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    Hi there!!!

    Basically, I'm in the process of choosing a degree for 2019 study, as I want to know exactly what I'm studying when it comes to applying.

    I really want to study law, so it's a definite, but I'm also interested in studying Italian, and I have started the basics! I want to become a barrister so law is a definite.

    Anyway, is law with italian hard for someone who may not be fluent in it by next year? I can't risk any grades being bad!!! (by this I mean i don't want to get bad results on my Italian part of the degree which would bring my law result down)

    Thanks guys x
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    (Original post by -Francesca-)
    Hi there!!!

    Basically, I'm in the process of choosing a degree for 2019 study, as I want to know exactly what I'm studying when it comes to applying.

    I really want to study law, so it's a definite, but I'm also interested in studying Italian, and I have started the basics! I want to become a barrister so law is a definite.

    Anyway, is law with italian hard for someone who may nit be fluent in it by nect year? I can't risk any grades being bad!!!

    Thanks guys x
    Dont quite understand your last bit about grades. You should know yourself what your competencies and A levels are?

    If you are going to do Law and Italian, be sure you know how much Italian you want to do, from a joint, to major minor down to with, which caries from 50% down to 20%. Look at the course structure an it will show you how many modules. It would be ironic to sacrifice your degree due to the Italian.
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    Dont quite understand your last bit about grades. You should know yourself what your competencies and A levels are?

    If you are going to do Law and Italian, be sure you know how much Italian you want to do, from a joint, to major minor down to with, which caries from 50% down to 20%. Look at the course structure an it will show you how many modules. It would be ironic to sacrifice your degree due to the Italian.
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    Dont quite understand your last bit about grades. You should know yourself what your competencies and A levels are?

    If you are going to do Law and Italian, be sure you know how much Italian you want to do, from a joint, to major minor down to with, which caries from 50% down to 20%. Look at the course structure an it will show you how many modules. It would be ironic to sacrifice your degree due to the Italian.
    The but I meant about grades was in the degree, I don't want to get a result in Italian which would bring down my law result.

    Thank you for your answer!!!!
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    (Original post by -Francesca-)
    The but I meant about grades was in the degree, I don't want to get a result in Italian which would bring down my law result.

    Thank you for your answer!!!!
    You need to look at the pros and cons of sacrificing some of your degree for Italian modules and doing fewer Law ones.

    Look at your unis options and see what you might be missing as there could be some interesting and useful modules that are no longer available to you, the knowledge of which could prove useful in the future. You need to get into the very best uni you can.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You need to look at the pros and cons of sacrificing some of your degree for Italian modules and doing fewer Law ones.

    Look at your unis options and see what you might be missing as there could be some interesting and useful modules that are no longer available to you, the knowledge of which could prove useful in the future. You need to get into the very best uni you can.
    That's actually a very good point!!! I never thought of that! That's defo made me want to pick just law now!!! Thanks for your help! x
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    (Original post by -Francesca-)
    That's actually a very good point!!! I never thought of that! That's defo made me want to pick just law now!!! Thanks for your help! x
    What tends to happen is everyones Law degree is roughly the same for two years and then you get to do a years worth of options.
    Depending how much Italian you did, then you might be limited to 0-2 options compared to 4-6. Check up the courses and see what it is you miss.


    The reasons for doing Italian is because you are excellent at it, need a break or would get very high marks or you would find it highly useful. You need to do your research into areas and modules as they may have advocacy opportunities, tribunals or things like Human rights which people tend to get excited about.

    Just do the research, then you can make an informed choice.
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    A lot of universities give students the chance to learn a new language or increase existing skills alongside their main degree. This might be a good solution as you could give priority to your law degree. eg York:

    https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/
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    A lot of universities give students the chance to learn a new language or increase existing skills alongside their main degree. This might be a good solution as you could give priority to your law degree. eg York:

    https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/
    Thanks!!!! I'll take a look x
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    (Original post by marple)
    A lot of universities give students the chance to learn a new language or increase existing skills alongside their main degree. This might be a good solution as you could give priority to your law degree. eg York:

    https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/
    Do you know if Bristol offer this? I can't seem to find it on their website x
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    (Original post by -Francesca-)
    Do you know if Bristol offer this? I can't seem to find it on their website x
    Ignore. Made a mistake.

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