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does where I study my undergraduate degree (law) matter if I'm planning on doing a postgraduate in a prestigious uni?
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does where I study my undergraduate degree (law) matter if I'm planning on doing a postgraduate in a prestigious uni?
Short answer: No.
As long as you achieve the required grades and meet the 'criteria' of what they look for in a candidate then you're good to go. (I'm not doing law; this is a general answer)
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does where I study my undergraduate degree (law) matter if I'm planning on doing a postgraduate in a prestigious uni?
What exactly are you asking?

Are you asking if the postgrad uni will accept you, if you want to a not as good one for undergrad

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Are you asking if having a good postgrad will mitigate crap undergrad when job seeking?
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You'll be fine.

I'm not sure about law in particular, but it's worth keeping postgrad options in mind when choosing your modules, in terms of what direction you want to go in. (lets you show strong background knowledge, etc.)
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What exactly are you asking?

Are you asking if the postgrad uni will accept you, if you want to a not as good one for undergrad

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Are you asking if having a good postgrad will mitigate crap undergrad when job seeking?
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What's the problem with your undergrad uni? Are you doing your undergrad at the moment?
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What's the problem with your undergrad uni? Are you doing your undergrad at the moment?
no, i have to make a decision of which uni to firm, i have gotten offers from some good unis however because im an international student the fees are through the roof. the uni im thinking of firming now is alright however i saw some people saying employability is hard if you haven't attended a higher-ranked uni
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Personally, I think it depends on the margins. If you are talking about law at Middlesex and then LLM at Oxford - chances are that people will only care that you were up for your Postgrad. If you are talking Surrey and then Kings - not so much.

It also depends where you're intending to work (country) and if you're intending to practise.
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no, i have to make a decision of which uni to firm, i have gotten offers from some good unis however because im an international student the fees are through the roof. the uni im thinking of firming now is alright however i saw some people saying employability is hard if you haven't attended a higher-ranked uni
Oh, I see. What universities are they and what are the fees? You'll have to take living costs into account as well. Are you wanting to do a master's in the UK and then practice Law in the UK too?
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Oh, I see. What universities are they and what are the fees? You'll have to take living costs into account as well. Are you wanting to do a master's in the UK and then practice Law in the UK too?
Nottingham Trent which is like 15500, and about 21700 with accommodation fees, that's the "cheapest" it could get. I've applied 4 a scholarship so really hoping id get it.
I'm not sure about where id like to do my masters or work but most likely the UK
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Nottingham Trent which is like 15500, and about 21700 with accommodation fees, that's the "cheapest" it could get. I've applied 4 a scholarship so really hoping id get it.
I'm not sure about where id like to do my masters or work but most likely the UK
Fingers crossed regarding the scholarships! :fluffy:
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does where I study my undergraduate degree (law) matter if I'm planning on doing a postgraduate in a prestigious uni?
You never know what judgements employers might make in the future, so on the precautionary principle, why risk it and go for lower than you can achieve? Law is a career that pays on the basis of success later on, but early on in a career academic excellence is all you've got going for you. A strong undergrad + strong postgrad is nearly always going to be viewed as stronger than weak undergrad + strong postgrad cp.
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