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    How does SOAS compare to QMUL for Law? Also, how do SOAS and QMUL compare with Warwick and Manchester?
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    SOAS, in my opinion, is better than QMUL, but that depends on whether you want to study the modules offered at SOAS. They're great for some people and not so great for others. AS for Warwick and Manchester, they're near enough equal, and I have no idea how employers would pick them apart. They key thing is to look at SOAS and see if you REALLY want to do their different course or if you'd just be doing it to try and look different, which is not a good reason.
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    (Original post by Lewisy-boy)
    SOAS, in my opinion, is better than QMUL, but that depends on whether you want to study the modules offered at SOAS. They're great for some people and not so great for others. AS for Warwick and Manchester, they're near enough equal, and I have no idea how employers would pick them apart. They key thing is to look at SOAS and see if you REALLY want to do their different course or if you'd just be doing it to try and look different, which is not a good reason.
    For the second question, I think the OP is looking for a comparison between SOAS-QMUL and Warwick-Manchester...
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    Nah, he seems to want a four way comparison.
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    (Original post by jeffreyweingard)
    For the second question, I think the OP is looking for a comparison between SOAS-QMUL and Warwick-Manchester...
    Yes, I am interested in this too :p:
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    To point out the obvious...QMUL and SOAS are in London, which is very different to Manchester or Warwick. So your decision should also depend on the experience you are looking for from university life.
    Admittedly SOAS is in a better area that QMUL, but the options available at SOAS are very different from anything you would study at QMUL, Manchester and Warwick, which is why I would rule out SOAS from the outset.
    Have you gone on any open days? I think that is the best way to know if you get that feeling of satisfaction when you are at the university.
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    (Original post by someone_somewhere)
    To point out the obvious...QMUL and SOAS are in London, which is very different to Manchester or Warwick. So your decision should also depend on the experience you are looking for from university life.
    Admittedly SOAS is in a better area that QMUL, but the options available at SOAS are very different from anything you would study at QMUL, Manchester and Warwick, which is why I would rule out SOAS from the outset.
    Have you gone on any open days? I think that is the best way to know if you get that feeling of satisfaction when you are at the university.
    I want to know how employers think of these unis. I already know that the experience will be very different at each of these unis.

    By the way, as you have mentioned SOAS offers a "different" course. Will this have a positive or negative effect when you apply for TCs?
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    Employers will think of them pretty much equally = they're all good unis, so provided you do well you'll be fine.

    As for the course, it again shouldn't make much difference. For the zillionth time, take note: THE UNI YOU GO TO IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT A FACTOR AS PEOPLE THINK.
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    Well I'm considering going to QMUL for the Senior Status Law degree. It is a very good Law school and with entry requirements of ABB it will be taking on good students too.
    As stated above I think the result of your degree is much more important. A first is a first at the end of the day (please can no one see this as an invitation to argue the whole Oxbridge vs other unis debate)
    I personally cannot see how SOAS would not put you at a disadvantage. The specialist options may even advantage you if you wanted to work overseas or work for a specialist firm. Just make sure the options available are ones that you would be interested in studying.
    You can see them here:
    http://www.soas.ac.uk/studying/cours...ourseinfoid=79
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    Your post contradicts re: SOAS ... you say it will be a problem, then that it could be an advantage!
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    Have you actually looked at the different modules offered by SOAS. To me, they look utterly dreadful but some people might love them.

    I would put Warwick and Manchester in a class above SOAS/QMUL but as long as you get a decent class of degree then going to any of them will be good. The name of the uni will help you get your foot in the door but if the rest of your application isn't up to scratch then you'll have that door slammed in your face.
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    Well here are the modules, if you want to check out what people mean by SOAS being a little "different" (advantageous or not)

    Study Programme
    The LLB is a single-subject three-year law degree, which is of particular interest to those wishing to practice law within a common law jurisdiction.

    It is recognised by the Law Society and the Council for Legal Education for the purpose of the completion of the academic stage of legal training, provided that students intending to qualify for a solicitor or barrister have taken the seven ‘core’ English law subjects:

    · Introduction to European Law
    · Criminal Law
    · Obligations I
    · Obligations II
    · Public Law
    · Property Law
    · Equity

    In addition an LLB student has the opportunity to select 5 courses from a wide range of regional, comparative and international law courses that particularly reflect the department’s interests. Students are expected to take four course units per year making a total of 12 over the three years of the degree.

    Optional Units
    Chinese Law
    Comparative Commercial Law (Year 2 with permission)
    Ethnic Minorities and the Law
    Family Law
    Human Rights (Year 2 with permission)
    Islamic Law
    Law and Society in Africa
    Law and Society in South Asia
    Property Law (compulsory and core-exemption)
    Public International Law
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    i was under the impression that 'normal' options were available aswell! seems not.
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    SOAS offers really strange modules, but as a law school it is in my opinion equal to KCL/UCL. QMUL is more of mid-range law school. When people talk of the top law schools in the uk, for example in the Sutton Trust report, SOAS is usually one of those. QMUL would never really be considered a top law school.

    Warwick and Manchester are definitely a lot more respected than QMUL, but they are probably pretty much equal to SOAS.
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    The opinions available on TSR certainly are varied: I have read posts supporting or skewering virtually every school other than the illustrious Oxbridge and UCL.

    After quite a bit of research I accepted my offer for the senior LLB at QMUL. I am amazed at how many varied opinions there are on this school, among others, and find it confusing reading the many opinions. All I can say is I hope I've done the right thing in choosing this school.

    Any more positive thoughts or comparisons?
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    in the end its really what you can do with yourself, it doesnt really matter whether you come from QMUL, Oxford, or london met after you've built you're reputation. i personally know a very successful lawyer myself from QMUL. as far as SOAS law, its really quite different from other law schools because of the unique dimension it has concerning asian and african law. i think if you are into this sort of thing (working in the developing world and international ngos) it offers a very valuable degree. but if you want to work in a european law firm then maybe someone else can shed more light on which the better option is
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    (Original post by Lewisy-boy)
    Your post contradicts re: SOAS ... you say it will be a problem, then that it could be an advantage!
    Who? Me?
    I don't think SOAS would be a problem. I don't recall saying that. In fact I think it would only be a problem if you didn't like the options available.
    However, I feel that such options could be an advantage to some people who may want to work in specialist fields.

    Hey KathyCakes...I am planning to applying to QMUL Senior Status. I'll PM you.
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    "I personally cannot see how SOAS would not put you at a disadvantage" - remove the double negative and it says:

    "i personally see how SOAS would put you at a disadvantage", which is what you really said! then you went on to say how it was good .
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    (Original post by Lewisy-boy)
    "I personally cannot see how SOAS would not put you at a disadvantage" - remove the double negative and it says:

    "i personally see how SOAS would put you at a disadvantage", which is what you really said! then you went on to say how it was good .
    I stand corrected...Sorry!
    I was meant to say " I personally cannot see how SOAS would put you at a disadvantage..."
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    lol np, simple typo! as for getting a job from SOAS I see peple talking about working for ngos as the obvious choice (which it probably is), but I really don't see why it would be a problem for City law if you still wanted to! After all, people doing the GDL are fine and they only do the 7, and I'm under no obligation at all to take anthing, could take a lolad of ethics and not company law!
 
 
 

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