LLM UCL / KCL / LSE / QMUL 2017-18


evanioan

Hey to everyone!
Has anyone from those who applied late to LSE (late January early February) received an answer?
Thank you in advance

Hey to everyone!
Has anyone from those who applied late to LSE (late January early February) received an answer?
Thank you in advance
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Hi, has someone done the pre- sessional course at LSE or knows somenone that has done it? I would like to know how difficult is to pass it??

Please help


It is the first year that LSE has put in place pre-sessional English courses allowing people to reach English requirements. Hence, you won’t find someone who followed those courses and who can help you.

Nevertheless, it is indicated that you have to reach a 75% if you want to fulfil LSE English requirements while KCL only asks for a 70%.

LSE has the same requirements as UCL’s ones (75%). UCL has established its program for a long time. May be you could ask a former UCL student if it was hard to succeed.

[Edited by Tartiflette on Mar 01, 2017]

[quote]Hi, has someone done the pre- sessional course at LSE or knows somenone that has done it? I would like to know how difficult is to pass it??

Please help[/quote]

It is the first year that LSE has put in place pre-sessional English courses allowing people to reach English requirements. Hence, you won’t find someone who followed those courses and who can help you.

Nevertheless, it is indicated that you have to reach a 75% if you want to fulfil LSE English requirements while KCL only asks for a 70%.

LSE has the same requirements as UCL’s ones (75%). UCL has established its program for a long time. May be you could ask a former UCL student if it was hard to succeed.
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lilay

Thank you for your reply. I dont't want to be so pushy about it. I have offers from QMUL, Nottingham and Manchester already. :)

Thank you for your reply. I dont't want to be so pushy about it. I have offers from QMUL, Nottingham and Manchester already. :)
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Hey to everyone!
Has anyone from those who applied late to LSE (late January early February) received an answer?
Thank you in advance


Hi evanioan,

My application to LSE was processed on 09/02 and my application tracker changed its status tonight to "offer made". However, it seems that they sent my offer letter on 28/02, so I'm waiting for the mail ;)

[quote]Hey to everyone!
Has anyone from those who applied late to LSE (late January early February) received an answer?
Thank you in advance [/quote]

Hi evanioan,

My application to LSE was processed on 09/02 and my application tracker changed its status tonight to "offer made". However, it seems that they sent my offer letter on 28/02, so I'm waiting for the mail ;)
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Hi, has someone done the pre- sessional course at LSE or knows somenone that has done it? I would like to know how difficult is to pass it??

Please help


It is the first year that LSE has put in place pre-sessional English courses allowing people to reach English requirements. Hence, you won’t find someone who followed those courses and who can help you.

Nevertheless, it is indicated that you have to reach a 75% if you want to fulfil LSE English requirements while KCL only asks for a 70%.

LSE has the same requirements as UCL’s ones (75%). UCL has established its program for a long time. May be you could ask a former UCL student if it was hard to succeed.


Thank you so much for your answer, I have already ask and it seems that it depends on each university so I am just going to have to wish me good luck.

Finally does some one know it the pre-sessional course it self is good or worth to pay it?

[quote][quote]Hi, has someone done the pre- sessional course at LSE or knows somenone that has done it? I would like to know how difficult is to pass it??

Please help[/quote]

It is the first year that LSE has put in place pre-sessional English courses allowing people to reach English requirements. Hence, you won’t find someone who followed those courses and who can help you.

Nevertheless, it is indicated that you have to reach a 75% if you want to fulfil LSE English requirements while KCL only asks for a 70%.

LSE has the same requirements as UCL’s ones (75%). UCL has established its program for a long time. May be you could ask a former UCL student if it was hard to succeed.
[/quote]

Thank you so much for your answer, I have already ask and it seems that it depends on each university so I am just going to have to wish me good luck.

Finally does some one know it the pre-sessional course it self is good or worth to pay it?
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evanioan

Congratulations!!
Thank you so much for your answer. My application was processed on 08/02 but I am still under consideration. I hope to have good news soon :)

UPDATED: I just received an offer!

Hey to everyone!
Has anyone from those who applied late to LSE (late January early February) received an answer?
Thank you in advance


Hi evanioan,

My application to LSE was processed on 09/02 and my application tracker changed its status tonight to "offer made". However, it seems that they sent my offer letter on 28/02, so I'm waiting for the mail ;)

[Edited by evanioan on Mar 02, 2017]

Congratulations!!
Thank you so much for your answer. My application was processed on 08/02 but I am still under consideration. I hope to have good news soon :)

UPDATED: I just received an offer!
[quote][quote]Hey to everyone!
Has anyone from those who applied late to LSE (late January early February) received an answer?
Thank you in advance [/quote]

Hi evanioan,

My application to LSE was processed on 09/02 and my application tracker changed its status tonight to "offer made". However, it seems that they sent my offer letter on 28/02, so I'm waiting for the mail ;)[/quote]
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Fingers crossed!

Fingers crossed!
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Hi! I recall reading somewhere on this thread that LSE were no longer accepting LLM applications, but I just sent off my application today without any problems! (Or have I unwittingly given LSE 65 pounds for free?!)

Hi! I recall reading somewhere on this thread that LSE were no longer accepting LLM applications, but I just sent off my application today without any problems! (Or have I unwittingly given LSE 65 pounds for free?!)
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At least the LLM-programme is marked as closed on the website. Didn't you have to check a box that the programme you are applying for is still avaible?

At least the LLM-programme is marked as closed on the website. Didn't you have to check a box that the programme you are applying for is still avaible?
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At least the LLM-programme is marked as closed on the website. Didn't you have to check a box that the programme you are applying for is still avaible?


I think I checked that box ages ago, before the programme closed. The only bit I hadn't completed was the personal statement section, so I thought I'd finish it and see if it's accepted. I was surprised when I got an email saying that my application went through and my references were received etc - my thinking was that if it was definitely closed applications wouldn't go through at all.

I received two emails after submitting the application and payment:
1) "You are an Applicant in progress - application submitted
Dear XX,
Thank you for submitting your application for Master of Laws.
Your application will progress to the next stage once we have received two references. We will email you when your references are received.

2) "You are an Applicant in progress - application submitted
Dear XX
Thank you for submitting your application for Master of Laws.
Your application will progress to the next stage once we have received two references. We will email you when your references are received."

Should I call up the Graduate Office tomorrow to let them know?

[quote]At least the LLM-programme is marked as closed on the website. Didn't you have to check a box that the programme you are applying for is still avaible?[/quote]

I think I checked that box ages ago, before the programme closed. The only bit I hadn't completed was the personal statement section, so I thought I'd finish it and see if it's accepted. I was surprised when I got an email saying that my application went through and my references were received etc - my thinking was that if it was definitely closed applications wouldn't go through at all.

I received two emails after submitting the application and payment:
1) "You are an Applicant in progress - application submitted
Dear XX,
Thank you for submitting your application for Master of Laws.
Your application will progress to the next stage once we have received two references. We will email you when your references are received.

2) "You are an Applicant in progress - application submitted
Dear XX
Thank you for submitting your application for Master of Laws.
Your application will progress to the next stage once we have received two references. We will email you when your references are received."

Should I call up the Graduate Office tomorrow to let them know?
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lilay

Hey, I have a question. KCL states that we should pay 2000 Pounds deposit. Do we get this payment back after we paid the tuition?

[Edited by lilay on Mar 03, 2017]

Hey, I have a question. KCL states that we should pay 2000 Pounds deposit. Do we get this payment back after we paid the tuition?
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Alfie17

Hey, I have a question. KCL states that we should pay 2000 Pounds deposit. Do we get this payment back after we paid the tuition?


Hahahaha

[quote]Hey, I have a question. KCL states that we should pay 2000 Pounds deposit. Do we get this payment back after we paid the tuition? [/quote]

Hahahaha
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idn4ihl

Hey, I have a question. KCL states that we should pay 2000 Pounds deposit. Do we get this payment back after we paid the tuition?


Hi there!

In my offer letter, it says at some point that "This deposit will be offset against your first year’s tuition fees" - which I think should be there as well in your offer letter. I think this means that the amount of the deposit will be considered as part of the payment of your tuition fees. Therefore, if, for instance, your tuition fees are at £20,000, if you pay a £2,000 deposit, you will only have £18,000 left to pay for your tuition fees (because they consider that you have already paid £2,000 through your deposit).

That's what happens with UCL and the Geneva Academy, so I guess it should be the same with KCL. But in case of uncertainties, just ask them, they are extremely helpful :)

And @Alfie17, may I ask why are you laughing at @lilay's question? I don't see what's funny in his/her question.

[quote]Hey, I have a question. KCL states that we should pay 2000 Pounds deposit. Do we get this payment back after we paid the tuition? [/quote]

Hi there!

In my offer letter, it says at some point that "This deposit will be offset against your first year’s tuition fees" - which I think should be there as well in your offer letter. I think this means that the amount of the deposit will be considered as part of the payment of your tuition fees. Therefore, if, for instance, your tuition fees are at £20,000, if you pay a £2,000 deposit, you will only have £18,000 left to pay for your tuition fees (because they consider that you have already paid £2,000 through your deposit).

That's what happens with UCL and the Geneva Academy, so I guess it should be the same with KCL. But in case of uncertainties, just ask them, they are extremely helpful :)

And @Alfie17, may I ask why are you laughing at @lilay's question? I don't see what's funny in his/her question.
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Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you!

Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you!
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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!



I found this answer, but if you have anything to add I'd be grateful ;)

[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]


I found this answer, but if you have anything to add I'd be grateful ;)
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Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you!


Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me!

[Edited by entangledmusings on Mar 08, 2017]

[quote]Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you![/quote]

Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me!
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Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you!


Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me!


Thank you :) and good luck then!

Can I ask which programme did you apply for?

[quote][quote]Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you![/quote]

Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me! [/quote]

Thank you :) and good luck then!

Can I ask which programme did you apply for?
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Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you!


Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me!


Thank you :) and good luck then!

Can I ask which programme did you apply for?


Thanks, all the best to you too! :) I applied for the general LLM and the Medical Law & Ethics MA. Which did you apply for?

[quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you![/quote]

Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me! [/quote]

Thank you :) and good luck then!

Can I ask which programme did you apply for? [/quote]

Thanks, all the best to you too! :) I applied for the general LLM and the Medical Law & Ethics MA. Which did you apply for?
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Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me!


Thank you :) and good luck then!

Can I ask which programme did you apply for?


Thanks, all the best to you too! :) I applied for the general LLM and the Medical Law & Ethics MA. Which did you apply for?


I am applying for a general one :)


Guys, one more question with regards to KCL - when choosing the obtained qualification, I do not seem to find LLB on the list (only BA Hons/BA or BSc). Do you how should I deal with it if I got an LLB, should I contact KCL directly?

thanks loads

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!

First question, guys do you think it is a bit too late to apply to KCL now?

Second, is it me or there are no other formal requirements for personal statement to KCL apart from 4,000 characters limit?

Thank you![/quote]

Hiya! I don't think it's too late - I sent off my application last week. But the sooner you submit your application the better, I'd say! And yup the character limit is the only real formal requirement for the PS. :)

My PS was really short, only 400 words because I felt I'd covered the necessary boxes i.e. why the LLM, why KCL, future career goals etc. Hopefully that doesn't count against me! [/quote]

Thank you :) and good luck then!

Can I ask which programme did you apply for? [/quote]

Thanks, all the best to you too! :) I applied for the general LLM and the Medical Law & Ethics MA. Which did you apply for?[/quote]

I am applying for a general one :)


Guys, one more question with regards to KCL - when choosing the obtained qualification, I do not seem to find LLB on the list (only BA Hons/BA or BSc). Do you how should I deal with it if I got an LLB, should I contact KCL directly?

thanks loads

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Guys, another silly question, should one mention the names of the companies where you worked/interned at, or should it be kept rather general and I shouldn't write the names in my personal statement?
thanks so much

Guys, another silly question, should one mention the names of the companies where you worked/interned at, or should it be kept rather general and I shouldn't write the names in my personal statement?
thanks so much
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