LSE - LLM 2014/2015 Applicants


jk56
jsut got an offer from lse!

nd before you guys ask me, my application was submited in early january but was communicated as incomplete by late jan. i completed it again by submitting the requisite documents in early feb and got my fourth email in 3rd week of feb

best of luck to those awaiting..
jsut got an offer from lse!

nd before you guys ask me, my application was submited in early january but was communicated as incomplete by late jan. i completed it again by submitting the requisite documents in early feb and got my fourth email in 3rd week of feb

best of luck to those awaiting..
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SPAR
Congratulations on your offer! Thank you for the information too! Good news to you and to all of us still waiting... It seems that the program being closed only means that LSE will not receive more applications but those already submitted and being considered still have chances of getting an offer...

jsut got an offer from lse!

nd before you guys ask me, my application was submited in early january but was communicated as incomplete by late jan. i completed it again by submitting the requisite documents in early feb and got my fourth email in 3rd week of feb

best of luck to those awaiting..
Congratulations on your offer! Thank you for the information too! Good news to you and to all of us still waiting... It seems that the program being closed only means that LSE will not receive more applications but those already submitted and being considered still have chances of getting an offer...

<blockquote>jsut got an offer from lse!

nd before you guys ask me, my application was submited in early january but was communicated as incomplete by late jan. i completed it again by submitting the requisite documents in early feb and got my fourth email in 3rd week of feb

best of luck to those awaiting..</blockquote>
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SPAR
Congratulations and thank you for telling us!

Has anyone received an offer on or after March 14th? (besides Optimisticgirl).


I received an unconditional offer this morning, by email. I submitted my application on 27 January, and got the fourth email on 7 February.
Congratulations and thank you for telling us!

<blockquote><blockquote>Has anyone received an offer on or after March 14th? (besides Optimisticgirl).</blockquote>

I received an unconditional offer this morning, by email. I submitted my application on 27 January, and got the fourth email on 7 February. </blockquote>
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Do you mind sharing when you applied?

Very very late. :) I see no utility in providing a date and then being told that my chances are nil.
<blockquote> Do you mind sharing when you applied?</blockquote>
Very very late. :) I see no utility in providing a date and then being told that my chances are nil.
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hari90
To those who applied late- I just emailed the law admissions office and they said that the applications submitted around early march will be considered, the programme is closed for further applications, not the ones already been submitted.
To those who applied late- I just emailed the law admissions office and they said that the applications submitted around early march will be considered, the programme is closed for further applications, not the ones already been submitted.
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SPAR
Valuable information! Thank you very much!

To those who applied late- I just emailed the law admissions office and they said that the applications submitted around early march will be considered, the programme is closed for further applications, not the ones already been submitted.
Valuable information! Thank you very much!

<blockquote>To those who applied late- I just emailed the law admissions office and they said that the applications submitted around early march will be considered, the programme is closed for further applications, not the ones already been submitted. </blockquote>
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Mark W
Hopehopen - my PM capability got restricted for sending too many messages, and I had to send so many messages because the reply was so long. I'm going to post the PM here because it may be useful to other LSE applicants deciding on Butler's wharf or with questions about travel in London. Hope that is okay as there was nothing 'private' about the question.
Hopehopen - my PM capability got restricted for sending too many messages, and I had to send so many messages because the reply was so long. I'm going to post the PM here because it may be useful to other LSE applicants deciding on Butler's wharf or with questions about travel in London. Hope that is okay as there was nothing 'private' about the question.
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Mark W
[This post is a reply to a PM about travel in London. Perhaps it will be of use to some other overseas students as well, hence posting here].

Yes, I think you would certainly need to use public transport to get between LSE and Butler's Wharf unless you really like walking, although the walk is very interesting and scenic along the river. By the way Butler's Wharf is a very nice quiet area with some good restaurants and bars, I go there occasionally with my girlfriend for dinner.

There are two choices of 'route' on public transport (theoretically one could also take the river boat but that would be much more expensive and less practical).

1) Take the 188 Bus which goes practically door to door but gets stuck in traffic sometimes.

2) Take any bus that goes over Tower Bridge (or walk), then go to Tower Hill underground station, then take the district or circle line to Temple which is close to LSE (5 mins walk).

Despite the multimodal transport involved in (2) it is probably a little quicker overall but there is not much in it. There are also differing costs. The public transport in London gives you three options to pay:

1) Buy individual tickets from ticket machines for each journey. This is totally stupid unless you only ever make one journey in your entire life and only the most ignorant tourists would do it.

2) Buy a 'pay as you go' Oystercard, which requires a £5 deposit and then 'topping up' whenever you need more credit, which can be done at any station, online, or in many shops. You then pay for each journey separately but at a much cheaper rate than buying an individual ticket. The rates are:

i) Bus journey - £1.45 per journey anywhere in London, however if you make many bus journeys per day then the amount payable is 'capped' at £4.40 per day. So if you happen to make more than three journeys per day you will only pay for about three, the rest won't affect your account.

ii) Tube journey - the rate depends on where in London you are travelling and is more expensive further out, that is, in higher numbered 'Zones'. Your journey from Butler's Wharf to LSE would be entirely in Zone 1, the most central Zone, and a single fare is £2.20 with a daily cap of £8.40. But those numbers will be higher if you venture further afield.

3) Buy a 'travelcard' that allows unlimited travel on a specific, or any, mode of transport, for a specified set of Zones and for a specified period of time. The choices that are relevant to you as I see it are the following:

i) Weekly bus and tram pass. Travel anywhere on the bus (you can ignore the tram, there is one in SW London that you will probably never go near!) for one week. The cost is £14.10. This price includes a 30% discount on the normal fare for being a full-time student.

ii) Monthly bus and tram pass. As above but for a month. Price £54.20 per month, including 30% discount. This works out at £12.50 per week.

iii) Weekly Zone 1-2 travelcard (any mode of transport except river boat). Note that there is no such thing as a 'Zone 1 only' travelcard. Price £21.90 including 30% student discount.

iv) Monthly Zone 1-2 travelcard. Price £84.10 including 30% discount, works out at £19.40 per week.

The cheapest option is therefore to get the monthly bus and tram pass, and it is a good option as the bus is direct from Butler's Wharf to LSE as I mentioned above. But you lose a little flexibility since if you want to travel on the Underground for some reason then you would have to pay the 'pay as you go' fares on top. Buses do go everywhere in London but it can sometimes be a little difficult to work out which bus to take and they are usually slower than the tube. The other option is the monthly Zone 1-2 travelcard. You can see that adding the £19.40 this costs to the Butler's Wharf price it is still a fair bit cheaper than Northumberland.
[This post is a reply to a PM about travel in London. Perhaps it will be of use to some other overseas students as well, hence posting here].

Yes, I think you would certainly need to use public transport to get between LSE and Butler's Wharf unless you really like walking, although the walk is very interesting and scenic along the river. By the way Butler's Wharf is a very nice quiet area with some good restaurants and bars, I go there occasionally with my girlfriend for dinner.

There are two choices of 'route' on public transport (theoretically one could also take the river boat but that would be much more expensive and less practical).

1) Take the 188 Bus which goes practically door to door but gets stuck in traffic sometimes.

2) Take any bus that goes over Tower Bridge (or walk), then go to Tower Hill underground station, then take the district or circle line to Temple which is close to LSE (5 mins walk).

Despite the multimodal transport involved in (2) it is probably a little quicker overall but there is not much in it. There are also differing costs. The public transport in London gives you three options to pay:

1) Buy individual tickets from ticket machines for each journey. This is totally stupid unless you only ever make one journey in your entire life and only the most ignorant tourists would do it.

2) Buy a 'pay as you go' Oystercard, which requires a £5 deposit and then 'topping up' whenever you need more credit, which can be done at any station, online, or in many shops. You then pay for each journey separately but at a much cheaper rate than buying an individual ticket. The rates are:

i) Bus journey - £1.45 per journey anywhere in London, however if you make many bus journeys per day then the amount payable is 'capped' at £4.40 per day. So if you happen to make more than three journeys per day you will only pay for about three, the rest won't affect your account.

ii) Tube journey - the rate depends on where in London you are travelling and is more expensive further out, that is, in higher numbered 'Zones'. Your journey from Butler's Wharf to LSE would be entirely in Zone 1, the most central Zone, and a single fare is £2.20 with a daily cap of £8.40. But those numbers will be higher if you venture further afield.

3) Buy a 'travelcard' that allows unlimited travel on a specific, or any, mode of transport, for a specified set of Zones and for a specified period of time. The choices that are relevant to you as I see it are the following:

i) Weekly bus and tram pass. Travel anywhere on the bus (you can ignore the tram, there is one in SW London that you will probably never go near!) for one week. The cost is £14.10. This price includes a 30% discount on the normal fare for being a full-time student.

ii) Monthly bus and tram pass. As above but for a month. Price £54.20 per month, including 30% discount. This works out at £12.50 per week.

iii) Weekly Zone 1-2 travelcard (any mode of transport except river boat). Note that there is no such thing as a 'Zone 1 only' travelcard. Price £21.90 including 30% student discount.

iv) Monthly Zone 1-2 travelcard. Price £84.10 including 30% discount, works out at £19.40 per week.

The cheapest option is therefore to get the monthly bus and tram pass, and it is a good option as the bus is direct from Butler's Wharf to LSE as I mentioned above. But you lose a little flexibility since if you want to travel on the Underground for some reason then you would have to pay the 'pay as you go' fares on top. Buses do go everywhere in London but it can sometimes be a little difficult to work out which bus to take and they are usually slower than the tube. The other option is the monthly Zone 1-2 travelcard. You can see that adding the £19.40 this costs to the Butler's Wharf price it is still a fair bit cheaper than Northumberland.
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hopehopen
Hopehopen - my PM capability got restricted for sending too many messages, and I had to send so many messages because the reply was so long. I'm going to post the PM here because it may be useful to other LSE applicants deciding on Butler's wharf or with questions about travel in London. Hope that is okay as there was nothing 'private' about the question.


None at all! Thanks a million!
<blockquote>Hopehopen - my PM capability got restricted for sending too many messages, and I had to send so many messages because the reply was so long. I'm going to post the PM here because it may be useful to other LSE applicants deciding on Butler's wharf or with questions about travel in London. Hope that is okay as there was nothing 'private' about the question.</blockquote>

None at all! Thanks a million!
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SPAR
Is anyone who received his 4th e-mail on January still waiting for a decision? I'm going crazy...
Is anyone who received his 4th e-mail on January still waiting for a decision? I'm going crazy...
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AV.law
Anyone enrolling in Banking and Financial Law ?
Anyone enrolling in Banking and Financial Law ?
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Is anyone who received his 4th e-mail on January still waiting for a decision? I'm going crazy...


Give the guys at Graduate Admissions a call. Tell them its past 8 weeks. They are very helpful.
<blockquote>Is anyone who received his 4th e-mail on January still waiting for a decision? I'm going crazy...</blockquote>

Give the guys at Graduate Admissions a call. Tell them its past 8 weeks. They are very helpful.
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Hi guys!

I just received a conditional offer from LSE !

Do you know whether I can wait until june to answer to the offer ? Or is it more prudent to accept now the offer and, then, to eventually withdraw my acceptance if my other application is successful ?

The website appears to be explicit (http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/offerHolder/whatNext/02offerReplyForm.aspx) but I wanted to make sure that there is no risk at all to loose the offer if I don't answer within the six weeks...

Thank you so much for your help and good luck to everyone !
Hi guys!

I just received a conditional offer from LSE !

Do you know whether I can wait until june to answer to the offer ? Or is it more prudent to accept now the offer and, then, to eventually withdraw my acceptance if my other application is successful ?

The website appears to be explicit (http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/offerHolder/whatNext/02offerReplyForm.aspx) but I wanted to make sure that there is no risk at all to loose the offer if I don't answer within the six weeks...

Thank you so much for your help and good luck to everyone !
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SPAR
Hi guys!

I just received a conditional offer from LSE !

Do you know whether I can wait until june to answer to the offer ? Or is it more prudent to accept now the offer and, then, to eventually withdraw my acceptance if my other application is successful ?

The website appears to be explicit (http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/offerHolder/whatNext/02offerReplyForm.aspx) but I wanted to make sure that there is no risk at all to loose the offer if I don't answer within the six weeks...

Thank you so much for your help and good luck to everyone !


Did you receive your offer on a Saturday?
<blockquote>Hi guys!

I just received a conditional offer from LSE !

Do you know whether I can wait until june to answer to the offer ? Or is it more prudent to accept now the offer and, then, to eventually withdraw my acceptance if my other application is successful ?

The website appears to be explicit (http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/offerHolder/whatNext/02offerReplyForm.aspx) but I wanted to make sure that there is no risk at all to loose the offer if I don't answer within the six weeks...

Thank you so much for your help and good luck to everyone !</blockquote>

Did you receive your offer on a Saturday?
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SPAR
Is anyone who received his 4th e-mail on January still waiting for a decision? I'm going crazy...


Give the guys at Graduate Admissions a call. Tell them its past 8 weeks. They are very helpful.


Thank you! I tried yesterday but they don´t answer on Fridays, so I will try on Monday...
<blockquote><blockquote>Is anyone who received his 4th e-mail on January still waiting for a decision? I'm going crazy...</blockquote>

Give the guys at Graduate Admissions a call. Tell them its past 8 weeks. They are very helpful.</blockquote>

Thank you! I tried yesterday but they don´t answer on Fridays, so I will try on Monday...
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Latebird
I applied really late. Sent my application in Feb, but one reference was missing and submitted on 6 March, and my application was only sent to the department for review after it was cleared on 18 March. My application tracker still says that it is being reviewed by the department. I wonder if there is any chance given that the applications are now closed??
I applied really late. Sent my application in Feb, but one reference was missing and submitted on 6 March, and my application was only sent to the department for review after it was cleared on 18 March. My application tracker still says that it is being reviewed by the department. I wonder if there is any chance given that the applications are now closed??

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Your application is under consideration. Chances really depend on various factors. You should keep in mind that there are fewer seats and you are up against a late surge of applicants.

Good luck!
Your application is under consideration. Chances really depend on various factors. You should keep in mind that there are fewer seats and you are up against a late surge of applicants.

Good luck!
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SPAR
Has anyone received any answer on the last two weeks?
Has anyone received any answer on the last two weeks?
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SPAR
It's been 10 weeks since my 4th e-mail... I find this very disrespectful from LSE...
It's been 10 weeks since my 4th e-mail... I find this very disrespectful from LSE...
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jk56
Got an offer frm oxford for the mlf course and have decided to follow that up. I also have an offer frm lse. So atleast one of those who are waiting to hear frm lse wil get an offer soon enuf. Im sure there might b a few others also who might back out frm lse like me. Best of luck to those waiting! Gud news may be just round d corner when the second round of offers cme..
Got an offer frm oxford for the mlf course and have decided to follow that up. I also have an offer frm lse. So atleast one of those who are waiting to hear frm lse wil get an offer soon enuf. Im sure there might b a few others also who might back out frm lse like me. Best of luck to those waiting! Gud news may be just round d corner when the second round of offers cme..
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