my formula may be flawed...
I did my LLM at UCL. If you only do the essential reading and in April/May ('cause of the approaching exams) focus on reading your notes and on three or four topics you've gone over throughout the course, I'm guessing you can still do part time work without compromising your studies. Anyways, as my results aren't out till late-October, it's possible my formula may be flawed...
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ihb85
I did my LLM at UCL. If you only do the essential reading and in April/May ('cause of the approaching exams) focus on reading your notes and on three or four topics you've gone over throughout the course, I'm guessing you can still do part time work without compromising your studies. Anyways, as my results aren't out till late-October, it's possible my formula may be flawed...


Did you work during your LLM at UCL? If it's too personal don't answer me.
<blockquote>I did my LLM at UCL. If you only do the essential reading and in April/May ('cause of the approaching exams) focus on reading your notes and on three or four topics you've gone over throughout the course, I'm guessing you can still do part time work without compromising your studies. Anyways, as my results aren't out till late-October, it's possible my formula may be flawed... </blockquote>

Did you work during your LLM at UCL? If it's too personal don't answer me.
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