Queen Mary vs Nottingham


Hi. I just gave my LLB exam in India and am awaiting results. I currently hold conditional offers from Queen Mary University of London, Nottingham University, University of East Anglia, Brunel University and University of Leeds for LLM in Intellectual Property Law (the course varies from uni to uni slightly, but the core remains the same)

I have been adviced by people to go for a university in London city, which would be queen mary or Brunel.. But then again, Nottingham has a higher ranking.

I'm lost and would really appreciate advice.
Hi. I just gave my LLB exam in India and am awaiting results. I currently hold conditional offers from Queen Mary University of London, Nottingham University, University of East Anglia, Brunel University and University of Leeds for LLM in Intellectual Property Law (the course varies from uni to uni slightly, but the core remains the same)

I have been adviced by people to go for a university in London city, which would be queen mary or Brunel.. But then again, Nottingham has a higher ranking.

I'm lost and would really appreciate advice.
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tnuchpiam
I have learned from this discussion board and else where that QMUL's IP Law programme is one of the best in the UK. Hence, if you want to stick to London, definitely opt for QMUL; otherwise, Nottingham is the best choice.
I have learned from this discussion board and else where that QMUL's IP Law programme is one of the best in the UK. Hence, if you want to stick to London, definitely opt for QMUL; otherwise, Nottingham is the best choice.
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beicon
I think you could take a look at another thread about a similar topic: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/87815
I think you could take a look at another thread about a similar topic: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/87815

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In addition to the information in the thread above, consider also that the University of Nottingham has 2 recent Nobel Prize winners which also should add to national and international reputation.

lawstudent2010
In addition to the information in the thread above, consider also that the University of Nottingham has 2 recent Nobel Prize winners which also should add to national and international reputation.

lawstudent2010
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Thank you lawstudent2010 and beicon :)

But I'm still a little unclear.. Queen Mary has a specialist LLM in IP whereas Nottingham just has a general LLM where I can choose my modules. I understand Nottingham is better in terms of credibility of the university. But then, should I consider that or should I go by my course?
Thank you lawstudent2010 and beicon :)

But I'm still a little unclear.. Queen Mary has a specialist LLM in IP whereas Nottingham just has a general LLM where I can choose my modules. I understand Nottingham is better in terms of credibility of the university. But then, should I consider that or should I go by my course?
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@tnuchpiam

Thank you. Like I said, I am looking for an out and out Intellectual Property Law course, with special interest in copyrights. I have heard very good things about the faculty at QMUL. And I have no information of that sort with regards to Nottingham.

Oh and you guys dont think I'm missing out by not considering any of the other unis right? Leeds, Brunel, East Anglia?
@tnuchpiam

Thank you. Like I said, I am looking for an out and out Intellectual Property Law course, with special interest in copyrights. I have heard very good things about the faculty at QMUL. And I have no information of that sort with regards to Nottingham.

Oh and you guys dont think I'm missing out by not considering any of the other unis right? Leeds, Brunel, East Anglia?
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Just to add some additional points to consider...

1. It depends where you intend to work after you complete your degree. If want to stay and work in the UK, Nottingham would be certainly a better choice in terms of reputation and quality. If you would like to work in another country it would depend on how much your future employer is familiar with British universities. So in general, if you can assume that employers in the country where you want to work are rather unfamiliar with UK's higher education you probaly should prefer more famous names over rankings and reputation. After all, if you go to Queen Mary, you can claim that you have graduated from the University of London.
2. If you know for sure that you want to work in IP later, you should probably choose a programme that offers a concentration in IP. If you are unsure whether you want to spend the rest of your career in IP a more general LLM would be probably advisable because it would keep you many more career paths open.

Wish you to make the right decision,

lawstudent2010
Just to add some additional points to consider...

1. It depends where you intend to work after you complete your degree. If want to stay and work in the UK, Nottingham would be certainly a better choice in terms of reputation and quality. If you would like to work in another country it would depend on how much your future employer is familiar with British universities. So in general, if you can assume that employers in the country where you want to work are rather unfamiliar with UK's higher education you probaly should prefer more famous names over rankings and reputation. After all, if you go to Queen Mary, you can claim that you have graduated from the University of London.
2. If you know for sure that you want to work in IP later, you should probably choose a programme that offers a concentration in IP. If you are unsure whether you want to spend the rest of your career in IP a more general LLM would be probably advisable because it would keep you many more career paths open.

Wish you to make the right decision,

lawstudent2010
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@tnuchpiam

Thank you. Like I said, I am looking for an out and out Intellectual Property Law course, with special interest in copyrights. I have heard very good things about the faculty at QMUL. And I have no information of that sort with regards to Nottingham.

Oh and you guys dont think I'm missing out by not considering any of the other unis right? Leeds, Brunel, East Anglia?


I don't know to what extent Leeds, Brunel and East Anglia have concentrations and courses that would meet your needs but in terms of reputation, quality and name association my opinion is (and I believe most others on this forum will agree) that you should make your choice between Queen Mary and Nottingham.

Regards,

lawstudent2010
<blockquote>@tnuchpiam

Thank you. Like I said, I am looking for an out and out Intellectual Property Law course, with special interest in copyrights. I have heard very good things about the faculty at QMUL. And I have no information of that sort with regards to Nottingham.

Oh and you guys dont think I'm missing out by not considering any of the other unis right? Leeds, Brunel, East Anglia?</blockquote>

I don't know to what extent Leeds, Brunel and East Anglia have concentrations and courses that would meet your needs but in terms of reputation, quality and name association my opinion is (and I believe most others on this forum will agree) that you should make your choice between Queen Mary and Nottingham.

Regards,

lawstudent2010
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beicon
100% with lawstudent2010 on this one.
100% with lawstudent2010 on this one.
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Thanks lawstudent and beicon. That was really helpful.

I am still awaiting a decision from UCL, its taking an awful lot of time. Where are you guys planning on taking admission ?

I hold conditional offers from all the universities, because I have just appeared for my LLB exam. It all depends on the conditions being fulfilled, and Nottingham has lower academic conditions than QMUL.
Thanks lawstudent and beicon. That was really helpful.

I am still awaiting a decision from UCL, its taking an awful lot of time. Where are you guys planning on taking admission ?

I hold conditional offers from all the universities, because I have just appeared for my LLB exam. It all depends on the conditions being fulfilled, and Nottingham has lower academic conditions than QMUL.

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beicon
I'm going to UCL. Best of luck with your application.
I'm going to UCL. Best of luck with your application.
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Oh. That's great :) Thank you.
Oh. That's great :) Thank you.
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It depends on the course u select.....If u take commercial law QMUL is better......For I.P, it is even better than UCL and KCL.....
It depends on the course u select.....If u take commercial law QMUL is better......For I.P, it is even better than UCL and KCL.....
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Oh yes. The faculty is supposed to be very good at QMUL.
Oh yes. The faculty is supposed to be very good at QMUL.
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Well, I had the same doubts about QM and Notts in regards which one is better, but after checking the specialist programmes of both unis, apparently Nottingham didn't have my specialisation, that is Financial law. So, Notts was ruled out after that, I didn't even apply.
Although I somehow seemed to like that Uni based on various info sources. I guess, for general LLM it is definitely a very good choice if you decided to stay outside London.
Well, I had the same doubts about QM and Notts in regards which one is better, but after checking the specialist programmes of both unis, apparently Nottingham didn't have my specialisation, that is Financial law. So, Notts was ruled out after that, I didn't even apply.
Although I somehow seemed to like that Uni based on various info sources. I guess, for general LLM it is definitely a very good choice if you decided to stay outside London.
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I have decided on the general LLM at Nottingham University. The program can be tailored according to specific needs. Plus, the campus is gorgeous. And they have very good career services. It also has a better ranking than QMUL.

What do you guys think?
I have decided on the general LLM at Nottingham University. The program can be tailored according to specific needs. Plus, the campus is gorgeous. And they have very good career services. It also has a better ranking than QMUL.

What do you guys think?
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I have decided on the general LLM at Nottingham University. The program can be tailored according to specific needs. Plus, the campus is gorgeous. And they have very good career services. It also has a better ranking than QMUL.

What do you guys think?


Congratulations! I'll be heading to Nottingham too and I got admitted to their general LLM which I possibly will change to a specialism later. Did you already think about whether you want to live on campus or somewhere in the city, off-campus?

lawstudent2010
<blockquote>I have decided on the general LLM at Nottingham University. The program can be tailored according to specific needs. Plus, the campus is gorgeous. And they have very good career services. It also has a better ranking than QMUL.

What do you guys think?</blockquote>

Congratulations! I'll be heading to Nottingham too and I got admitted to their general LLM which I possibly will change to a specialism later. Did you already think about whether you want to live on campus or somewhere in the city, off-campus?

lawstudent2010
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Hi,
glad you've made your choice. well, it looks like for general LLM it's one of the best programmes in England, and their law school is reputable. Way to go!
Hi,
glad you've made your choice. well, it looks like for general LLM it's one of the best programmes in England, and their law school is reputable. Way to go!
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Thanks Summerfield :) Where are u heading to?

@lawstudent2010,

Oh.. Thats great ! But do they let u choose a specialisation once you're admitted to the General LL.M. ? What subjects are u keen on studying?

No, I havent decided on accommodation yet. The University of Nottingham has arranged a pre departure event here today. They'll be making presentations and answering queries.. I should find out more I guess. What about you?
Thanks Summerfield :) Where are u heading to?

@lawstudent2010,

Oh.. Thats great ! But do they let u choose a specialisation once you're admitted to the General LL.M. ? What subjects are u keen on studying?

No, I havent decided on accommodation yet. The University of Nottingham has arranged a pre departure event here today. They'll be making presentations and answering queries.. I should find out more I guess. What about you?
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P_Martini
Congratulations, friends!
Congratulations, friends!
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