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LSE for IR or King's College War Studies?

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.

cheers

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Lse.
Reply 2
thanks -- but why?
LSE is more highly regarded. From what I've heard about war studies there's a lot of pointless crap in it, whereas I'd say IR is broader and probably of more use and leaves you more employable.
I'd go for LSE

LSE>>>>> KCL
Reply 5
IR would probs give more opportunities than war studies
Reply 6
thanks very much -- just hope i dont get hit by a taxi when im looking the wrong way crossing the street
pkmayers
thanks very much -- just hope i dont get hit by a taxi when im looking the wrong way crossing the street


It's London, you can look 8 ways and you're still likely to get hit :p:
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

XD
LSE, it's IR program is the best in the country and highly reputable in academic circles.
Reply 10
LSE without a doubt.
Reply 11
I know someone who did War Studies at KCL and MI5 tried to recruit him after he graduated. So, the question is; do you want to shag Halle Berry? :wink:
LSE is one of the best universities in the world for IR, certainly the best in Europe, and one of the most prestigious unis in in the world (i dont go there tho, so no bias)

Kings, on the other hand, despite being good for war studies, is just about a top 15 UK uni, and certainly lacks the brand name LSE has
Reply 13
Thanks to everyone for their help
LSE is very competitive because it has very few places, and i heard on tsr its good for post grad
Toffee_Kid
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 =]



BS. Our hockey club ***** all over KCL scum. :biggrin:

But yes OP, a million times, choose LSE.
King's is one of the best for War Studies - just to even it out :smile:
My very good friend did his first MA at Kings War Studies.....he had to join us for Msc IR (Research) at LSE anyway :biggrin:

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 :smile:
DannyBoy123
BS. Our hockey club ***** all over KCL scum. :biggrin:


Aah, and here we have a prime example of positive thinking to the point of disillusion.

Click http://www.ulusport.org.uk/sports/hockey/
Then proceeed to click on 'league stats'.

KCL Men: 3rd in the league tables
LSE Men: 8th

okufailthxbai :biggrin:
Toffee_Kid
Aah, and here we have a prime example of positive thinking to the point of disillusion.

Click http://www.ulusport.org.uk/sports/hockey/
Then proceeed to click on 'league stats'.

KCL Men: 3rd in the league tables
LSE Men: 8th

okufailthxbai :biggrin:


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. :smile:

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