(Original post by rachel1105)
hey all! I haven't gone through all the replies in this thread just yet so please excuse me if I repeat anything someone has already said or asked.
I'm an IB student in Florida and am absolutely determined to go to university in the UK and live there permanently afterwards (although it does seem quite a process to gain citizenship or a work/live visa). I fell in love with the nation when I was over there visiting family. My top choices of Universities are U. Glasgow(1), U.Manchester(2), U.Sussex, St.Andrew's, or Brunel. But I'm really open to considering any upstanding Universities. I haven't applied to any yet ( I'm only a sophomore) but I want to go ahead and start planning and saving $, I just want a clear idea of it all
. So, what I'm wondering is-
Which of the Universities (particularly the ones I've listed) has the best law program? Also, how is the whole degree classification set up over there?
How difficult is it to obtain a law degree and then practice law in the UK if I'm an American?
Would I be able to "minor" or "double major" in Russian along with law?(I've only just begun learning Russian in the past few months)
What is the general attitude of Universities towards the recommendation letters and extracurriculars , i.e does it influence your acceptance?
How is the whole acceptance bit worked out? Like, when do you know if you've been accepted or not and how much is it to apply?
What is the average living cost including tuition, food, spending $, and any other fees for attending University over there for all of the undergraduate years?
Is it likely that an extended visa or living permit would be granted to an undergraduate? If not, how can I work to meet the qualifications?
How hard is it for an American to "fit in" in the college life over there?
Even though I've looked up and researched all the Universities I've still got too many unanswered questions , hence the long post.
Sorry for all the questions