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    Hello all.

    I have been really confused since quite a days. I'm going to study Law LLB (undergrad). I always had a strong passion for International Relations. I have a option of studying 'Law with International Relations' at University of Central Lancashire. On other hand I also have a offer for studying 'Law with Business' at Nottingham Trent university. I am tempted towards studying Law with Business as it would help me greatly in corporate sector. However I have a real passion for International Relations. I'm so confused and literally depressed lol. I want to ask 2 questions -

    1) Could I do masters in International Relations once I study Law with International Relations (LLB)?

    2) If I go on with Law with Business , could I do a MBA after completing Law with Business?

    I'm sorry if I have been asking silly questions but I really am very confused.
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    Either option is fine. You could take a masters or MBA afterwards. However, neither will be necessary for the career, only for your personal desire to study the subject.


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    Either option is fine. You could take a masters or MBA afterwards. However, neither will be necessary for the career, only for your personal desire to study the subject.


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    This. It's not that the choice literally has no bearing, since learning two different things is exactly like that: you'll learn two different things. The way you apply what you've learned in your career will differ accordingly. However, if corporate is what you see yourself ultimately getting into, then just go with what you want. Or neither, even.
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    Thankyou so much. Well I love IR so I may opt for Law with International Relations. I'm just worried about job prospects. However if I study masters and even doctorate after Law with International Relations, I wouldn't have much job issues. The only thing I wanted to know is that whether I could study masters in IR after undergrad LLB or not
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    (Original post by Ibii97)
    Thankyou so much. Well I love IR so I may opt for Law with International Relations. I'm just worried about job prospects. However if I study masters and even doctorate after Law with International Relations, I wouldn't have much job issues. The only thing I wanted to know is that whether I could study masters in IR after undergrad LLB or not
    That might be the case outside of the UK or in some other career paths, but for law you won't need a masters, MBA or doctorate. Some lawyers study these later on in their career in their specialist area. But it's unlikely that they will improve your job prospects at the entry level for the vast majority of legal careers.


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    Thanks for your reply. My passion has always been International relations. I feel Law with International Relations would be ideal for me. I just wanted to know whether I would be 'eligible' to do masters in International Relations or not?
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    (Original post by Ibii97)
    Thanks for your reply. My passion has always been International relations. I feel Law with International Relations would be ideal for me. I just wanted to know whether I would be 'eligible' to do masters in International Relations or not?
    You should be eligible if you have the money to pay the course fees and have studied a suitable degree like law. But you should really look at some masters courses now and see if there are any other eligibility criteria. I doubt few people on here would be able to give you a 100% accurate view on this topic. You might want to post in one of the academic subject forums instead as this is focused on careers.


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    Mi pick would be taking a law degree. Take an mba after. For you to be sure what steps to make, Inquire to the unis that offers the degree you're interested to. Best of luck
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Either option is fine. You could take a masters or MBA afterwards. However, neither will be necessary for the career, only for your personal desire to study the subject.


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    Just to clarify, a worthwhile MBA usually requires 3-5 years (or more) of work experience. So OP wouldn't be able to do one directly afterwards.

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    What about studying masters in international relations just in case ?
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    (Original post by Ibii97)
    What about studying masters in international relations just in case ?
    In case of what?


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    OP do you want to be a lawyer or not? If the answer is yes you'll probably be so busy jumping through the hoops that requires that you won't have time to think about a masters degree for several years, if at all. You can have a look at websites of some potential masters courses you might be interested in and see what their pre-requisites are, but that's several years away. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    OP do you want to be a lawyer or not? If the answer is yes you'll probably be so busy jumping through the hoops that requires that you won't have time to think about a masters degree for several years, if at all. You can have a look at websites of some potential masters courses you might be interested in and see what their pre-requisites are, but that's several years away. Good luck!
    Hahaha that is the truth, and a lesson on taking it one step at a time.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    In case of what?


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    For my interest in IR :P
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    OP do you want to be a lawyer or not? If the answer is yes you'll probably be so busy jumping through the hoops that requires that you won't have time to think about a masters degree for several years, if at all. You can have a look at websites of some potential masters courses you might be interested in and see what their pre-requisites are, but that's several years away. Good luck!
    Oh thankyou I'm just too confused whether to go for Law with Business or Law with International Relations. :/
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    yes and yes as long as you have the money.

    Although you like the international relations i would do soem research into what careeers that would lead to. Identify the people who do the job you want amd how they got there. O doubt the international relations aspect of any qyalifications they have was significant.

    I dont think it makes much difference, do the one you enjoy and get good grades. Most lawyers are standard law or non law + GDL, then LPC. Omternational lawuers tend to be good at law first and foremost. If you wnat to be international relations then go and join the FCO.
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    (Original post by Ibii97)
    Oh thankyou I'm just too confused whether to go for Law with Business or Law with International Relations. :/
    At the stage you're at, it probably makes very little, if any, difference. Go with the course that you'll find more interesting, which sounds like law with international relations.

    If you do end up in corporate law, you will learn everything you need to know through your training. You won't need to have covered any of it during your undergrad course.

    So, do you want to be a lawyer or would you rather work somewhere like the FCO?
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    (Original post by Ibii97)
    For my interest in IR :P
    If you are looking at this purely for your own intellectual interest, then yes, go for it. There is no real reason to do it otherwise.


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