LLM in UK vs Netherlands


Hello everyone,

I would like to ask questions about LLM in the UK and the Netherlands. I would like to hear views from you guys. I study my bachelor degree at Bristol and now I have been offered a place to continue my study there (LLM General Studies). I love Bristol but I also want some new experience and start fresh. I may also get accepted at QMUL but it is in London and quite expensive for me. Therefore, I would also like to go to the Netherlands to study as well. I am looking to study at Maastricht university/ University of Groningen for European Law.
The questions are

1. Would life in the UK and the Netherlands be much different?
2. the UK has the year-long system while the NLs seem to have the semester system. Would that be an advantage or a disadvantage.
3. Generally, would studying in the Netherlands be considered not as prestigious for the employers?

if you have any suggestions please do not hesitate to comment on this.

Thank you very much.
Hello everyone,

I would like to ask questions about LLM in the UK and the Netherlands. I would like to hear views from you guys. I study my bachelor degree at Bristol and now I have been offered a place to continue my study there (LLM General Studies). I love Bristol but I also want some new experience and start fresh. I may also get accepted at QMUL but it is in London and quite expensive for me. Therefore, I would also like to go to the Netherlands to study as well. I am looking to study at Maastricht university/ University of Groningen for European Law.
The questions are

1. Would life in the UK and the Netherlands be much different?
2. the UK has the year-long system while the NLs seem to have the semester system. Would that be an advantage or a disadvantage.
3. Generally, would studying in the Netherlands be considered not as prestigious for the employers?

if you have any suggestions please do not hesitate to comment on this.

Thank you very much.
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1 life in netherlands depends on where you will be. The best universities for law are tilburg, utrecht, leiden and maybe amsterdam.
2 semester system is easier in my opinion.
3 the universities that i have mentioned above are quite prestigious. more than QMUL. Especially leiden and utrecht. Bristol is a good option but you have been there so try something new
1 life in netherlands depends on where you will be. The best universities for law are tilburg, utrecht, leiden and maybe amsterdam.
2 semester system is easier in my opinion.
3 the universities that i have mentioned above are quite prestigious. more than QMUL. Especially leiden and utrecht. Bristol is a good option but you have been there so try something new
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1) yes it will be different. however there are currently many UK students in Netherlands so should be easy to find someone on FB studying here and ask what its like.
2) semester - finish in sections
3) you will have international experience on your CV and will meet other internationals in your classes. you will find certain opportunities will open b/c you have international on your CV

You can see rankings of law programmes here from 2016 in diff subjects offered. Groningen and Maastricht are both excellent schools as well.

[Edited by Groningen_Law on Jan 30, 2017]

1) yes it will be different. however there are currently many UK students in Netherlands so should be easy to find someone on FB studying here and ask what its like.
2) semester - finish in sections
3) you will have international experience on your CV and will meet other internationals in your classes. you will find certain opportunities will open b/c you have international on your CV

You can see rankings of law programmes here from 2016 in diff subjects offered. Groningen and Maastricht are both excellent schools as well.
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