UCL 2014/2015


Mark W

Hi everyone,
I have received offers from QMUL, LSE, KCL & UCL. M not very keen about LSE bcause of the modules offered there. I have decided on UCL..however I've heard from some ppl that the law dept at KCL is better. But acc to all the rankings UCL is better. Can anyone tell me whether I should opt for KCL or UCL?


I suppose it depends primarily on which specialisms and specific modules you are interested in. KCL may be better for some things and UCL for others. Certainly in the areas I'm interested in UCL is better. If I had to speak generally my impression is that UCLs faculty is a fair distance ahead of KCL.

I have offers from both too and am going to UCL.

<blockquote>Hi everyone,
I have received offers from QMUL, LSE, KCL & UCL. M not very keen about LSE bcause of the modules offered there. I have decided on UCL..however I've heard from some ppl that the law dept at KCL is better. But acc to all the rankings UCL is better. Can anyone tell me whether I should opt for KCL or UCL?</blockquote>

I suppose it depends primarily on which specialisms and specific modules you are interested in. KCL may be better for some things and UCL for others. Certainly in the areas I'm interested in UCL is better. If I had to speak generally my impression is that UCLs faculty is a fair distance ahead of KCL.

I have offers from both too and am going to UCL.
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Milo

When it comes to public international law, which one would you go for, UCL or LSE?

When it comes to public international law, which one would you go for, UCL or LSE?
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Jato

I have a same proble...When it comes to competition law, which one would you go for, UCL, LSE or KCL?

I have a same proble...When it comes to competition law, which one would you go for, UCL, LSE or KCL?
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kureiha

what abt Inter commercial law from UCL and Inter business law from KCL?

Want to study them both!
which one should i choose?

what abt Inter commercial law from UCL and Inter business law from KCL?

Want to study them both!
which one should i choose?
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amst

When it comes to public international law, which one would you go for, UCL or LSE?


I have been having the same problem, but I'm pretty set on LSE now. LSE offers Rethinking international law rather than foundations of international law (which is more valuable to me as I have already taken a foundations course in PIL), the facilities are better at LSE (New Academic Building and Saw Swee Student Centre), and they have are better known/holds higher regard in my country (Norway). I am going to London on friday to look at both schools, If you want I can let you know what I think then!

<blockquote>When it comes to public international law, which one would you go for, UCL or LSE?</blockquote>

I have been having the same problem, but I'm pretty set on LSE now. LSE offers Rethinking international law rather than foundations of international law (which is more valuable to me as I have already taken a foundations course in PIL), the facilities are better at LSE (New Academic Building and Saw Swee Student Centre), and they have are better known/holds higher regard in my country (Norway). I am going to London on friday to look at both schools, If you want I can let you know what I think then!
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Hey Guys, I have applied to UCL for 14/15. I do not have a great score in my LLB and it is below the required minimum stated on the website but when i got in touch with the admissions, they told me that if you feel your work experience can make up for the shortfall, you can apply and try your luck.

Can anyone tell me if they know anyone who has got through UCL on the basis of good work experience and recommendations even if their score in law school is below the minimum requirement stated on UCL website?

Regards
Hussain

Hey Guys, I have applied to UCL for 14/15. I do not have a great score in my LLB and it is below the required minimum stated on the website but when i got in touch with the admissions, they told me that if you feel your work experience can make up for the shortfall, you can apply and try your luck.

Can anyone tell me if they know anyone who has got through UCL on the basis of good work experience and recommendations even if their score in law school is below the minimum requirement stated on UCL website?

Regards
Hussain
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shadowcat

Thanks Mark W:) guess I'll be going to UCL as well.

Thanks Mark W:) guess I'll be going to UCL as well.
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shadowcat

Hey Guys, I have applied to UCL for 14/15. I do not have a great score in my LLB and it is below the required minimum stated on the website but when i got in touch with the admissions, they told me that if you feel your work experience can make up for the shortfall, you can apply and try your luck.

Can anyone tell me if they know anyone who has got through UCL on the basis of good work experiencand recommendations even if their score in law school is below the minimum requirement stated on UCL website?

Regards
Hussain


Hey one of my seniors went to UCL even though her overall percentage was below 65%. So I guess you have a chance. All the best!

<blockquote>Hey Guys, I have applied to UCL for 14/15. I do not have a great score in my LLB and it is below the required minimum stated on the website but when i got in touch with the admissions, they told me that if you feel your work experience can make up for the shortfall, you can apply and try your luck.

Can anyone tell me if they know anyone who has got through UCL on the basis of good work experiencand recommendations even if their score in law school is below the minimum requirement stated on UCL website?

Regards
Hussain </blockquote>

Hey one of my seniors went to UCL even though her overall percentage was below 65%. So I guess you have a chance. All the best!
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law01

Hey Guys, I have applied to UCL for 14/15. I do not have a great score in my LLB and it is below the required minimum stated on the website but when i got in touch with the admissions, they told me that if you feel your work experience can make up for the shortfall, you can apply and try your luck.

Can anyone tell me if they know anyone who has got through UCL on the basis of good work experience and recommendations even if their score in law school is below the minimum requirement stated on UCL website?

Regards
Hussain


Hi, it's not impossible but it depends om how low your grade is :s

<blockquote>Hey Guys, I have applied to UCL for 14/15. I do not have a great score in my LLB and it is below the required minimum stated on the website but when i got in touch with the admissions, they told me that if you feel your work experience can make up for the shortfall, you can apply and try your luck.

Can anyone tell me if they know anyone who has got through UCL on the basis of good work experience and recommendations even if their score in law school is below the minimum requirement stated on UCL website?

Regards
Hussain </blockquote>

Hi, it's not impossible but it depends om how low your grade is :s
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shadowcat

I have a same proble...When it comes to competition law, which one would you go for, UCL, LSE or KCL?

For competition law I think you should go for lse.

<blockquote>I have a same proble...When it comes to competition law, which one would you go for, UCL, LSE or KCL? </blockquote>
For competition law I think you should go for lse.
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Stcd

Hi all,

I received my conditional offer few weeks ago. I was wondering about accommodation, any suggestions? Catered accommodation or not? Moreover, if you go catered, any suggestion for the halls (couldn't find much info here)

Cheers!

Hi all,

I received my conditional offer few weeks ago. I was wondering about accommodation, any suggestions? Catered accommodation or not? Moreover, if you go catered, any suggestion for the halls (couldn't find much info here)

Cheers!
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A|shwarya

Hey!

I'd like some insight too! Infact, I am quite divided between hostel accommodation and PG? I've heard the latter is a better option? Thanks Mark, for all the valuable information earlier in the thread about the finances.

Also, my conditional offer from UCL has put me in a fix. My overall aggregate (barring current session) is 74.57% and they want 75%? o.O (weirdness?) I couldn't find any relevant information on the site's FAQs. Shall I write them an e-mail seeking waiver of 0.5%? Very confused!

Hey!

I'd like some insight too! Infact, I am quite divided between hostel accommodation and PG? I've heard the latter is a better option? Thanks Mark, for all the valuable information earlier in the thread about the finances.

Also, my conditional offer from UCL has put me in a fix. My overall aggregate (barring current session) is 74.57% and they want 75%? o.O (weirdness?) I couldn't find any relevant information on the site's FAQs. Shall I write them an e-mail seeking waiver of 0.5%? Very confused!
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Mark W

No problem. I also wrote a post that may be useful on the LSE thread giving some explanation of the public transport system and costs in London, see

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/130629/10

Unfortunately I don't know anything about the accommodation options. I'm a mature student who already has a flat in London and I will stay here, so I haven't looked into it at all. But of course if anyone has any questions about specific areas of London where they are thinking about living, I can try to help with that.

75% sounds a very strange offer for an Indian applicant. Perhaps I have misunderstood the system but isn't it only 60% for a first? I thought no-one ever got over 70% at Indian universities... My conditional offer was 65% which is a mid 2:1. I think every other UK applicant has the same condition. So if your condition seems different to that, then perhaps admissions have made some mistake.

No problem. I also wrote a post that may be useful on the LSE thread giving some explanation of the public transport system and costs in London, see

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/130629/10

Unfortunately I don't know anything about the accommodation options. I'm a mature student who already has a flat in London and I will stay here, so I haven't looked into it at all. But of course if anyone has any questions about specific areas of London where they are thinking about living, I can try to help with that.

75% sounds a very strange offer for an Indian applicant. Perhaps I have misunderstood the system but isn't it only 60% for a first? I thought no-one ever got over 70% at Indian universities... My conditional offer was 65% which is a mid 2:1. I think every other UK applicant has the same condition. So if your condition seems different to that, then perhaps admissions have made some mistake.
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A|shwarya

Yaikes! Makes sense but then I read they asked an Australian applicant for an aggregate of 70%, earlier in the thread. I'm so sorry. I was referring to your post on LSE itself. It is almost 6 in the morning here and I'm absolutely zombified. Hence, the mix-up. Aye, I will seek your help indeed. I really appreciate your help :-)

Yes, it is a decent score and I'm part of the top 2 percent of my batch, so god alone knows. Was rejected at Oxbridge :( So you're suggesting I should seek clarification?

Yaikes! Makes sense but then I read they asked an Australian applicant for an aggregate of 70%, earlier in the thread. I'm so sorry. I was referring to your post on LSE itself. It is almost 6 in the morning here and I'm absolutely zombified. Hence, the mix-up. Aye, I will seek your help indeed. I really appreciate your help :-)

Yes, it is a decent score and I'm part of the top 2 percent of my batch, so god alone knows. Was rejected at Oxbridge :( So you're suggesting I should seek clarification?
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A|shwarya

Please ignore the grammatical errors and repetition! Sleep-deprived :S

Please ignore the grammatical errors and repetition! Sleep-deprived :S
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Mark W


Yes, it is a decent score and I'm part of the top 2 percent of my batch, so god alone knows. Was rejected at Oxbridge :( So you're suggesting I should seek clarification?


I think they have made a mistake. The condition you have been given differs markedly from what the UCL website suggests should be the case. If you go here:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/degrees/taught/tmllawsing12

And then click on the 'Application and Entry' tab, you can select India in a drop-down menu. It says that the entry requirements should be:

"Equivalent qualifications for India
The award of any of the following from a recognised institution:
A Bachelor's degree with an overall mark of 65% in the First Class/Division and above. The overall mark required is also dependent on the subject and the ranking of the institution at which the degree has been taken. The rankings published by India Today may be used as a guide."

It doesn't make much sense to me that you have been set a conditional offer 10 points above this mark. It does say that the mark is 'dependent on subject' but that is probably because the box is just 'grabbing' information from this page:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international/countries/south-asia/india

and that page obviously doesn't know which subject you are interested in.

It also states that 'the ranking of the institution'... where you obtained your degree is relevant. However (a) I suspect that is not true, I went to a bottom-ranked English university and got a completely standard offer, (b) even if they do factor it in, and your university is also bottom-ranked according to 'India Today', a 10% increase in what is needed seems ridiculously high. I could see them offering, say, 68% instead of 65% in such a case but not 75% instead of 65%.

In summary, then, I think they have simply made a mistake with your offer condition and you should contact them perhaps drawing their attention to the pages I've linked to above.

<blockquote>
Yes, it is a decent score and I'm part of the top 2 percent of my batch, so god alone knows. Was rejected at Oxbridge :( So you're suggesting I should seek clarification?</blockquote>

I think they have made a mistake. The condition you have been given differs markedly from what the UCL website suggests should be the case. If you go here:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/degrees/taught/tmllawsing12

And then click on the 'Application and Entry' tab, you can select India in a drop-down menu. It says that the entry requirements should be:

"Equivalent qualifications for India
The award of any of the following from a recognised institution:
A Bachelor's degree with an overall mark of 65% in the First Class/Division and above. The overall mark required is also dependent on the subject and the ranking of the institution at which the degree has been taken. The rankings published by India Today may be used as a guide."

It doesn't make much sense to me that you have been set a conditional offer 10 points above this mark. It does say that the mark is 'dependent on subject' but that is probably because the box is just 'grabbing' information from this page:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international/countries/south-asia/india

and that page obviously doesn't know which subject you are interested in.

It also states that 'the ranking of the institution'... where you obtained your degree is relevant. However (a) I suspect that is not true, I went to a bottom-ranked English university and got a completely standard offer, (b) even if they do factor it in, and your university is also bottom-ranked according to 'India Today', a 10% increase in what is needed seems ridiculously high. I could see them offering, say, 68% instead of 65% in such a case but not 75% instead of 65%.

In summary, then, I think they have simply made a mistake with your offer condition and you should contact them perhaps drawing their attention to the pages I've linked to above.
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A|shwarya

Whoa! You make a good point. I just figured they don't think my University is good enough (despite a decent rank in India Today). Also, because I got a similar, in-fact steeper conditional offer from KCL w.r.t Taught modules alone. I've been told English Universities don't see my college in a particularly good light, irrespective of the rank. But, thanks a ton (and for actually troubling yourself with those links and information) . This helps, big-time!. Will write to them and I hope I get a positive response.

Cheers!

Whoa! You make a good point. I just figured they don't think my University is good enough (despite a decent rank in India Today). Also, because I got a similar, in-fact steeper conditional offer from KCL w.r.t Taught modules alone. I've been told English Universities don't see my college in a particularly good light, irrespective of the rank. But, thanks a ton (and for actually troubling yourself with those links and information) . This helps, big-time!. Will write to them and I hope I get a positive response.

Cheers!
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A|shwarya

They did send me a revised conditional offer but now I am confused between UCL and LSE. :S

They did send me a revised conditional offer but now I am confused between UCL and LSE. :S
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@A|shwarya: Which programme do you like more? :)

@all:
I have received my offer but for weeks I am trying to cope with the accommodations. Somehow it is just too confusing or rather I don't know how to decide.

What could you recommend?
I would like to have a single room with my own bathroom. I'm not sure if I should pick a catered housing since I am very picky with food and I don't know what they offer for dinner. It could be that I pay for food that I would never eat. :(
I don't mind living in intercollegiate halls. I might even prefer it since they are more strict. (I lived in a student housing for years and I am really fed up with all the partying and noise during my study time every day! I enjoy partying but there are limits.)
I don't mind a long walk to my classes (up to 30 mins) or taking the tube. I read that the monthly payment would be around 80/month for the tube?
And the room shouldn't be too expensive....

@A|shwarya: Which programme do you like more? :)

@all:
I have received my offer but for weeks I am trying to cope with the accommodations. Somehow it is just too confusing or rather I don't know how to decide.

What could you recommend?
I would like to have a single room with my own bathroom. I'm not sure if I should pick a catered housing since I am very picky with food and I don't know what they offer for dinner. It could be that I pay for food that I would never eat. :(
I don't mind living in intercollegiate halls. I might even prefer it since they are more strict. (I lived in a student housing for years and I am really fed up with all the partying and noise during my study time every day! I enjoy partying but there are limits.)
I don't mind a long walk to my classes (up to 30 mins) or taking the tube. I read that the monthly payment would be around 80/month for the tube?
And the room shouldn't be too expensive....
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Raziya

Hi All
I have submitted my application 2 weeks ago. But waiting for second reference. Probably next week it will be uploaded by my referee. Do you think that it is too late ?. What is my chance to get an offer. ? :(

Hi All
I have submitted my application 2 weeks ago. But waiting for second reference. Probably next week it will be uploaded by my referee. Do you think that it is too late ?. What is my chance to get an offer. ? :(
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