Which of the two are the best when it comes to studying Law?
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Durham vs. Bristol for Law? watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-10-2016 18:31
- PS Reviewer
- 30-10-2016 04:55
Don't know about Durham, but my girlfriend went to Bristol for Law and she thought the programme was very average. The professors were hit and miss, some were very good and others were reading stuff out off presentation slides. Tutorials were sometimes good and sometimes bad. She felt a lot of tutors had given up because not many students came in prepared. She found it to be a mixed bag overall. At the end of it, she came out with a mid-tier 2:1 with last minute preparation and studying during Easter after ignoring the course all year long.
You have to be personally motivated to excel in the course. If you are so, there is a strong foundation to support you. The university is beautiful, the town is lovely, the resources (re library) are great, the extracurriculars are insane. If you are into jazz or musical theatre or any kind of performing arts, Bristol can really help you blossom with its opportunities.Last edited by arrowhead; 30-10-2016 at 04:57.
- 30-10-2016 05:12
Durham is better. Not only does Durham send a greater proportion of its law students to top London law firms (http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/med...university.pdf), but it also has a higher average graduate salary and a higher student satisfaction. Durham is also (depending on preference) a much nicer place to study, very scenic with a lot of foliage, and only in 2008 did they open a brand new law building which was voted the best in Europe. However, Bristol's law building is more historic, and is probably better looking than Durham's.
Durham is better for graduate prospects and prestige, but that's not to say that Bristol is bad by any means. Bristol is probably the best after Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Durham. Also remember that Durham wants A*AA and Bristol wants AAA.
Another thing: Bear in mind that in Durham, there's a chance you could be forced to share a room, and you will be expected to move out of your college in the second year.