City QUML or Swansea


I have read some discussion over maritime law. I have to make a decision between this 3 university maritime programs. I have been living in London for a year and that would be my main reason to choose QMUL or City but I would like to read some opinions about this 3 university programs and what the best option would be.

Thanks,

Zadie

I have read some discussion over maritime law. I have to make a decision between this 3 university maritime programs. I have been living in London for a year and that would be my main reason to choose QMUL or City but I would like to read some opinions about this 3 university programs and what the best option would be.

Thanks,

Zadie
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flori

Swansea.
For all the reasons already mentioned in the other discussions.

Bye
flori

Swansea.
For all the reasons already mentioned in the other discussions.

Bye
flori
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I have gone to the forum and it seems Southhampton and Swansea are the best option. I was just unsure since theres no opinion at all about the London base programs. Does it mean that doing the LLM in London gives you less options in the maritime field ?

Thanks for your reply.

I have gone to the forum and it seems Southhampton and Swansea are the best option. I was just unsure since theres no opinion at all about the London base programs. Does it mean that doing the LLM in London gives you less options in the maritime field ?

Thanks for your reply.

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flori

Hello Zadie,
to be completely honest I would not overrate the importance of the quantity of postings connected to the respective LLM programs.

There is a significant number of active LLM Guide members, who also tend to be Swansea alumni -> many postings related to Swansea...

Options: In the end that question is an almost impossible one to answer without the backing of a solid empirical study. I am tempted to say "Yes, less options than Swansea/ Southampton", but I do not have any empirical evidence - it's a mere gut feeling.

Bye
flori

Hello Zadie,
to be completely honest I would not overrate the importance of the quantity of postings connected to the respective LLM programs.

There is a significant number of active LLM Guide members, who also tend to be Swansea alumni -> many postings related to Swansea...

Options: In the end that question is an almost impossible one to answer without the backing of a solid empirical study. I am tempted to say "Yes, less options than Swansea/ Southampton", but I do not have any empirical evidence - it's a mere gut feeling.

Bye
flori
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Hi Flori,

Thanks for your time and reply.

Hi Flori,

Thanks for your time and reply.
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kosta

I am a Swansea ALUMNI - just to state at the outset but there is plenty of empirical evidence in my vıew - i.e. Swansea offers the most comprehensive LLM programme on commercial and maritime law- the largest in size in the UK and destinations of graduates seem impressive (I know from myself- i.e. how many doors Swansea LLM opened for me- see also
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/law/shipping-trade-law-department/llmstudentsdestinations/

I hope this helps

Kosta

I am a Swansea ALUMNI - just to state at the outset but there is plenty of empirical evidence in my vıew - i.e. Swansea offers the most comprehensive LLM programme on commercial and maritime law- the largest in size in the UK and destinations of graduates seem impressive (I know from myself- i.e. how many doors Swansea LLM opened for me- see also
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/law/shipping-trade-law-department/llmstudentsdestinations/

I hope this helps

Kosta
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Kosta must be post since advertisimg and posting same *experience* by 2007 and going...Chech her community activity
I did the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law at Swansea University and the only thing I can say is that it was one of the best experiences in my life! Excellent teaching team! I do not know where to start from... Professor Thomas, Professor Williams and Dr Baris Soyer are the best teaching team. And I also felt that I was not a "number" in Swansea. The LLM in Swansea has helped me find a very good job in a law firm where I practise what I have learnt from my top professors.

Kosta must be post since advertisimg and posting same *experience* by 2007 and going...Chech her community activity
I did the LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law at Swansea University and the only thing I can say is that it was one of the best experiences in my life! Excellent teaching team! I do not know where to start from... Professor Thomas, Professor Williams and Dr Baris Soyer are the best teaching team. And I also felt that I was not a "number" in Swansea. The LLM in Swansea has helped me find a very good job in a law firm where I practise what I have learnt from my top professors.
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Hence id reccomend you ucl http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/study/graduate/llm-programme/maritime-law/
1)Its ucl
2)You re inside london so easer toget a job there
3)go search qs rankings and compare ucl to swansea in matter of numbers its like comparing day to night
4)May it be unfortunate but llm is not about geeting yourself satisfied with the program but the prestige and the networking its going to offer
For more inquiries feel free to ask
Bye Michael

Hence id reccomend you ucl http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/study/graduate/llm-programme/maritime-law/
1)Its ucl
2)You re inside london so easer toget a job there
3)go search qs rankings and compare ucl to swansea in matter of numbers its like comparing day to night
4)May it be unfortunate but llm is not about geeting yourself satisfied with the program but the prestige and the networking its going to offer
For more inquiries feel free to ask
Bye Michael
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flori

Well, I would not overestimate UCL as far as prestige _in the maritime community_ and networking possibilities _in the maritime community_ are concerned. (And if the general prestige were the decisive factor, one should go for Oxbridge, not UCL...)

When focussing on this community, Soton is probably still the best due to it's massive Alumni base _in the maritime community_. (Or maybe it's Swansea now -> some years ago there were big Swansea vs Soton discussions. Probably everyone is tired of those., therefore.... )

In the end I think, it will not make that big a difference - you cannot and will not go wrong with either choice...

Zadie: Have you already visited Swansea to get a feeling for the town? I would do so -> some classmates loved it, some hated it...
Bye
flori

[Edited by flori on Aug 23, 2016]

Well, I would not overestimate UCL as far as prestige _in the maritime community_ and networking possibilities _in the maritime community_ are concerned. (And if the general prestige were the decisive factor, one should go for Oxbridge, not UCL...)

When focussing on this community, Soton is probably still the best due to it's massive Alumni base _in the maritime community_. (Or maybe it's Swansea now -> some years ago there were big Swansea vs Soton discussions. Probably everyone is tired of those., therefore.... )

In the end I think, it will not make that big a difference - you cannot and will not go wrong with either choice...

Zadie: Have you already visited Swansea to get a feeling for the town? I would do so -> some classmates loved it, some hated it...
Bye
flori
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Ofc he could go for Oxbridge if Oxbridge offered llm in maritime law...

Ofc he could go for Oxbridge if Oxbridge offered llm in maritime law...
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flori

Quote: "4)May it be unfortunate but llm is not about geeting yourself satisfied with the program but the prestige and the networking its going to offer"

-> Well, maybe Oxbridge (without the specialization in maritime law) would generally be a better choice than a LLM in Maritime Law at X/Y/Z?!

Quote: "4)May it be unfortunate but llm is not about geeting yourself satisfied with the program but the prestige and the networking its going to offer"

-> Well, maybe Oxbridge (without the specialization in maritime law) would generally be a better choice than a LLM in Maritime Law at X/Y/Z?!
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I wanted to apply for UCL but missed the deadline.
I was in Swansea over the weekend and I think I will go to Swansea although I hope to get used to the quiet and small city environment. I am just concern about my employment options while being away of London will be reduced.
But in the relation between price, learning environment and quality of the program I think Swansea might be the best option that I have at the moment.

I wanted to apply for UCL but missed the deadline.
I was in Swansea over the weekend and I think I will go to Swansea although I hope to get used to the quiet and small city environment. I am just concern about my employment options while being away of London will be reduced.
But in the relation between price, learning environment and quality of the program I think Swansea might be the best option that I have at the moment.
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Well no one can argue with that but since maritime is the under discussion llm i can auggest oxbridge if you taking the thread in general prestige no matter what i would suggest harvard stanford etc..
Bye
Mike

Well no one can argue with that but since maritime is the under discussion llm i can auggest oxbridge if you taking the thread in general prestige no matter what i would suggest harvard stanford etc..
Bye
Mike
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kosta

Sorry guys but you better do your homework before expressing views! Oxbridge does not even offer commercial law let alone maritime!
Anyway, I just share my experience as I had a very good time at Swansea and I have a got a very good job as a result of it (will not boast about it) which I love!
The rest is history!

Enjoy!

Sorry guys but you better do your homework before expressing views! Oxbridge does not even offer commercial law let alone maritime!
Anyway, I just share my experience as I had a very good time at Swansea and I have a got a very good job as a result of it (will not boast about it) which I love!
The rest is history!

Enjoy!
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