LLM UCL / KCL / LSE / QMUL 2017-18


CBP

I have some friends already studying LLMs there so I know some things about specific schools or programmes. But still some doubts about the one I want.

I am heading for Banking and Finance Law. I've been rejected from UCL but accepted in QMUL (I like its programme in banking and finance) KCL (better reputation than QMUL overall, not in arbitration as the friend above mentioned for example, but the programme in KCL is in "financial regulation" and I don't know if it deals with banking law as I want and I have no friends studying this specific path that can help me) and also accepted in Edinburgh (good option good programme and renowned in Europe but as you may guess London rules)

Any help with QMUL banking and finance VS KCL financial regulation is welcome.
Thank you all for this discussion really helpful.

[Edited by CBP on Dec 11, 2016]

I have some friends already studying LLMs there so I know some things about specific schools or programmes. But still some doubts about the one I want.

I am heading for Banking and Finance Law. I've been rejected from UCL but accepted in QMUL (I like its programme in banking and finance) KCL (better reputation than QMUL overall, not in arbitration as the friend above mentioned for example, but the programme in KCL is in "financial regulation" and I don't know if it deals with banking law as I want and I have no friends studying this specific path that can help me) and also accepted in Edinburgh (good option good programme and renowned in Europe but as you may guess London rules)

Any help with QMUL banking and finance VS KCL financial regulation is welcome.
Thank you all for this discussion really helpful.
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llm2017m

I have some friends already studying LLMs there so I know some things about specific schools or programmes. But still some doubts about the one I want.

I am heading for Banking and Finance Law. I've been rejected from UCL but accepted in QMUL (I like its programme in banking and finance) KCL (better reputation than QMUL overall, not in arbitration as the friend above mentioned for example, but the programme in KCL is in "financial regulation" and I don't know if it deals with banking law as I want and I have no friends studying this specific path that can help me) and also accepted in Edinburgh (good option good programme and renowned in Europe but as you may guess London rules)

Any help with QMUL banking and finance VS KCL financial regulation is welcome.
Thank you all for this discussion really helpful.


Sorry if this will be a long post.
I am in the same position as you with regards to KCL vs QMUL, but I am more concerned with Corporate law (M&A's, governance etc.) what I can say by looking at the modules offered is that while both universities offer a great and wide choice in this area I am inclined to say that QMUL has more relevant modules to what I'm looking for. For example KCL Corporate modules focus too much on comparative law perspectives and historical background, which doesn't interest me all that much. On the other hand The mergers and acquisitions module is mainly focused on U.K. Law only without going into transnational restructuring.
QMUL on he other hand have a great selection in this area.
However For International finance I would choose KCL, they really do offer a more thorough appproach. I like that area aswell since it's related to Corporate Law but since I won't be focusing on it that much, personally for me QMUL might be very slightly better. It all depends on the area of law one is going for.

Of course this is entirely ones choice, the important thing is to see what they are actually offering in the course.
Having said this I still think that KCL has a better reputation overall(employability) than QMUL for now which makes my decision to choose all the more confusing.
For example I am still waiting on an offer for Durham because they too have an excellent Corporate Law course.
Still undecided tough...

[quote]I have some friends already studying LLMs there so I know some things about specific schools or programmes. But still some doubts about the one I want.

I am heading for Banking and Finance Law. I've been rejected from UCL but accepted in QMUL (I like its programme in banking and finance) KCL (better reputation than QMUL overall, not in arbitration as the friend above mentioned for example, but the programme in KCL is in "financial regulation" and I don't know if it deals with banking law as I want and I have no friends studying this specific path that can help me) and also accepted in Edinburgh (good option good programme and renowned in Europe but as you may guess London rules)

Any help with QMUL banking and finance VS KCL financial regulation is welcome.
Thank you all for this discussion really helpful.[/quote]

Sorry if this will be a long post.
I am in the same position as you with regards to KCL vs QMUL, but I am more concerned with Corporate law (M&A's, governance etc.) what I can say by looking at the modules offered is that while both universities offer a great and wide choice in this area I am inclined to say that QMUL has more relevant modules to what I'm looking for. For example KCL Corporate modules focus too much on comparative law perspectives and historical background, which doesn't interest me all that much. On the other hand The mergers and acquisitions module is mainly focused on U.K. Law only without going into transnational restructuring.
QMUL on he other hand have a great selection in this area.
However For International finance I would choose KCL, they really do offer a more thorough appproach. I like that area aswell since it's related to Corporate Law but since I won't be focusing on it that much, personally for me QMUL might be very slightly better. It all depends on the area of law one is going for.

Of course this is entirely ones choice, the important thing is to see what they are actually offering in the course.
Having said this I still think that KCL has a better reputation overall(employability) than QMUL for now which makes my decision to choose all the more confusing.
For example I am still waiting on an offer for Durham because they too have an excellent Corporate Law course.
Still undecided tough...
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Inactive User

Conditional offer from KCL. Applied on october 2nd, but was delayed due to the technical crash at KCL.

Conditional offer from KCL. Applied on october 2nd, but was delayed due to the technical crash at KCL.
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bbmmxvi

Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this sort of question, but anyhow.

I am highly interested in KCL's LLM in International Dispute Resolution. How would you guys recommend I structure my personal statement? Should I place more emphasis on academic motivations, or extracurricular activities that led me to apply for that course (mainly the Willem C. Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration Moot, in my case)?

Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this sort of question, but anyhow.

I am highly interested in KCL's LLM in International Dispute Resolution. How would you guys recommend I structure my personal statement? Should I place more emphasis on academic motivations, or extracurricular activities that led me to apply for that course (mainly the Willem C. Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration Moot, in my case)?
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freyarhia

Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this sort of question, but anyhow.

I am highly interested in KCL's LLM in International Dispute Resolution. How would you guys recommend I structure my personal statement? Should I place more emphasis on academic motivations, or extracurricular activities that led me to apply for that course (mainly the Willem C. Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration Moot, in my case)?


Hello! I'd give weight to all of them, but if you have one area which is blatantly stronger than another then give more focus to it. Being academically strong is vital, so I would advise making this area somewhat lengthy and then talk about everything else at varying length dependent on strength. :)

[quote]Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this sort of question, but anyhow.

I am highly interested in KCL's LLM in International Dispute Resolution. How would you guys recommend I structure my personal statement? Should I place more emphasis on academic motivations, or extracurricular activities that led me to apply for that course (mainly the Willem C. Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration Moot, in my case)? [/quote]

Hello! I'd give weight to all of them, but if you have one area which is blatantly stronger than another then give more focus to it. Being academically strong is vital, so I would advise making this area somewhat lengthy and then talk about everything else at varying length dependent on strength. :)
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freyarhia

Does anyone know if you can change preferences? I've selected Human Rights Law but I'm still on the fence between that and International Law, so may want to change when I start D:

Does anyone know if you can change preferences? I've selected Human Rights Law but I'm still on the fence between that and International Law, so may want to change when I start D:
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LSE seems to have started issuing decisions today. Just got admitted a few moments ago.

LSE seems to have started issuing decisions today. Just got admitted a few moments ago.
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lawgradpt

Just received a conditional offer from LSE!

Just received a conditional offer from LSE!
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DMAY

I just received a conditional offer from LSE too! Does Anyone know when is the deadline to answer the offer?

[Edited by DMAY on Dec 19, 2016]

I just received a conditional offer from LSE too! Does Anyone know when is the deadline to answer the offer?
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dariusjh

LSE seems to have started issuing decisions today. Just got admitted a few moments ago.


when did you apply for LSE, may i ask?

[Edited by dariusjh on Dec 20, 2016]

[quote]LSE seems to have started issuing decisions today. Just got admitted a few moments ago.[/quote]

when did you apply for LSE, may i ask?
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The App Tracker has all the answers.. ;)

Nov 03.

[Edited by usukger1718 on Dec 20, 2016]

The App Tracker has all the answers.. ;)

Nov 03.
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MSDM

Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.

Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.
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freyarhia

Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.


Ah congratulations! Mine was submitted 11th Nov so hopefully I hear soon ^_^

[quote]Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.[/quote]

Ah congratulations! Mine was submitted 11th Nov so hopefully I hear soon ^_^
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MSDM

Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.

Ah congratulations! Mine was submitted 11th Nov so hopefully I hear soon ^_^


Hope you receive your admission letter these days. Be prepared :)

[quote][quote]Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.[/quote]
Ah congratulations! Mine was submitted 11th Nov so hopefully I hear soon ^_^[/quote]

Hope you receive your admission letter these days. Be prepared :)
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lawgradpt

I just received a conditional offer from LSE too! Does Anyone know when is the deadline to answer the offer?


I also dont know, have you found out?

[quote]I just received a conditional offer from LSE too! Does Anyone know when is the deadline to answer the offer?[/quote]

I also dont know, have you found out?
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MSDM

I just received a conditional offer from LSE too! Does Anyone know when is the deadline to answer the offer?


I also dont know, have you found out?


There is no deadline but it is recommended to reply within 6 weeks of receiving your offer, if possible. If you are not able to submit the form within this time, DO NOT WORRY. You will not lose your offer, nor will they assume that you do not wish to take up your place.
Just click on "acceptance" in blue color to find out.

[Edited by MSDM on Dec 21, 2016]

[quote][quote]I just received a conditional offer from LSE too! Does Anyone know when is the deadline to answer the offer?[/quote]

I also dont know, have you found out?[/quote]

There is no deadline but it is recommended to reply within 6 weeks of receiving your offer, if possible. If you are not able to submit the form within this time, DO NOT WORRY. You will not lose your offer, nor will they assume that you do not wish to take up your place.
Just click on "acceptance" in blue color to find out.
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bbmmxvi

Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this sort of question, but anyhow.

I am highly interested in KCL's LLM in International Dispute Resolution. How would you guys recommend I structure my personal statement? Should I place more emphasis on academic motivations, or extracurricular activities that led me to apply for that course (mainly the Willem C. Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration Moot, in my case)?


Hello! I'd give weight to all of them, but if you have one area which is blatantly stronger than another then give more focus to it. Being academically strong is vital, so I would advise making this area somewhat lengthy and then talk about everything else at varying length dependent on strength. :)


Thank you for that. Really insightful!

[quote][quote]Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum for this sort of question, but anyhow.

I am highly interested in KCL's LLM in International Dispute Resolution. How would you guys recommend I structure my personal statement? Should I place more emphasis on academic motivations, or extracurricular activities that led me to apply for that course (mainly the Willem C. Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration Moot, in my case)? [/quote]

Hello! I'd give weight to all of them, but if you have one area which is blatantly stronger than another then give more focus to it. Being academically strong is vital, so I would advise making this area somewhat lengthy and then talk about everything else at varying length dependent on strength. :)[/quote]

Thank you for that. Really insightful!
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dariusjh

Hi guys, for those who have received an offer from LSE, under 'Conditions of Offer or Notes', mine writes:

"Degree with upper second class honours -
You are required to obtain your Bachelor's degree with upper second class honours."

Does that mean I have to reach >60% or >65% (as traditionally requested?) What are your thoughts?

Hi guys, for those who have received an offer from LSE, under 'Conditions of Offer or Notes', mine writes:

"Degree with upper second class honours -
You are required to obtain your Bachelor's degree with upper second class honours."

Does that mean I have to reach >60% or >65% (as traditionally requested?) What are your thoughts?
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freyarhia

Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.

Ah congratulations! Mine was submitted 11th Nov so hopefully I hear soon ^_^


Hope you receive your admission letter these days. Be prepared :)


Just received an offer, ah! I have to achieve a first but I am excited nonetheless! :D

[quote][quote][quote]Just received unconditional offer from LSE too! My application was submitted on the 12th of Nov.[/quote]
Ah congratulations! Mine was submitted 11th Nov so hopefully I hear soon ^_^[/quote]

Hope you receive your admission letter these days. Be prepared :)[/quote]

Just received an offer, ah! I have to achieve a first but I am excited nonetheless! :D
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farogon

Hi guys, for those who have received an offer from LSE, under 'Conditions of Offer or Notes', mine writes:

"Degree with upper second class honours -
You are required to obtain your Bachelor's degree with upper second class honours."

Does that mean I have to reach >60% or >65% (as traditionally requested?) What are your thoughts?


They indicated in the offer email that I am required to obtain second upper honours with at least 65%.

[quote]Hi guys, for those who have received an offer from LSE, under 'Conditions of Offer or Notes', mine writes:

"Degree with upper second class honours -
You are required to obtain your Bachelor's degree with upper second class honours."

Does that mean I have to reach >60% or >65% (as traditionally requested?) What are your thoughts? [/quote]

They indicated in the offer email that I am required to obtain second upper honours with at least 65%.
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