Admission query for BCL and MJur (Oxford)! Kindly Assist!


ArnabG
I am in last year of my law college and I am very much interested in pursing BCL from Oxford. But, I was recently informed that Oxford does only consider your academics and publications and not other experiences and extra curricular activities i.e. internships and moot courts etc. My problem is that I have a strong CV with 7-8 internships and moots and seminars and diplomas. But at the same time my academics are not that appealing.Though, I am in first class group but i am slightly above average in my college basically due to lot of my other activities. Now if they are not even going to consider my strong points then I think my admission chances would be very bleak. Please enlighten me on this because I am a novice and practically embarking on something of which I know nothing.
Thanks in advance.
I am in last year of my law college and I am very much interested in pursing BCL from Oxford. But, I was recently informed that Oxford does only consider your academics and publications and not other experiences and extra curricular activities i.e. internships and moot courts etc. My problem is that I have a strong CV with 7-8 internships and moots and seminars and diplomas. But at the same time my academics are not that appealing.Though, I am in first class group but i am slightly above average in my college basically due to lot of my other activities. Now if they are not even going to consider my strong points then I think my admission chances would be very bleak. Please enlighten me on this because I am a novice and practically embarking on something of which I know nothing.
Thanks in advance.
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Eppendorf
Admission to the BCL is all about class rankings.

If you're in the top 5 % of your class you're almost certainly in.

If you're in the top 10 % you stand a fair chance

If you're not in the top 15 % don't even bother applying.

Extracurriculars don't mean anything at Oxbridge.
Admission to the BCL is all about class rankings.

If you're in the top 5 % of your class you're almost certainly in.

If you're in the top 10 % you stand a fair chance

If you're not in the top 15 % don't even bother applying.

Extracurriculars don't mean anything at Oxbridge.
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If my school doesn't offer class ranking, how will Oxford assess my application?
If my school doesn't offer class ranking, how will Oxford assess my application?
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Eppendorf
They simply won't give you an offer.
They simply won't give you an offer.
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ArnabG
But considering my CV but not so strong academics, can you please tell me the colleges where I would be having some chance or should I just drop the idea of doing LLM?
But considering my CV but not so strong academics, can you please tell me the colleges where I would be having some chance or should I just drop the idea of doing LLM?
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Eppendorf
Admission to the Oxbridge MJur/BCL/LLM is strictly university centered. College admission is only dealt with for candidates who got offers from the university.

Hence: No sneaking in into Oxbridge through the backdoor of a bad college. No Oxbridge degree for you.

Sorry to break it to you.
Admission to the Oxbridge MJur/BCL/LLM is strictly university centered. College admission is only dealt with for candidates who got offers from the university.

Hence: No sneaking in into Oxbridge through the backdoor of a bad college. No Oxbridge degree for you.

Sorry to break it to you.
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Wheretogo_
Apply and stop this nonsense (not in a bad way). What is the worst thing it can happen? A rejection - yes - there is a University for everyone. Who cares about Oxford anyway? There are plenty of very good schools in the UK.
Apply and stop this nonsense (not in a bad way). What is the worst thing it can happen? A rejection - yes - there is a University for everyone. Who cares about Oxford anyway? There are plenty of very good schools in the UK.
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mgpf89
Admission to the BCL is all about class rankings.

If you're in the top 5 % of your class you're almost certainly in.


Is it the same for the MJur? Are you saying that because I ranked first in my graduating class (in Peru) I should make it? There are only 50 spots.
<blockquote>Admission to the BCL is all about class rankings.

If you're in the top 5 % of your class you're almost certainly in.</blockquote>

Is it the same for the MJur? Are you saying that because I ranked first in my graduating class (in Peru) I should make it? There are only 50 spots.
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They simply won't give you an offer.


Not correct. I'm from Australia and a lot of our unis don't provide rankings. And a lot of graduates from those unis have gone onto both BCLs and Oxford full paid scholarships.

Oxford are well aware of how other countries grade their students and will consider your grade in its appropriate context.
<blockquote>They simply won't give you an offer.</blockquote>

Not correct. I'm from Australia and a lot of our unis don't provide rankings. And a lot of graduates from those unis have gone onto both BCLs and Oxford full paid scholarships.

Oxford are well aware of how other countries grade their students and will consider your grade in its appropriate context.
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AP1
I want to apply to Oxford BCL. May I know how to obtain scholarship/funding (for non-UK/EU students). I need funding badly.

I have both a LLM (2:1) and a LLB (1:1).
I want to apply to Oxford BCL. May I know how to obtain scholarship/funding (for non-UK/EU students). I need funding badly.

I have both a LLM (2:1) and a LLB (1:1).
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smallflowe
Hello! I have a question on admission to the MJur Programme... About the required written work, is it okay if my essay is 2,400 words long (including references)? I would really appreciate it if any of you could answer.

Best of luck for everyone!
Hello! I have a question on admission to the MJur Programme... About the required written work, is it okay if my essay is 2,400 words long (including references)? I would really appreciate it if any of you could answer.

Best of luck for everyone!
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llmadvise
To obtain funding you best look at the Awards for International Students Index of Oxford Uni. There you can choose funding by country. There is a rather large selection of scholarships. Just to name a few: Rhodes Scholarships is for two years and renewable for the 3rd year. Clarendon Scholarships is for overseas law students as well.
To obtain funding you best look at the Awards for International Students Index of Oxford Uni. There you can choose funding by country. There is a rather large selection of scholarships. Just to name a few: Rhodes Scholarships is for two years and renewable for the 3rd year. Clarendon Scholarships is for overseas law students as well.
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NaSa19
Hello! I have a question on admission to the MJur Programme... About the required written work, is it okay if my essay is 2,400 words long (including references)? I would really appreciate it if any of you could answer.

Best of luck for everyone!


I would say that we should stick to the 2000-word requirement. Seems to me that the only exception is the preface's words.
<blockquote>Hello! I have a question on admission to the MJur Programme... About the required written work, is it okay if my essay is 2,400 words long (including references)? I would really appreciate it if any of you could answer.

Best of luck for everyone!</blockquote>

I would say that we should stick to the 2000-word requirement. Seems to me that the only exception is the preface's words.
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llmadvise
Hello! I have a question on admission to the MJur Programme... About the required written work, is it okay if my essay is 2,400 words long (including references)? I would really appreciate it if any of you could answer.


Hi smallflowe: The statement of purpose should contain 300 words, enclosed as a separate sheet at the end of your application. Clarify your motivation at Oxford and give details of any relevant academic, research, or practical experience you have. If you have some idea of which MJur options you wish to take then it is useful to mention this. Good luck!
<blockquote> Hello! I have a question on admission to the MJur Programme... About the required written work, is it okay if my essay is 2,400 words long (including references)? I would really appreciate it if any of you could answer. </blockquote>

Hi smallflowe: The statement of purpose should contain 300 words, enclosed as a separate sheet at the end of your application. Clarify your motivation at Oxford and give details of any relevant academic, research, or practical experience you have. If you have some idea of which MJur options you wish to take then it is useful to mention this. Good luck!
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smallflowe
NaSa19, thank you for your reply! I decided to send the Faculty an e-mail and they said they do accept works slightly longer than 2000 words (I mentioned in my e-mail that I was planning to submit a work with 2255 words in length, including approx. 100 words of reference list). They also mentioned that footnotes are not counted. I hope this info could help anyone else with similar problem :)

llmadvise, thank you for your reply, but I wasn't referring to the statement of purpose; I was actually referring to the 2000 words-long written work. Thank you for replying anyway :) Good luck to you too!
NaSa19, thank you for your reply! I decided to send the Faculty an e-mail and they said they do accept works slightly longer than 2000 words (I mentioned in my e-mail that I was planning to submit a work with 2255 words in length, including approx. 100 words of reference list). They also mentioned that footnotes are not counted. I hope this info could help anyone else with similar problem :)

llmadvise, thank you for your reply, but I wasn't referring to the statement of purpose; I was actually referring to the 2000 words-long written work. Thank you for replying anyway :) Good luck to you too!
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