city or surrey?


nelly

Both City university of London and Surrey have made me an offer but I don't know which one to choose! I applied for International Commercial Law and I like the fact that City is in the heart of London, however it is extremely expensive compared to Surrey. On the other hand, Surrey is 40 minutes far from London but it has a better place in the rankings. Regarding the programs and their quality, I have no idea which I should choose. I need your help! which do you recommend??

Both City university of London and Surrey have made me an offer but I don't know which one to choose! I applied for International Commercial Law and I like the fact that City is in the heart of London, however it is extremely expensive compared to Surrey. On the other hand, Surrey is 40 minutes far from London but it has a better place in the rankings. Regarding the programs and their quality, I have no idea which I should choose. I need your help! which do you recommend??
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legalUK

Hi Nelly, I do know anyone who did LLM in Surrey but I would highly recommend the City University. It offers interesting modules with internships attached. I know many people who went to the City. It has very good reputation among the law firms in the City. My view is that you have much more opportunities staying in London if you want to find a part-time job during your studies or full-time employment after LLM. So much to do in London - you will love it!:)

Hi Nelly, I do know anyone who did LLM in Surrey but I would highly recommend the City University. It offers interesting modules with internships attached. I know many people who went to the City. It has very good reputation among the law firms in the City. My view is that you have much more opportunities staying in London if you want to find a part-time job during your studies or full-time employment after LLM. So much to do in London - you will love it!:)
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beicon

I would take up the City offer. But, if you dont mind my asking, why did you apply only to these universities? Sorry if this ends up coming out a little too rash or rude, but both of them are poorly ranked universities and, if you had other options up your sleeve, I really wouldnt accept either of these universities.

I would take up the City offer. But, if you don’t mind my asking, why did you apply only to these universities? Sorry if this ends up coming out a little too rash or rude, but both of them are poorly ranked universities and, if you had other options up your sleeve, I really wouldn’t accept either of these universities.
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ltalev

Hi Nelly!

I would also recommend you City - I have done my LLM there and have nothing but good impressions. The professors are highly motivated are knowledgeable, always keen to help you. They offer a great number of modules and specializations in the field of Maritime Law, Tax Law, Finance Law, Competition Law etc. The large number of modules means that the groups for each course are relatively small and the professor-student contact is intense. It is true that London is a bit expensive, but the Uni also has nice accomodation facilities at decent prices within walking distance from the Uni. Besides there are also internships in big law firms for the best students. Hope that helped.

Best regards,
Lyubomir Talev

Hi Nelly!

I would also recommend you City - I have done my LLM there and have nothing but good impressions. The professors are highly motivated are knowledgeable, always keen to help you. They offer a great number of modules and specializations in the field of Maritime Law, Tax Law, Finance Law, Competition Law etc. The large number of modules means that the groups for each course are relatively small and the professor-student contact is intense. It is true that London is a bit expensive, but the Uni also has nice accomodation facilities at decent prices within walking distance from the Uni. Besides there are also internships in big law firms for the best students. Hope that helped.

Best regards,
Lyubomir Talev
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City has a fantastic reputation as far as investment banking, asset management, real estate, energy and shipping are concerned. This will cover legal related aspects. However, big law firms might be a bit arrogant-ish when it coves to hiring from City. However, you can walk into any major investment banks and commodity trading firms and real estate developers - no problem! I would hire a City graduate any day knowing that they will bring no-nonsense knowledge to the table...We bankers are more practical people ...:-)

City has a fantastic reputation as far as investment banking, asset management, real estate, energy and shipping are concerned. This will cover legal related aspects. However, big law firms might be a bit arrogant-ish when it coves to hiring from City. However, you can walk into any major investment banks and commodity trading firms and real estate developers - no problem! I would hire a City graduate any day knowing that they will bring no-nonsense knowledge to the table...We bankers are more practical people ...:-)
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VE

Hi from me!! I had my LLM in City and I have only good things to say. The modules were very interesting and the professors very focused on combining both theory and practice, sth that is very important for you future career. The highlight I believe is the internships, actually I won one of these and one year later I am still working for a global law firm. It is the best possible way to gain work experience before you even finish your studies. I left City with the best impressions and I totally recommend it.
Hope I helped.

Hi from me!! I had my LLM in City and I have only good things to say. The modules were very interesting and the professors very focused on combining both theory and practice, sth that is very important for you future career. The highlight I believe is the internships, actually I won one of these and one year later I am still working for a global law firm. It is the best possible way to gain work experience before you even finish your studies. I left City with the best impressions and I totally recommend it.
Hope I helped.
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nelly

Thank you all for your replies. Actually I applied to all universities of London,as well as near London, such as Surrey.Even though I thought I had chances for Queen Mary, it rejected my application, so now I have to choose between City and Surrey. I think I will choose the first as I consider it better. However, City doesn't guarantee that it can find accommodation for everyone, so looking for private halls of residence I was a bit disappointed with the prices. On the other hand, I think it's great to live in London no matter the cost!!

Thank you all for your replies. Actually I applied to all universities of London,as well as near London, such as Surrey.Even though I thought I had chances for Queen Mary, it rejected my application, so now I have to choose between City and Surrey. I think I will choose the first as I consider it better. However, City doesn't guarantee that it can find accommodation for everyone, so looking for private halls of residence I was a bit disappointed with the prices. On the other hand, I think it's great to live in London no matter the cost!!
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Check halls of Unite (type Unite Students), Nido, UPP, Derwent, Opal...Commercially run halls for students, often under contract with unis. Much better quality than Uni-owned halls.

Check halls of Unite (type Unite Students), Nido, UPP, Derwent, Opal...Commercially run halls for students, often under contract with unis. Much better quality than Uni-owned halls.
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