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    Hello!! I would like to ask this question:however controversial it may seem,does King's department of War studies truly deserve it's overall reputation and prestige?,as I've noticed that students with relatively mediocre grades from my country get accepted to King's quite easily for postgraduate studies. I am aware that the academic staff at King's is exceptional, nevertheless does the fact that it accepts less academically exceptional students belittles it's status as a high rank university?Should I choose LSE conflict studies instead?
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    (Original post by Anthony 94)
    Hello!! I would like to ask this question:however controversial it may seem,does King's department of War studies truly deserve it's overall reputation and prestige?,as I've noticed that students with relatively mediocre grades from my country get accepted to King's quite easily for postgraduate studies. I am aware that the academic staff at King's is exceptional, nevertheless does the fact that it accepts less academically exceptional students belittles it's status as a high rank university?Should I choose LSE conflict studies instead?
    Well, are they accepted for postgrad for this subject? Prestige or more specifically competitiveness is faculty/course-dependent, rather than attached to a particular uni overall. Postgrad should be mainly influenced by research interest, not how people will receive the uni's name. Anyway, KCL's brand is very good domestically and internationally.

    I know people with rubbish grades get into some of LSE's MScs, too. Doesn't mean all of LSE's master's courses are uncompetitive.
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    I think Kings has a prestige that far outweighs its selectivity due to it's reputation as a research powerhouse. i know someone who did war studies at kings actually, very popular course.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Well, are they accepted for postgrad for this subject? Prestige or more specifically competitiveness is faculty/course-dependent, rather than attached to a particular uni overall. Postgrad should be mainly influenced by research interest, not how people will receive the uni's name. Anyway, KCL's brand is very good domestically and internationally.

    I know people with rubbish grades get into some of LSE's MScs, too. Doesn't mean all of LSE's master's courses are uncompetitive.
    Thank you for your answer, I am aware that British universities do not have merely academic criteria and it's easy to observe the same phenomenon in LSE on least competitive courses, I was expecting of the department of War Studies which is renowned as it's flagship to have more strict entry requirements, especially as far as grades are concerned and university background check. Correct if I am wrong but it's way too easy for a mediocre university in my country (not in top 5) to score a 7,5/10 gpa. It's just I am conflicted, I don't know what to choose.
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    (Original post by CollectiveSoul)
    I think Kings has a prestige that far outweighs its selectivity due to it's reputation as a research powerhouse. i know someone who did war studies at kings actually, very popular course.
    Thanks for your response, I don't question the institution's gravitas just it's selection process.
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    You’re over thinking it.

    If international reputation is more important -> LSE

    If you want a University with a specialisation and richer history of teaching war -> KCL
 
 
 
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