UK requirements llm


becomply
Hello,

A lot of UK law schools require a minimum of 2:1 for their llm.
Are they really that strict (I am not talking about the top 10 law schools) in requiring that standard?

I have a 2:2 for my bachelor and normally I will have a 2:1 for my masters. I'm doubting whether I would have a decent chance...

Your answer will be appreciated!
Hello,

A lot of UK law schools require a minimum of 2:1 for their llm.
Are they really that strict (I am not talking about the top 10 law schools) in requiring that standard?

I have a 2:2 for my bachelor and normally I will have a 2:1 for my masters. I'm doubting whether I would have a decent chance...

Your answer will be appreciated!
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Usually if you contact the schools, they will give you a good sense of whether or not you should apply.

A 2:1 in your masters will definitely help, although your undergraduate performance may harm your chances at a top school like UCL.

But I've heard that a lower tier school like Birmingham will consider high 2:2 - maybe also check at Strathclyde, Bristol, etc.
Usually if you contact the schools, they will give you a good sense of whether or not you should apply.

A 2:1 in your masters will definitely help, although your undergraduate performance may harm your chances at a top school like UCL.

But I've heard that a lower tier school like Birmingham will consider high 2:2 - maybe also check at Strathclyde, Bristol, etc.
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becomply
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becomply
Usually if you contact the schools, they will give you a good sense of whether or not you should apply.

A 2:1 in your masters will definitely help, although your undergraduate performance may harm your chances at a top school like UCL.

But I've heard that a lower tier school like Birmingham will consider high 2:2 - maybe also check at Strathclyde, Bristol, etc.


Thank you for your answer!

I know that UCL, Kings College and LSE are out of my reach. I was looking at Queen Mary (but I think the competition is still fierce here), Edinburgh (also competitive), Kent, Glasgow, Nottingham, Westminster. It is an ambitious list.

I would file my application in February after I recieved my grades of January. So I hope to point out that I will have grades above 70% (=2:1) for my masters degree. The fact that I worked in an international lawfirm (top 30 UK) is hopefully a helpful element.

Any remarks for my chances of succes on my list?

Thanks!
<blockquote>Usually if you contact the schools, they will give you a good sense of whether or not you should apply.

A 2:1 in your masters will definitely help, although your undergraduate performance may harm your chances at a top school like UCL.

But I've heard that a lower tier school like Birmingham will consider high 2:2 - maybe also check at Strathclyde, Bristol, etc. </blockquote>

Thank you for your answer!

I know that UCL, Kings College and LSE are out of my reach. I was looking at Queen Mary (but I think the competition is still fierce here), Edinburgh (also competitive), Kent, Glasgow, Nottingham, Westminster. It is an ambitious list.

I would file my application in February after I recieved my grades of January. So I hope to point out that I will have grades above 70% (=2:1) for my masters degree. The fact that I worked in an international lawfirm (top 30 UK) is hopefully a helpful element.

Any remarks for my chances of succes on my list?

Thanks!
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I am not sure for universities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, UCL, KCL, LSE will accept people with a 2:2 but you have really great chances for the other universities mentioned in your list. Although the formal requirement is to get a 2:1 in order to secure a place for LLM, you can still get accepted. I have lots of colleagues at Kent who have high 2:2s in their LLBs so as long as you can sell your skills effectively, I think you have a good chance!
I am not sure for universities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, UCL, KCL, LSE will accept people with a 2:2 but you have really great chances for the other universities mentioned in your list. Although the formal requirement is to get a 2:1 in order to secure a place for LLM, you can still get accepted. I have lots of colleagues at Kent who have high 2:2s in their LLBs so as long as you can sell your skills effectively, I think you have a good chance!
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becomply
I am not sure for universities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, UCL, KCL, LSE will accept people with a 2:2 but you have really great chances for the other universities mentioned in your list. Although the formal requirement is to get a 2:1 in order to secure a place for LLM, you can still get accepted. I have lots of colleagues at Kent who have high 2:2s in their LLBs so as long as you can sell your skills effectively, I think you have a good chance!


Thank you for your answer!

My goal is to get in to Queen Mary or Nottingham. I know that KCL, UCL and LSE are out of my reach. I think the competition will still be fierce. but I am going to try. In December I am going to do my TOEFL and send my application. Hopefully I will get accepted.
<blockquote>I am not sure for universities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, UCL, KCL, LSE will accept people with a 2:2 but you have really great chances for the other universities mentioned in your list. Although the formal requirement is to get a 2:1 in order to secure a place for LLM, you can still get accepted. I have lots of colleagues at Kent who have high 2:2s in their LLBs so as long as you can sell your skills effectively, I think you have a good chance!</blockquote>

Thank you for your answer!

My goal is to get in to Queen Mary or Nottingham. I know that KCL, UCL and LSE are out of my reach. I think the competition will still be fierce. but I am going to try. In December I am going to do my TOEFL and send my application. Hopefully I will get accepted.
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qsm123
Hello, I found this thread very helpful. I am from Pakistan and have done my LL.B as an external student from the University of London. I have graduated with a 2.1 and currently I am teaching land and company law. I have also worked at law firm and have worked at hospital and do a lot of charitable work. I got rejected by KCL today. I just wanted to know whether I stand a chance at UCL or LSE. I have also scored a 7.5 in my Ielts. Thank you in advance.
Hello, I found this thread very helpful. I am from Pakistan and have done my LL.B as an external student from the University of London. I have graduated with a 2.1 and currently I am teaching land and company law. I have also worked at law firm and have worked at hospital and do a lot of charitable work. I got rejected by KCL today. I just wanted to know whether I stand a chance at UCL or LSE. I have also scored a 7.5 in my Ielts. Thank you in advance.
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chicken so...
I am not sure for universities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, UCL, KCL, LSE will accept people with a 2:2 but you have really great chances for the other universities mentioned in your list. Although the formal requirement is to get a 2:1 in order to secure a place for LLM, you can still get accepted. I have lots of colleagues at Kent who have high 2:2s in their LLBs so as long as you can sell your skills effectively, I think you have a good chance!


Thank you for your answer!

My goal is to get in to Queen Mary or Nottingham. I know that KCL, UCL and LSE are out of my reach. I think the competition will still be fierce. but I am going to try.

Good luck! The one piece of advice that I would give is to find ways in which you stand out from other people with similar grades - whether it's your work experience, extra curriculars, etc. - some way that you can stand out among the droves of other applicants.

I got rejected by KCL today. I just wanted to know whether I stand a chance at UCL or LSE. I have also scored a 7.5 in my Ielts. Thank you in advance.

Sorry to hear about KCL.

Your IELTS score is just at the minimum required for LSE - so take care with your personal statement and maybe even make sure it's proofread by a native English speaker.
<blockquote><blockquote>I am not sure for universities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, UCL, KCL, LSE will accept people with a 2:2 but you have really great chances for the other universities mentioned in your list. Although the formal requirement is to get a 2:1 in order to secure a place for LLM, you can still get accepted. I have lots of colleagues at Kent who have high 2:2s in their LLBs so as long as you can sell your skills effectively, I think you have a good chance!</blockquote>

Thank you for your answer!

My goal is to get in to Queen Mary or Nottingham. I know that KCL, UCL and LSE are out of my reach. I think the competition will still be fierce. but I am going to try.</blockquote>
Good luck! The one piece of advice that I would give is to find ways in which you stand out from other people with similar grades - whether it's your work experience, extra curriculars, etc. - some way that you can stand out among the droves of other applicants.

<blockquote>I got rejected by KCL today. I just wanted to know whether I stand a chance at UCL or LSE. I have also scored a 7.5 in my Ielts. Thank you in advance.</blockquote>
Sorry to hear about KCL.

Your IELTS score is just at the minimum required for LSE - so take care with your personal statement and maybe even make sure it's proofread by a native English speaker.
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helppp
Hello,
Does anyone here has tips or examples of good personal statement? I have no idea about how I should write it :/

THANKS a lot
Hello,
Does anyone here has tips or examples of good personal statement? I have no idea about how I should write it :/

THANKS a lot
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beicon
Hello,
Does anyone here has tips or examples of good personal statement? I have no idea about how I should write it :/

THANKS a lot


Send me a PM with an email address and I can send over mine... Don't know if it's good, but I did get into Queen, KCL, UCL and Aberdeen with it...
<blockquote>Hello,
Does anyone here has tips or examples of good personal statement? I have no idea about how I should write it :/

THANKS a lot </blockquote>

Send me a PM with an email address and I can send over mine... Don't know if it's good, but I did get into Queen, KCL, UCL and Aberdeen with it...
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tiburon
Hi to everybody!!!!!!!
About requirements for ammission in a good LLM, except to spek a good english(5.5-6.5 ielts), IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE 1 OR MORE HABILITATIONS LIKE "AVVOCATO", "ABOGADO", "SOLICITOR", ETC....?
Thanks
Hi to everybody!!!!!!!
About requirements for ammission in a good LLM, except to spek a good english(5.5-6.5 ielts), IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE 1 OR MORE HABILITATIONS LIKE "AVVOCATO", "ABOGADO", "SOLICITOR", ETC....?
Thanks
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Mark W
Hi to everybody!!!!!!!
About requirements for ammission in a good LLM, except to spek a good english(5.5-6.5 ielts), IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE 1 OR MORE HABILITATIONS LIKE "AVVOCATO", "ABOGADO", "SOLICITOR", ETC....?
Thanks


If I understood your question correctly, then, no, it is not important to have professional qualifications or to be a qualified lawyer in order to do an LLM in the UK.

Indeed, most people do an LLM in the UK (with a few exceptions, like the executive LLM at LSE, which I think *is* designed for practicing lawyers) before starting their professional career.
<blockquote>Hi to everybody!!!!!!!
About requirements for ammission in a good LLM, except to spek a good english(5.5-6.5 ielts), IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE 1 OR MORE HABILITATIONS LIKE "AVVOCATO", "ABOGADO", "SOLICITOR", ETC....?
Thanks</blockquote>

If I understood your question correctly, then, no, it is not important to have professional qualifications or to be a qualified lawyer in order to do an LLM in the UK.

Indeed, most people do an LLM in the UK (with a few exceptions, like the executive LLM at LSE, which I think *is* designed for practicing lawyers) before starting their professional career.
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tiburon
Ok , thanks for your point of view, I thought that for to be admitted, it s important to have a pratical experiences;)
Ok , thanks for your point of view, I thought that for to be admitted, it s important to have a pratical experiences;)
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tiburon
Ok , thanks for your point of view, I thought that for to be admitted, it s important to have a practical experiences;)
<blockquote>Ok , thanks for your point of view, I thought that for to be admitted, it s important to have a practical experiences;)</blockquote>
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Hi to everybody!!!!!!!
About requirements for ammission in a good LLM, except to spek a good english(5.5-6.5 ielts),


Hello - just to note that 6.5 IELTS is a pretty minimal English requirement for a good LLM. You are unlikely to get onto a good LLM programme with below a 6.5. At Westminster my course (LLM International Commercial Law) normally requires 6.5 IELTS with a minimum 6.0 in Writing, and that sort of level seems pretty normal. I have seen higher requirements listed elsewhere (eg 7.0+) but in my experience these often tend to be more flexible in practice.
<blockquote>Hi to everybody!!!!!!!
About requirements for ammission in a good LLM, except to spek a good english(5.5-6.5 ielts),</blockquote>

Hello - just to note that 6.5 IELTS is a pretty minimal English requirement for a good LLM. You are unlikely to get onto a good LLM programme with below a 6.5. At Westminster my course (LLM International Commercial Law) normally requires 6.5 IELTS with a minimum 6.0 in Writing, and that sort of level seems pretty normal. I have seen higher requirements listed elsewhere (eg 7.0+) but in my experience these often tend to be more flexible in practice.
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Hi Guys.

Congratulations to all those who got in.

Iam a prospective student for batch 2015.
I have an agreegate of 56-57% (2:2) from Campus Law Centre ,Delhi University with internships at reputed law firms in India and advocates. I have done social work and also have good recommendation letters.
If any of you could help me with letting me know the chances of making it to Queen Mary or Kent,next year and also if you guys have any idea about any other decent colleges in UK.

Thankyou
Hi Guys.

Congratulations to all those who got in.

Iam a prospective student for batch 2015.
I have an agreegate of 56-57% (2:2) from Campus Law Centre ,Delhi University with internships at reputed law firms in India and advocates. I have done social work and also have good recommendation letters.
If any of you could help me with letting me know the chances of making it to Queen Mary or Kent,next year and also if you guys have any idea about any other decent colleges in UK.

Thankyou
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lynnkenya
what percentage equals 2.1 in UK?

I am from Kenya and It is between 60-69% for a 2nd class upper which I understand is what is called 2.1 in UK...
what percentage equals 2.1 in UK?

I am from Kenya and It is between 60-69% for a 2nd class upper which I understand is what is called 2.1 in UK...
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what percentage equals 2.1 in UK?

I am from Kenya and It is between 60-69% for a 2nd class upper which I understand is what is called 2.1 in UK...


That's right, a 2.1 is 60-69%, although depending on how the UK University calculates results, some UK students may get a 2.1 with just under a 60% on their average mark. My experience would be that a Kenyan upper second would translate exactly to a UK 2.1
<blockquote>what percentage equals 2.1 in UK?

I am from Kenya and It is between 60-69% for a 2nd class upper which I understand is what is called 2.1 in UK...</blockquote>

That's right, a 2.1 is 60-69%, although depending on how the UK University calculates results, some UK students may get a 2.1 with just under a 60% on their average mark. My experience would be that a Kenyan upper second would translate exactly to a UK 2.1
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Hi Guys.

Congratulations to all those who got in.

Iam a prospective student for batch 2015.
I have an agreegate of 56-57% (2:2) from Campus Law Centre ,Delhi University with internships at reputed law firms in India and advocates. I have done social work and also have good recommendation letters.
If any of you could help me with letting me know the chances of making it to Queen Mary or Kent,next year and also if you guys have any idea about any other decent colleges in UK.

Thankyou


I don't know QM or Kent, but I when doing admissions for University of Westminster LLM International Commercial Law we would typically accept this sort of profile. Typically a 53%+ law degree from a good Indian University would be enough to be considered for admission.
<blockquote>Hi Guys.

Congratulations to all those who got in.

Iam a prospective student for batch 2015.
I have an agreegate of 56-57% (2:2) from Campus Law Centre ,Delhi University with internships at reputed law firms in India and advocates. I have done social work and also have good recommendation letters.
If any of you could help me with letting me know the chances of making it to Queen Mary or Kent,next year and also if you guys have any idea about any other decent colleges in UK.

Thankyou</blockquote>

I don't know QM or Kent, but I when doing admissions for University of Westminster LLM International Commercial Law we would typically accept this sort of profile. Typically a 53%+ law degree from a good Indian University would be enough to be considered for admission.
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Thankyou but is the Westminster any good or I shall just drop my plan of doing LLM from UK?
Thankyou but is the Westminster any good or I shall just drop my plan of doing LLM from UK?
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