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Floris

anybody can give me some advice about Anglia Ruskin University in cambridge ?

Cambridge itself is well known, but the AR University unfortunately not. So it would be very helpful if someone has any experience with the LL.M. programme there.

anybody can give me some advice about Anglia Ruskin University in cambridge ?

Cambridge itself is well known, but the AR University unfortunately not. So it would be very helpful if someone has any experience with the LL.M. programme there.
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Dutchman

If you take a look at the general university rankings, you will find that ARU doesn't have a particularly good reputation.
Not knowing about your specific background, I still don't think it should be too hard to get into many much more reputable programs. Take some of the London colleges, for example, which are quite manageable to get into, even if you do not have top-of-the-list grades.
The only attractive thing about ARU's LLM might be that I think you can call yourself "LL.M. (Cambridge)" afterwards. However, I suppose that most employers will take a closer look at your CV, so this advantage would likely be a short one.

If you take a look at the general university rankings, you will find that ARU doesn't have a particularly good reputation.
Not knowing about your specific background, I still don't think it should be too hard to get into many much more reputable programs. Take some of the London colleges, for example, which are quite manageable to get into, even if you do not have top-of-the-list grades.
The only attractive thing about ARU's LLM might be that I think you can call yourself "LL.M. (Cambridge)" afterwards. However, I suppose that most employers will take a closer look at your CV, so this advantage would likely be a short one.
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beicon

Couldn't have made a better description of ARU... I'm 100% with Dutchman on this one... and putting Cambridge in your CV after getting a degree from ARU in my humble opinion would be ridiculous a very lame trick that would only show to the person looking at your CV that you were aware of the questionable reputation of ARU and wanted to pass it off as the real Cambridge its like attending Oxford Brookes and saying you got a degree in Oxford omitting Brookes

Couldn't have made a better description of ARU... I'm 100% with Dutchman on this one... and putting Cambridge in your CV after getting a degree from ARU in my humble opinion would be ridiculous… a very lame trick that would only show to the person looking at your CV that you were aware of the questionable reputation of ARU and wanted to pass it off as the real Cambridge… it’s like attending Oxford Brookes and saying you got a degree in Oxford… omitting “Brookes”…
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Good Gosh

yep ARU is not for the ambitious...

yep ARU is not for the ambitious...
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Floris

Thanks ! I expected something like that.

My problem is that I need a program starting in Jan`11 /UK. This is a serios problem, because it's very hard to find such programms - (ARU is one of them). Otherwise i would not have considered this University. Other programs are Kingston University and UEL (University of East London). So do you think these universities are better than ARU ? (after all they are in London and not in the countryside).

What i saw is that Kingston U. and UEL have 4 or 5 specialised LL.M. programs. ARU has only one. So i would guess that KU und UEL have maybe more experience ?

Thanks ! I expected something like that.

My problem is that I need a program starting in Jan`11 /UK. This is a serios problem, because it's very hard to find such programms - (ARU is one of them). Otherwise i would not have considered this University. Other programs are Kingston University and UEL (University of East London). So do you think these universities are better than ARU ? (after all they are in London and not in the countryside).

What i saw is that Kingston U. and UEL have 4 or 5 specialised LL.M. programs. ARU has only one. So i would guess that KU und UEL have maybe more experience ?
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Good Gosh

honestly were i in your position i would not bother with those programmes and instead aimed a bit higher for a programme starting in the fall. i really don't think it's worth it otherwise..

honestly were i in your position i would not bother with those programmes and instead aimed a bit higher for a programme starting in the fall. i really don't think it's worth it otherwise..
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Good Gosh

oh and aberdeen and dundee both also have january intakes apparently...perhaps those two? still, i would just wait six months and try to get on a good programme for september..

oh and aberdeen and dundee both also have january intakes apparently...perhaps those two? still, i would just wait six months and try to get on a good programme for september..
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beicon

Im with Good Gosh again

Aberdeen and Dundee are (especially Aberdeen) reputable universities, but January intakes have (at least at Aberdeen where I did some research on these programmes) a bit of a different structure that doesnt seem to work out very well in my opinion You first do a couple of modules, write your dissertation in the middle of the programme and then do another set of modules The dissertation in the middle of the programme seems rather strange to me. I believe you should write you dissertation only after youre through with all the teaching otherwise you wont be able to apply the gained knowledge to your thesis.

Maybe waiting a few extra months might pay off in the end

I’m with Good Gosh again…

Aberdeen and Dundee are (especially Aberdeen) reputable universities, but January intakes have (at least at Aberdeen where I did some research on these programmes) a bit of a different structure that doesn’t seem to work out very well in my opinion… You first do a couple of modules, write your dissertation in the middle of the programme and then do another set of modules… The dissertation in the middle of the programme seems rather strange to me. I believe you should write you dissertation only after you’re through with all the teaching… otherwise you won’t be able to apply the gained knowledge to your thesis.

Maybe waiting a few extra months might pay off in the end…
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