TCD or UCL?


Hi!
I've got accepted to Trinity College and UCL, for a LLM, What would you advise is better? I want to study commercial law or competition law in the EU context. Right now I am thinking about going to Ireland because the whole thing would be a bit cheaper and both schools seems to be equally prestigious. However in the long run I think UCL might be better, as after qualifying as a solicitor in my country I would like move to Brussels or London and the latter would be probably easier wiith UCL education. Any thoughts on that?
Hi!
I've got accepted to Trinity College and UCL, for a LLM, What would you advise is better? I want to study commercial law or competition law in the EU context. Right now I am thinking about going to Ireland because the whole thing would be a bit cheaper and both schools seems to be equally prestigious. However in the long run I think UCL might be better, as after qualifying as a solicitor in my country I would like move to Brussels or London and the latter would be probably easier wiith UCL education. Any thoughts on that?
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C'mon people help me out, I have to make a decision within the next couple of days:)
C'mon people help me out, I have to make a decision within the next couple of days:)
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Blady
UCL! Definitely!
An LLM is meant to advance your career! We live in a globalised world. Ranking and reputation in the international arena matters! Go for the one which is most reputable! End of story!
UCL! Definitely!
An LLM is meant to advance your career! We live in a globalised world. Ranking and reputation in the international arena matters! Go for the one which is most reputable! End of story!
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Good Gosh
UCL hands down. UCL is fantastic. well done on getting in! i would definitely go to london were i in your position.
UCL hands down. UCL is fantastic. well done on getting in! i would definitely go to london were i in your position.
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Thanks for your opinions! Any other thoughts? I have also some other concerns about london - I am shy person and I think it might be difficult for me make friends given the size of the llm year (around 300 people as I've been told) and the size of city. Additionally London is very expensive which is not without importance as I am no Mark Zuckerberg. These are non-academic factors which tell me to go to TCD.
Thanks for your opinions! Any other thoughts? I have also some other concerns about london - I am shy person and I think it might be difficult for me make friends given the size of the llm year (around 300 people as I've been told) and the size of city. Additionally London is very expensive which is not without importance as I am no Mark Zuckerberg. These are non-academic factors which tell me to go to TCD.







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V&Aokgo
To give some incentives for TCD - it has a beautiful college campus with a (relatively) small law school that has a strong sense of community. The Masters students are especially friendly with each other: you are sure to make friends while you are there! Also, while the Masters in Trinity is not as well-developed as the undergrad or the PhD programmes are, it is still reputable internationally.

However, in terms of expense - while not nearly to the extent of London - Dublin is still an expensive city to live in!

Best of luck with the decision.
To give some incentives for TCD - it has a beautiful college campus with a (relatively) small law school that has a strong sense of community. The Masters students are especially friendly with each other: you are sure to make friends while you are there! Also, while the Masters in Trinity is not as well-developed as the undergrad or the PhD programmes are, it is still reputable internationally.

However, in terms of expense - while not nearly to the extent of London - Dublin is still an expensive city to live in!

Best of luck with the decision.
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rpsnrbr
I think people get too focused on rankings, reputation and whatnot. In my opinion you should take many other factors into account. I myself am considering location, campus life, living costs, reputation, interest in the subjects offered, quality of teaching staff, and, ultimately, my heart.

From what I'm grasping, it sounds like you really prefer Trinity. You are right to do a little research, but the best advice I can think of is: follow your heart. When applying for a job, that will be just one amongst many factors your prospective employer will take into consideration.

Anyway, congrats and best of luck with your choice.
I think people get too focused on rankings, reputation and whatnot. In my opinion you should take many other factors into account. I myself am considering location, campus life, living costs, reputation, interest in the subjects offered, quality of teaching staff, and, ultimately, my heart.

From what I'm grasping, it sounds like you really prefer Trinity. You are right to do a little research, but the best advice I can think of is: follow your heart. When applying for a job, that will be just one amongst many factors your prospective employer will take into consideration.

Anyway, congrats and best of luck with your choice.
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D.M.90
This is a group for those doing the LLM at TCD this year :)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/260919310591430
This is a group for those doing the LLM at TCD this year :)

http://www.facebook.com/groups/260919310591430
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