Today, EDUopinions is comparing two universities in the heart of London: the London School of Economics vs King’s College London. We got some wonderful and helpful opinions from students and alumni from both schools and are happy to present them compared in one article. We hope that this can be of help for anyone who is still searching for the perfect academy in London for his or her studies.
London School of Economics and Political Science is located in the heart of London and one of the foremost social science universities in the world. They offer more than 300 year-long courses in 19 academic disciplines. The general course at LSE consists in taking four full-unit courses of your choice. Depending on your choices, you will be assigned to one of the following departments as your “home” department:
This student highlights the quality and intensity of the school’s curriculum and the high learning pace, especially for Master’s programmes. Depending on the programme, a Master’s degree can take one or two years, with the one-year programmes being the most intense. According to this opinion, studying at LSE is a choice for highly motivated students who are willing to study hard and reach their goals fast, rather than slacking around leaning back during their studies. Are you studying at LSE and share a similar experience about the learning pace? Share your experience here.
This student puts more emphasis on the social environment and networking opportunities at LSE. Not only did the person leave with a lot of knowledge, but also with a trusted network of friends and academic contacts, that will definitely be a big help for the future. LSE also seems to offer several social activities and societies where you can get to know your fellow students and make new friends and contacts. Did you meet awesome people at LSE? Let us know and start a conversation!
Marijana shares here experiences regarding both the social and the academic qualities of LSE. Studying at LSE provides the opportunity to meet people from many different backgrounds and interests and is your chance to widen your horizon and maintain an international network. The school also has highly-qualified and inspiring professors, as well as experienced external speakers that can give the quality of your studies that little extra. Do you share Marijana’s experience? Get in touch with her now.
King’s College London is the oldest college of the University of London and organized in five campuses throughout the city. The college offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as multiple short courses and summer programmes. There are nine faculties, offering a wide span of different studies:
This student of undergraduate legal studies praises the enthusiasm and qualification of the professors at King’s College. The staff at the college is highly ambitious to take care of their students and their interests and needs, especially when it comes to students with disabilities or other increased needs. He also praises the Maughan Library to be the most student-friendly within the University of London, also in comparison with the one at LSE which he also visited. This student also has constructive criticism about some organisational aspects of the college. The administration seems to be a common burden for many students at King’s, as well as the five campuses. Some classes can be spread between different campuses and therefore require you to run across Waterloo Bridge from one class to another. Have you made similar experiences with studying on multiple campuses and critical organization? Start a discussion now.
Lana mentions in her opinion the importance of a health study-environment and how the college puts emphasis on the well-being of the students. Besides great education, King’s is really tailoring their offerings to the student’s needs and constantly evolving and adapting the curriculum. Also, the college does not shy away from expenses when it comes to high-quality materials and professional teachers and staff. Did you meet some inspiring professors at King’s College? Give them a shout-out here.
Marie-Clémence had an excellent time at King’s College. The college’s facilities are great and the staff is always available for student’s inquiries and needs. She learned from passionate lecturers and professors in a professional academic environment. You also have the opportunity to always ask for feedback and guidance when you need it, which is a very important quality in a university. Do you have anything to add to Marie-Clémence’s opinion? Get in touch with her now.
There is no doubt that when it comes to medicine and natural sciences, King’s College has the bigger range of offers. Regarding business studies, social studies and law, both universities have their qualities of their own. Depending on what you are looking for in your studies, be it the social environment and networking opportunities or the atmosphere to study hard and strive within the academic world, you will find that these two universities both have their pros and cons. Read through the opinions and if you have not decided yet, just ask the students in the comments what you wish to know.