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    (Original post by yeung3939)
    Yes of course! Thank you.

    But I have not applied to KCL because of my not so outstanding performance.
    I don't think you should let your "not so outstanding performance" stop you from applying to top unis (how bad are your qualifications? it can't be that bad ) It is still worthwhile for you to apply to KCL and LSE. It wouldn't do you any harm if you applied and got rejected. But if you applied and got offered a place, it makes a big difference. So go for it!
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    Actually, I am doing LLB at university of hong kong.My GPA is 2.71 (B- average)

    I cannot accurately assess my chance of getting into certain courses since I did not have A-level result. I have explained it above.

    I want to move to UK for a degree in international politics because I really want to pursue postgraduate studies in this field. Actually, I chose universities solely on the basis of the research prestige of the departments.
    I don't know if it is right................ Also, I am afraid that if I cannot get any offer, I will be 'locked up' by a 2:2 LLB........

    I admit that I was negligent. I should have consulted more people.

    Since I will surely apply for graduate programmes immediately after getting the politics degree, so my current dilemma is that

    Which degree can help me to get into good grad programmes, provided that I manage to get decent honour?

    Is it wise to choose an academically well-known department (namely Aberystwyth department of international politics and Essex department of government) in a relatively less prestigious university?
    Thank you. Really thank you.
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    (Original post by yeung3939)
    Actually, I am doing LLB at university of hong kong.My GPA is 2.71 (B- average)

    I cannot accurately assess my chance of getting into certain courses since I did not have A-level result. I have explained it above.

    I want to move to UK for a degree in international politics because I really want to pursue postgraduate studies in this field. Actually, I chose universities solely on the basis of the research prestige of the departments.
    I don't know if it is right................ Also, I am afraid that if I cannot get any offer, I will be 'locked up' by a 2:2 LLB........

    I admit that I was negligent. I should have consulted more people.

    Since I will surely apply for graduate programmes immediately after getting the politics degree, so my current dilemma is that

    Which degree can help me to get into good grad programmes, provided that I manage to get decent honour?

    Is it wise to choose an academically well-known department (namely Aberystwyth department of international politics and Essex department of government) in a relatively less prestigious university?
    Thank you. Really thank you.
    So are you going to complete your LLB first before coming to the UK? Are you going to do your politics degree in 3 years? I don't think it is wise to choose an academically well-known department in a less prestigious university, since there are academically well-known departments at more prestigious universities- eg. Oxbridge, LSE, Warwick etc. So when you apply for masters, uni will no doubt prefer a politics grad from more prestigious, more so if they have 1st hons. As someone mentioned above, have you considered York, St. Andrews and Manchester? These unis are very good at politics and are more prestigious than Essex and Aber, while they are easier to get in than Oxbridge, LSE etc.
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    I did apply to Sussex but failed.
    I going to abandon my LLB and go to UK to get a 3-year politics degree.

    I did not apply to the universities mentioned because I was afraid that I won't get in. I could not really know my standard since I did not have A-level result (or any equivalent).

    Is it wise to choose undergraduate programme on the basis of academic interest? Aberstwyth does offer strategic and military studies and the department has a rating of 5* in research. I really don't know.................

    Thanks.
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    Honestly, research rating is quite irrelevant for undergraduate, but important when choosing where to do postgrad. At this stage, you should be more concerned about teaching quality which is accessed by the letter next to the RAE score.

    If I were you, I would choose SOAS. On these basis: a, part of UoL- UoL degree upon grad b, strong in politics (especailly Asian and African) c, you might be able to take courses at other UoL colleges and thus give you more options d, better reputation as a uni than Aber and Essex
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    Yes if you got a first from SOAS and specialised in Asian orientated politics Im sure you could get into a good graduate program.
 
 
 
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