mxlibve
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#1
Hi all,

I received offers from Exeter (graduate LLB) and Bristol (MA Law). Both of them are qualifying law degrees, but I was wondering if anybody has some thoughts to share about these two programs, either from experience or knowledge, in order to help me come to a decision.

I am leaning towards the MA because I already have a BA, but I have not fully decided yet.

Thank you.
0
reply
harrysbar
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 week ago
#2
(Original post by mxlibve)
Hi all,

I received offers from Exeter (graduate LLB) and Bristol (MA Law). Both of them are qualifying law degrees, but I was wondering if anybody has some thoughts to share about these two programs, either from experience or knowledge, in order to help me come to a decision.

I am leaning towards the MA because I already have a BA, but I have not fully decided yet.

Thank you.
If you already have a BA the quickest way to qualify would be to do a GDL - if you want to work in Law
0
reply
mxlibve
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#3
(Original post by harrysbar)
If you already have a BA the quickest way to qualify would be to do a GDL - if you want to work in Law
Yes, it is the quickest way, but I am not concerned with time. I wanted a more in-depth education, which is why I chose not to apply to the GDL.
0
reply
harrysbar
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 week ago
#4
(Original post by mxlibve)
Yes, it is the quickest way, but I am not concerned with time. I wanted a more in-depth education, which is why I chose not to apply to the GDL.
Fair enough - hopefully Catherine1973 will be able to comment later on the accelerated LLB
0
reply
The University of Law Students
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 week ago
#5
(Original post by mxlibve)
Hi all,

I received offers from Exeter (graduate LLB) and Bristol (MA Law). Both of them are qualifying law degrees, but I was wondering if anybody has some thoughts to share about these two programs, either from experience or knowledge, in order to help me come to a decision.

I am leaning towards the MA because I already have a BA, but I have not fully decided yet.

Thank you.
Hi there,

My name's Alice and I'm one of the student reps from ULaw. I'm currently studying the MA Law at the Nottingham campus and thought I may chip in, if it is of any help to you!

The MA Law is great if you are looking to qualify in law in the same time frame as the GDL, but value the depth of your education. You will study everything on the GDL but have the opportunity to choose an area of law you are interested in to pursue in more depth through an independent legal research project. You are allocated a tutor who has professional experience in the area to guide you, but also have a lot of autonomy - something I am really pleased about!

I think the MA Law demonstrates a genuine interest and focus in your studies to potential employers, and gives you another string to your bow for interviews.

Let me know if there is anything else I can help with, or if you have any other questions regarding the MA Law.

Thanks!
Alice
0
reply
J Papi
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 week ago
#6
(Original post by The University of Law Students)
The MA Law is great if you are looking to qualify in law in the same time frame as the GDL, but value the depth of your education. You will study everything on the GDL but have the opportunity to choose an area of law you are interested in to pursue in more depth through an independent legal research project. You are allocated a tutor who has professional experience in the area to guide you, but also have a lot of autonomy - something I am really pleased about!

I think the MA Law demonstrates a genuine interest and focus in your studies to potential employers, and gives you another string to your bow for interviews.
No employer will care about the distinction between the GDL and the MA. The MA just exists to let you get the postgraduate funding. The candidate will still 'only' have done a legal conversion course instead of a full or accelerated undergraduate law degree.

The chances of the topic of your 'independent legal project' being brought up at interview are very, very low.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • The University of Law
    Solicitor Series: Assessing Trainee Skills – LPC, GDL and MA Law - Guildford campus Postgraduate
    Wed, 29 Jan '20
  • Nottingham Trent University
    Postgraduate Open Day Postgraduate
    Wed, 29 Jan '20
  • University of Groningen
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 31 Jan '20

What's stopping you doing a masters?

It's too expensive (57)
24.57%
My career doesn't need one (30)
12.93%
I'm sick of studying (46)
19.83%
I can't find a course I want to do (6)
2.59%
I don't know enough about them (16)
6.9%
Nothing, I'm going to do it! (77)
33.19%

Watched Threads

View All