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    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    (Original post by HK786)
    I need to decide between these two courses by the end of the day. I am equally interested in both of the degrees and like both the Uni's. What it comes down to is the reputation of the two courses in the eyes of employers. Which one of these degrees would be the better option and is a more respectable and employable degree.


    I got ABB in my A-levels


    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    What 'employers' are you targeting after university? I.E. you want to be a lawyer or...?
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    (Original post by i-love-coffee)
    What 'employers' are you targeting after university? I.E. you want to be a lawyer or...?
    Yup, employers in the Law sector mainly. But you never know and I want to appeal to employers in other sectors to if I find I dont want to go into law (highly unlikely).
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    History at Queen Mary for sure, but it depends on if you want to persue an LLB in the future, if so I've heard Queen Mary have a great Law Programme so maybe you could do a year of History and switch onto law, or ask if there's any spaces available for Law at the moment
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    (Original post by fayhus)
    History at Queen Mary for sure, but it depends on if you want to persue an LLB in the future, if so I've heard Queen Mary have a great Law Programme so maybe you could do a year of History and switch onto law, or ask if there's any spaces available for Law at the moment
    I definatly want to do Law in the future. Should I still pick History? Would it not be faster and cheaper to do law at city?
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    (Original post by HK786)
    I definatly want to do Law in the future. Should I still pick History? Would it not be faster and cheaper to do law at city?
    Have you considered Birkbeck or SOAS? They are both Universities of London and still have vacancies left for their Law LLB. I visited both unis and honestly, I felt in love with Birkbeck! Also, you have to opportunity to share some lectures with Law students from LSE,KCL, QMUL and UCL. However, I have to say that Birkbeck isn't the best university for everyone, as many people are put off by the fact that the lectures are mainly on the evening and that the student population is among the oldest in the UK. But honestly, give those two a try, as they are on par with City.
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    (Original post by HK786)
    Yup, employers in the Law sector mainly. But you never know and I want to appeal to employers in other sectors to if I find I dont want to go into law (highly unlikely).
    This may help you. . .

    http://d1d1tdqerevjwu.cloudfront.net...university.pdf
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    (Original post by HK786)
    I definatly want to do Law in the future. Should I still pick History? Would it not be faster and cheaper to do law at city?
    It would be cheaper, but I guess you have to also think about what you're going to be putting on your CV in the future, and since QMU is a Russell Group/ a good university in general future employers will see that. Best of luck, and I hope to study at QMU or KCL next year for law too
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    I'd probably go with History at QMUL if you're intending to go into a legal career. Some of the pros and cons I can think of at the top of my head:


    History at QMUL

    - Russel Group Uni and most recently ranked top Russel Group uni in London (though not specifically in History)

    - Even though you may be doing history at QM, their Law department is well respected by employers and it may look better on your CV than if you were to study Law at City.

    - I've seen a few people who have studied History that have got into City law firms, so don't feel that you're particularly at a disadvantage by studying History as compared to those who have studies Law. Though law would be preferable

    - is ranked 28th in the CUG and 38th in the Guardian League tables for History

    - More more expensive and longer (by a year) to qualify as a solicitor than a straight Law degree as you'll have to do the CPE/GDL before you cna progress onto the LPC.


    Law at City

    - Will be cheaper and quicker entry into Law as this is a qualifying law degree (QLD) and so enabling you to go straight into the Legal Practice Course (LPC) after graduating.

    - Gives you a good understanding of the law, legal theory and how it works at an earlier stage.

    - Ranked 62nd in the Guardian and 48th in the CUG, so quite poor (though I remember them being ranked much higher when I started uni in 2010 :| ).


    Those are just some of the things you may wish to consider when making a decision and what I can think of from the top of my head. I knew a person at QMUL who changed from Geography to History and he said he enjoyed History (though this was when he was at the beginning of his second year - he should have graduated this summer). As a uni, QM is a great uni and I would recommend studying there. I cannot comment on the History department, but their Law department is excellent and I'm glad that I chose to study at QM. I just graduated in Law from QMUL last month. Would definitely recommend, even though I may sound biased

    That's just my opinion, and i'd advise you to do some research into both unis and courses and choose one that meets your needs and one that you think you will feel most comfortable with.

    Good luck and let us know what you chosoe in the end. If you've any questions about QM, PM me and I'll get back to you asap.
 
 
 
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