Minimum number of students in postgraduate programme in Law at Leeds


hawxnc

I got an unconditional offer to enrol in Leeds' postgraduate programme in law. The official offer letter says "Please be aware that this offer is dependent upon there being a minimum number of students to form a viable group for the programme of study."

Is it common to have that statement in Leeds' official offer letter (be it for postgraduate programmes)? And what are the chances of one's accepting the offer now and only to hear in the next few months that the offer is cancelled due to not enough people to form a class? What's the usual number of students required to constitute a "viable" group?

Anyone knows? Thanks!

I got an unconditional offer to enrol in Leeds' postgraduate programme in law. The official offer letter says "Please be aware that this offer is dependent upon there being a minimum number of students to form a viable group for the programme of study."

Is it common to have that statement in Leeds' official offer letter (be it for postgraduate programmes)? And what are the chances of one's accepting the offer now and only to hear in the next few months that the offer is cancelled due to not enough people to form a class? What's the usual number of students required to constitute a "viable" group?

Anyone knows? Thanks!
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Zathanel

There was same statement in my offer from Leeds. I think its their template.
I got pretty confused reading that as well.
Actually I'll most probably reject their offer and I don't trouble myself that much with this.
There is something strange about Leeds. It was like in the top 10/15 for number of years (if You look at the raknkings up to 2008) and then in 2009 it's in the 30's. I wonder what could have happen there?
That might prove the quality of the rankings but such decrease is confusing to say the least.
Maybe someone from UK could shed some light on this issue....

There was same statement in my offer from Leeds. I think its their template.
I got pretty confused reading that as well.
Actually I'll most probably reject their offer and I don't trouble myself that much with this.
There is something strange about Leeds. It was like in the top 10/15 for number of years (if You look at the raknkings up to 2008) and then in 2009 it's in the 30's. I wonder what could have happen there?
That might prove the quality of the rankings but such decrease is confusing to say the least.
Maybe someone from UK could shed some light on this issue....
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hawxnc

Zathanel. I also thought it might've been a template too. Can you tell me which LLM programme you got the offer for?

Zathanel. I also thought it might've been a template too. Can you tell me which LLM programme you got the offer for?

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Zathanel

International Trade Law. Their programs don't differ very much though, to tell the truth :-).
Leeds looks like pretty nice city. Never been there, but looks good. It's pretty big Uni with overall decent standings. I wonder why Law is so volatile. Is its position in rankings for good or '09 is a single "accident"...

International Trade Law. Their programs don't differ very much though, to tell the truth :-).
Leeds looks like pretty nice city. Never been there, but looks good. It's pretty big Uni with overall decent standings. I wonder why Law is so volatile. Is its position in rankings for good or '09 is a single "accident"...
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uzzur

i got the same clause in my letter too. When will one get a confirmation that they have the minimum number of students?

i got the same clause in my letter too. When will one get a confirmation that they have the minimum number of students?
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aire_china

Hi,

About the clause, what I have been told by the Admission Office is that is added automatically to every offer and it is not specific for the School of Law.

My understanding is that they write it in order to have no liability of any kind in case something change but, generally speaking, they are very confident that the courses they offer will actually take place - unless unforeseen problems.

Hi,

About the clause, what I have been told by the Admission Office is that is added automatically to every offer and it is not specific for the School of Law.

My understanding is that they write it in order to have no liability of any kind in case something change but, generally speaking, they are very confident that the courses they offer will actually take place - unless unforeseen problems.
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