LLM Human Rights - University of ESSEX vs SOAS


Hi All,

I've received admits from SOAS and University of Essex for LLM in Human Rights. In confused about which one to choose with regards to the curriculum, university standings, post-LLM degree recognition as well as the overall experience. Any help and guidance will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi All,

I've received admits from SOAS and University of Essex for LLM in Human Rights. In confused about which one to choose with regards to the curriculum, university standings, post-LLM degree recognition as well as the overall experience. Any help and guidance will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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In a similar boat. I'm interested to hear which Human Rights LLM you selected (and why). Thanks for any info!
In a similar boat. I'm interested to hear which Human Rights LLM you selected (and why). Thanks for any info!
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In the current Guardian league table for law SOAS is ranked (moderately) higher than Essex. Same thing with the Complete University Guide's ranking, which suggests that overall, SOAS has a slightly better reputation (generally speaking).

However, here on LLM Guide Essex is listed in this top 10 (human rights) but not SOAS:

https://llm-guide.com/lists/top-llm-programs-by-speciality/top-10-llm-programs-for-human-rights-law

... meaning that specifically speaking, Essex might have a higher profile in terms of human rights law.

Ultimately, it looks to be a tradeoff: either go with a higher ranked school (overall) or one that may be better in terms of human rights law specifically.

I would take a look at the course curriculum for each of these LLMs as well as the associated faculty. See which appeals to you more. Either would be a fine choice, so it's basically up to you at this point.
In the current Guardian league table for law SOAS is ranked (moderately) higher than Essex. Same thing with the Complete University Guide's ranking, which suggests that overall, SOAS has a slightly better reputation (generally speaking).

However, here on LLM Guide Essex is listed in this top 10 (human rights) but not SOAS:

https://llm-guide.com/lists/top-llm-programs-by-speciality/top-10-llm-programs-for-human-rights-law

... meaning that specifically speaking, Essex might have a higher profile in terms of human rights law.

Ultimately, it looks to be a tradeoff: either go with a higher ranked school (overall) or one that may be better in terms of human rights law specifically.

I would take a look at the course curriculum for each of these LLMs as well as the associated faculty. See which appeals to you more. Either would be a fine choice, so it's basically up to you at this point.
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