LSE - MSc Regulation


Does anyone know anything about the MSc Regulation at LSE? I dont know if it represents a better option than the LLM, particularly if I want to specialise in Administrative Law and Financial Regulation
Does anyone know anything about the MSc Regulation at LSE? I dont know if it represents a better option than the LLM, particularly if I want to specialise in Administrative Law and Financial Regulation
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Medland
Hi Elfullcontactero,

Based on what I remember from LSE's website, the Msc requries a (2:1) while the LLM requires a first.

Although in the end you can take pretty much the same courses through both programs in financial regulation, I believe that the LLM has more value even though the programme content might be similar. This is due to the fact that I think the LLM carries much more weight (and recognition) than the Msc in legal circles.

I would apply for the LLM as a first choice, and list your second choice as the Msc. You can use pretty much the same personal statement for both.

good luck!
Hi Elfullcontactero,

Based on what I remember from LSE's website, the Msc requries a (2:1) while the LLM requires a first.

Although in the end you can take pretty much the same courses through both programs in financial regulation, I believe that the LLM has more value even though the programme content might be similar. This is due to the fact that I think the LLM carries much more weight (and recognition) than the Msc in legal circles.

I would apply for the LLM as a first choice, and list your second choice as the Msc. You can use pretty much the same personal statement for both.

good luck!
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Good Gosh
that's v good advice..
that's v good advice..
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Medland
thanks Good Gosh.

Based on your profile, are you attending LSE this year or did you defer to next fall?

If you have already followed the course, can you recommend any of the Securities Law classes?

Medland
thanks Good Gosh.

Based on your profile, are you attending LSE this year or did you defer to next fall?

If you have already followed the course, can you recommend any of the Securities Law classes?

Medland
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Medland and Good Gosh,

Thank you both for your advise. The fact is that yesterday I got an acceptance letter from the MSc in Regulation (the LLm was my second choice), so I wont be heraing from the LLM anymore (my second choice).

Now I have to decide between the LLM at the University of Chicago, which I got accepted this week and the MSc in Regulation in LSE. What would you recommend me to do?

Thank you both
Medland and Good Gosh,

Thank you both for your advise. The fact is that yesterday I got an acceptance letter from the MSc in Regulation (the LLm was my second choice), so I wont be heraing from the LLM anymore (my second choice).

Now I have to decide between the LLM at the University of Chicago, which I got accepted this week and the MSc in Regulation in LSE. What would you recommend me to do?

Thank you both
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Medland
I think the final decision depends somewhat on your professional and academic goals.

If you want to to work in biglaw, overall the chicagO LLM will definitely be better recognized by employers (because it is an LLM and given the fact that Chicago is an excellent university).

Maybe consider contacting LSE to consider you for your second choice, the LLM.
I think the final decision depends somewhat on your professional and academic goals.

If you want to to work in biglaw, overall the chicagO LLM will definitely be better recognized by employers (because it is an LLM and given the fact that Chicago is an excellent university).

Maybe consider contacting LSE to consider you for your second choice, the LLM.
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memo_z
Hi,

I am a lawyer and I have studied the Msc in Regulation from the LSE. Although deciding LLM vs Msc Regulation certainly depends on you career goals, and can tell you with confidence that the interdisciplinary content of the Msc Regulation gives you an edge in understanding an analyzing complex economics subjects, i.e. antitrust, telecommunication, energy, or public policies relating to privatization and overall governmental intervention in business.

My Msc also gave me a much more specialized professional profile, I have even beaten economists in jobs applications for working for the antitrust regulator authority in my country!

Regulation is also a very sophisticated discipline, so the Msc attracts many non-lawyers, which enriches the experience, and I enjoyed studying non-law subjects, such as public policy, economic development and network regulation, although the flexibility of the LSE allows you to follow LLM subjects.

Perhaps the Msc would not have given me an advantage in pursuing an orthodox legal career (law firm), but for my personal career plans, it worked beautifully.

Best regards,
Hi,

I am a lawyer and I have studied the Msc in Regulation from the LSE. Although deciding LLM vs Msc Regulation certainly depends on you career goals, and can tell you with confidence that the interdisciplinary content of the Msc Regulation gives you an edge in understanding an analyzing complex economics subjects, i.e. antitrust, telecommunication, energy, or public policies relating to privatization and overall governmental intervention in business.

My Msc also gave me a much more specialized professional profile, I have even beaten economists in jobs applications for working for the antitrust regulator authority in my country!

Regulation is also a very sophisticated discipline, so the Msc attracts many non-lawyers, which enriches the experience, and I enjoyed studying non-law subjects, such as public policy, economic development and network regulation, although the flexibility of the LSE allows you to follow LLM subjects.

Perhaps the Msc would not have given me an advantage in pursuing an orthodox legal career (law firm), but for my personal career plans, it worked beautifully.

Best regards,
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jviver
Hi everybody. Hope you can give some advice about my application to the MSc Regulation.

I'm afraid to apply to this MSc because, although I really like this field and I have some practical experience, my marks aren't great, the University where I graduated isn't one of the best and I haven't submitted my application yet. However, it seems to me that this MSc isn't as competitive as others, considering the rate applications/admissions; and I hope my experience (1.5 years) might be valued as well.
By the way, I'm not a lawyer, but an economist.

Any suggestions?
Hi everybody. Hope you can give some advice about my application to the MSc Regulation.

I'm afraid to apply to this MSc because, although I really like this field and I have some practical experience, my marks aren't great, the University where I graduated isn't one of the best and I haven't submitted my application yet. However, it seems to me that this MSc isn't as competitive as others, considering the rate applications/admissions; and I hope my experience (1.5 years) might be valued as well.
By the way, I'm not a lawyer, but an economist.

Any suggestions?
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