Best Maritime Law LLM


Bpvoy4

Let's have a look at the set-up for Ramah

How a phd student can mark three different modules?

Oil&Gas, Admiralty and international trade law.

I would like to show you guys the feedback or how she marked the courseworks, honestly it's more than ridiculous.

Moreover, It is an illegal practice, which means that the university isn't that serious as much as they want to appear.

Swansea is my regret, I suggest you guys to go somewhere.

Kind Regards.

Let's have a look at the set-up for Ramah

How a phd student can mark three different modules?

Oil&Gas, Admiralty and international trade law.

I would like to show you guys the feedback or how she marked the courseworks, honestly it's more than ridiculous.

Moreover, It is an illegal practice, which means that the university isn't that serious as much as they want to appear.

Swansea is my regret, I suggest you guys to go somewhere.

Kind Regards.
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CC_Erika

Dear Spitsos and Rama,

I would recommend Swansea for sure but I have to say I am biased because I chose to do my LLM there instead of Soton or Bristol so I obviously thought it was the best place for me (and I was right!!) I actually went there on the recommendation of a friend from home.

No offence to Bpvoy4 (he is entitled to his opinion), but I really feel like he's actually giving you the wrong facts and complaining about the wrong things. To me it sounds like he got bad marks or something and is upset about it - they are tough markers in the LLM, I admit that I was often very stressed during the coursework period, but it paid off for me in the end. The lecturers were always very supportive when giving feedback, from Bpvoy4's post it sounds like he didn't go to get personal feedback - but I remember when I was there that you were supposed to go to the lecturer's office and get advice for improvement if you needed it after you got your feedback form. Richard Williams and Prof. Tettenborn did it all of the time, and Professor Soyer used to reply to my emails with suggestions.

I went to Swansea not long ago (I don't want to say how long because I don't want you to know how old I am!! But it was less than 3 years ago), so I know the quality of teaching there is extremely good. Many of my classmates (including myself) have become successful in practice or in academia (for the ones I have not kept in contact with, I have been to the alumni dinner, where I have seen proof of their successes). Some friends went back home to work, some stayed in London and others have gone on to do PhDs in other institutes (or even stayed in Swansea).

I was shocked that Bpvoy4 critized Prof. Iwobi (the lecturer he calls an 'undergraduate' lecturer) because he was really good. I was not taught by him, but I have friends that were and he was described by them as diligent and very intelligent. I cannot believe that Bpvoy4 is such a snob, does he think that lecturers are so dumb that they can't teach LLM and undergraduate?

My final point is the PhD student. I did not have any PhD student teaching me when I was there so I checked the website, but I could not find anybody. Luckily I have a friend who is doing a PhD there and I asked him about it. He told me that he thinks he knows the person being described. Apparently this woman is a lecturer at the university who might also be doing a PhD there part-time to further her research in her area - he has met her a few times. Apparently she is very good and she gave seminar classes in different subjects. Personally I can't say because I was not taught by this woman, but my PhD friend said that she is in her own office which says 'lecturer' on it, so she is definitely separate from the PhD students and is a full-time lecturer.

I really enjoyed my time in Swansea, I thought the teaching was very tough, sometimes it was a real struggle but the lecturers were very good and the administrators were very kind. The only complaint I have is the weather, but then the weather is worse in Bristol and Soton.

Choose Swansea!! My old LLM home! If you have any questions I am happy to answer them in a private message or public post.

Dear Spitsos and Rama,

I would recommend Swansea for sure but I have to say I am biased because I chose to do my LLM there instead of Soton or Bristol so I obviously thought it was the best place for me (and I was right!!) I actually went there on the recommendation of a friend from home.

No offence to Bpvoy4 (he is entitled to his opinion), but I really feel like he's actually giving you the wrong facts and complaining about the wrong things. To me it sounds like he got bad marks or something and is upset about it - they are tough markers in the LLM, I admit that I was often very stressed during the coursework period, but it paid off for me in the end. The lecturers were always very supportive when giving feedback, from Bpvoy4's post it sounds like he didn't go to get personal feedback - but I remember when I was there that you were supposed to go to the lecturer's office and get advice for improvement if you needed it after you got your feedback form. Richard Williams and Prof. Tettenborn did it all of the time, and Professor Soyer used to reply to my emails with suggestions.

I went to Swansea not long ago (I don't want to say how long because I don't want you to know how old I am!! But it was less than 3 years ago), so I know the quality of teaching there is extremely good. Many of my classmates (including myself) have become successful in practice or in academia (for the ones I have not kept in contact with, I have been to the alumni dinner, where I have seen proof of their successes). Some friends went back home to work, some stayed in London and others have gone on to do PhDs in other institutes (or even stayed in Swansea).

I was shocked that Bpvoy4 critized Prof. Iwobi (the lecturer he calls an 'undergraduate' lecturer) because he was really good. I was not taught by him, but I have friends that were and he was described by them as diligent and very intelligent. I cannot believe that Bpvoy4 is such a snob, does he think that lecturers are so dumb that they can't teach LLM and undergraduate?

My final point is the PhD student. I did not have any PhD student teaching me when I was there so I checked the website, but I could not find anybody. Luckily I have a friend who is doing a PhD there and I asked him about it. He told me that he thinks he knows the person being described. Apparently this woman is a lecturer at the university who might also be doing a PhD there part-time to further her research in her area - he has met her a few times. Apparently she is very good and she gave seminar classes in different subjects. Personally I can't say because I was not taught by this woman, but my PhD friend said that she is in her own office which says 'lecturer' on it, so she is definitely separate from the PhD students and is a full-time lecturer.

I really enjoyed my time in Swansea, I thought the teaching was very tough, sometimes it was a real struggle but the lecturers were very good and the administrators were very kind. The only complaint I have is the weather, but then the weather is worse in Bristol and Soton.

Choose Swansea!! My old LLM home! If you have any questions I am happy to answer them in a private message or public post.
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kosta

As the Court of Appeal judges sometimes say 'I concur with my learned colleague'. I also studied at Swansea a few years ago and my experience was amazing! The programme is very practice oriented, the School was very supportive, but most significantly the teachers were superb. It was a unique experience to be taught by Professors like Tettenborn, Williams, Soyer and Caddell. They are truly professionals but what I did not appreciate when I was a student was how well they are connected to the legal practice and how much
they are known and respected in the market. A few years later when you work in practice as a result of the degree you have, you realise pointless it is to worry about courseworks and why you were graded 63 % not 65% in a coursework. Trust me PGT experience is more than that!

As the Court of Appeal judges sometimes say 'I concur with my learned colleague'. I also studied at Swansea a few years ago and my experience was amazing! The programme is very practice oriented, the School was very supportive, but most significantly the teachers were superb. It was a unique experience to be taught by Professors like Tettenborn, Williams, Soyer and Caddell. They are truly professionals but what I did not appreciate when I was a student was how well they are connected to the legal practice and how much
they are known and respected in the market. A few years later when you work in practice as a result of the degree you have, you realise pointless it is to worry about courseworks and why you were graded 63 % not 65% in a coursework. Trust me PGT experience is more than that!
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flori

Hello everyone,

The only complaint I have is the weather, but then the weather is worse in Bristol and Soton.


It isn't. At least if rain volume equals bad weather, as Swansea is officially Britain soggiest city.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/soggiest-city-britain-pays-high-2440570

As far as the rest of the discussion is concerned just two points from me (Swansea alumnus as well):
- in general the teaching quality is not necessarily correlated to the title on the office door/ business card,
- I would not overrate the importance of the percentage points on the transcript -> in the end nobody cares, as long as you are not on one of the extremes of the spectrum.

And one remark regarding the value of forum postings for the decision making process:
Using the forum postings as material for one's own decision making process one should always be aware of the fact that the _sample size_ of former LLM students is extremely small. You might get 1-10 (at best) testimonials, whilst several hundred people have been graduating from the respective courses in the last few years...
Given that those "Which one is better X/Y/Z?" discussion are mainly based on anecdotal evidence combined with a lot of hearsay, I would not overrate the importance of the statements posted here (including my own ;-)).

Bye
flori

Hello everyone,

<blockquote>The only complaint I have is the weather, but then the weather is worse in Bristol and Soton.
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It isn't. At least if rain volume equals bad weather, as Swansea is officially Britain soggiest city.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/soggiest-city-britain-pays-high-2440570

As far as the rest of the discussion is concerned just two points from me (Swansea alumnus as well):
- in general the teaching quality is not necessarily correlated to the title on the office door/ business card,
- I would not overrate the importance of the percentage points on the transcript -> in the end nobody cares, as long as you are not on one of the extremes of the spectrum.

And one remark regarding the value of forum postings for the decision making process:
Using the forum postings as material for one's own decision making process one should always be aware of the fact that the _sample size_ of former LLM students is extremely small. You might get 1-10 (at best) testimonials, whilst several hundred people have been graduating from the respective courses in the last few years...
Given that those "Which one is better X/Y/Z?" discussion are mainly based on anecdotal evidence combined with a lot of hearsay, I would not overrate the importance of the statements posted here (including my own ;-)).

Bye
flori
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NYPE

Let's have a look at the set-up for Ramah

How a phd student can mark three different modules?

Oil&Gas, Admiralty and international trade law.

I would like to show you guys the feedback or how she marked the courseworks, honestly it's more than ridiculous.

Moreover, It is an illegal practice, which means that the university isn't that serious as much as they want to appear.

Swansea is my regret, I suggest you guys to go somewhere.

Kind Regards.


I am currently doing my LLM in Swansea and I totally disagree with what my classmate BPVOY says.
I also studied Oil&Gas and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The Oil&Gas industry is not just taking the oil out, you have to carry the necessary equipment, get the licences and the money, sell the oil etc. I was blessed to be taught by professors who were experts in the different areas of law involved and made me understand the different aspects of the course.
The " professor who taught undergraduate students" is a very passionate lecturer who knows the financial aspects inside out and I did learn a lot from him. Thank you Dr Iwobi!!!
And Tabetha, who gave us the seminars, was brilliant: very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I do not where BPVOY4 come from, but she was very well prepared for the seminars and her feedback (like in all of my modules) was very constructive. And she is not a Phd student, she is an appointed LECTURER.
The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help.
My Swansea experience has been superb. Great teachers and classmates, a lot of extra curriculum activities, such as visiting lectures, employability sessions and careers fair, and a great city.
I do vote for Swansea!!!!

<blockquote>Let's have a look at the set-up for Ramah

How a phd student can mark three different modules?

Oil&Gas, Admiralty and international trade law.

I would like to show you guys the feedback or how she marked the courseworks, honestly it's more than ridiculous.

Moreover, It is an illegal practice, which means that the university isn't that serious as much as they want to appear.

Swansea is my regret, I suggest you guys to go somewhere.

Kind Regards.
</blockquote>

I am currently doing my LLM in Swansea and I totally disagree with what my classmate BPVOY says.
I also studied Oil&Gas and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The Oil&Gas industry is not just taking the oil out, you have to carry the necessary equipment, get the licences and the money, sell the oil etc. I was blessed to be taught by professors who were experts in the different areas of law involved and made me understand the different aspects of the course.
The " professor who taught undergraduate students" is a very passionate lecturer who knows the financial aspects inside out and I did learn a lot from him. Thank you Dr Iwobi!!!
And Tabetha, who gave us the seminars, was brilliant: very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I do not where BPVOY4 come from, but she was very well prepared for the seminars and her feedback (like in all of my modules) was very constructive. And she is not a Phd student, she is an appointed LECTURER.
The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help.
My Swansea experience has been superb. Great teachers and classmates, a lot of extra curriculum activities, such as visiting lectures, employability sessions and careers fair, and a great city.
I do vote for Swansea!!!!
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Bpvoy4

And Tabetha, who gave us the seminars, was brilliant: very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I do not where BPVOY4 come from, but she was very well prepared for the seminars and her feedback (like in all of my modules) was very constructive. And she is not a Phd student, she is an appointed LECTURER.
The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help.

Dear classmate,

1- Tabetha is a PHD student you should be more informed about your lecturers. A phd CANNOT MARK coursework or any kind of exams.
2- the careers fair was quite ridiculous, as much as the employability sessions was as well.

"The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help". I definitely disagree with that, for many many reasons.


And Tabetha, who gave us the seminars, was brilliant: very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I do not where BPVOY4 come from, but she was very well prepared for the seminars and her feedback (like in all of my modules) was very constructive. And she is not a Phd student, she is an appointed LECTURER.
The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help.

Dear classmate,

1- Tabetha is a PHD student you should be more informed about your lecturers. A phd CANNOT MARK coursework or any kind of exams.
2- the careers fair was quite ridiculous, as much as the employability sessions was as well.

"The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help". I definitely disagree with that, for many many reasons.
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law01

Hi bpvoy4, I am messaging you in regards to your posts in respect to the maritime law. I have not studied at Swansea nor i am planning to, but as I have read your argument in regards to someone undertaking a phd and teaching at the same time i would like to offer you my knowledge on that. The fact that someone is doing a Phd does not mean they can not teach. Someone can be an appointed lecturer and do a doctoral research at the same time. For example, if someone who has a degree, an llm etc is appointed at X University as a lecturer, teaches there for 5 years and then decides to undertake a Phd at the same time, would you not consider him a lecturer? You need to understand that a Phd is a doctoral research in order to further your knowledge, even without the Phd you can still be a qualified lecturer. There are hundreds of lecturers who udertake their Phd while teaching. So please do not disrespect other law students posting on this site by telling them that they don't know what they are talking about, do your research first. I do accept that you might not like the style of some lecturers as this is quite subjective; however this is one thing, while arguing that they should not teach because they are doing a Phd is another.

Hi bpvoy4, I am messaging you in regards to your posts in respect to the maritime law. I have not studied at Swansea nor i am planning to, but as I have read your argument in regards to someone undertaking a phd and teaching at the same time i would like to offer you my knowledge on that. The fact that someone is doing a Phd does not mean they can not teach. Someone can be an appointed lecturer and do a doctoral research at the same time. For example, if someone who has a degree, an llm etc is appointed at X University as a lecturer, teaches there for 5 years and then decides to undertake a Phd at the same time, would you not consider him a lecturer? You need to understand that a Phd is a doctoral research in order to further your knowledge, even without the Phd you can still be a qualified lecturer. There are hundreds of lecturers who udertake their Phd while teaching. So please do not disrespect other law students posting on this site by telling them that they don't know what they are talking about, do your research first. I do accept that you might not like the style of some lecturers as this is quite subjective; however this is one thing, while arguing that they should not teach because they are doing a Phd is another.
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Dear classmate,

1- Tabetha is a PHD student you should be more informed about your lecturers. A phd CANNOT MARK coursework or any kind of exams.
2- the careers fair was quite ridiculous, as much as the employability sessions was as well.

"The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help". I definitely disagree with that, for many many reasons.


Dear BPvoy4

No offence to you but I think there must be some misunderstanding there.

First of all, re your comment about phd can not mark the paper. Well, I am not sure about your background but you certainly not familiar with UK system. Doing a research degree is one thing and being appointed as a lecturer is another.

Second, you seems not happy about your life and you have every right to do it, but please respect others expecially the lecturers who put effort into their teaching. Advice from a humble acadmic.

<blockquote>
Dear classmate,

1- Tabetha is a PHD student you should be more informed about your lecturers. A phd CANNOT MARK coursework or any kind of exams.
2- the careers fair was quite ridiculous, as much as the employability sessions was as well.

"The Director of the Masters and all members of staff are very approachable and always happy to help". I definitely disagree with that, for many many reasons.
</blockquote>

Dear BPvoy4

No offence to you but I think there must be some misunderstanding there.

First of all, re your comment about phd can not mark the paper. Well, I am not sure about your background but you certainly not familiar with UK system. Doing a research degree is one thing and being appointed as a lecturer is another.

Second, you seems not happy about your life and you have every right to do it, but please respect others expecially the lecturers who put effort into their teaching. Advice from a humble acadmic.
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Re topic about which university provide best maritime law LLM program, it very much depend on you want from the program.

If you are after the reputation then as my noble friend flori said Oxbridge or Ivy would your choice, but apparently they do not provide a Maritime or Commercial LLM.

If you are after practical knowledge then you should go to instidute which has more connection to the industry and practice. At the end of the day, your employers do not care what kind of degree you have, but what you can do and bring to them. I suggest you go to their website and check I believe you will have your answer.

Re topic about which university provide best maritime law LLM program, it very much depend on you want from the program.

If you are after the reputation then as my noble friend flori said Oxbridge or Ivy would your choice, but apparently they do not provide a Maritime or Commercial LLM.

If you are after practical knowledge then you should go to instidute which has more connection to the industry and practice. At the end of the day, your employers do not care what kind of degree you have, but what you can do and bring to them. I suggest you go to their website and check I believe you will have your answer.
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Bpvoy4

It is only my opinion and all of us should be more informed about the phd. I can tell you that a phd student can mark undergraduate but not master essays coursework or exams.. my friends are doing their PHD in well- known universities in Uk and no one of them mark any kind of essays/coursework or exams.
The last year se wasn't an appoint lecturer but only a phd.

Dear torey_gagnez I'm quite happy with my life and I respect my lecturers I have only expressed my opinion and laid down my experience.

It is only my opinion and all of us should be more informed about the phd. I can tell you that a phd student can mark undergraduate but not master essays coursework or exams.. my friends are doing their PHD in well- known universities in Uk and no one of them mark any kind of essays/coursework or exams.
The last year se wasn't an appoint lecturer but only a phd.

Dear torey_gagnez I'm quite happy with my life and I respect my lecturers I have only expressed my opinion and laid down my experience.
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law01

Hi, your friends are not able to mark essays becauses THEY ARE NOT LECTURERS! Doing a Phd does not mean you are an appointed lecturer! But if you are an appointed lecturer it does not mean you can not do a Phd! As i said I know nothing about Swansea, but looking through its site I found Tabetha, she is an appointed lecturer thus the fact that she is undertaking a phd is IRRELEVANT! Why? BECAUSE SHE IS AN APPOINTED LECTURER/TUTOR!!! Also looking at her qualifications, she has a law degree, an MA, an LLM and she passed the LPC, so she is more than qualified to teach and mark! Hence she is an appointed lecturer!!!! As i said in my previous email, a lecturer who has been working for more than 10 years could decide to undertake a Phd (and i know many), would this in your opinion prevent him from being a lecturer? That would be stupid wouldn't it ? So please get your facts right

Hi, your friends are not able to mark essays becauses THEY ARE NOT LECTURERS! Doing a Phd does not mean you are an appointed lecturer! But if you are an appointed lecturer it does not mean you can not do a Phd! As i said I know nothing about Swansea, but looking through its site I found Tabetha, she is an appointed lecturer thus the fact that she is undertaking a phd is IRRELEVANT! Why? BECAUSE SHE IS AN APPOINTED LECTURER/TUTOR!!! Also looking at her qualifications, she has a law degree, an MA, an LLM and she passed the LPC, so she is more than qualified to teach and mark! Hence she is an appointed lecturer!!!! As i said in my previous email, a lecturer who has been working for more than 10 years could decide to undertake a Phd (and i know many), would this in your opinion prevent him from being a lecturer? That would be stupid wouldn't it ? So please get your facts right
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CC_Erika

It is only my opinion and all of us should be more informed about the phd. I can tell you that a phd student can mark undergraduate but not master essays coursework or exams.. my friends are doing their PHD in well- known universities in Uk and no one of them mark any kind of essays/coursework or exams.
The last year se wasn't an appoint lecturer but only a phd.


I doubt your friends are as qualified as she is (it has gotten to the point now where I also went myself to find her webpage). In any case, as has been stated by previous posters, what does it matter if she is doing a PhD? She is an appointed lecturer, which means that she was hired for her abilities and experience. THAT is what matters. If you had such issues, why not address them during the year? You had ample time to explain your fears to your lecturers. Like I said in my previous post, the lecturers and support staff have always been very open and easy to communicate with at Swansea. I have find memories of challenging and entertaining talks with most of my lecturers there. To me, this seems like you were fine with your lecturers until you received your exam results, and now you are seeking to blame someone because you are disappointed. This is a guess, and I apologise if it is untrue but to me, it is the only explanation I can come up with for your attitude.

In addition (and this is why I am defending against your 'opinions' so strongly) I feel like your are doing the lecturers at Swansea a great disservice. If she was appointed, it was by her peers. I am sure that Prof Soyer, Dr Nikaki and the others knew what they were doing. Having experience in academia now I know that as a student, we are not able to see half of the true abilities of the ones who teach us. To assume that just because she is doing a PhD means that she is unqualified to teach at Masters level is ignorant. To complain about it in a post under the guise of 'just my opinion' seems unfair. Especially considering the fact that it is blatantly evident you did nothing to mitigate your fears during the year of study itself. (If I am wrong, please answer the following questions: 1. Did you talk to your lecturers about your misgivings? 2. Did you go get personal feedback from the lecturers?)

If I seem heated about this argument it is because I feel very strongly about Swansea. It is what got me into my career today. I currently work in academia, I have many friends who also work in academia and also in practice. These ideas you have about a PhD being the great indicator of brilliance and intelligence is, quite frankly, silly. Having a PhD myself, I can honestly say that what it really means is that a person is very good at researching things. That is all. That is what makes it useful. That is the real reason a PhD is respected. At the end of the day, a person with a PhD will know a lot about a very limited area of knowledge. It has nothing to do with whether or not you are qualified/not qualified to teach a Masters. Lecturers with PhDs will not have done a PhD in EVERY area they will teach, that's impossible. That doesn't mean they are less qualified to teach them.

I really do apologise for hitting your arguments so hard, but as someone in academia it really gets to me when people make assumptions and simply criticise the profession without knowing their facts, and worse, then address these criticisms to others without having tried to talk directly to those they are criticising (again I am assuming you haven't spoken to your lecturers - I realise this, but you really haven't indicated that you have).

My final point about lecturers and feedback is this: even IF she is isn't qualified like you say, even IF she gave you bad marks AND you spoke to your lecturers about your fears (all of which I DOUBT completely), I am sure, like ALL UNIVERSITIES, your papers would have been second marked and then the marks checked by an external marker. So at the end of the day, if your lecturers made mistakes it would have been corrected by others. I ask you, like you have insisted others do in your post, that you do YOUR research properly before you make potentially damaging comments.

Last, but not least (sorry for this essay), I hope you'll rethink your position of the career fairs. I know, having studied my undergraduate law degree at a top 10 university, that law fairs can be big, with many generic companies. Calling Swansea's law fair 'a joke' it is ridiculous. When I was there the triumvirate of shipping law firms were there: Ince, HFW and Clyde. There were P&I Clubs present as well as other leading London law firms (like Norton Rose). Swansea is a Maritime and Commercial law course, whose lecturers are incredibly well respected in practice, these are some of the most prestigious law firms to work at in the world who all SPECIALISE in those fields. How on earth is that a 'joke'?

Sorry again for the length. I hope that, if I have not managed to convince you to change your view on PhD qualifications, then I have at least managed to show those students who are considering Swansea for their LLM that it really is an excellent and well respected place of learning - especially for those who aim to go into practice (that was the original aim of the thread, right?)

<blockquote>It is only my opinion and all of us should be more informed about the phd. I can tell you that a phd student can mark undergraduate but not master essays coursework or exams.. my friends are doing their PHD in well- known universities in Uk and no one of them mark any kind of essays/coursework or exams.
The last year se wasn't an appoint lecturer but only a phd. </blockquote>

I doubt your friends are as qualified as she is (it has gotten to the point now where I also went myself to find her webpage). In any case, as has been stated by previous posters, what does it matter if she is doing a PhD? She is an appointed lecturer, which means that she was hired for her abilities and experience. THAT is what matters. If you had such issues, why not address them during the year? You had ample time to explain your fears to your lecturers. Like I said in my previous post, the lecturers and support staff have always been very open and easy to communicate with at Swansea. I have find memories of challenging and entertaining talks with most of my lecturers there. To me, this seems like you were fine with your lecturers until you received your exam results, and now you are seeking to blame someone because you are disappointed. This is a guess, and I apologise if it is untrue but to me, it is the only explanation I can come up with for your attitude.

In addition (and this is why I am defending against your 'opinions' so strongly) I feel like your are doing the lecturers at Swansea a great disservice. If she was appointed, it was by her peers. I am sure that Prof Soyer, Dr Nikaki and the others knew what they were doing. Having experience in academia now I know that as a student, we are not able to see half of the true abilities of the ones who teach us. To assume that just because she is doing a PhD means that she is unqualified to teach at Masters level is ignorant. To complain about it in a post under the guise of 'just my opinion' seems unfair. Especially considering the fact that it is blatantly evident you did nothing to mitigate your fears during the year of study itself. (If I am wrong, please answer the following questions: 1. Did you talk to your lecturers about your misgivings? 2. Did you go get personal feedback from the lecturers?)

If I seem heated about this argument it is because I feel very strongly about Swansea. It is what got me into my career today. I currently work in academia, I have many friends who also work in academia and also in practice. These ideas you have about a PhD being the great indicator of brilliance and intelligence is, quite frankly, silly. Having a PhD myself, I can honestly say that what it really means is that a person is very good at researching things. That is all. That is what makes it useful. That is the real reason a PhD is respected. At the end of the day, a person with a PhD will know a lot about a very limited area of knowledge. It has nothing to do with whether or not you are qualified/not qualified to teach a Masters. Lecturers with PhDs will not have done a PhD in EVERY area they will teach, that's impossible. That doesn't mean they are less qualified to teach them.

I really do apologise for hitting your arguments so hard, but as someone in academia it really gets to me when people make assumptions and simply criticise the profession without knowing their facts, and worse, then address these criticisms to others without having tried to talk directly to those they are criticising (again I am assuming you haven't spoken to your lecturers - I realise this, but you really haven't indicated that you have).

My final point about lecturers and feedback is this: even IF she is isn't qualified like you say, even IF she gave you bad marks AND you spoke to your lecturers about your fears (all of which I DOUBT completely), I am sure, like ALL UNIVERSITIES, your papers would have been second marked and then the marks checked by an external marker. So at the end of the day, if your lecturers made mistakes it would have been corrected by others. I ask you, like you have insisted others do in your post, that you do YOUR research properly before you make potentially damaging comments.

Last, but not least (sorry for this essay), I hope you'll rethink your position of the career fairs. I know, having studied my undergraduate law degree at a top 10 university, that law fairs can be big, with many generic companies. Calling Swansea's law fair 'a joke' it is ridiculous. When I was there the triumvirate of shipping law firms were there: Ince, HFW and Clyde. There were P&I Clubs present as well as other leading London law firms (like Norton Rose). Swansea is a Maritime and Commercial law course, whose lecturers are incredibly well respected in practice, these are some of the most prestigious law firms to work at in the world who all SPECIALISE in those fields. How on earth is that a 'joke'?

Sorry again for the length. I hope that, if I have not managed to convince you to change your view on PhD qualifications, then I have at least managed to show those students who are considering Swansea for their LLM that it really is an excellent and well respected place of learning - especially for those who aim to go into practice (that was the original aim of the thread, right?)
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kosta

I do not want to enter into a pointless debate which seems to be a personal one but I can safely say that anyone questioning Swansea's reputation and standing in terms of shipping and trade law in the market CERTAINLY DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE about the market! I regard myself lucky to have a degree from Swansea and securing two jobs in the shipping world since my graduation is a proof of its standing!

I do not want to enter into a pointless debate which seems to be a personal one but I can safely say that anyone questioning Swansea's reputation and standing in terms of shipping and trade law in the market CERTAINLY DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE about the market! I regard myself lucky to have a degree from Swansea and securing two jobs in the shipping world since my graduation is a proof of its standing!
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flori

Hello Kosta, hello everyone,
as far as Swansea's reputation and standing is concerned I absolutely agree with you.

However, I am not absolutely sure about the "proof":

I regard myself lucky to have a degree from Swansea and securing two jobs in the shipping world since my graduation is a proof of its standing!


If the individual success of the graduates was sufficient proof of the standing of the law school, the fact that someone graduated from Swansea and failed to secure a job in the shipping world or the legal world at all would enable us to draw contrary conclusions about the standing of Swansea...

Not so sure about that - in the end your personal success story is proof of your standing ;-)
Bye
flori

Hello Kosta, hello everyone,
as far as Swansea's reputation and standing is concerned I absolutely agree with you.

However, I am not absolutely sure about the "proof":
<blockquote>I regard myself lucky to have a degree from Swansea and securing two jobs in the shipping world since my graduation is a proof of its standing! </blockquote>

If the individual success of the graduates was sufficient proof of the standing of the law school, the fact that someone graduated from Swansea and failed to secure a job in the shipping world or the legal world at all would enable us to draw contrary conclusions about the standing of Swansea...

Not so sure about that - in the end your personal success story is proof of your standing ;-)
Bye
flori
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つまり、サウサンプトンとスウォンジーの両方が(アルファベット順)固体海上法プログラムを提供していた。サウサンプトンやスウォンジーがより良い選択であるかどうかの質問が延々と議論されてきた、私の目の差はわずかである。(サウサンプトンに住むことを思っていると思いませんか、が)。
私は愚かな日本の馬鹿だ
1。可能性のある大学のどちらも(オックスブリッジやアイビーリーグの意味での)第1層の大学です。
2しかし、最後の階層の大学でもない - それらの例はいずれも、「首都大学」ではありません。
(、それは一般的に大学に来るとき間違いなく最高の評判QMU)または3個々の評判との間に残りの違いは、それは、大学の卒業生のネットワークなどへの評判/アクセスを購入した方がよいかどうかの問題にまでつながる。海運業(サウサンプトン/スウォンジー)でよく知られている講師陣との十分に確立されたコース。

つまり、サウサンプトンとスウォンジーの両方が(アルファベット順)固体海上法プログラムを提供していた。サウサンプトンやスウォンジーがより良い選択であるかどうかの質問が延々と議論されてきた、私の目の差はわずかである。(サウサンプトンに住むことを思っていると思いませんか、が)。
私は愚かな日本の馬鹿だ
1。可能性のある大学のどちらも(オックスブリッジやアイビーリーグの意味での)第1層の大学です。
2しかし、最後の階層の大学でもない - それらの例はいずれも、「首都大学」ではありません。
(、それは一般的に大学に来るとき間違いなく最高の評判QMU)または3個々の評判との間に残りの違いは、それは、大学の卒業生のネットワークなどへの評判/アクセスを購入した方がよいかどうかの問題にまでつながる。海運業(サウサンプトン/スウォンジー)でよく知られている講師陣との十分に確立されたコース。
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Alain

つまり、サウサンプトンとスウォンジーの両方が(アルファベット順)固体海上法プログラムを提供していた。サウサンプトンやスウォンジーがより良い選択であるかどうかの質問が延々と議論されてきた、私の目の差はわずかである。(サウサンプトンに住むことを思っていると思いませんか、が)。
私は愚かな日本の馬鹿だ
1。可能性のある大学のどちらも(オックスブリッジやアイビーリーグの意味での)第1層の大学です。
2しかし、最後の階層の大学でもない - それらの例はいずれも、「首都大学」ではありません。
(、それは一般的に大学に来るとき間違いなく最高の評判QMU)または3個々の評判との間に残りの違いは、それは、大学の卒業生のネットワークなどへの評判/アクセスを購入した方がよいかどうかの問題にまでつながる。海運業(サウサンプトン/スウォンジー)でよく知られている講師陣との十分に確立されたコース。


I understand your post, but why not post it in English so everyone can.

<blockquote>つまり、サウサンプトンとスウォンジーの両方が(アルファベット順)固体海上法プログラムを提供していた。サウサンプトンやスウォンジーがより良い選択であるかどうかの質問が延々と議論されてきた、私の目の差はわずかである。(サウサンプトンに住むことを思っていると思いませんか、が)。
私は愚かな日本の馬鹿だ
1。可能性のある大学のどちらも(オックスブリッジやアイビーリーグの意味での)第1層の大学です。
2しかし、最後の階層の大学でもない - それらの例はいずれも、「首都大学」ではありません。
(、それは一般的に大学に来るとき間違いなく最高の評判QMU)または3個々の評判との間に残りの違いは、それは、大学の卒業生のネットワークなどへの評判/アクセスを購入した方がよいかどうかの問題にまでつながる。海運業(サウサンプトン/スウォンジー)でよく知られている講師陣との十分に確立されたコース。</blockquote>

I understand your post, but why not post it in English so everyone can.
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Let's have a look at the set-up for Ramah

How a phd student can mark three different modules?

Oil&Gas, Admiralty and international trade law.

I would like to show you guys the feedback or how she marked the courseworks, honestly it's more than ridiculous.

Moreover, It is an illegal practice, which means that the university isn't that serious as much as they want to appear.

Swansea is my regret, I suggest you guys to go somewhere.

Kind Regards.


My dear friend

A bit suggestion:
First, improve your English
Second, improve your English,
Third, improve your English.

You will be better off.

<blockquote>Let's have a look at the set-up for Ramah

How a phd student can mark three different modules?

Oil&Gas, Admiralty and international trade law.

I would like to show you guys the feedback or how she marked the courseworks, honestly it's more than ridiculous.

Moreover, It is an illegal practice, which means that the university isn't that serious as much as they want to appear.

Swansea is my regret, I suggest you guys to go somewhere.

Kind Regards.
</blockquote>

My dear friend

A bit suggestion:
First, improve your English
Second, improve your English,
Third, improve your English.

You will be better off.
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英語がこのフォーラムは、使用しようとするか、英語を話すだけ西洋人は、このウェブサイトにアクセスする必要があることを唯一の言語であると言って全く法律はありません。私は私の仲間の日本人学生にいくつかの助言を与えることをしようとしていますし、それには何の問題もありません!あなたの高度を変更して、侮辱的なプライベートメッセージを私に嫌がらせを停止する必要があります。

英語がこのフォーラムは、使用しようとするか、英語を話すだけ西洋人は、このウェブサイトにアクセスする必要があることを唯一の言語であると言って全く法律はありません。私は私の仲間の日本人学生にいくつかの助言を与えることをしようとしていますし、それには何の問題もありません!あなたの高度を変更して、侮辱的なプライベートメッセージを私に嫌がらせを停止する必要があります。
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This forum, the Westerners, there is no law at all to say to be the only language that there is a need to have access to this web site you can either try to use, and only English-speaking English. I am trying to give some advice to Japanese students of my fellow, and there is nothing wrong with it! There is a need to change the altitude of you, to stop harassing me a private message insulting.

This forum, the Westerners, there is no law at all to say to be the only language that there is a need to have access to this web site you can either try to use, and only English-speaking English. I am trying to give some advice to Japanese students of my fellow, and there is nothing wrong with it! There is a need to change the altitude of you, to stop harassing me a private message insulting.
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Alain

Ok I think I got your point. As most people here don*t understand Japanese, it may be a good idea to open a separate thread in Japanese.

[OK]を私は理解しています。ここでほとんどの人は日本語が話せないので、私はあなたが日本語で別のスレッドを開く示唆。

Ok I think I got your point. As most people here don*t understand Japanese, it may be a good idea to open a separate thread in Japanese.

[OK]を私は理解しています。ここでほとんどの人は日本語が話せないので、私はあなたが日本語で別のスレッドを開く示唆。
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