LLM UCL / KCL / LSE / QMUL 2017-18


Pavlina

Hi and nice to meet you :)

I actually applied last year, but, due to some issues at work, I had to defer my LL.M. to 2017 academic year. Now KCL has sent me an e-mail asking me to choose my LLM specialism, but I'm still very confused and undecided (with an orientation to International Business Law, so far).
What specialism are you interested in?

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you then, for all the pending applications ;)


Oh okay! That's interesting. :) Out of curiosity - do they easily accept deferrals?

I'm more into public international law and international humanitarian law (hence the 'ihl' in my pseudo :)), so I think I'll take the transnational law specialism, although it depends on the modules offered. We'll see.

Thank you for your kind wishes! Fingers crossed indeed :)



Hi! I'm in the process of making my application to KCL for the same specialism - I've been struggling to find any information on the Transnational Law page about maximum personal statement length (I know in the online form it says 4000 characters, but then there's an option to upload a document if it's longer than that - do you know if there's a maximum for the uploaded document, and how long did you make your own statement if you can remember?)

I was also wondering if you found any specific guidance on the site as to what they want us to discuss in the statement, or whether you just did the standard stuff? For example, I know some universities specifically ask that you outline your dissertation topic, whereas others don't, but couldn't find anything on the KCL site!

Would appreciate advice from anyone who's applied to KCL, thanks! :)

[quote][quote]Hi and nice to meet you :)

I actually applied last year, but, due to some issues at work, I had to defer my LL.M. to 2017 academic year. Now KCL has sent me an e-mail asking me to choose my LLM specialism, but I'm still very confused and undecided (with an orientation to International Business Law, so far).
What specialism are you interested in?

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you then, for all the pending applications ;)[/quote]

Oh okay! That's interesting. :) Out of curiosity - do they easily accept deferrals?

I'm more into public international law and international humanitarian law (hence the 'ihl' in my pseudo :)), so I think I'll take the transnational law specialism, although it depends on the modules offered. We'll see.

Thank you for your kind wishes! Fingers crossed indeed :)[/quote]


Hi! I'm in the process of making my application to KCL for the same specialism - I've been struggling to find any information on the Transnational Law page about maximum personal statement length (I know in the online form it says 4000 characters, but then there's an option to upload a document if it's longer than that - do you know if there's a maximum for the uploaded document, and how long did you make your own statement if you can remember?)

I was also wondering if you found any specific guidance on the site as to what they want us to discuss in the statement, or whether you just did the standard stuff? For example, I know some universities specifically ask that you outline your dissertation topic, whereas others don't, but couldn't find anything on the KCL site!

Would appreciate advice from anyone who's applied to KCL, thanks! :)
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idn4ihl

Hi! I'm in the process of making my application to KCL for the same specialism - I've been struggling to find any information on the Transnational Law page about maximum personal statement length (I know in the online form it says 4000 characters, but then there's an option to upload a document if it's longer than that - do you know if there's a maximum for the uploaded document, and how long did you make your own statement if you can remember?)

I was also wondering if you found any specific guidance on the site as to what they want us to discuss in the statement, or whether you just did the standard stuff? For example, I know some universities specifically ask that you outline your dissertation topic, whereas others don't, but couldn't find anything on the KCL site!

Would appreciate advice from anyone who's applied to KCL, thanks! :)


Hi there :)

Regarding the personal statement, I personally wrote one on a .doc file and uploaded it as a .pdf file. I don't think there's any limit if you choose to upload your own file for the personal statement instead of filling the 4000 characters box. My personal statement for KCL is 1,359 words long (so 2 pages) and it was fine. But then, I have a friend who's currently undertaking the LLM there, and she got in with a 700 words personal statement, so it's really up to you.

KCL is indeed vague in terms of their expectations regarding the personal statement ... Personally, I wrote about my interest in international law (how and why it began, and the reason I chose to undertake my current degree), my interest in a particular domain (I am extremely keen on disarmament affairs, so I discussed my interest in that area and why, as well as my intention to write my dissertation/masters thesis on that topic), my interest in King's College and London as a city, and then I concluded with my career plans and how the LLM would greatly assist me in materialising my projects. I used the same format for my applications for UCL and QMUL as well. :)

Hope this helps!

[quote]Hi! I'm in the process of making my application to KCL for the same specialism - I've been struggling to find any information on the Transnational Law page about maximum personal statement length (I know in the online form it says 4000 characters, but then there's an option to upload a document if it's longer than that - do you know if there's a maximum for the uploaded document, and how long did you make your own statement if you can remember?)

I was also wondering if you found any specific guidance on the site as to what they want us to discuss in the statement, or whether you just did the standard stuff? For example, I know some universities specifically ask that you outline your dissertation topic, whereas others don't, but couldn't find anything on the KCL site!

Would appreciate advice from anyone who's applied to KCL, thanks! :)[/quote]

Hi there :)

Regarding the personal statement, I personally wrote one on a .doc file and uploaded it as a .pdf file. I don't think there's any limit if you choose to upload your own file for the personal statement instead of filling the 4000 characters box. My personal statement for KCL is 1,359 words long (so 2 pages) and it was fine. But then, I have a friend who's currently undertaking the LLM there, and she got in with a 700 words personal statement, so it's really up to you.

KCL is indeed vague in terms of their expectations regarding the personal statement ... Personally, I wrote about my interest in international law (how and why it began, and the reason I chose to undertake my current degree), my interest in a particular domain (I am extremely keen on disarmament affairs, so I discussed my interest in that area and why, as well as my intention to write my dissertation/masters thesis on that topic), my interest in King's College and London as a city, and then I concluded with my career plans and how the LLM would greatly assist me in materialising my projects. I used the same format for my applications for UCL and QMUL as well. :)

Hope this helps!
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Hi,

I need your help I have not complied yer with the english language requiement do you know what is easier, if getting 109 in toefl or 7.5 in ielts?


Hi,

I would definitely say the IELTS is easier.



Thank you so mucj for your advice. I am taking toefl.this weekend but probably I am going to have to change to ielts thank you

[quote][quote]Hi,

I need your help I have not complied yer with the english language requiement do you know what is easier, if getting 109 in toefl or 7.5 in ielts?[/quote]

Hi,

I would definitely say the IELTS is easier.[/quote]


Thank you so mucj for your advice. I am taking toefl.this weekend but probably I am going to have to change to ielts thank you
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Hi,

I need your help I have not complied yer with the english language requiement do you know what is easier, if getting 109 in toefl or 7.5 in ielts?


I've done both (TOEFL iBT and IELTS), IELTS is definitely easier (in my opinion).


Thank you so much for your advice. I am taking toefl this weekend but probably I am going to have to change to ielts thank you!

Has someone else taken both exams?

[quote][quote]Hi,

I need your help I have not complied yer with the english language requiement do you know what is easier, if getting 109 in toefl or 7.5 in ielts?[/quote]

I've done both (TOEFL iBT and IELTS), IELTS is definitely easier (in my opinion).[/quote]

Thank you so much for your advice. I am taking toefl this weekend but probably I am going to have to change to ielts thank you!

Has someone else taken both exams?
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering what you lot think regarding my situation. My undergraduate degree has an average of 58%, which is very poor. But I'm finishing my graduate degree which will be a minimum of 67% and probably around 70-72%.

As the minimum requirement is 2:1 honours bachelor / undergraduate degree, do I have a fair chance? + Would they accept my application if I only upload my graduate transcripts? Will they request my undergrad transcripts or just formally deny my application as not complete?

Thank you & good luck to all!

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what you lot think regarding my situation. My undergraduate degree has an average of 58%, which is very poor. But I'm finishing my graduate degree which will be a minimum of 67% and probably around 70-72%.

As the minimum requirement is 2:1 honours bachelor / undergraduate degree, do I have a fair chance? + Would they accept my application if I only upload my graduate transcripts? Will they request my undergrad transcripts or just formally deny my application as not complete?

Thank you & good luck to all!
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freyarhia

Hi and nice to meet you :)

I actually applied last year, but, due to some issues at work, I had to defer my LL.M. to 2017 academic year. Now KCL has sent me an e-mail asking me to choose my LLM specialism, but I'm still very confused and undecided (with an orientation to International Business Law, so far).
What specialism are you interested in?

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you then, for all the pending applications ;)


Oh okay! That's interesting. :) Out of curiosity - do they easily accept deferrals?

I'm more into public international law and international humanitarian law (hence the 'ihl' in my pseudo :)), so I think I'll take the transnational law specialism, although it depends on the modules offered. We'll see.

Thank you for your kind wishes! Fingers crossed indeed :)


I'd also be interested in finding out about deferrals! A few health issues at the minute mean I'll likely need to defer, or reapply if they won't accept my deferral. :/

[quote][quote]Hi and nice to meet you :)

I actually applied last year, but, due to some issues at work, I had to defer my LL.M. to 2017 academic year. Now KCL has sent me an e-mail asking me to choose my LLM specialism, but I'm still very confused and undecided (with an orientation to International Business Law, so far).
What specialism are you interested in?

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you then, for all the pending applications ;)[/quote]

Oh okay! That's interesting. :) Out of curiosity - do they easily accept deferrals?

I'm more into public international law and international humanitarian law (hence the 'ihl' in my pseudo :)), so I think I'll take the transnational law specialism, although it depends on the modules offered. We'll see.

Thank you for your kind wishes! Fingers crossed indeed :)[/quote]

I'd also be interested in finding out about deferrals! A few health issues at the minute mean I'll likely need to defer, or reapply if they won't accept my deferral. :/
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tulip123

HI guys, what I have understood from the college replies towards my application wrt KCL, UCL and LSE, KCL has the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters ? Did anyone find this who have received acceptance from these 3? Can anyone help me with this?
Has anyone heard anything about scholarships from any of these colleges?

[Edited by tulip123 on Jan 15, 2017]

HI guys, what I have understood from the college replies towards my application wrt KCL, UCL and LSE, KCL has the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters ? Did anyone find this who have received acceptance from these 3? Can anyone help me with this?
Has anyone heard anything about scholarships from any of these colleges?

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kalooking

HI guys, what I have understood from the college replies towards my application wrt KCL, UCL and LSE, KCL has the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters ? Did anyone find this who have received acceptance from these 3? Can anyone help me with this?
Has anyone heard anything about scholarships from any of these colleges?



No, KCL does not have the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters. I have been accepted at UCL and King's whereas LSE rejected me. So very clearly, LSE has more stringent entry requirements.

[quote]HI guys, what I have understood from the college replies towards my application wrt KCL, UCL and LSE, KCL has the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters ? Did anyone find this who have received acceptance from these 3? Can anyone help me with this?
Has anyone heard anything about scholarships from any of these colleges?

[/quote]

No, KCL does not have the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters. I have been accepted at UCL and King's whereas LSE rejected me. So very clearly, LSE has more stringent entry requirements.
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Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?

[Edited by Sirapop Suathongkum1 on Jan 19, 2017]

Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?
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kalooking

Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.

Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.
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Pavlina

Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.


I went to UCL for my undergraduate law degree and it was definitely considered as the better of the two/harder to get into for undergrad, but for postgrad I think they have around 400 people on their LLM (LSE have 200) and it was known to be much easier to get into for LLM than for LLB - you could probably check how many people do the King's LLM if you want to be really specific about it, but to be honest I think they're basically interchangeable and you should focus more on which of the two suits your specialism/specific research interests better. I would have accepted KCL over UCL for postgrad because I want to study Human Rights and Public International Law and the modules offered by KCL appealed to me more. But I got into LSE yesterday so that's made it a no-brainer. I would say that if you like the modules offered by UCL, the teaching staff are great and I had a lovely time there for my undergrad.

[quote]Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.[/quote]

I went to UCL for my undergraduate law degree and it was definitely considered as the better of the two/harder to get into for undergrad, but for postgrad I think they have around 400 people on their LLM (LSE have 200) and it was known to be much easier to get into for LLM than for LLB - you could probably check how many people do the King's LLM if you want to be really specific about it, but to be honest I think they're basically interchangeable and you should focus more on which of the two suits your specialism/specific research interests better. I would have accepted KCL over UCL for postgrad because I want to study Human Rights and Public International Law and the modules offered by KCL appealed to me more. But I got into LSE yesterday so that's made it a no-brainer. I would say that if you like the modules offered by UCL, the teaching staff are great and I had a lovely time there for my undergrad.
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Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.


I'm from Thailand. One of my close friends graduated from a prestigious law school with GPA 3.3 roughly; he managed to pass KCL's admission. Unfortunately, UCL sent him
a rejection last week.
As far as I know, UCL admit the law grads who get at least 3.4 GPA or equivalent, according to their staff in charge in the university fair held in my country.

Hope this help:))

[Edited by Sirapop Suathongkum1 on Jan 20, 2017]

[quote]Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.[/quote]

I'm from Thailand. One of my close friends graduated from a prestigious law school with GPA 3.3 roughly; he managed to pass KCL's admission. Unfortunately, UCL sent him
a rejection last week.
As far as I know, UCL admit the law grads who get at least 3.4 GPA or equivalent, according to their staff in charge in the university fair held in my country.

Hope this help:))
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idn4ihl

Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.


I'm from Thailand. One of my close friends graduated from a prestigious law school with GPA 3.3 roughly; he managed to pass KCL's admission. Unfortunately, UCL sent him
a rejection last week.
As far as I know, UCL admit the law grads who get at least 3.4 GPA or equivalent, according to their staff in charge in the university fair held in my country.

Hope this help:))


I personally got conditional offers from both universities (KCL and UCL), and KCL has the 'hardest' condition. I'm currently undertaking a UK LLB, and UCL conditioned my offer upon obtaining a 2.1 (min. 60), whereas KCL conditioned my offer upon obtaining min. 65 (so a high 2.1).

But then I think it depends on each applicant, I'm not sure both universities set the same conditions for everyone.

[quote][quote]Is there anybody on this forum who applied to both UCL and King's and was rejected by either of them? It'll maybe help us know which of these two had more stringent entry requirements. Thanks a ton in advance.[/quote]

I'm from Thailand. One of my close friends graduated from a prestigious law school with GPA 3.3 roughly; he managed to pass KCL's admission. Unfortunately, UCL sent him
a rejection last week.
As far as I know, UCL admit the law grads who get at least 3.4 GPA or equivalent, according to their staff in charge in the university fair held in my country.

Hope this help:))[/quote]

I personally got conditional offers from both universities (KCL and UCL), and KCL has the 'hardest' condition. I'm currently undertaking a UK LLB, and UCL conditioned my offer upon obtaining a 2.1 (min. 60), whereas KCL conditioned my offer upon obtaining min. 65 (so a high 2.1).

But then I think it depends on each applicant, I'm not sure both universities set the same conditions for everyone.
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CBP

Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?


1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.

[Edited by CBP on Jan 22, 2017]

[quote]Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?[/quote]

1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.
quote

Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?


1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.


Thank you for your kind response. I decided not to pay for QMUL registration because from what I have thoroughly researched, I've found that it's outstandingly famous for IP law ,and also its rank is far lower than those three aforesaid.(according to several institutions)

[quote][quote]Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?[/quote]

1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.
[/quote]

Thank you for your kind response. I decided not to pay for QMUL registration because from what I have thoroughly researched, I've found that it's outstandingly famous for IP law ,and also its rank is far lower than those three aforesaid.(according to several institutions)
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tulip123

HI guys, what I have understood from the college replies towards my application wrt KCL, UCL and LSE, KCL has the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters ? Did anyone find this who have received acceptance from these 3? Can anyone help me with this?
Has anyone heard anything about scholarships from any of these colleges?



No, KCL does not have the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters. I have been accepted at UCL and King's whereas LSE rejected me. So very clearly, LSE has more stringent entry requirements.

i am only asking because my king's offer asks for academic requirement is 3% more than lse's. so i am a bit shocked myself. i do not know how this is happening.

[quote][quote]HI guys, what I have understood from the college replies towards my application wrt KCL, UCL and LSE, KCL has the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters ? Did anyone find this who have received acceptance from these 3? Can anyone help me with this?
Has anyone heard anything about scholarships from any of these colleges?

[/quote]

No, KCL does not have the highest academic requirement in conditional offer letters. I have been accepted at UCL and King's whereas LSE rejected me. So very clearly, LSE has more stringent entry requirements.[/quote]
i am only asking because my king's offer asks for academic requirement is 3% more than lse's. so i am a bit shocked myself. i do not know how this is happening.
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Which is the best out of QMUL/KCL/LSE/UCL for LLM in Intellectual Property Law? I have already gotten an offer from QM. Havent applied anywhere else till now.

Which is the best out of QMUL/KCL/LSE/UCL for LLM in Intellectual Property Law? I have already gotten an offer from QM. Havent applied anywhere else till now.
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Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?


1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.


Thank you for your kind response. I decided not to pay for QMUL registration because from what I have thoroughly researched, I've found that it's outstandingly famous for IP law ,and also its rank is far lower than those three aforesaid.(according to several institutions)


You don't need to pay an application fee for qmul llm, as far as i know.

Regarding the banking & finance ll.m. I've heard, from a friend who did the ll.m at LSE, that it's very regulation oriented.

[quote][quote][quote]Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?[/quote]

1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.
[/quote]

Thank you for your kind response. I decided not to pay for QMUL registration because from what I have thoroughly researched, I've found that it's outstandingly famous for IP law ,and also its rank is far lower than those three aforesaid.(according to several institutions)[/quote]

You don't need to pay an application fee for qmul llm, as far as i know.

Regarding the banking & finance ll.m. I've heard, from a friend who did the ll.m at LSE, that it's very regulation oriented.
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ItalianLaw



1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.


Thank you for your kind response. I decided not to pay for QMUL registration because from what I have thoroughly researched, I've found that it's outstandingly famous for IP law ,and also its rank is far lower than those three aforesaid.(according to several institutions)


You don't need to pay an application fee for qmul llm, as far as i know.

Regarding the banking & finance ll.m. I've heard, from a friend who did the ll.m at LSE, that it's very regulation oriented.


Who is the crazy guy who said to do not consider queen mary for banking and finance law wich have one of the best program in the world for moduels selection? You can do bo regulation and transactional modules...you can also audit other classes...They have splitted modules. Who is that crazy? I am doing this LLM and I received an offer from a Magic Circle firm and my first degree is an italian one. Try to see how many modules KCL, UCL, LSE have...and how many are not delivered each year! KCL for example is more transactional! It has the great tecknokun. QMUL has Rosa Lastra for regulatory, the GREAT George Walker for finance law and banking. It has rodrigo carminal for corporate finace and M&A. guys are you well? Change drug dealer!

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[quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi,
I applied for UCL KCL LSE last month and have already got offers from these three(LSE is the latest one). Now I am considering which one I really want to go for, given two factors: the course in which I'm interested (ฺBanking and Finance)and chances to get a great job following my graduation. Any idea or suggestions?[/quote]

1-LSE 2-UCL 3-KCL LSE is now ahead from the other 2 and between the other two it depends, UCL more diversed modules you can focus on banking law or corporate finance if you want, while KCL programme is more specific, more into regulation of financial markets specific products securitization etc basically the job you do on a law firm in the financial markets department since its director comes from one of the magic circle law firms and from that specific area. Can I ask you why you didn't even consider QMUL?

And for all of you worried about employability I think you can find this useful http://www.chambersstudent.com/where-to-start/newsletter/law-firms-preferred-universities
I also recommend the guardian, qs, shanghai, the times for employability and reputation.. with all of that you still may want to talk to some people who study there or to take a look on linkedin...in the end it's all up to you and your feelings about the unis/programmes.
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Thank you for your kind response. I decided not to pay for QMUL registration because from what I have thoroughly researched, I've found that it's outstandingly famous for IP law ,and also its rank is far lower than those three aforesaid.(according to several institutions)[/quote]

You don't need to pay an application fee for qmul llm, as far as i know.

Regarding the banking & finance ll.m. I've heard, from a friend who did the ll.m at LSE, that it's very regulation oriented. [/quote]

Who is the crazy guy who said to do not consider queen mary for banking and finance law wich have one of the best program in the world for moduels selection? You can do bo regulation and transactional modules...you can also audit other classes...They have splitted modules. Who is that crazy? I am doing this LLM and I received an offer from a Magic Circle firm and my first degree is an italian one. Try to see how many modules KCL, UCL, LSE have...and how many are not delivered each year! KCL for example is more transactional! It has the great tecknokun. QMUL has Rosa Lastra for regulatory, the GREAT George Walker for finance law and banking. It has rodrigo carminal for corporate finace and M&A. guys are you well? Change drug dealer!
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Hi! I'm in the process of making my application to KCL for the same specialism - I've been struggling to find any information on the Transnational Law page about maximum personal statement length (I know in the online form it says 4000 characters, but then there's an option to upload a document if it's longer than that - do you know if there's a maximum for the uploaded document, and how long did you make your own statement if you can remember?)

I was also wondering if you found any specific guidance on the site as to what they want us to discuss in the statement, or whether you just did the standard stuff? For example, I know some universities specifically ask that you outline your dissertation topic, whereas others don't, but couldn't find anything on the KCL site!

Would appreciate advice from anyone who's applied to KCL, thanks! :)


Hi there :)

Regarding the personal statement, I personally wrote one on a .doc file and uploaded it as a .pdf file. I don't think there's any limit if you choose to upload your own file for the personal statement instead of filling the 4000 characters box. My personal statement for KCL is 1,359 words long (so 2 pages) and it was fine. But then, I have a friend who's currently undertaking the LLM there, and she got in with a 700 words personal statement, so it's really up to you.

KCL is indeed vague in terms of their expectations regarding the personal statement ... Personally, I wrote about my interest in international law (how and why it began, and the reason I chose to undertake my current degree), my interest in a particular domain (I am extremely keen on disarmament affairs, so I discussed my interest in that area and why, as well as my intention to write my dissertation/masters thesis on that topic), my interest in King's College and London as a city, and then I concluded with my career plans and how the LLM would greatly assist me in materialising my projects. I used the same format for my applications for UCL and QMUL as well. :)

Hope this helps!

[quote][quote]Hi! I'm in the process of making my application to KCL for the same specialism - I've been struggling to find any information on the Transnational Law page about maximum personal statement length (I know in the online form it says 4000 characters, but then there's an option to upload a document if it's longer than that - do you know if there's a maximum for the uploaded document, and how long did you make your own statement if you can remember?)

I was also wondering if you found any specific guidance on the site as to what they want us to discuss in the statement, or whether you just did the standard stuff? For example, I know some universities specifically ask that you outline your dissertation topic, whereas others don't, but couldn't find anything on the KCL site!

Would appreciate advice from anyone who's applied to KCL, thanks! :)[/quote]

Hi there :)

Regarding the personal statement, I personally wrote one on a .doc file and uploaded it as a .pdf file. I don't think there's any limit if you choose to upload your own file for the personal statement instead of filling the 4000 characters box. My personal statement for KCL is 1,359 words long (so 2 pages) and it was fine. But then, I have a friend who's currently undertaking the LLM there, and she got in with a 700 words personal statement, so it's really up to you.

KCL is indeed vague in terms of their expectations regarding the personal statement ... Personally, I wrote about my interest in international law (how and why it began, and the reason I chose to undertake my current degree), my interest in a particular domain (I am extremely keen on disarmament affairs, so I discussed my interest in that area and why, as well as my intention to write my dissertation/masters thesis on that topic), my interest in King's College and London as a city, and then I concluded with my career plans and how the LLM would greatly assist me in materialising my projects. I used the same format for my applications for UCL and QMUL as well. :)

Hope this helps![/quote]
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