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    Would it be worth it as i am in my final year and i am on track to get a first so i was thinking of going to durham to do the LLM
    What are the chances of me getting in as a postgraduate
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    Guaranteed.

    LLM is a lot less competitive than LLB.
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    With a first LLB you will almost certainly get in, most law students after the LLB are looking to do the LPC or BPTC and so the demand on masters programs is not as harsh Good luck with your application
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    Also, if you want to become a solicitor by chance, you should look into integrated masters. A few unis offer the LPC with a LLM
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Guaranteed.

    LLM is a lot less competitive than LLB.
    ohh really i thought as it was durham university the demand would be very high
    Would the fact that i didnt go a RGU make a difference or would it not mean anything
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    With a first LLB you will almost certainly get in, most law students after the LLB are looking to do the LPC or BPTC and so the demand on masters programs is not as harsh Good luck with your application
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    Also, if you want to become a solicitor by chance, you should look into integrated masters. A few unis offer the LPC with a LLM
    ohhh really i though the demand wouldve been very high for the LLM espically at unis like durham and thankyou and yeah i have been looking at those sorts of courses however not many unis do them and thankyou
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    (Original post by josh450)
    ohhh really i though the demand wouldve been very high for the LLM espically at unis like durham and thankyou and yeah i have been looking at those sorts of courses however not many unis do them and thankyou
    It really depends what you aim to do with it - do you want to be a lawyer or go into academia, do you want to study a master's before becoming a lawyer, what is your main motivation for doing a master's degree? Also the main providers of the LPC such as Uni of Law, BPP, City uni pretty much all offer an integrated master's with the LPC and increasingly for the BPTC also so I'm not sure which unis you've looked at that don't offer that as an option?
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    you should be guranteed a place at durham for the LLM course
    Their isnt as a high demand for it as those who want to do the LLB at durham i dont think
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    (Original post by josh450)
    ohhh really i though the demand wouldve been very high for the LLM espically at unis like durham and thankyou and yeah i have been looking at those sorts of courses however not many unis do them and thankyou
    The university of law offers them, they are often looked down upon by people, but over 30 UK law firms do direct recruiting from there and also send their apprentices and what not to the uni of law, they also have campuses all over the country.
    Don't get me wrong, there is still a demand for LLM courses, but with people just wanting to get straight into a legal career the real demand is for the vocational training courses after you get the QLD. You should have no problem getting the masters program People with 2.2 and 2.1 degrees get onto masters courses, so with a first you are gonna be sailing into it
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    The university of law offers them, they are often looked down upon by people, but over 30 UK law firms do direct recruiting from there and also send their apprentices and what not to the uni of law, they also have campuses all over the country.
    Don't get me wrong, there is still a demand for LLM courses, but with people just wanting to get straight into a legal career the real demand is for the vocational training courses after you get the QLD. You should have no problem getting the masters program People with 2.2 and 2.1 degrees get onto masters courses, so with a first you are gonna be sailing into it
    Yeah, the LPC and the BPTC are a piece of piss to get on as well.

    While I agree the LLM isn't hugely competitive, I wouldn't downplay it to the extent that "those with 2:2s get on masters". They won't get on Durham's LLM and similar law schools' LLMs. Those with bare 2:1s from non-RGs (and indeed from RGs) are going to struggle to get an offer. You will need good references, a good score on a dissertation, and a good essay explaining why you should be given a place. But as OP is on for a first, this should not be an issue.

    As infairverona said, you do have to ask yourself what you want to do with your master's. If you want to take a "corrective" LLM, to overshadow a shoddy undergrad uni, then perhaps the LLM isn't going to be for you. Those who matter, i.e. law firms, might well give you a TC without the LLM -- perhaps you don't have anything to prove. You should only really take an LLM if you really want to study more law, or wish to learn about a highly specialised area of law.
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    It really depends what you aim to do with it - do you want to be a lawyer or go into academia, do you want to study a master's before becoming a lawyer, what is your main motivation for doing a master's degree? Also the main providers of the LPC such as Uni of Law, BPP, City uni pretty much all offer an integrated master's with the LPC and increasingly for the BPTC also so I'm not sure which unis you've looked at that don't offer that as an option?
    I would want to go on to becoming a lawyer and i havent looked at those unis but i will give them a good look at the courses they do offer i think ive just not been looking at the right unis
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    The university of law offers them, they are often looked down upon by people, but over 30 UK law firms do direct recruiting from there and also send their apprentices and what not to the uni of law, they also have campuses all over the country.
    Don't get me wrong, there is still a demand for LLM courses, but with people just wanting to get straight into a legal career the real demand is for the vocational training courses after you get the QLD. You should have no problem getting the masters program People with 2.2 and 2.1 degrees get onto masters courses, so with a first you are gonna be sailing into it
    ohhh i will look into the uni of law as i am not really familair with what they offer and yeah i see what you mean with it not being as in demand compared to TCs and yeah hopefully
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Yeah, the LPC and the BPTC are a piece of piss to get on as well.

    While I agree the LLM isn't hugely competitive, I wouldn't downplay it to the extent that "those with 2:2s get on masters". They won't get on Durham's LLM and similar law schools' LLMs. Those with bare 2:1s from non-RGs (and indeed from RGs) are going to struggle to get an offer. You will need good references, a good score on a dissertation, and a good essay explaining why you should be given a place. But as OP is on for a first, this should not be an issue.

    As infairverona said, you do have to ask yourself what you want to do with your master's. If you want to take a "corrective" LLM, to overshadow a shoddy undergrad uni, then perhaps the LLM isn't going to be for you. Those who matter, i.e. law firms, might well give you a TC without the LLM -- perhaps you don't have anything to prove. You should only really take an LLM if you really want to study more law, or wish to learn about a highly specialised area of law.
    I would wanting to become a lawyer and ohh i didnt mean my uni was shoddy its a top 20 university i just thought i would mention that it was a TGU its still a really good uni for law and i really would want to study the law more as you said and yeah i just initally though upon making this thread that the competition at durham would be very high as it is durham bur hopefully with my first it shouldnt be a problem if i was to go there
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