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canekalu

Hi, I haven't yet started the LLM but plan to do through UoL via distance education. I'm having trouble getting my head around the study load. The prospectus indicates that most students enrol in one course per semester and complete the study over 2 years. It also highlights other students who apparently work full time and undertake the entire 16 modules in a year, yet the recommended commitment per module is 120 hours. I am having difficulty understanding how you can work full-time and meet that sort of commitment and still find time to sleep! Can you advise how challenging you found the course and whether the recommended study allocated equates with your own experiences? I assume that if I enrol in one course (4 modules) that I will need to write 4 x 45 min papers by way of examination. Thanks everyone

Hi, I haven't yet started the LLM but plan to do through UoL via distance education. I'm having trouble getting my head around the study load. The prospectus indicates that most students enrol in one course per semester and complete the study over 2 years. It also highlights other students who apparently work full time and undertake the entire 16 modules in a year, yet the recommended commitment per module is 120 hours. I am having difficulty understanding how you can work full-time and meet that sort of commitment and still find time to sleep! Can you advise how challenging you found the course and whether the recommended study allocated equates with your own experiences? I assume that if I enrol in one course (4 modules) that I will need to write 4 x 45 min papers by way of examination. Thanks everyone
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sl2342002

Keep in mind:

1) The workload is actually quite a lot
2)the assigned materials are good
3)the exam schedule is totally inflexible. you will give up 4 days for one module exams and can be expensive. If you
have a work commitment and aren't near an exam schedule, too bad
4) it is a UOL degree, not a college law school degree
the exams are not that hard but require work
5) you get NO feedback on exams
6) there is no thesis requirement like the supervising schools
7)The exams are graded much harder that the study guides suggest.
8) the exam format is rather silly. there is a vague one sentence question. they use the same questions every year for the most part.
9) UOL has not yet discovered technology ( e-books, etc)
10 ) you get minimal to zero help ( except for the library services that were outstanding
11) You must read the optional reading (in my opinion it's not really optional
12) I did 5 modules in setting. It wasn't that hard but to me the outcome wasn't worth the effort

They do however process fees at the speed of light and the excellent study materials arrive quickly

Keep in mind:

1) The workload is actually quite a lot
2)the assigned materials are good
3)the exam schedule is totally inflexible. you will give up 4 days for one module exams and can be expensive. If you
have a work commitment and aren't near an exam schedule, too bad
4) it is a UOL degree, not a college law school degree
the exams are not that hard but require work
5) you get NO feedback on exams
6) there is no thesis requirement like the supervising schools
7)The exams are graded much harder that the study guides suggest.
8) the exam format is rather silly. there is a vague one sentence question. they use the same questions every year for the most part.
9) UOL has not yet discovered technology ( e-books, etc)
10 ) you get minimal to zero help ( except for the library services that were outstanding
11) You must read the optional reading (in my opinion it's not really optional
12) I did 5 modules in setting. It wasn't that hard but to me the outcome wasn't worth the effort

They do however process fees at the speed of light and the excellent study materials arrive quickly

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