Hard time choosing unis to apply to for an LLB

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Hello! Well, I'm Greek and have completed a foundation course on law, and as a non English person im really clueless in regard to which unis and cities are a better fit. My college tutors and googling have helped me narrow my choices for an LLB down to Newcastle, Leeds, York and Salford. To be frank, I just want a well-established and well-connected university, and a city with high chances of employement since I need to work alongside my studies. Any suggestions, pointers and/or comments from personal experiences would be much appreciated!
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Thank you so much! I will check Exeter and Manchester out, but as for Bristol it's probably out of reach for me.
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Hello! Well, I'm Greek and have completed a foundation course on law, and as a non English person im really clueless in regard to which unis and cities are a better fit. My college tutors and googling have helped me narrow my choices for an LLB down to Newcastle, Leeds, York and Salford. To be frank, I just want a well-established and well-connected university, and a city with high chances of employement since I need to work alongside my studies. Any suggestions, pointers and/or comments from personal experiences would be much appreciated!
The best universities for law re City employment prospects are usually: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, KCL, QMUL, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick. To which there are exceptions.

If you are thinking of qualifying as a lawyer in the UK, law degrees were never really more attractive than non law degrees to law firms, but it also looks like in the future (2020+), there will be no GDL/LPC, and therefore no law degree GDL exception. All students will be in a similar boat. As demand for law degrees is so high, I would recommend you apply for a subject with lower entry requirements if necessary so you can get into the best university possible (law firms do target certain universities, especially those listed above).

Economic History or IR at LSE will usually open up many more doors than Law at Manchester or KCL.
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The best universities for law re City employment prospects are usually: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, KCL, QMUL, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick. To which there are exceptions.

If you are thinking of qualifying as a lawyer in the UK, law degrees were never really more attractive than non law degrees to law firms, but it also looks like in the future (2020+), there will be no GDL/LPC, and therefore no law degree GDL exception. All students will be in a similar boat. As demand for law degrees is so high, I would recommend you apply for a subject with lower entry requirements if necessary so you can get into the best university possible (law firms do target certain universities, especially those listed above).

Economic History or IR at LSE will usually open up many more doors than Law at Manchester or KCL.
Thank you!! However, i'd much rather study law than another subject and then convert to law in a year.
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The best universities for law re City employment prospects are usually: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, KCL, QMUL, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick. To which there are exceptions.

If you are thinking of qualifying as a lawyer in the UK, law degrees were never really more attractive than non law degrees to law firms, but it also looks like in the future (2020+), there will be no GDL/LPC, and therefore no law degree GDL exception. All students will be in a similar boat. As demand for law degrees is so high, I would recommend you apply for a subject with lower entry requirements if necessary so you can get into the best university possible (law firms do target certain universities, especially those listed above).

Economic History or IR at LSE will usually open up many more doors than Law at Manchester or KCL.
The subtle KCL shots :awesome:
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The subtle KCL shots :awesome:
Wasn't quite intentional! KCL is good. It's just that LSE opens a lot of doors across the city; bigger brand, better international weight, gold standard for anything finance.
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