Distance Learning LLMs


Dear all,
I'm a foreign qualified lawyer working at a London law firm and I'd like to get an LLM by a distance learning course as I can't afford the time to attend lessons.
I am mainly interested in Corporate Law and I have found three online courses in UK:
1) Master of Laws at University of London - International program;
2) LLM in Corporate and Insolvency Law at Nottingham TRENT University;
3) LLM in International Corporate Law at University of Reading.

I'd be grateful if someone had any suggestion about these LLM courses (and about these Universities as well).

Thank you in advance! :)
Dear all,
I'm a foreign qualified lawyer working at a London law firm and I'd like to get an LLM by a distance learning course as I can't afford the time to attend lessons.
I am mainly interested in Corporate Law and I have found three online courses in UK:
1) Master of Laws at University of London - International program;
2) LLM in Corporate and Insolvency Law at Nottingham TRENT University;
3) LLM in International Corporate Law at University of Reading.

I'd be grateful if someone had any suggestion about these LLM courses (and about these Universities as well).

Thank you in advance! :)
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Dear DistanceLearner,

It really depends on the importance you place on certain factors.
Generally speaking I`d suggest a lecturing part time course as supposed to distance learning programmes if you you have time constraints. Distance Learning has not the same reputation.

However, in terms of ranking they appear in the following order, where the first one indicated in the list corresponds to the Guardian ranking and the second one to the current ranking on this platform:
13) Nottingham Trent (LLMGuide Ranking 11)
35) Reading - (LLMGuide Ranking 29)
No ranking) University of London - (LLMGuide Ranking 4)

Have a look for details on why they rank as well on: http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/25/university-guide-2016-league-table-for-law

If you compare the costs:
Nottingham: 2920 Pounds
Int. Progs London: 8662 Pounds
Reading: 16500 Pounds

The advantage of Uni of London is its reputation and specialization in distance Learning. They benefit from the development of their programs in collaboration with Queen Mary and ULC, which are highly rated. Coursework will be checked by them as well. Being in London, they will also be in collaboration and contact with law firms.

Reading has a fairly good reputation.
Nottingham belongs to the third tier of Universities in the UK
Dear DistanceLearner,

It really depends on the importance you place on certain factors.
Generally speaking I`d suggest a lecturing part time course as supposed to distance learning programmes if you you have time constraints. Distance Learning has not the same reputation.

However, in terms of ranking they appear in the following order, where the first one indicated in the list corresponds to the Guardian ranking and the second one to the current ranking on this platform:
13) Nottingham Trent (LLMGuide Ranking 11)
35) Reading - (LLMGuide Ranking 29)
No ranking) University of London - (LLMGuide Ranking 4)

Have a look for details on why they rank as well on: http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/25/university-guide-2016-league-table-for-law

If you compare the costs:
Nottingham: 2920 Pounds
Int. Progs London: 8662 Pounds
Reading: 16500 Pounds

The advantage of Uni of London is its reputation and specialization in distance Learning. They benefit from the development of their programs in collaboration with Queen Mary and ULC, which are highly rated. Coursework will be checked by them as well. Being in London, they will also be in collaboration and contact with law firms.

Reading has a fairly good reputation.
Nottingham belongs to the third tier of Universities in the UK
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I am currently doing the London External LLM by distance learning, and I have to say - it is a little underwhelming. You get sent a reading list and a textbook at the start of each year, and that is about it for support. Worse, the reading lists that they send you are pretty dated. For this year mine were dated 2013 and 2010. The overall guide to the LLM that I received was dated 2005. There is zero interaction with tutors until a message board which opens up for two days just prior to exams.

Coincidentally one of my colleagues (a non-lawyer as it happens) is also doing a distance learning LLM through Durham. It is not corporate focussed, but she has weekly online tutorials with her tutor over the internet, and has weekly work assessments that are sent back and graded to check she is on track. My overwhelming sense is that she is getting much better value for money than I am at present.

Just my view. Other opinions may vary.
I am currently doing the London External LLM by distance learning, and I have to say - it is a little underwhelming. You get sent a reading list and a textbook at the start of each year, and that is about it for support. Worse, the reading lists that they send you are pretty dated. For this year mine were dated 2013 and 2010. The overall guide to the LLM that I received was dated 2005. There is zero interaction with tutors until a message board which opens up for two days just prior to exams.

Coincidentally one of my colleagues (a non-lawyer as it happens) is also doing a distance learning LLM through Durham. It is not corporate focussed, but she has weekly online tutorials with her tutor over the internet, and has weekly work assessments that are sent back and graded to check she is on track. My overwhelming sense is that she is getting much better value for money than I am at present.

Just my view. Other opinions may vary.
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Hi all,

I am very interested in the distance learning LLM in Corporate and Insolvency Law at the NTU.
Any reviews of this course?
Also, I have visited the Durham University website but I have not found any online course. Mythrandir, could you please give me any further information?
Hi all,

I am very interested in the distance learning LLM in Corporate and Insolvency Law at the NTU.
Any reviews of this course?
Also, I have visited the Durham University website but I have not found any online course. Mythrandir, could you please give me any further information?
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