BCL application 2014 - 2015


ukllm

Hi there!
I heard many people said that you need a "strong first" to be admitted to the BCL course (or Cambridge LLM). What do people mean by a "strong first"? Does it mean that an average score of 70% is not strong enough? Has anyone been admitted to these courses with an average score of of 70% or 71%?
Thank you!

Hi there!
I heard many people said that you need a "strong first" to be admitted to the BCL course (or Cambridge LLM). What do people mean by a "strong first"? Does it mean that an average score of 70% is not strong enough? Has anyone been admitted to these courses with an average score of of 70% or 71%?
Thank you!
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Quistclose

Hi all,

Just wondering which college to apply to... my application got left late unfortunately so I still have this decision to make.

Does anyone know which colleges take high numbers of BCLers (~10) and which take the meagre one or two?

Hi all,

Just wondering which college to apply to... my application got left late unfortunately so I still have this decision to make.

Does anyone know which colleges take high numbers of BCLers (~10) and which take the meagre one or two?
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juria.syna

ASAP_______

Hi

I am sailing on late applicants boat. Havent yet submitted my application. I am lawyer from India. Could any suggest specialization / faculty/ job oriented wise college list?


ASAP_______

Hi

I am sailing on late applicants boat. Havent yet submitted my application. I am lawyer from India. Could any suggest specialization / faculty/ job oriented wise college list?
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Mark W

Has anyone else received an email from Graduate Admissions stating that a document (in my case, a transcript) is missing from their application even though in fact it isn't and the application is complete?

Has anyone else received an email from Graduate Admissions stating that a document (in my case, a transcript) is missing from their application even though in fact it isn't and the application is complete?

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Thunder

I received a 'your admission is complete' message (for MJur), but one of my referee (according to embark) did not upload his reference. Maybe he did, but I did not receive a automatic message.

I received a 'your admission is complete' message (for MJur), but one of my referee (according to embark) did not upload his reference. Maybe he did, but I did not receive a automatic message.
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Mark W

Oxford are apparently asking me for a non-existent document.

"The issue seems to be that your Cambridge transcript contains no recorded marks. We recommend contacting the University directly to query this, because the marks you received during your undergraduate degree will be needed when the admissions team assess your application."

Unfortunately, because I graduated from Cambridge in 2000, there is no such thing as a transcript that records marks, only a transcript that records degree class.

Fun.

Oxford are apparently asking me for a non-existent document.

"The issue seems to be that your Cambridge transcript contains no recorded marks. We recommend contacting the University directly to query this, because the marks you received during your undergraduate degree will be needed when the admissions team assess your application."

Unfortunately, because I graduated from Cambridge in 2000, there is no such thing as a transcript that records marks, only a transcript that records degree class.

Fun.
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Quistclose

Oxford are apparently asking me for a non-existent document.

"The issue seems to be that your Cambridge transcript contains no recorded marks. We recommend contacting the University directly to query this, because the marks you received during your undergraduate degree will be needed when the admissions team assess your application."

Unfortunately, because I graduated from Cambridge in 2000, there is no such thing as a transcript that records marks, only a transcript that records degree class.

Fun.


I know of someone else who had this problem (graduated many years ago then worked at a city law firm, before going back to do the BCL).

Unfortunately I don't know what he did! You may have to ask the Student Registry to certify your marks, but I don't know what can be done if they don't have that information on record if it is pre-2000.

<blockquote>Oxford are apparently asking me for a non-existent document.

"The issue seems to be that your Cambridge transcript contains no recorded marks. We recommend contacting the University directly to query this, because the marks you received during your undergraduate degree will be needed when the admissions team assess your application."

Unfortunately, because I graduated from Cambridge in 2000, there is no such thing as a transcript that records marks, only a transcript that records degree class.

Fun.</blockquote>

I know of someone else who had this problem (graduated many years ago then worked at a city law firm, before going back to do the BCL).

Unfortunately I don't know what he did! You may have to ask the Student Registry to certify your marks, but I don't know what can be done if they don't have that information on record if it is pre-2000.
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Mark W

Oxford are apparently asking me for a non-existent document.

"The issue seems to be that your Cambridge transcript contains no recorded marks. We recommend contacting the University directly to query this, because the marks you received during your undergraduate degree will be needed when the admissions team assess your application."

Unfortunately, because I graduated from Cambridge in 2000, there is no such thing as a transcript that records marks, only a transcript that records degree class.

Fun.


I know of someone else who had this problem (graduated many years ago then worked at a city law firm, before going back to do the BCL).

Unfortunately I don't know what he did! You may have to ask the Student Registry to certify your marks, but I don't know what can be done if they don't have that information on record if it is pre-2000.


Panic over, Oxford have got back to me again and decided they don't care what my marks are, which makes sense given that my Cambridge degree from 14 years ago was in Maths, and I'm applying for the BCL on the strength of my more recent degree from elsewhere :)

<blockquote><blockquote>Oxford are apparently asking me for a non-existent document.

"The issue seems to be that your Cambridge transcript contains no recorded marks. We recommend contacting the University directly to query this, because the marks you received during your undergraduate degree will be needed when the admissions team assess your application."

Unfortunately, because I graduated from Cambridge in 2000, there is no such thing as a transcript that records marks, only a transcript that records degree class.

Fun.</blockquote>

I know of someone else who had this problem (graduated many years ago then worked at a city law firm, before going back to do the BCL).

Unfortunately I don't know what he did! You may have to ask the Student Registry to certify your marks, but I don't know what can be done if they don't have that information on record if it is pre-2000.</blockquote>

Panic over, Oxford have got back to me again and decided they don't care what my marks are, which makes sense given that my Cambridge degree from 14 years ago was in Maths, and I'm applying for the BCL on the strength of my more recent degree from elsewhere :)
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llmguider


Panic over, Oxford have got back to me again and decided they don't care what my marks are, which makes sense given that my Cambridge degree from 14 years ago was in Maths, and I'm applying for the BCL on the strength of my more recent degree from elsewhere :)


at least they care about you, applying for the llm at Cam is like sending your application into a blackhole, if something is wrong with your application it merely does not proceed to assessment and you will not even know about it...

<blockquote>
Panic over, Oxford have got back to me again and decided they don't care what my marks are, which makes sense given that my Cambridge degree from 14 years ago was in Maths, and I'm applying for the BCL on the strength of my more recent degree from elsewhere :)</blockquote>

at least they care about you, applying for the llm at Cam is like sending your application into a blackhole, if something is wrong with your application it merely does not proceed to assessment and you will not even know about it...
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Mark W


Panic over, Oxford have got back to me again and decided they don't care what my marks are, which makes sense given that my Cambridge degree from 14 years ago was in Maths, and I'm applying for the BCL on the strength of my more recent degree from elsewhere :)


at least they care about you, applying for the llm at Cam is like sending your application into a blackhole, if something is wrong with your application it will merely not proceed to assessment and you will not even know about it...


Ah you had the 'pleasure' of applying there last year did you? I'm waiting to hear from them now... hopefully my form is okay.

How's UCL? I have an offer there already.

<blockquote><blockquote>
Panic over, Oxford have got back to me again and decided they don't care what my marks are, which makes sense given that my Cambridge degree from 14 years ago was in Maths, and I'm applying for the BCL on the strength of my more recent degree from elsewhere :)</blockquote>

at least they care about you, applying for the llm at Cam is like sending your application into a blackhole, if something is wrong with your application it will merely not proceed to assessment and you will not even know about it...</blockquote>

Ah you had the 'pleasure' of applying there last year did you? I'm waiting to hear from them now... hopefully my form is okay.

How's UCL? I have an offer there already.
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llmguider


Ah you had the 'pleasure' of applying there last year did you? I'm waiting to hear from them now... hopefully my form is okay.

How's UCL? I have an offer there already.


good memory Mark :) congrats with your offer, UCL is a great place to be!
I didnt get the national scholarship last year in my home country (which I really counted on) so I deferred my place at UCL and decided to apply to Cam once again...

<blockquote>
Ah you had the 'pleasure' of applying there last year did you? I'm waiting to hear from them now... hopefully my form is okay.

How's UCL? I have an offer there already.</blockquote>

good memory Mark :) congrats with your offer, UCL is a great place to be!
I didnt get the national scholarship last year in my home country (which I really counted on) so I deferred my place at UCL and decided to apply to Cam once again...
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Mark W


Ah you had the 'pleasure' of applying there last year did you? I'm waiting to hear from them now... hopefully my form is okay.

How's UCL? I have an offer there already.


good memory Mark! :)
I didnt get the national scholarship last year in my home country (which I really counted on) so I deferred my place and decided to apply to Cam once again...


Ah, then we're in the same boat. And, although I do have a good memory, it wasn't needed here as I looked at the last few posts you'd made via your profile :)

Good luck for the Cam app!

<blockquote><blockquote>
Ah you had the 'pleasure' of applying there last year did you? I'm waiting to hear from them now... hopefully my form is okay.

How's UCL? I have an offer there already.</blockquote>

good memory Mark! :)
I didnt get the national scholarship last year in my home country (which I really counted on) so I deferred my place and decided to apply to Cam once again...</blockquote>

Ah, then we're in the same boat. And, although I do have a good memory, it wasn't needed here as I looked at the last few posts you'd made via your profile :)

Good luck for the Cam app!
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llmguider

Thanks, good luck to you too, fingers crossed!

Thanks, good luck to you too, fingers crossed!
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Quistclose

Did anyone else get an email only today saying that their application is complete?

I was so worried that it would say that I missed something out - it's now past the deadline so it would be too late to fix it!

Did anyone else get an email only today saying that their application is complete?

I was so worried that it would say that I missed something out - it's now past the deadline so it would be too late to fix it!
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Lucien1910

Hi Quistclose

I received my "application complete" e-mail immediately after I submitted my application online.

Good luck to you!

Hi Quistclose

I received my "application complete" e-mail immediately after I submitted my application online.

Good luck to you!

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hopehopen

Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL?

Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL?
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Mark W

Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL?


No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.

<blockquote>Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL? </blockquote>

No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.
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Quistclose

Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL?


No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.


Could well be that soon.

But the deadline this year was also a week later. Though you are right to say that they usually do send the outcomes a week or two before the last date that they say they will (contrast Cambridge).

<blockquote><blockquote>Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL? </blockquote>

No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.</blockquote>

Could well be that soon.

But the deadline this year was also a week later. Though you are right to say that they usually do send the outcomes a week or two before the last date that they say they will (contrast Cambridge).
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Mark W

Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL?


No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.


Could well be that soon.

But the deadline this year was also a week later. Though you are right to say that they usually do send the outcomes a week or two before the last date that they say they will (contrast Cambridge).


It seems as though MLF offers started being made yesterday. Perhaps that is a sign that BCL applications will be considered relatively soon. I say that only because MLF offers were out on Friday 8th March last year, and the first BCL offers were made on Monday 11th March (i.e. next working day).

Of course, that may be a mere coincidence that doesn't hold true this year.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL? </blockquote>

No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.</blockquote>

Could well be that soon.

But the deadline this year was also a week later. Though you are right to say that they usually do send the outcomes a week or two before the last date that they say they will (contrast Cambridge).</blockquote>

It seems as though MLF offers started being made yesterday. Perhaps that is a sign that BCL applications will be considered relatively soon. I say that only because MLF offers were out on Friday 8th March last year, and the first BCL offers were made on Monday 11th March (i.e. next working day).

Of course, that may be a mere coincidence that doesn't hold true this year.
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Quistclose

Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL?


No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.


Could well be that soon.

But the deadline this year was also a week later. Though you are right to say that they usually do send the outcomes a week or two before the last date that they say they will (contrast Cambridge).


It seems as though MLF offers started being made yesterday. Perhaps that is a sign that BCL applications will be considered relatively soon. I say that only because MLF offers were out on Friday 8th March last year, and the first BCL offers were made on Monday 11th March (i.e. next working day).

Of course, that may be a mere coincidence that doesn't hold true this year.


Ah, very interesting and well spotted. You have an admirable knowledge of past years patterns!

The MLF deadline was the same as that for the BCL (a week later than last year), so my theory of adding a week or so on to the expected outcome date didnt hold true for the MLF.

But the MLF is still administered differently from the BCL as far as Im aware (like the Cambridge MCL and LLM), so Im not putting too much weight on it, though still good to know.

Best of luck with the outcome and that of Cambridge if you are still waiting, though would I be right in presuming that the BCL is your first choice?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Does Oxford conduct interviews for BCL? </blockquote>

No.

If the last two years' timetables are anything to go by, offers and rejections should be out Mon/Tue next week, or maybe even Friday this week.

So not long to wait now.</blockquote>

Could well be that soon.

But the deadline this year was also a week later. Though you are right to say that they usually do send the outcomes a week or two before the last date that they say they will (contrast Cambridge).</blockquote>

It seems as though MLF offers started being made yesterday. Perhaps that is a sign that BCL applications will be considered relatively soon. I say that only because MLF offers were out on Friday 8th March last year, and the first BCL offers were made on Monday 11th March (i.e. next working day).

Of course, that may be a mere coincidence that doesn't hold true this year.</blockquote>

Ah, very interesting and well spotted. You have an admirable knowledge of past years’ patterns!

The MLF deadline was the same as that for the BCL (a week later than last year), so my theory of adding a week or so on to the expected outcome date didn’t hold true for the MLF.

But the MLF is still administered differently from the BCL as far as I’m aware (like the Cambridge MCL and LLM), so I’m not putting too much weight on it, though still good to know.

Best of luck with the outcome and that of Cambridge if you are still waiting, though would I be right in presuming that the BCL is your first choice?
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