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    Hi, I really want to study Law but due to certain circumstances, online distance courses are my best option. I studied Law at A Level and really enjoyed it and now I'm just wondering which Online university degree is going to be better. I know with the Open University you can apply no matter what your past education which is something that I liked. However there are mixed reviews about how highly the degrees are respected by Employers. With the University of Essex Online there are two way of applying; the academic route and the open route. I have what is needed to apply academically so I was wondering whether this then reflected any differently on the degree itself.
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    Is Law something you want to go into after? I don't think it would be worth it if this is the case...
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    (Original post by Hanya Pouncey)
    Is Law something you want to go into after? I don't think it would be worth it if this is the case...
    Both courses are accredited and count as the academic part of the process to become a law professional. So I wouldn't say it wouldn't be worth it.
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    I can't answer your question but I will just say the OU is very well regarded by employers. Good luck whatever you end up doing!
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    (Original post by isabellerebbeca)
    Both courses are accredited and count as the academic part of the process to become a law professional. So I wouldn't say it wouldn't be worth it.
    Yeah they are. Unfortunately Law is still incredibly elitist. I go to a Russell Group and I am aware of how hard it'll be compared to others just because of the name of my University, so I can't imagine what it's like for non-russell groups. I don't even see them at law firm open days/events I've been to.

    If you do decide to go through with it, I hope it takes you where you want to be just make sure to have a crap load of work experience etc.
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    (Original post by isabellerebbeca)
    Hi, I really want to study Law but due to certain circumstances, online distance courses are my best option. I studied Law at A Level and really enjoyed it and now I'm just wondering which Online university degree is going to be better. I know with the Open University you can apply no matter what your past education which is something that I liked. However there are mixed reviews about how highly the degrees are respected by Employers. With the University of Essex Online there are two way of applying; the academic route and the open route. I have what is needed to apply academically so I was wondering whether this then reflected any differently on the degree itself.
    Thanks
    Hi,
    I am a current law student at Essex, however I am not sure how does this really works, but what I would say is that as far as both ways are recognised from the government as a law degree, then choose either the open route or the academic one and go for it. I would reckon to try and contact the law department of the university so you can get a professional reply
    https://www.essex.ac.uk/law/contact/...l-enquiry.aspx or simply have a look at their webpage and call them

    Hope that helps!
    ^andriana
 
 
 
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