what do you think?


AnoosLaw
hope your enjoying your holidays everyone ... anyway i have few questions and am hoping for some help

am applying to my LLM soon , and i dont have an impressive GPA though i have a good work experince , so i will apply to 12 universities some of them are top rated , abit hard to enter and not guranteed .so to gurantee myself am applying to other universites which are easier to get in !!

the top universites are well known and easy to chose ,,, but the others are hard to chose .. those are the possibilties give me your opinion due to repuitation(localy and world wide) , students life , and how strong is the law department(teaching quality)

here we go .. what do you think off ...

Kent , Buckingham, Essex , Exeter , Oxford brooks , West of England in bristol , Brunel , Bournmouth , portsmouth , and Westminster

i wanna chose 3 from those , ..... any other susgestions are welcome ..
hope your enjoying your holidays everyone ... anyway i have few questions and am hoping for some help

am applying to my LLM soon , and i dont have an impressive GPA though i have a good work experince , so i will apply to 12 universities some of them are top rated , abit hard to enter and not guranteed .so to gurantee myself am applying to other universites which are easier to get in !!

the top universites are well known and easy to chose ,,, but the others are hard to chose .. those are the possibilties give me your opinion due to repuitation(localy and world wide) , students life , and how strong is the law department(teaching quality)

here we go .. what do you think off ...

Kent , Buckingham, Essex , Exeter , Oxford brooks , West of England in bristol , Brunel , Bournmouth , portsmouth , and Westminster

i wanna chose 3 from those , ..... any other susgestions are welcome ..
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Of those, I would say the top three were:

Exeter
Kent
Oxford Brookes (less sure about this last one)
Of those, I would say the top three were:

Exeter
Kent
Oxford Brookes (less sure about this last one)
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esha
I had say..
Bristol
Kent
Essex
I had say..
Bristol
Kent
Essex
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S_Dimelow
Kent , Buckingham, Essex , Exeter , Oxford brooks , West of England in bristol , Brunel , Bournmouth , portsmouth , and Westminster

Of these, Exeter is highly regarded, Kent (providing its Kent Uni and not Uni college Canterbury in Kent) and probably West of England or Essex

Kent , Buckingham, Essex , Exeter , Oxford brooks , West of England in bristol , Brunel , Bournmouth , portsmouth , and Westminster

Of these, Exeter is highly regarded, Kent (providing its Kent Uni and not Uni college Canterbury in Kent) and probably West of England or Essex
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AnoosLaw
Personaly i would say ...

Kent
Exeter
Buckingham ( heard some good things about it but not sure they are all true)


anyone knows something about buckingham ? is it good ? some people told me its nice , and has a good reputation spicealy for an international student such as me !!


i heard Essex is a ( fine) university , but not really fun and kinda boring ...

I was thinking about having Westminster as my "london" backup ( i know its not a UoL) but what i mean that in case i really wanted to go london and couldnt get into any UoL

What do you think ?

and btw how is Bournemouth ? is it good at all ?
Personaly i would say ...

Kent
Exeter
Buckingham ( heard some good things about it but not sure they are all true)


anyone knows something about buckingham ? is it good ? some people told me its nice , and has a good reputation spicealy for an international student such as me !!


i heard Essex is a ( fine) university , but not really fun and kinda boring ...

I was thinking about having Westminster as my "london" backup ( i know its not a UoL) but what i mean that in case i really wanted to go london and couldnt get into any UoL

What do you think ?

and btw how is Bournemouth ? is it good at all ?
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esha
Buckingham is a small university and not big on international presence and rep ...as far as I know...
Which college are u from?
Buckingham is a small university and not big on international presence and rep ...as far as I know...
Which college are u from?
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goodlaw


and btw how is Bournemouth ? is it good at all ?


It is a new University - appears to take anyone - very few recognised, quality teaching staff
<blockquote>

and btw how is Bournemouth ? is it good at all ? </blockquote>

It is a new University - appears to take anyone - very few recognised, quality teaching staff
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Jazzman
Bristol
Exeter
Essex

Bristol is by far and away the best out of those however.
Bristol
Exeter
Essex

Bristol is by far and away the best out of those however.
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kamila
Hi!I just searched over the website of Kent and I just can't find any information about application deadline.do you know what date it is?thanks a lot!
Hi!I just searched over the website of Kent and I just can't find any information about application deadline.do you know what date it is?thanks a lot!
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dongbei
exeter
essex,
kent,
exeter
essex,
kent,
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dongbei
Bristol
Exeter
Essex

Bristol is by far and away the best out of those however.


the original poster metioned in his/her post was uwe, in bristol, not the university in bristol..:)
<blockquote>Bristol
Exeter
Essex

Bristol is by far and away the best out of those however.</blockquote>

the original poster metioned in his/her post was uwe, in bristol, not the university in bristol..:)
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don1425
Guys the author of the article mean West of England University in bristol, not Bristol University, or do you?

Kent is good
Guys the author of the article mean West of England University in bristol, not Bristol University, or do you?

Kent is good

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amanda
i did my llm at UCL last year and we had this guest lecturer from westminster to teach us carriage of goods by sea. He was really good - since then I have spoken with students from there and they say what a great (and underated) place it is. Small groups and really good teaching. At UCL, none (and I mean NONE) of the lecturers I had was sympathetic to the overseas student. The teaching was really pretty mediocre. I left without ever having been asked for my name by the lecturers.

May be you shd drop in at westminster - just to check it out.

amanda
i did my llm at UCL last year and we had this guest lecturer from westminster to teach us carriage of goods by sea. He was really good - since then I have spoken with students from there and they say what a great (and underated) place it is. Small groups and really good teaching. At UCL, none (and I mean NONE) of the lecturers I had was sympathetic to the overseas student. The teaching was really pretty mediocre. I left without ever having been asked for my name by the lecturers.

May be you shd drop in at westminster - just to check it out.

amanda
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C.Miller
Sad to see that there are no Scottish institutions on the lists above such as the University of Edinburgh (www.law.ed.ac.uk) or the University of Aberdeen (www.adbn.ac.uk).

Is there any specific reasoning behind this, or just the way it fell when you created your list?
Sad to see that there are no Scottish institutions on the lists above such as the University of Edinburgh (www.law.ed.ac.uk) or the University of Aberdeen (www.adbn.ac.uk).

Is there any specific reasoning behind this, or just the way it fell when you created your list?

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IMO, it all depends on what you want to focus on for your LLM.

Essex is very highly regarded for Human Rights Law, and would rival any university in the UK in this field.
IMO, it all depends on what you want to focus on for your LLM.

Essex is very highly regarded for Human Rights Law, and would rival any university in the UK in this field.

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amanda
Scottish universities - not really for an LLM in English law, dont you think?
Scottish universities - not really for an LLM in English law, dont you think?
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Actually, LLM degrees at Scottish universities are well worth considering; chances are, the area of law you'll want to specialise in has a strong international or European dimension, in which case an LLM at a Scottish uni is every bit as good as one from an English one - and in many cases, better. My advice would be to think about which areas of law you want to focus on in your LLM, and then find the best place for those areas, whether that's in England or Scotland (or indeed elsewhere in the UK or further afield).
Actually, LLM degrees at Scottish universities are well worth considering; chances are, the area of law you'll want to specialise in has a strong international or European dimension, in which case an LLM at a Scottish uni is every bit as good as one from an English one - and in many cases, better. My advice would be to think about which areas of law you want to focus on in your LLM, and then find the best place for those areas, whether that's in England or Scotland (or indeed elsewhere in the UK or further afield).
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Hi deepthought

Reading several of your comments and I'd like to ask you some question.

I have been offered by Aberdeen for LLM International Commercial Law. It is my second LLM... the 1st I did it in my country (in Asia).

I'm OK with studying in Scotland. Even people in may country always think studying England is better.. (but just the name that "one of graduated man from England" is not only the good ground in my point of view). In fact, I prefer some course module and other specific subject taught in the University.

But problem is English. I'm not native english speaker and I would like to practice and use the English accent too.

Some said that I won't be able to study the good english speaking, if I take course in Scotland. I really wonder is it true?
Hi deepthought

Reading several of your comments and I'd like to ask you some question.

I have been offered by Aberdeen for LLM International Commercial Law. It is my second LLM... the 1st I did it in my country (in Asia).

I'm OK with studying in Scotland. Even people in may country always think studying England is better.. (but just the name that "one of graduated man from England" is not only the good ground in my point of view). In fact, I prefer some course module and other specific subject taught in the University.

But problem is English. I'm not native english speaker and I would like to practice and use the English accent too.

Some said that I won't be able to study the good english speaking, if I take course in Scotland. I really wonder is it true?
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pecuchet
If you want to learn English in Scotland, it won't be the best for your accent...
If you want to learn English in Scotland, it won't be the best for your accent...
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C.Miller
If you want to learn English in Scotland, it won't be the best for your accent...


Wow!

Just... wow.

In my office (distance learning at the School of Law at The University of Edinburgh), I'm sitting at my desk and thinking hard about that quote. I was born in Scotland, and work and live in the capital of Scotland, but... wow...

Opposite me is a French lawyer, and next to him is German qualified lawyer. There is often a Dutch legal researcher here too. In the room next door is a colleague and lecturer from South America, and the room up from there are two Canadians, two Americans (Philly and Texas) and a German... need I go on?

Highly regarded Universities attract the best legal minds from around the world, and that counts for postgraduate students and the academics. In the UK that's no different. To assume that you come to Scotland Unis and hear nothing but a Scottish accent is folly, just in the same way that in London Unis you hear more than a "london" accent (what ever that is oO).

And as is the case in large(r) countries, regional variations ensure that there is no such thing as a single accent. Sure there are similarities, therein lies "identity", but travel 40 miles west, south or north of Edinburgh and you'll hear a very different regional variation. Of course, if you visit universities in Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, St Andrews or Aberdeen on your travels, you'll find just the same thing, that their student and staff communities are all truly international in spirit.

The chances of you sounding like Sean Connery or Mel Gibson's awful Braveheart accent in a year on-campus are fairly slim, but if you at least leave Scotland able to pull off a weebit of the accent then I'm sure you'll have done yourself, and Scotland, proud.
<blockquote>If you want to learn English in Scotland, it won't be the best for your accent...</blockquote>

Wow!

Just... wow.

In my office (distance learning at the School of Law at The University of Edinburgh), I'm sitting at my desk and thinking hard about that quote. I was born in Scotland, and work and live in the capital of Scotland, but... wow...

Opposite me is a French lawyer, and next to him is German qualified lawyer. There is often a Dutch legal researcher here too. In the room next door is a colleague and lecturer from South America, and the room up from there are two Canadians, two Americans (Philly and Texas) and a German... need I go on?

Highly regarded Universities attract the best legal minds from around the world, and that counts for postgraduate students and the academics. In the UK that's no different. To assume that you come to Scotland Unis and hear nothing but a Scottish accent is folly, just in the same way that in London Unis you hear more than a "london" accent (what ever that is oO).

And as is the case in large(r) countries, regional variations ensure that there is no such thing as a single accent. Sure there are similarities, therein lies "identity", but travel 40 miles west, south or north of Edinburgh and you'll hear a very different regional variation. Of course, if you visit universities in Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, St Andrews or Aberdeen on your travels, you'll find just the same thing, that their student and staff communities are all truly international in spirit.

The chances of you sounding like Sean Connery or Mel Gibson's awful Braveheart accent in a year on-campus are fairly slim, but if you at least leave Scotland able to pull off a <i>wee</i>bit of the accent then I'm sure you'll have done yourself, and Scotland, proud.




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