LLM UCL / KCL / LSE / QMUL 2019-20


I'm starting this discussion for all applicants to the main London LLMs (UCL, KCL, LSE, QMUL).

Good luck to everybody!
I'm starting this discussion for all applicants to the main London LLMs (UCL, KCL, LSE, QMUL).

Good luck to everybody!
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Naz Khan
Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.
Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.
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trinityza
Hi! I have applied to LSE till now. Not sure whether I shall be applying to the other 3.
Hi! I have applied to LSE till now. Not sure whether I shall be applying to the other 3.
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Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.


Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you!
[quote]Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.[/quote]

Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you!
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I submitted my application to LSE yesterday. I am still waiting for my second referee to submit the reference - hopefully soon. LSE is my first choice but I am going to start preparing an application for UCL and hopefully submit within the next week also
I submitted my application to LSE yesterday. I am still waiting for my second referee to submit the reference - hopefully soon. LSE is my first choice but I am going to start preparing an application for UCL and hopefully submit within the next week also
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I submitted my application to LSE yesterday. I am still waiting for my second referee to submit the reference - hopefully soon. LSE is my first choice but I am going to start preparing an application for UCL and hopefully submit within the next week also


Good evening. Have you applied for the general LLM or for a specialism? I am starting to prepare my applications these days, while writing my master thesis. How long does it take, in your opinion?

Thank you and good luck :)
[quote]I submitted my application to LSE yesterday. I am still waiting for my second referee to submit the reference - hopefully soon. LSE is my first choice but I am going to start preparing an application for UCL and hopefully submit within the next week also[/quote]

Good evening. Have you applied for the general LLM or for a specialism? I am starting to prepare my applications these days, while writing my master thesis. How long does it take, in your opinion?

Thank you and good luck :)
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It took me around 1 month to put all of my documents together - ordering my transcript, contacting referees, writing my personal statement etc. And yes I applied for a specialism :)
It took me around 1 month to put all of my documents together - ordering my transcript, contacting referees, writing my personal statement etc. And yes I applied for a specialism :)
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Naz Khan
Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.


Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you!



Thank you Carolina, here is a list of my offers so far and response time.

- Leicester (1 week)
- Exeter (1 week)
- QML (1 week)
- Birmingham (2 weeks)
- York (2 weeks)
- Sheffield (5 weeks!)

- Nottingham (Waiting)
- Manchester (Waiting)
- KCL (Waiting 4 weeks so far, may hear something today as they say 4-8 weeks on website)
- UCL (Waiting)
- Durham (Waiting)
- LSE (Waiting)
- Cambridge (Not yet applied)
- Oxford (Not yet applied)

It is not necessary to apply to so many universities, my reasons were to test the application process and to learn more about my own calibre. My advice, if you meet the academic requirements you're already 60% there. The rest is a strong personal statement, good CV and excellence references.

[Edited by Naz Khan on Nov 02, 2018]

[quote][quote]Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.[/quote]

Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you! [/quote]


Thank you Carolina, here is a list of my offers so far and response time.

- Leicester (1 week)
- Exeter (1 week)
- QML (1 week)
- Birmingham (2 weeks)
- York (2 weeks)
- Sheffield (5 weeks!)

- Nottingham (Waiting)
- Manchester (Waiting)
- KCL (Waiting 4 weeks so far, may hear something today as they say 4-8 weeks on website)
- UCL (Waiting)
- Durham (Waiting)
- LSE (Waiting)
- Cambridge (Not yet applied)
- Oxford (Not yet applied)

It is not necessary to apply to so many universities, my reasons were to test the application process and to learn more about my own calibre. My advice, if you meet the academic requirements you're already 60% there. The rest is a strong personal statement, good CV and excellence references.
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Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.


Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you!



Thank you Carolina, here is a list of my offers so far and response time.

- Leicester (1 week)
- Exeter (1 week)
- QML (1 week)
- Birmingham (2 weeks)
- York (2 weeks)
- Sheffield (5 weeks!)

- Nottingham (Waiting)
- Manchester (Waiting)
- KCL (Waiting 4 weeks so far, may hear something today as they say 4-8 weeks on website)
- UCL (Waiting)
- Durham (Waiting)
- LSE (Waiting)
- Cambridge (Not yet applied)
- Oxford (Not yet applied)

It is not necessary to apply to so many universities, my reasons were to test the application process and to learn more about my own calibre. My advice, if you meet the academic requirements you're already 60% there. The rest is a strong personal statement, good CV and excellence references.



Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course.
[quote][quote][quote]Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.[/quote]

Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you! [/quote]


Thank you Carolina, here is a list of my offers so far and response time.

- Leicester (1 week)
- Exeter (1 week)
- QML (1 week)
- Birmingham (2 weeks)
- York (2 weeks)
- Sheffield (5 weeks!)

- Nottingham (Waiting)
- Manchester (Waiting)
- KCL (Waiting 4 weeks so far, may hear something today as they say 4-8 weeks on website)
- UCL (Waiting)
- Durham (Waiting)
- LSE (Waiting)
- Cambridge (Not yet applied)
- Oxford (Not yet applied)

It is not necessary to apply to so many universities, my reasons were to test the application process and to learn more about my own calibre. My advice, if you meet the academic requirements you're already 60% there. The rest is a strong personal statement, good CV and excellence references. [/quote]



Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course.
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Good evening guys!

I have a question about KCL language requirements. I read on the website that generally they do not need the IELTS at the time of the application, but sometimes that could help.
What do you think? It would take me a lot of time to get the results and l'd like to apply asap!

Thank you :)
Good evening guys!

I have a question about KCL language requirements. I read on the website that generally they do not need the IELTS at the time of the application, but sometimes that could help.
What do you think? It would take me a lot of time to get the results and l'd like to apply asap!

Thank you :)
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Naz Khan
Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course.


My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.
Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course. [/quote]


My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.



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I am sure you will hear from them soon! :)

Thank you, I think I will send them an email to ask how necessary the IELTS is to be considered now.


Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course.



My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.


I am sure you will hear from them soon! :)

Thank you, I think I will send them an email to ask how necessary the IELTS is to be considered now.




[quote]Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course. [/quote]


My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.



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wch
Hi Carolina!

I sent KCL an e-mail a few weeks ago about the same issue. They answered, as Naz Khan said, that applications with IELTS-results take generally less time to consider. However, if you have not yet booked your IELTS-test, then I would strongly advise you to apply anyway because applying as soon as possible is the best you can do. I did the same thing and just uploaded my IELTS-results a few days ago, three weeks after my application.


I am sure you will hear from them soon! :)

Thank you, I think I will send them an email to ask how necessary the IELTS is to be considered now.


Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course.



My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.


Hi Carolina!

I sent KCL an e-mail a few weeks ago about the same issue. They answered, as Naz Khan said, that applications with IELTS-results take generally less time to consider. However, if you have not yet booked your IELTS-test, then I would strongly advise you to apply anyway because applying as soon as possible is the best you can do. I did the same thing and just uploaded my IELTS-results a few days ago, three weeks after my application.


[quote]I am sure you will hear from them soon! :)

Thank you, I think I will send them an email to ask how necessary the IELTS is to be considered now.




[quote]Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course. [/quote]


My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.



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Thank you!
Unfortunately, I will be able to undertake the test only in December. In the meanwhile, I will apply for sure.

Good luck with your application :) Are you interested in a specialism or in the General LLM?


Hi Carolina!

I sent KCL an e-mail a few weeks ago about the same issue. They answered, as Naz Khan said, that applications with IELTS-results take generally less time to consider. However, if you have not yet booked your IELTS-test, then I would strongly advise you to apply anyway because applying as soon as possible is the best you can do. I did the same thing and just uploaded my IELTS-results a few days ago, three weeks after my application.


I am sure you will hear from them soon! :)

Thank you, I think I will send them an email to ask how necessary the IELTS is to be considered now.


Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course.



My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.


Thank you!
Unfortunately, I will be able to undertake the test only in December. In the meanwhile, I will apply for sure.

Good luck with your application :) Are you interested in a specialism or in the General LLM?



[quote]Hi Carolina!

I sent KCL an e-mail a few weeks ago about the same issue. They answered, as Naz Khan said, that applications with IELTS-results take generally less time to consider. However, if you have not yet booked your IELTS-test, then I would strongly advise you to apply anyway because applying as soon as possible is the best you can do. I did the same thing and just uploaded my IELTS-results a few days ago, three weeks after my application.


[quote]I am sure you will hear from them soon! :)

Thank you, I think I will send them an email to ask how necessary the IELTS is to be considered now.




[quote]Thank you so much! It was very nice of you!
I do meet the G.P.A. requirements. I have never written a personal statement and that worries me a lot! As far as my references are concerned, what would you define as excellent? In Italy we do not need them to be accepted for a university course. [/quote]


My pleasure Carolina, sadly I did not hear back from KCL on Friday, however it is likely I will hear from them next week.

References:
KCL does not require you to submit references they are one of the very few universities in the UK that don't so you are okay!

IELTS:
two options:
1. Apply now without IELTS (application may take longer than usual to consider)
2. Apply after you have received your results (this will take longer anyway)

Both options take time, however the benefit of applying now is that your application is in the queue.



[/quote][/quote][/quote]
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Hi! do you know how much time does KCL and LSE take to answer generally?

Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.


Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you!



Thank you Carolina, here is a list of my offers so far and response time.

- Leicester (1 week)
- Exeter (1 week)
- QML (1 week)
- Birmingham (2 weeks)
- York (2 weeks)
- Sheffield (5 weeks!)

- Nottingham (Waiting)
- Manchester (Waiting)
- KCL (Waiting 4 weeks so far, may hear something today as they say 4-8 weeks on website)
- UCL (Waiting)
- Durham (Waiting)
- LSE (Waiting)
- Cambridge (Not yet applied)
- Oxford (Not yet applied)

It is not necessary to apply to so many universities, my reasons were to test the application process and to learn more about my own calibre. My advice, if you meet the academic requirements you're already 60% there. The rest is a strong personal statement, good CV and excellence references.

[Edited by Camila Riquelme q on Nov 06, 2018]

Hi! do you know how much time does KCL and LSE take to answer generally?

[quote][quote][quote]Thank you.

I have applied to KCL and QMUL so far.

I heard back from QMUL after one week.[/quote]

Wow! One week it's a really short period. May I ask if you got in? Any suggestions?

Thank you! [/quote]


Thank you Carolina, here is a list of my offers so far and response time.

- Leicester (1 week)
- Exeter (1 week)
- QML (1 week)
- Birmingham (2 weeks)
- York (2 weeks)
- Sheffield (5 weeks!)

- Nottingham (Waiting)
- Manchester (Waiting)
- KCL (Waiting 4 weeks so far, may hear something today as they say 4-8 weeks on website)
- UCL (Waiting)
- Durham (Waiting)
- LSE (Waiting)
- Cambridge (Not yet applied)
- Oxford (Not yet applied)

It is not necessary to apply to so many universities, my reasons were to test the application process and to learn more about my own calibre. My advice, if you meet the academic requirements you're already 60% there. The rest is a strong personal statement, good CV and excellence references. [/quote]
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Naz Khan
Hi Camila,

KCL take 4-6 weeks to respond, however I have heard of rare cases where it has been considerably shorter.

I am now in my 5th week and have heard nothing.
Hi Camila,

KCL take 4-6 weeks to respond, however I have heard of rare cases where it has been considerably shorter.

I am now in my 5th week and have heard nothing.
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thanks Naz!
thanks Naz!
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I received a response from QMUL within 2 weeks. But mine is conditional offer. Can anyone explain me the procedure for conditional offer?
I received a response from QMUL within 2 weeks. But mine is conditional offer. Can anyone explain me the procedure for conditional offer?
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Naz Khan
Great news guys!

I spoke to KCL admissions today, they are rolling out their official offers for the first wave of applications next week.

The very kind lady informed me that I will be receiving an offer.

In her 9 years of experience, KCL decides on merit first then takes into account number of places available. 'It is rare that someone who meets the academic requirements doesn't receive an offer if there are spaces available'.

This is great news both for me and those applying who meet the academic requirement!
Great news guys!

I spoke to KCL admissions today, they are rolling out their official offers for the first wave of applications next week.

The very kind lady informed me that I will be receiving an offer.

In her 9 years of experience, KCL decides on merit first then takes into account number of places available. 'It is rare that someone who meets the academic requirements doesn't receive an offer if there are spaces available'.

This is great news both for me and those applying who meet the academic requirement!
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Wow!! Congratulations :)

I am writing my personal statement these days. May I ask you something? Does the 4000 characters limit include spaces?

Thank you very much.


Great news guys!

I spoke to KCL admissions today, they are rolling out their official offers for the first wave of applications next week.

The very kind lady informed me that I will be receiving an offer.

In her 9 years of experience, KCL decides on merit first then takes into account number of places available. 'It is rare that someone who meets the academic requirements doesn't receive an offer if there are spaces available'.

This is great news both for me and those applying who meet the academic requirement!
Wow!! Congratulations :)

I am writing my personal statement these days. May I ask you something? Does the 4000 characters limit include spaces?

Thank you very much.


[quote]Great news guys!

I spoke to KCL admissions today, they are rolling out their official offers for the first wave of applications next week.

The very kind lady informed me that I will be receiving an offer.

In her 9 years of experience, KCL decides on merit first then takes into account number of places available. 'It is rare that someone who meets the academic requirements doesn't receive an offer if there are spaces available'.

This is great news both for me and those applying who meet the academic requirement!
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