Edinburgh compared with Nottingham


I had applied in both of the Universities.I want to pursue LLM in Commercial Laws.Got an uncondtional offer from Edinburgh and a conditional offer from Nottingham University.Both the universities are having good programme structure as far as commercial Laws are concerned.
When i went through the general view on this comparison.....nothing came out clear. As per what I have heard, both universities are reputed. I have no clue......what to do ? Feeling like going to Edinburgh University ? What say Guys ?
I had applied in both of the Universities.I want to pursue LLM in Commercial Laws.Got an uncondtional offer from Edinburgh and a conditional offer from Nottingham University.Both the universities are having good programme structure as far as commercial Laws are concerned.
When i went through the general view on this comparison.....nothing came out clear. As per what I have heard, both universities are reputed. I have no clue......what to do ? Feeling like going to Edinburgh University ? What say Guys ?
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Regarding overall university prestige, Edinburgh wins. Regarding law school prestige, Edinburgh wins. Regarding city life, Edinburgh wins. Go to Edinburgh.
Regarding overall university prestige, Edinburgh wins. Regarding law school prestige, Edinburgh wins. Regarding city life, Edinburgh wins. Go to Edinburgh.
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I had applied in both of the Universities.I want to pursue LLM in Commercial Laws.Got an uncondtional offer from Edinburgh and a conditional offer from Nottingham University.Both the universities are having good programme structure as far as commercial Laws are concerned.
When i went through the general view on this comparison.....nothing came out clear. As per what I have heard, both universities are reputed. I have no clue......what to do ? Feeling like going to Edinburgh University ? What say Guys ?


Hi,

I had to make the same choice and opted for the University of Nottingham. Nevertheless, I am not offended when someone says Edinburgh is the better choice, as I have never understood how people can be so uptight when it comes to their choice of university.

In the end, you have to make that decision on your own, but here are some criteria which might help you to make up your mind.

Which courses do you definitely want to attend?

Are these courses offered by both universities?

Who teaches theses courses?
(If you are able to show that a university features a specialisation in a certain field of law, it is way easier to obtain a scholarship from a third party for attending this university. This might give you an advantage over applicants whose choice of university is only based on a university's overall reputation without paying attention to the specific courses being taught there.)

How are these courses assessed? (If you consider choosing the University of Nottingham, make sure to have a well balanced mixture of essay-based and exam-based courses. A friend of mine had to write eight essays, which is no fun at all because you have almost no time left to properly prepare for classes.)

Do both universities demand the same level of tuition fees?

Do both universities guarantee student accommodation for postgraduate students?

I am not aware of the recent rankings, so I cannot tell you which university or school of law has the better overall reputation. (Provided that such a subjective criterion like reputation can be assessed by means of a ranking.)

When it comes to the city itself, it is only fair to say that Edinburgh is splendid. Nottingham is a nice city (and the university campus is amazing), but it definitely cannot compare with Edinburgh in this regard, particularly as it is smaller and there is much less to see. On the other hand, the costs of living are higher in Edinburgh.

I hope this helps a bit.

Bye,

Pit Possum
<blockquote>I had applied in both of the Universities.I want to pursue LLM in Commercial Laws.Got an uncondtional offer from Edinburgh and a conditional offer from Nottingham University.Both the universities are having good programme structure as far as commercial Laws are concerned.
When i went through the general view on this comparison.....nothing came out clear. As per what I have heard, both universities are reputed. I have no clue......what to do ? Feeling like going to Edinburgh University ? What say Guys ?</blockquote>

Hi,

I had to make the same choice and opted for the University of Nottingham. Nevertheless, I am not offended when someone says Edinburgh is the better choice, as I have never understood how people can be so uptight when it comes to their choice of university.

In the end, you have to make that decision on your own, but here are some criteria which might help you to make up your mind.

Which courses do you definitely want to attend?

Are these courses offered by both universities?

Who teaches theses courses?
(If you are able to show that a university features a specialisation in a certain field of law, it is way easier to obtain a scholarship from a third party for attending this university. This might give you an advantage over applicants whose choice of university is only based on a university's overall reputation without paying attention to the specific courses being taught there.)

How are these courses assessed? (If you consider choosing the University of Nottingham, make sure to have a well balanced mixture of essay-based and exam-based courses. A friend of mine had to write eight essays, which is no fun at all because you have almost no time left to properly prepare for classes.)

Do both universities demand the same level of tuition fees?

Do both universities guarantee student accommodation for postgraduate students?

I am not aware of the recent rankings, so I cannot tell you which university or school of law has the better overall reputation. (Provided that such a subjective criterion like reputation can be assessed by means of a ranking.)

When it comes to the city itself, it is only fair to say that Edinburgh is splendid. Nottingham is a nice city (and the university campus is amazing), but it definitely cannot compare with Edinburgh in this regard, particularly as it is smaller and there is much less to see. On the other hand, the costs of living are higher in Edinburgh.

I hope this helps a bit.

Bye,

Pit Possum
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