Wesminster and SOAS


grisselle2...

Hello!! Can anyone tell me about how good are the programs offer by these university?

Hello!! Can anyone tell me about how good are the programs offer by these university?
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hjscotland

I've heard SOAS is really good, for comparative/international programs, but I know nothing about Westminster.

I've heard SOAS is really good, for comparative/international programs, but I know nothing about Westminster.
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CR

Hi,

What about banking LLM in SOAS?
Any good LLM's in Westminster?

Thx

Hi,

What about banking LLM in SOAS?
Any good LLM's in Westminster?

Thx
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hjscotland

No idea, sorry.

No idea, sorry.
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CR

Thx anyway.
anyone have an idea?

Thx anyway.
anyone have an idea?
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Craig

You might as well forget LL.M then even consider a University like Westminster. It's a 'z' tier University and doing LL.M from Westminster should be an absolute 'no', 'no'.

The other University in London you shouldn't even touch with a barge pole is City University (for LL.M). In fact, the most horror stories I have heard on this forum(from City University's ex-students) and outside this forum is reserved for City University.

Despite all the spin given by City Univ's
professor(s) who contribute regularly to this forum etc, City University LL.M has the most negative image amongst prospective students, from all over the world, wanting to do a LL.M in UK.

Doing LL.M at Westminster or City Univ., forget very low on your list, in fact, shouldn't be on your list at all....

All you have to do is check some old posts on this forum for more details.

Hope this helped....

You might as well forget LL.M then even consider a University like Westminster. It's a 'z' tier University and doing LL.M from Westminster should be an absolute 'no', 'no'.

The other University in London you shouldn't even touch with a barge pole is City University (for LL.M). In fact, the most horror stories I have heard on this forum(from City University's ex-students) and outside this forum is reserved for City University.

Despite all the spin given by City Univ's
professor(s) who contribute regularly to this forum etc, City University LL.M has the most negative image amongst prospective students, from all over the world, wanting to do a LL.M in UK.

Doing LL.M at Westminster or City Univ., forget very low on your list, in fact, shouldn't be on your list at all....

All you have to do is check some old posts on this forum for more details.

Hope this helped....



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Craig,
I totally disagree with you. I don't know about City University but I am sure your approach to people who have taken the LL.M at Westminster is rather limited. The university has a very competitive Finance and Dispute Resolution LL.Ms, aimed almost exclusively to foreign students, with a lot of practical work. If you care to check, you will realize that Westminster LLM's (at least the ones I mentioned) have a very complete programme.
Additionally, it is very conveniently located in Central London (Oxford Street) and its facilities are amazing.
Your post sounds aggressive and your views are usupported. You don't seem to have understood the objective of this forum and I wonder what your real interests are.
Jeremy

Craig,
I totally disagree with you. I don't know about City University but I am sure your approach to people who have taken the LL.M at Westminster is rather limited. The university has a very competitive Finance and Dispute Resolution LL.Ms, aimed almost exclusively to foreign students, with a lot of practical work. If you care to check, you will realize that Westminster LLM's (at least the ones I mentioned) have a very complete programme.
Additionally, it is very conveniently located in Central London (Oxford Street) and its facilities are amazing.
Your post sounds aggressive and your views are usupported. You don't seem to have understood the objective of this forum and I wonder what your real interests are.
Jeremy
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Craig

fair enough, you are entitled to your opinion as I am mine....

And suddenly out of the blue in your very first post, you come out with full guns blazing questioning my motives and start 'vociferously' defending a Univ....Hmmm....

So just wondering about whose 'interests' are really suspect here.

I been on this forum long enough to know what I am talkin about so maybe some 'newbie' on this forum needs to learn about the objectives of this forum first....

FWIW(for all it's worth), all you had to do was check last 2-3 years various posts on this forum (about this unsupported bit etc....)

TC

fair enough, you are entitled to your opinion as I am mine....

And suddenly out of the blue in your very first post, you come out with full guns blazing questioning my motives and start 'vociferously' defending a Univ....Hmmm....

So just wondering about whose 'interests' are really suspect here.

I been on this forum long enough to know what I am talkin about so maybe some 'newbie' on this forum needs to learn about the objectives of this forum first....

FWIW(for all it's worth), all you had to do was check last 2-3 years various posts on this forum (about this unsupported bit etc....)

TC
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Bender

I can't resist observing that the phrase "I have been on this forum long enough to know what I am talkin about" is wonderful.

I can't resist observing that the phrase "I have been on this forum long enough to know what I am talkin about" is wonderful.
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grisselle2...

I have heard that SOAS program are good, but what about the admission process? Is it dificult to get admitted?

I have heard that SOAS program are good, but what about the admission process? Is it dificult to get admitted?
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CR

I thank you all for your insights...
I agree that Westminster is not highly ranked...even badly ranked but from what Ive heard the corporate finance LLM is supposed to be good!
What do you think? And does the English law firms dissociate between the university and a particular LLM program?
I have also the same question about SOAS? I mean the entry requirements? What is more important grades or CV?

I thank you all for your insights...
I agree that Westminster is not highly ranked...even badly ranked but from what I’ve heard the corporate finance LLM is supposed to be good!
What do you think? And does the English law firms dissociate between the university and a particular LLM program?
I have also the same question about SOAS? I mean the entry requirements? What is more important grades or CV?
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grisselle2...

CR, I can tell what is more important since i can't find opinion from current students, but it would be great if some of you share with us your point of view.

CR, I can tell what is more important since i can't find opinion from current students, but it would be great if some of you share with us your point of view.
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Craig,
You are simply wrong. I jumped into this discussion because I just find most of the comments in these sort of forums dissociated from reality. I work for a Magic Circle firm and have seen a lot of useless people coming from Oxford and Cambirdge, and many hard-working individuals who come from smaller universities. Ultimately, it is for each individual to make the most out of its LLM.

BTW (by the way) I also loved, "I have been on this forum long enough to know what I am talkin about" - Do you put this sort of achievements on your CV? Maybe that explains why you should consider shutting up for a while.

Jeremy

Craig,
You are simply wrong. I jumped into this discussion because I just find most of the comments in these sort of forums dissociated from reality. I work for a Magic Circle firm and have seen a lot of useless people coming from Oxford and Cambirdge, and many hard-working individuals who come from smaller universities. Ultimately, it is for each individual to make the most out of its LLM.

BTW (by the way) I also loved, "I have been on this forum long enough to know what I am talkin about" - Do you put this sort of achievements on your CV? Maybe that explains why you should consider shutting up for a while.

Jeremy
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grisselle2...

Jeremy1978 in your experience, could you tell me what's your perspective about SOAS or Westminster? I agree with you, most depends in people efforts.

Jeremy1978 in your experience, could you tell me what's your perspective about SOAS or Westminster? I agree with you, most depends in people efforts.
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CR

Yes Jeremy, i would be also interested in the same...

Yes Jeremy, i would be also interested in the same...
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CR

especially that Westminter is offering interesting courses...

especially that Westminter is offering interesting courses...
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Banker

Would much prefer university which is member of University of London. Go to SOAS, UCL, QMU, Kings or LSE!

Would much prefer university which is member of University of London. Go to SOAS, UCL, QMU, Kings or LSE!
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CR

You are right,

but if you do not have the grades for it...

i mean between the mentioned universities...
which ones are relatively easy to go into...with regular grades but good work experience,,,i know that LSE, UCL and Kings are the hardest..
what do you think?

You are right,

but if you do not have the grades for it...

i mean between the mentioned universities...
which ones are relatively easy to go into...with regular grades but good work experience,,,i know that LSE, UCL and Kings are the hardest..
what do you think?
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grisselle2...

I'm totally agree with CR. LSE, UCL, Soas and Kings are among the best and everyone know their reputation, but I really want to know about in Westminster since itsting programmes seems quite interesting.

I'm totally agree with CR. LSE, UCL, Soas and Kings are among the best and everyone know their reputation, but I really want to know about in Westminster since itsting programmes seems quite interesting.
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sherman

I know that there are some courses at SOAS which are jointly taught with UCL professors. So, SOAS must be alright or UCL would not be involved, now that the London LLM is defunct.

As for Westminster, I do not know much about it, but it is not in the same league as SOAS.

As for City, I know that the commercial LLM there has taken a beating from comments on this site, but I have spoken to a friend who did the international law LLM and he said that the international LLM was really, really good.

That doesn't really help though, because overall SOAS (one of your choices) is better.

hope this helps

I know that there are some courses at SOAS which are jointly taught with UCL professors. So, SOAS must be alright or UCL would not be involved, now that the London LLM is defunct.

As for Westminster, I do not know much about it, but it is not in the same league as SOAS.

As for City, I know that the commercial LLM there has taken a beating from comments on this site, but I have spoken to a friend who did the international law LLM and he said that the international LLM was really, really good.

That doesn't really help though, because overall SOAS (one of your choices) is better.

hope this helps
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