QMUL vs Glasgow - International Human Rights Law


mv123
Hi All,

I have received conditional offers from both QMUL and University of Glasgow for international law. QMUL is offering me immigration and refugee law whereas Glasgow is offering International Law and Security.

I am extremely confused and would love some advice on which university is a better fit.

Thank you!
Hi All,

I have received conditional offers from both QMUL and University of Glasgow for international law. QMUL is offering me immigration and refugee law whereas Glasgow is offering International Law and Security.

I am extremely confused and would love some advice on which university is a better fit.

Thank you!
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NapZ
Hi,

Congratulations!

I guess it all depends on your personal preference and career prospects: these two programs seem to be completely different.

Do you want to focus on IHRL?
Hi,

Congratulations!

I guess it all depends on your personal preference and career prospects: these two programs seem to be completely different.

Do you want to focus on IHRL?
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mv123
Hi,

Congratulations!

I guess it all depends on your personal preference and career prospects: these two programs seem to be completely different.

Do you want to focus on IHRL?


Hi!
Yes, my main focus is IHRL. I was going to stick to just refugee law, however seeing the current job market I felt that International Law and Security (Glasgow) would give me more options. I also got the same course in Durham, but I hear that both QMUL and Durham are more of business and corporate law oriented schools.

I would really appreciate some advice.
[quote]Hi,

Congratulations!

I guess it all depends on your personal preference and career prospects: these two programs seem to be completely different.

Do you want to focus on IHRL?[/quote]

Hi!
Yes, my main focus is IHRL. I was going to stick to just refugee law, however seeing the current job market I felt that International Law and Security (Glasgow) would give me more options. I also got the same course in Durham, but I hear that both QMUL and Durham are more of business and corporate law oriented schools.

I would really appreciate some advice.
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NapZ
May I ask what are your career prospects? Do you already have a degree in IHRL or do you want to focus on IHRL?
May I ask what are your career prospects? Do you already have a degree in IHRL or do you want to focus on IHRL?
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mv123
May I ask what are your career prospects? Do you already have a degree in IHRL or do you want to focus on IHRL?


I want to focus on IHRL. I have a B.A. LLB degree at the moment. I would like to end up working with refugees and victims of war and conflict. However I'm still confused if I want to represent them in International Courts or do field work.
[quote]May I ask what are your career prospects? Do you already have a degree in IHRL or do you want to focus on IHRL?[/quote]

I want to focus on IHRL. I have a B.A. LLB degree at the moment. I would like to end up working with refugees and victims of war and conflict. However I'm still confused if I want to represent them in International Courts or do field work.
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NapZ
If you still have time then maybe you should apply for actual LL.M.s in IHRL?

Apparently the university of Essex is very good in Human Rights, you should check it out.

An other option could be the Geneva Academy: its main focus is not IHRL, but there is still a fair amount of IHRL - and you could study IHL and IRL. You kind of would have all legal aspects linked to armed conflicts. I think applications for 2017-2018 are over though.

[Edited by NapZ on Mar 26, 2017]

If you still have time then maybe you should apply for actual LL.M.s in IHRL?

Apparently the university of Essex is very good in Human Rights, you should check it out.

An other option could be the Geneva Academy: its main focus is not IHRL, but there is still a fair amount of IHRL - and you could study IHL and IRL. You kind of would have all legal aspects linked to armed conflicts. I think applications for 2017-2018 are over though.
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mv123
If you still have time then maybe you should apply for actual LL.M.s in IHRL?

Apparently the university of Essex is very good in Human Rights, you should check it out.

An other option could be the Geneva Academy: its main focus is not IHRL, but there is still a fair amount of IHRL - and you could study IHL and IRL. You kind of would have all legal aspects linked to armed conflicts. I think applications for 2017-2018 are over though.


I have already applied to Geneva and am awaiting a response from them. I've also gotten into Essex but wasn't very impressed with their course. I haven't heard great things about Essex. Geneva is definitely my first choice, but in case I don't get in, I need to pick between Glasgow, QMUL and Durham. Which is where I'm currently stumped.
[quote]If you still have time then maybe you should apply for actual LL.M.s in IHRL?

Apparently the university of Essex is very good in Human Rights, you should check it out.

An other option could be the Geneva Academy: its main focus is not IHRL, but there is still a fair amount of IHRL - and you could study IHL and IRL. You kind of would have all legal aspects linked to armed conflicts. I think applications for 2017-2018 are over though.[/quote]

I have already applied to Geneva and am awaiting a response from them. I've also gotten into Essex but wasn't very impressed with their course. I haven't heard great things about Essex. Geneva is definitely my first choice, but in case I don't get in, I need to pick between Glasgow, QMUL and Durham. Which is where I'm currently stumped.
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NapZ
What is the LL.M. you applied for at Durham?

Regardless of the reputation of these universities, it just seems like the two LL.M.s you talked about are completely different. I ONLY VERY QUICKLY SKIMMED THROUGH SO I MIGHT BE WRONG but International law and security really seems to focus on armed conflicts/security issues. From what I saw it seems like that could be a good program to work for your government or an international organization.

On the other hand, the LL.M. at QMUL seems to really be focused on immigration, and not so much on security issues. I guess that could lead to a position in government/IOs as well, but I would not be surprised if most people would go to NGOs after that.

These programs seem to be very different, so that really depends on what you want to do with your career. As I said, Glasgow seems more focused on armed conflicts/security issues, whereas QMUL seems to be very heavily focused on immigration and "regular" Human Rights issues.
What is the LL.M. you applied for at Durham?

Regardless of the reputation of these universities, it just seems like the two LL.M.s you talked about are completely different. I ONLY VERY QUICKLY SKIMMED THROUGH SO I MIGHT BE WRONG but International law and security really seems to focus on armed conflicts/security issues. From what I saw it seems like that could be a good program to work for your government or an international organization.

On the other hand, the LL.M. at QMUL seems to really be focused on immigration, and not so much on security issues. I guess that could lead to a position in government/IOs as well, but I would not be surprised if most people would go to NGOs after that.

These programs seem to be very different, so that really depends on what you want to do with your career. As I said, Glasgow seems more focused on armed conflicts/security issues, whereas QMUL seems to be very heavily focused on immigration and "regular" Human Rights issues.
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mv123
What is the LL.M. you applied for at Durham?

Regardless of the reputation of these universities, it just seems like the two LL.M.s you talked about are completely different. I ONLY VERY QUICKLY SKIMMED THROUGH SO I MIGHT BE WRONG but International law and security really seems to focus on armed conflicts/security issues. From what I saw it seems like that could be a good program to work for your government or an international organization.

On the other hand, the LL.M. at QMUL seems to really be focused on immigration, and not so much on security issues. I guess that could lead to a position in government/IOs as well, but I would not be surprised if most people would go to NGOs after that.

These programs seem to be very different, so that really depends on what you want to do with your career. As I said, Glasgow seems more focused on armed conflicts/security issues, whereas QMUL seems to be very heavily focused on immigration and "regular" Human Rights issues.


That was my impression as well. It's what made me actually shift focus from just refugee law to international law and security. I quite like the course at Glasgow, but don't know much about the University itself. I only know what I've read. If I could get more feedback about the University and it's general prestige value in the job market, I'd be more certain about my decision.
[quote]What is the LL.M. you applied for at Durham?

Regardless of the reputation of these universities, it just seems like the two LL.M.s you talked about are completely different. I ONLY VERY QUICKLY SKIMMED THROUGH SO I MIGHT BE WRONG but International law and security really seems to focus on armed conflicts/security issues. From what I saw it seems like that could be a good program to work for your government or an international organization.

On the other hand, the LL.M. at QMUL seems to really be focused on immigration, and not so much on security issues. I guess that could lead to a position in government/IOs as well, but I would not be surprised if most people would go to NGOs after that.

These programs seem to be very different, so that really depends on what you want to do with your career. As I said, Glasgow seems more focused on armed conflicts/security issues, whereas QMUL seems to be very heavily focused on immigration and "regular" Human Rights issues.[/quote]

That was my impression as well. It's what made me actually shift focus from just refugee law to international law and security. I quite like the course at Glasgow, but don't know much about the University itself. I only know what I've read. If I could get more feedback about the University and it's general prestige value in the job market, I'd be more certain about my decision.
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