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York or Southampton for Law?

Hi, I recently received an offer to study Law from York and also Southampton, both conditional on AAA. Neither were my first choice (which I was rejected from) so I don't know as much about them. I'm looking for some advice on whether York or Southampton is better for Law and student support?

Thanks :smile:
Look on YouTube for campus tour films. What size / sort of Uni will suit you best.
Look at the course content for each one carefully on each Uni website - the courses will not be identical.
What practical experience do you get - are there are work placements - and what facilities does each Law School have that sets it apart? Finally, think about the reality of living on each place - and how much its going to cost you.
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I'd rather study Law at Birmingham which tends to require grades inbetween those two.
Original post by Picnicl
I'd rather study Law at Birmingham which tends to require grades inbetween those two.

Well that's not an option for OP right now, is it?

OP, I can't speak for Southampton, but I know a couple people that are faring quite well at York for Law at the moment. Though they always complain about coursework and such, it seems like they enjoy their course more generally, and they're quite active when it comes to careers opportunities (met a few York students at an insight event with Linklaters).
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Original post by fmunoz
Hi, I recently received an offer to study Law from York and also Southampton, both conditional on AAA. Neither were my first choice (which I was rejected from) so I don't know as much about them. I'm looking for some advice on whether York or Southampton is better for Law and student support?
Thanks :smile:

You should be aware that the University of York teaching style is very different to what most universities use when teaching law. They use something called PBL (problem-based learning). I would do some more research into PBL at York before making your decision to see whether this is a learning style that's well suited to you or one that interests you. I'm currently part of an access programme at York and from what current students have told me, it seems like quite an interesting way to learn law as you'll take a more hands-on approach when learning. In terms of league tables, generally York is ranked above Southampton for law.

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