Module Selection for Int Comm Law at Notts??


guncha
Hi everyone i have accepted offer from Nottingham for international commercial law but pretty confused as to which modules to choose..
some modules have essay as well as written exam while some only have essay and so i am realy confused..
Advice plzzzzz
Hi everyone i have accepted offer from Nottingham for international commercial law but pretty confused as to which modules to choose..
some modules have essay as well as written exam while some only have essay and so i am realy confused..
Advice plzzzzz
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Zathanel
My advice is sit back and chill...
Guess all the issues will be covered during the induction week and You're not obliged to choose modules first day - You'll have few weeks where You can attend all classes just to see each one - and then You're making Your final curriculum.
My advice is sit back and chill...
Guess all the issues will be covered during the induction week and You're not obliged to choose modules first day - You'll have few weeks where You can attend all classes just to see each one - and then You're making Your final curriculum.
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It might be of interest to you to look through what the university site has to say about each module up for offer. That way you could take a peek at what you might be interested in.

You'll be able to get an idea of the curricular structure thats available to you to make up the 120 credits. i.e. you can see how many credits each module is worth and whether they run for the full year or just in either the 1st or 2nd semester.

The full year modules are worth 30 credits and the single semester ones are worth 15 credits. If you identify which ones are in which semester, you'll at least know the pool of subjects that'll be available in each semester.

I agree with Zathanel as regards chilling about it though. You'll only have to make your choices after you actually get some first hand experience. The University of Nottingham's website's descriptions and details of the modules are more than enough to help you structure a plan though. The rest need only be considered once you're there.
It might be of interest to you to look through what the university site has to say about each module up for offer. That way you could take a peek at what you might be interested in.

You'll be able to get an idea of the curricular structure thats available to you to make up the 120 credits. i.e. you can see how many credits each module is worth and whether they run for the full year or just in either the 1st or 2nd semester.

The full year modules are worth 30 credits and the single semester ones are worth 15 credits. If you identify which ones are in which semester, you'll at least know the pool of subjects that'll be available in each semester.

I agree with Zathanel as regards chilling about it though. You'll only have to make your choices after you actually get some first hand experience. The University of Nottingham's website's descriptions and details of the modules are more than enough to help you structure a plan though. The rest need only be considered once you're there.
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guncha
Thank u ppl for ur advice...
will check up the university website and make my choices till i get thr..
thankssss
Thank u ppl for ur advice...
will check up the university website and make my choices till i get thr..
thankssss
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Pit Possum
Actually, the module choice is quite decisive, as it is important to find the right balance between courses being assessed by essays and those being assessed by exams.

I would not recommend choosing only essay-based courses, because you have to do quite an amount of research to get a good grade, so that you will have little time to do the reading lists for the classes. I had a mixture of two 3 hour exams and four essays, which is manageable. And in case of full year options, a three hour exam is way easier than a two hour exam and a 15 page essay.

However, in case of doubt you should go for your interests. I did not abide by this rule and excluded a course merely on the grounds that it had a two hour exam and an essay, which meant that I would have had 3 exams and 5 essays. Later, however, I regretted that choice because I got really good grades but failed to attend an excellent course.

So, good luck with your choices, and all the best!
Actually, the module choice is quite decisive, as it is important to find the right balance between courses being assessed by essays and those being assessed by exams.

I would not recommend choosing only essay-based courses, because you have to do quite an amount of research to get a good grade, so that you will have little time to do the reading lists for the classes. I had a mixture of two 3 hour exams and four essays, which is manageable. And in case of full year options, a three hour exam is way easier than a two hour exam and a 15 page essay.

However, in case of doubt you should go for your interests. I did not abide by this rule and excluded a course merely on the grounds that it had a two hour exam and an essay, which meant that I would have had 3 exams and 5 essays. Later, however, I regretted that choice because I got really good grades but failed to attend an excellent course.

So, good luck with your choices, and all the best!
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Good discussion on the modules, it gave an overview about choosing the modules and things to be considered for the same.

Thanks :)
Good discussion on the modules, it gave an overview about choosing the modules and things to be considered for the same.

Thanks :)
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Hey, well I know for a fact that I want to study the "international aspects of corporate law and insolvency" module as well as the "international and comparative patent law" module. I am also interested in the "international financial and monetary law" module. The module description online is pretty in-depth.
Hey, well I know for a fact that I want to study the "international aspects of corporate law and insolvency" module as well as the "international and comparative patent law" module. I am also interested in the "international financial and monetary law" module. The module description online is pretty in-depth.
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