I was admitted last week to LSE's MSc in IR and KCL's War Studies MA in Peace and Security. As an American, I have little idea of the differences in teaching, career prospects and reputations of the two schools. Any and all advice would be welcome. Good luck to everyone with their admissions process.
Im also an avid rugby player, so information on which school has the better facilities is a plus too.
KCL for sure - our sports teams are pretty damn good, and from what I've heard, the War Studies course is really interesting and is taught very well =]
Yes, I am a King's student, but I've only been swayed a tiny bit by bias haha!! I personaly love the atmosphere here, the social scene is amazing, and our weekly sports night down at Guy is a hell of a lot of fun (even for the not-quite-so-sporty among us) =P
My very good friend did his first MA at Kings War Studies.....he had to join us for Msc IR (Research) at LSE anyway
To be fair though, after his Kings MA (before coming to LSE). He immediately got offered internships at NATO Parliamentary Assembly and this arms control thing in Geneva. His friend on Kings MA also got offered a job consulting for BAE Systems. The department is very good at strategy and defense for those 'in the know'. So Kings is nothing to sniff at
Meh our two teams are pretty even to be fair (we drew 3-3 with Kings in the BUCS league although we were 3-1 up - grr), we just missed out on promotion to the premier ULU league last season because we had some very untimely injuries when we had our playoff match.
We are playing Kings tomorrow in the 1/4 final of the BUCS South East Cup anyway so I'll check back with you then, but judging how the first ten minutes went on Wednesday (before the match was cancelled due to snow), I predict an LSE victory.