LL.M at 'top tier' Unis? Watch

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Hello!

So I've just finished the first year of an Accelerated Route LL.B with an average of 64%. I'm at the University of South Wales (a so-called 'lower tier' university) and this is my first degree. I am hoping to apply to the Public Law LL.Ms at LSE, UCL, Bristol, QMUL and the general LL.Ms at Warwick and Birmingham. I achieved 69% in Public law this year (66% in assignment, 71% in exam). Realistically, what are my chances with LSE and UCL. I adore the modules they have to offer and would love to go there but don't want to waste my time writing two personal statements if I have no real chance and could spend more time on other uni applications.

Any help would be very gratefully received!
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You have as much chance as anyone else with grades which meet the minimum requirement (I'm assuming they're all asking for a 2.1 here?), along with good personal statement and references. The uni you came from doesn't matter, if that's your main concern.
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You have as much chance as anyone else with grades which meet the minimum requirement (I'm assuming they're all asking for a 2.1 here?), along with good personal statement and references. The uni you came from doesn't matter, if that's your main concern.

Well my concerns were:
UCL and LSE both want high 2.1s, or first class degrees. Since I only got an average of 64% I didn't know if they would see that as a lack of evidence of high 2.1 / first class potential?

And yeah, I guess my current university was also perhaps a cause for concern. I'm not sure if it would get taken as seriously as an application from a Russell Group uni
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Well my concerns were:
UCL and LSE both want high 2.1s, or first class degrees. Since I only got an average of 64% I didn't know if they would see that as a lack of evidence of high 2.1 / first class potential?

And yeah, I guess my current university was also perhaps a cause for concern. I'm not sure if it would get taken as seriously as an application from a Russell Group uni
I see, well considering you've got a high 2.1 in the subject which is relevant to your LLM that should help you somewhat (they'll see your transcripts) and if you have the potential to get a high 2.1 overall and your referees can indicate that, you're not completely out of the running. They can still give you an offer. Best to just go ahead and apply - you've got nothing to lose (except perhaps the application fee!)

As for not being from an RG uni - neither was I but all the unis I applied to for an MA were and all gave me offers - and many people have gone down this road and succeeded!
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I see, well considering you've got a high 2.1 in the subject which is relevant to your LLM that should help you somewhat (they'll see your transcripts) and if you have the potential to get a high 2.1 overall and your referees can indicate that, you're not completely out of the running. They can still give you an offer. Best to just go ahead and apply - you've got nothing to lose (except perhaps the application fee!)

As for not being from an RG uni - neither was I but all the unis I applied to for an MA were and all gave me offers - and many people have gone down this road and succeeded!
Cool. Thanks for the advice!
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Cool. Thanks for the advice!
No problem. Good luck!
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Well my concerns were:
UCL and LSE both want high 2.1s, or first class degrees. Since I only got an average of 64% I didn't know if they would see that as a lack of evidence of high 2.1 / first class potential?

And yeah, I guess my current university was also perhaps a cause for concern. I'm not sure if it would get taken as seriously as an application from a Russell Group uni
In that case, take a year out after final year and apply for Master's the following year when you have your high 2.1/First in hand.
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In that case, take a year out after final year and apply for Master's the following year when you have your high 2.1/First in hand.
hi, i know it's been a while since you posted this but, out of interest did you apply after all?

Both UCL and LSE ask for a 2:1 around 65%! Also, in respect to your university, honestly no one cares, even though many try to discourage people from lower tier universities they are clueless! A 1st from your university counts the same as a 1st from cambridge! A friend of mine studies his LLB at a very low tier university in the uk and next year he will be doing his PHD in harvard!
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