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Found 22 results

  1. LSHTM Distance

    Hi all, Currently wondering about the MScPh program via Distance offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine? Anyone have any insights?
  2. UK Universities for Biology Research

    I'm stuck deciding between UCL, KCL and Imperial for a research program (Masters of Research) in Biology (specifically biochemistry/biophysics). I've looked at the current projects/faculty research at each university and find all of them interesting. I can't really decide which program I should go with. Can anyone with a biology background offer insight on any of these universities? I'd really appreciate it!
  3. Waiting!

    It is May and I am still waiting to hear replies from the two schools I have applied in London. Birkbeck and The Courtauld. Is this normal? I did submit my application late (end of March). Is this a bad sign? This wait is incredibly frustrating. I need to find housing and get my student visa. And I don't know what to do???????
  4. Official Offer

    Does anyone know if the Courtauld Institute sends out official offers via email or post?
  5. Hello, I am a political science undergrad student at a comprehensive university in Ontario, Canada. I currently possess a cumulative GPA of 3.78/4.00 and a major GPA of 3.91/4.00. I recently (two days ago) finished my 3rd out of 4 years of university and will be applying in September/October of 2017 with the marks I have already attained. I have work experience as a teaching and grading IR assistant at my university (going to be 8 months), as a trade policy intern at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC (4 months), as a legal intern for a prestigious international law firm (1 month), and as a Corporate Affairs intern at a Fortune 500 company (4 months). In terms of university extracurriculars I am the President of my university's pre-law society. I also have three strong letters of recommendation from my professors who specialize in IR--they attended St. Andrews, UofT, and UCambridge respectively. My dream MSc program is The London School of Economics & Political Science MSc International Relations. As an aside, it is my goal to pursue a PhD and a career in academia after completing this program. I wanted to know (from individuals who have been accepted/rejected to this program or similar) what my chances are of being accepted? I am also applying to the MSc in Conflict Studies (second choice) so an estimate of my chances for that program would be most appreciated as well. Canadian LSE MSc Minimum GPA entry requirement: 3.3/4.0 (No GRE or GMAT required) 2017/2018 MSc International Relations acceptance rate: 11.14% (101/907) 2017/2018 MSc Conflict Studies acceptance rate: 17.14% (55/321)
  6. Interview and verbal offer

    I had my interview two weeks ago and was told by the professor that I was "obviously qualified" and she would like to offer me a place and the next step was to send me a formal offer. It has been two weeks and I have since sent a follow up email (to admissions as well as my interviewer) and have yet to hear a single thing from anyone!! I am getting frustrated.....any advice out there???
  7. Hello everyone, im currently deciding between a few options for grad school fall 2017 start and would love your opinions. I have been accepted into the following programs: LSE MSc In Global Politics Sciences Po MSc In Public policy iheid (graduate institute in Geneva) in international affairs and have also applied to the dual degree between LSE sciences po (Psia) ... haven't heard back yet but assuming I get in, which of the four options would you choose? For some background, I went to undergrad in the US and majored in comparative literature so I am a bit of a crossover case for these programs. I honestly am not sure what I want to do, so I'd love to go to a school with excellent career services and obviously high quality courses. Since I was previously studying literature and science (as I was planning to go to med school in the us) I am a bit concerned about finding work after my masters since I have no work experience. let me know your thoughts!! thanks a bunch!
  8. Life in London, UK: AMA

    Hi, first time posting Came across mention of a GradCafe on UK-based The Students Room. I've applied for MA History, SOAS and MSc Islamic Studies & History, Oxford and (soon) MSc in Empires, Colonialism, and Globalisation, LSE. I am also a SOAS graduate in BA Arabic from ten years back but still use their library as an alumnus frequently. Then seeing the word "Fall" when signing up, I recognised this is a US-based forum (and consequently there is a red line under "recognised" as I write). In any case some good general info here on research, academia and the like. Good to be amongst (another red line) grown-ups finally. To garner good karma I try to help others if I can. I am a Londoner, born and bred, so if there are any questions about living here then I'm most happy to help. Little things, like: use the Victoria line to cut through the tube quicker; it's pronounced WOOS-ter sauce and so on.
  9. RCA vs Goldsmiths

    Hello to allI am planning to start an MA/MFA in visual arts this upcoming fall and have been offered places both at RCA and at Goldsmiths. The program at RCA seems to relate more to my work and I had a better feel during my interview with them; but I like the possible interaction at Goldsmiths with other faculties and err...I'm still on the fence. (Note: I haven't studied arts into now and haven't been to London before). Has anyone attended any of these programs/could give some insight ?many thanks in advance !
  10. London VS Scotland, UK

    Hi, I would welcome any tips or personal experiences of students who either studied/lived in London or in Edinburgh (UK). If any one has any personal information about the tiny town of St Andrews in Scotland, it'd be greatly appreciated as well. What are possible upsides vs downsides? Besides it being more expensive to live in London. I'm looking into doing both my MA and PhD somewhere in the UK so I really want to make sure that I'm choosing correctly. The MA is 1 year and PhD 3 years. Might it be cheaper to study in Scotland for the MA and then move to London for the PhD before, hopefully, starting working in London? Does anyone has any experience with living at Goodenough College in London? I would like to apply for the MA Thanks for the help!
  11. Hello fellow students, I have a quick question for any postgraduate (preferablely a masters student) currently studying in one of the london universities. Is studying in London any good? I am super excited to apply for neuroscience at Kings and Imperial (and maybe UCL but its very expensive) but after sending my applications off, I now need to make a plan for if I actually end up going. Whats living in london like? Is it very expensive for postgrads to live in london? What were or are your financial plans for your studies? If you go to Kings or Imperial, what is it like to study there? Thanks for the help!
  12. Hello fellow students, I have a quick question for any postgraduate (preferablely a masters student) currently studying in one of the london universities. Is studying in London any good? I am super excited to apply for neuroscience at Kings and Imperial (and maybe UCL but its very expensive) but after sending my applications off, I now need to make a plan for if I actually end up going. Whats living in london like? Is it very expensive for postgrads to live in london? What were or are your financial plans for your studies? If you go to Kings or Imperial, what is it like to study there? Thanks for the help!
  13. Hello Everyone, I was wondering if there is anyone who's still waiting to hear back from Sotheby's London regarding their Internship Program for April - June 2016. My application has been under review for about 1 month and a half now and it's already March... Maybe anyone with any previous experience? Thanks in advance! George
  14. Hello there all, I am an undergraduate student from the USA and have a cumulative GPA of 3.27 (3.35 if I get A's in these last two courses I'm taking this semester) at a decent university. I want to move to London for my graduate studies but I have not even gotten close to choosing universities to apply to. My question is, will my GPA suffice in getting into a good graduate program in London? If any of you are studying in London, I'd like to know what your GPAs are so I can get a good figure. Also, do you recommend applying to many universities or just a few? My fear is that the universities I do apply to won't accept me and I'll be stuck with nothing, so I was leaning toward applying to many. By the way, I want to do my master's in international relations so I would appreciate any knowledge in regards to getting in to different IR programs at universities you all are familiar with and the average GPA's they accept (not what they put on their website but what the students have actually gotten accepted with.) Thanks and much appreciated!
  15. Hi everyone. I'm going to be applying for grad school soon and I just wanted to come on here to ask for some advice. I'm a little torn between applying for Sotheby's Master's of Art Business at the New York location or the London location. If anyone on here has taken the course at either location can you tell me a little about your experience? Is there a reason that swayed you towards the city that you chose? Is there something that swayed you away from the other city? I would appreciate any input because I really don't know. Thank you so much!! Sidenote, Christie's is also in the running. If you have had experience taking a master's with Christie's or if you just want to give an outsiders opinion on which is the better program (Sotheby's or Christie's Art Business), I would highly appreciate it.
  16. I've just graduated with a BA in History of Art and am taking a year off before enrolling in an MA programme, which means I should soon start applying for 2017 entry. My main area of interest is 19th century European painting - French (and American) and German - and, besides the Courtauld programme, I've so far found very few programmes in the UK which offer units/options on 19th century art, so I'm kind of lost as to what other MA programmes I should apply for in order to pursue my interest in 19th century painting does anyone have any advice? thanks in advance
  17. hello I have been practicing law for the last five years at a commercial law firm and I am now switching over to the development side with an interest in helping others to make a change. I have applied for various masters courses as I am not yet certain which area I would like to focus on. I have received offers from:- 1. Kings College of London Msc Disasters, Adaptation and Development http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgradu...nt-ma-msc.aspx Initially i applied to this course as they have a 3-6 month internship. Which i thought would be good for networking. Also the element of environment and development is becoming more important as years go by and natural resources are depleted (in my view).The more i read the course description it seems a bit too environment based and less on development. I am not sure if I will completely enjoy this course. Pros: London based network, Reputation of university Cons: less development and more environment, geography?! I made a second application for the Msc. Leadership and Development course (yet to hear back from them). Which seems less exam based and more course work. Also deals with more management issues which may be what I am looking at.http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgradu...pment-msc.aspx Pros: Essay based rather than exam based, more development 2. University of WarwickLLM International Development law and Human Rightshttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/current/pg/modules/ I like the fact that it has the law element in it so I won't lose out on my legal knowledge. However the downside is that living in coventry (Lemington spa) may be a tad bit boring as compared to London. Also I understand Masters degree is where one makes networks so by virtue of studying in one of the universities in London the network will be larger. Also now being a mature student I don't think i really want a campus based experience as i already had this for my undergraduate experience. But saying that it may be nice and quiet place to study. Pro: Essay based rather than exam based, Legal course Con: Campus, North Location and network 3. University of Surrey Msc Sustainable Development http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate...le-developmentI noticed university of surrey was ranked highly however I don't think many people have heard or think highly of the university just yet.Pros: sustainable development coursecons: campus based, recognition of universityI am yet to hear back from:1. Soas: Msc Development Studies 2. UCL: Msc. Social Development Practice 3. Kings: Msc. Leadership and Development course I applied to the Amani Institute for their post graduate in social innovation management. However I am not too sure about doing the course as it is not a substitute for a masters and I haven't heard very much about it.http://amaniinstitute.org/programs/p...ion-management Feel free to have a look at the descriptions and give me your thoughts. I am an international student and would appreciate your views and if you have heard anything good or bad about the respective courses. I am leaning towards KCL but just a bit worried about the course being less development and more geography
  18. The wait is over and I have officially accepted my offer to begin a Master of Media in Journalism and Communication at the University of Western Ontario this Fall 2016! As I am just finishing up my undergrad at UBC and planning to spend the summer working in Vancouver before making the move, I'm now facing the task of trying to find housing in London, Ontario for September. If any other grad students at Western are also seeking housing or looking for a female roommate, let me know and we can team up preferably looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom place close to campus with other grad students or young professionals.
  19. Hi all, I've recently been accepted into two graduate linguistics programs - the M.Phil. at Trinity College Dublin and the M.A. at University College London. I'm excited at the prospect of attending either school, but I'm wondering if anyone out there in the world has any insider information about these programs or institutions? I'm interested in joining a tight-knit community (advantage: TCD), but my research interests lie in sociophonetics (advantage: UCL). Any thoughts?
  20. Hi guys, Just wanted to know what everyone's opinion is on journalism schools in London, England. I got offers from two different communication/journalism programmes (master's) - City University of London and Goldsmiths - both are good schools in terms of reputation, living environment, location, etc. City's known for high employment rate at major media outlets - bbc, guardian, independent, etc. However I'm from Canada and am not sure how likely I can get a job or even internship with any of the above. Their programme is very practical and skill oriented. On the other hand, Goldsmiths' programme is more theory-based but it is utterly interesting - it's something I always wanted to study for. However I am really not sure what I can do with a degree from their programme. Any advice on this tough decision? I know it is myself that have the final say on this but I still like to hear about different take on this. Thanks!
  21. LSE vs. Uni of Toronto

    Hey everyone, I'm a Canadian student who has recently been accepted to the LSE for a MSc in Human Resources. I've heard this is a quite prestigious university in Europe, but not so well known in North America. Am I crazy to pass up the this chance to go to the University of Toronto instead? LSE would cost me about $60,000 vs. U of T $30,000 (including living expenses). Also, as the UK has made getting work visas more difficult, I'm worried that I won't be able to stay in the UK to work after and my degree won't be as recognized when back in Canada. Anybody have any advice or experience?
  22. Anyone else applying to Masters' or Ph.D. programs in the UK for fall 2012? Now that I'm done with my American applications, I'm in the middle of apps to Oxford, Cambridge, UC London, Edinburgh, Durham, and maybe a few others. I'm applying for Masters degrees there first (MPhil, Ms.T.) because, since I only have a BA, I can't apply directly to their Ph.D. programs. I think the Masters programs will be a great preparation for a doctoral research course in a British university. I like the looks of a lot of these programs, especially the independence their course structures provide, and their focus on historical contextual readings that put less emphasis on theory. I'm pretty excited about my prospects, especially since these UK applications do not require GRE scores (my only flaw!) . The UK English departments make clear what they look for in applicants; they're more straightforward than most of the department pages for American schools I've applied to. Still, I have some reservations about the UK programs. --> Funding is much more scarce. Sure, the tuitions are lower, but still it's a far cry from the tuition waivers + living stipend most US programs I'm applying to are promising. Also, unless it's Oxford or Cambridge, I get the impression from my professors that British humanities programs are poorly funded in general. Perhaps this is too much a blanket statement? I always thought places like Edinburgh, UCL, and St. Andrews had top funding as well. --> I've heard from my professors and mentors at my undergraduate university that a doctoral degree from a UK program can pose problems for someone seeking a job in American academia. It's not that the UK programs are thought to be less rigorous; rather, it's about the teaching experience. Since UK doctoral programs only take about three years to complete, there is virtually no time for teaching opportunities, and they do not encourage them. Hence, one may be a weaker candidate in the American job market that's already glutted with American Ph.D.s who do have teaching experience from their six-to seven-year programs. --> I'm not sure what faculty interaction is like compared to American programs. The websites at Oxford and Cambridge promise lots of faculty contact, but I've heard from students familiar with these programs that it's nothing compared with the interaction at American universities. Despite the negatives, if I can't get into a good American program, I'd welcome the opportunity to go to the UK. Indeed, all other issues aside, I would rather spend my graduate studies in Britain, just out of personal preference for the experience.