Realistic chance of getting into UCL/KCL/LSE with a 64% LLB?


Hey guys,
I did my LLB here from Bangladesh under the University of London International Programmes, with an overall average of 64%. This was due to getting a blasted 48% in Trusts Law, dragging my entire average down (My other results are mostly over 60%+). I also have three 70%+s (relevant re "evidence of first class ability" that UCL demands).


I noted that in UCL/LSE/KCL, they noted a requirement of "high 2:1" which they defined as 65%+.


Apart from "apply and see" (which I do intend to do, come this October), do you guys have any insights on whether I have a realistic chance of getting into either 3?

-- Further Information: --
I also did the BPTC from City University, graduating with a Merit - would it be of any weight?


Does the fact that UoL International Programmes being harder than UK in-country LLBs make any difference? I ask because I know 3 classmates who transferred in their third year to Bristol (UWE) and due to coursework skewing their grades all got First Classes. Where UoL distance program is 100% exam based, no coursework.


I also read that they are more lenient to international students behind the scenes? Due to more fees? I'm not sure of the truth of this, but I alternatively also heard that places like UCL/Kings for sure operate a "quota by country" system roughly? To ensure a rough diversity? If so my chances would be much higher since not many Bangladeshi classmates are intending to apply to the UK (expenses issue mostly).


Any feedback or personal experience would be a relief, thanks for reading thus far guys!

[Edited by Acius Christophores on Jun 27, 2022]

Hey guys,<br>I did my LLB here from Bangladesh under the University of London International Programmes, with an overall average of 64%. This was due to getting a blasted 48% in Trusts Law, dragging my entire average down (My other results are mostly over 60%+). I also have three 70%+s (relevant re "evidence of first class ability" that UCL demands).<br><br>
I noted that in UCL/LSE/KCL, they noted a requirement of "high 2:1" which they defined as 65%+.<br><br>
Apart from "apply and see" (which I do intend to do, come this October), do you guys have any insights on whether I have a realistic chance of getting into either 3?<br><br>-- Further Information: --<br>I also did the BPTC from City University, graduating with a Merit - would it be of any weight?<br><br>
Does the fact that UoL International Programmes being harder than UK in-country LLBs make any difference? I ask because I know 3 classmates who transferred in their third year to Bristol (UWE) and due to coursework skewing their grades all got First Classes. Where UoL distance program is 100% exam based, no coursework.<br><br>
I also read that they are more lenient to international students behind the scenes? Due to more fees? I'm not sure of the truth of this, but I alternatively also heard that places like UCL/Kings for sure operate a "quota by country" system roughly? To ensure a rough diversity? If so my chances would be much higher since not many Bangladeshi classmates are intending to apply to the UK (expenses issue mostly).<br><br>
Any feedback or personal experience would be a relief, thanks for reading thus far guys!
quote
freyarhia

It really depends. The better the school you come from, the more likely they are to be happy with a 2:1. I went to an 'average' UK school, so LSE required I get a 1st. KCL and UCL were fine with me getting a high 2:1, though!

It really depends. The better the school you come from, the more likely they are to be happy with a 2:1. I went to an 'average' UK school, so LSE required I get a 1st. KCL and UCL were fine with me getting a high 2:1, though!
quote
F137

Hi there. I did the same University of London degree and had an average of 61%, with two distinctions. I had an unconditional offer from both KCL and UCL, while LSE rejected me. I had an excellent overall profile though with good legal and volunteer experience. 

Hi there. I did the same University of London degree and had an average of 61%, with two distinctions. I had an unconditional offer from both KCL and UCL, while LSE rejected me. I had an excellent overall profile though with good legal and volunteer experience.&nbsp;
quote

Reply to Post

Related Law Schools

London, United Kingdom 594 Followers 912 Discussions
London, United Kingdom 773 Followers 926 Discussions
London, United Kingdom 794 Followers 933 Discussions

Other Related Content

Are My Grades Good Enough for an LL.M.?

Article Mar 15, 2018

Having a stellar GPA may not be the only factor that will get you into a top LL.M. program.