International Law - Edinburgh or Lancaster


guh

Hello.

I got an offer from the University of Edinburgh and an offer from the University of Lancaster. My specialisation is International Law. I do not have a background in law, but a degree in Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations

What Uni is better? Is one programme better than the other for students not with a background in Law?

I can't really decide where to go. Can anyone help me?

Hello.

I got an offer from the University of Edinburgh and an offer from the University of Lancaster. My specialisation is International Law. I do not have a background in law, but a degree in Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations

What Uni is better? Is one programme better than the other for students not with a background in Law?

I can't really decide where to go. Can anyone help me?
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Brainy Smu...

You cannot go wrong with Edinburgh. Why? Edinburgh has one of the oldest programmes in international law (IL) of the UK. If you relatively research the breadth of each programmes (located below), you will surely recognise why Edinburgh has a comparative advantage. But having a comprehension (my understanding) of your immediate background makes perfect sense why you would select Lancaster. Reason. Lancaster has a LLM/MA. The MA complements your current background in International Relations (IR). No need to have fear under these subjective circumstances. I am empathetic and concur with your immediate disposition of not having a solid foundation within the area of law. BTW the feasibility of IR will come in handy during seminars.

I would advise to look thoroughly through the modules and see which respective programme complements your interests.

Edinburgh: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/taught/llminternationallaw.aspx
Lancaster: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/law/prospective/postgrad/llmint.htm

Hope this helps.

You cannot go wrong with Edinburgh. Why? Edinburgh has one of the oldest programmes in international law (IL) of the UK. If you relatively research the breadth of each programmes (located below), you will surely recognise why Edinburgh has a comparative advantage. But having a comprehension (my understanding) of your immediate background makes perfect sense why you would select Lancaster. Reason. Lancaster has a LLM/MA. The MA complements your current background in International Relations (IR). No need to have fear under these subjective circumstances. I am empathetic and concur with your immediate disposition of not having a solid foundation within the area of law. BTW the feasibility of IR will come in handy during seminars.

I would advise to look thoroughly through the modules and see which respective programme complements your interests.

Edinburgh: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/taught/llminternationallaw.aspx
Lancaster: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/law/prospective/postgrad/llmint.htm

Hope this helps.
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guh

Thank you for your answer it was very helpful.

Thank you for your answer it was very helpful.
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Hi there

Edinburgh is the better choice between the two by far. I am currently enrolled in my masters in International Law and have loved every minute. The programme is fantastic and the professors are beyond exemplary.

Also you will find your degree in political science an advantage as opposed to a disadvantage. Around 40% of the students on the LLM programme here are from disciplines other than law. Some of the top students are those from political science backgrounds as they are able to easily pick up the legal aspects but with a philosophical background knowledge.

Hi there

Edinburgh is the better choice between the two by far. I am currently enrolled in my masters in International Law and have loved every minute. The programme is fantastic and the professors are beyond exemplary.

Also you will find your degree in political science an advantage as opposed to a disadvantage. Around 40% of the students on the LLM programme here are from disciplines other than law. Some of the top students are those from political science backgrounds as they are able to easily pick up the legal aspects but with a philosophical background knowledge.
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