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    Okay all my offers have gotten back to me and I'm stuck between Bristol, Durham and Edinburgh. I'm an international so I'm trying to discard preference between England and Scotland as its not as if I'm attached to one or the other.
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    Bit confused why an international student would want to study law in the UK, but presumably English law is going to be more useful than Scottish law (which is taught at Edinburgh).
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    Okay all my offers have gotten back to me and I'm stuck between Bristol, Durham and Edinburgh. I'm an international so I'm trying to discard preference between England and Scotland as its not as if I'm attached to one or the other.
    Durham is easily the best choice. Good luck

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    As you're an international student, international reputation is the most relevant to you. Quite simply, Edinburgh has a significantly better international reputation overall and for law. It's 21st overall and 27th for law in the qs rankings, compared to Durham(41 for law) and Bristol(49). Edinburgh was also ranked 7th in Europe(6th in the UK) overall in the Times ranking recently.
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    Okay all my offers have gotten back to me and I'm stuck between Bristol, Durham and Edinburgh. I'm an international so I'm trying to discard preference between England and Scotland as its not as if I'm attached to one or the other.
    I think Durham would be a better choice. Since I presume that you are Canadian, I heard about people graduating with Scots law having difficulties applying for NCA when they go back. If that applies to you, then I wouldn't suggest going that route. However, if you do plan to stay in Scotland, then Edinburgh would be an excellent choice for you.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Bit confused why an international student would want to study law in the UK, but presumably English law is going to be more useful than Scottish law (which is taught at Edinburgh).
    Are you joking? Why do you comment on these threads if you're so absolutely clueless?
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    Are you joking? Why do you comment on these threads if you're so absolutely clueless?
    Please explain to me how a Scots law degree is going to be useful to someone living and working outside the UK?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Please explain to me how a Scots law degree is going to be useful to someone living and working outside the UK?
    Okay for the record the plan is to work in the UK
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    Okay for the record the plan is to work in the UK
    Isn't it quite difficult for international students to get visas to stay in the UK after they graduate?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Isn't it quite difficult for international students to get visas to stay in the UK after they graduate?
    EU passport but June 23rd might change things
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    (Original post by SebastianCanuck)
    EU passport but June 23rd might change things
    Right, in which case you're an EU student not an international student.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Please explain to me how a Scots law degree is going to be useful to someone living and working outside the UK?
    No, you said you cannot understand why an international student would want to study law in the UK. It's a ridiculously naive thing to say.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Right, in which case you're an EU student not an international student.
    Fee status is international making me an international student domicile is Canada, EU passport because Dad's polish
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    OP: If you want people to help you make these decisions then it is important you give all the relevant information in your first post. Where in the UK do you want to live/work after university? There's little point doing Scots law if you want to work in England.

    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    No, you said you cannot understand why an international student would want to study law in the UK. It's a ridiculously naive thing to say.
    I suggest you go back and read my whole post. I clearly said studying law in England was going to be more useful to an international student than Scotland. Instead of criticising people's answers, why don't you offer some advice yourself?
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    There's actually quite a number of English students who choose to study at Scottish universities like Edinburgh and Glasgow, because of their reputation. It's pretty easy to do a conversion course to do English law.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I suggest you go back and read my whole post. I clearly said studying law in England was going to be more useful to an international student than Scotland. Instead of criticising people's answers, why don't you offer some advice yourself?
    Your Scots Law advice was correct. But that info is little use to OP if you create the unreasonable impression that there is no sense in an international student studying law in the UK.
 
 
 
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