Cambridge LLM 2015-16


I submitted my application for the MCL by November 1, 2014. I am not quite sure when my application status changed to 'awaiting approval from BoGS'. I did my weekly routine check today and found this update. Good luck :)


Thank you for the update! For a moment I thought you had applied for the LLM programme. Anyway, goodluck!


I did not get in. Good luck everyone. Hope you get to study in your dream college.


I am so sorry to hear that. I am surprised that you did not get in even after reaching the BoGS stage. Was there a problem with your grades or something? I wish you lots of luck for your other applications. You must be really good to have reached the BoGS stage.


I am very surprised as well but with the MCL, anything is possible since the class is relatively small. But still, quite surprised.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I submitted my application for the MCL by November 1, 2014. I am not quite sure when my application status changed to 'awaiting approval from BoGS'. I did my weekly routine check today and found this update. Good luck :) </blockquote>

Thank you for the update! For a moment I thought you had applied for the LLM programme. Anyway, goodluck!</blockquote>

I did not get in. Good luck everyone. Hope you get to study in your dream college. </blockquote>

I am so sorry to hear that. I am surprised that you did not get in even after reaching the BoGS stage. Was there a problem with your grades or something? I wish you lots of luck for your other applications. You must be really good to have reached the BoGS stage. </blockquote>

I am very surprised as well but with the MCL, anything is possible since the class is relatively small. But still, quite surprised.
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LAD

Here it is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department."

Here it is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department."

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waywardMVR

It just says the former. I don't see anything with regard to them being satisfied with my application. So I guess I am still a few steps behind in the application review process. This wait is torturous.


I think the problem is that the status did not mention anything about theem being satisfied with his/her application. Or this is just me trying to convince myself that no such thing will happen to me.

<blockquote>It just says the former. I don't see anything with regard to them being satisfied with my application. So I guess I am still a few steps behind in the application review process. This wait is torturous. </blockquote>

I think the problem is that the status did not mention anything about theem being satisfied with his/her application. Or this is just me trying to convince myself that no such thing will happen to me.
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de2015

Here it is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department."



Same here.

<blockquote>Here it is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department."

</blockquote>

Same here.
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galli

Maybe the BoGS also has to approve or inform unsuccessful applications?
No idea, really, but try not to be so upset... this doesn't mean you don't have great qualifications and skills. They might just be looking for a different profile. We never know.

Maybe the BoGS also has to approve or inform unsuccessful applications?
No idea, really, but try not to be so upset... this doesn't mean you don't have great qualifications and skills. They might just be looking for a different profile. We never know.
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Bubbles_24

It just says the former. I don't see anything with regard to them being satisfied with my application. So I guess I am still a few steps behind in the application review process. This wait is torturous.


I think the problem is that the status did not mention anything about theem being satisfied with his/her application. Or this is just me trying to convince myself that no such thing will happen to me.


Well, my status regarding my application for the MPhil in Criminology had changed to awaiting approval by the BoGS last friday and today it has changed to awaiting decision by the BoGS with the comment that the degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved. So perhaps you are right that there is a slight difference between the two. However, you can never be sure. Wish my LLM status changes as well! Congrats to you btw:)

<blockquote><blockquote>It just says the former. I don't see anything with regard to them being satisfied with my application. So I guess I am still a few steps behind in the application review process. This wait is torturous. </blockquote>

I think the problem is that the status did not mention anything about theem being satisfied with his/her application. Or this is just me trying to convince myself that no such thing will happen to me.</blockquote>

Well, my status regarding my application for the MPhil in Criminology had changed to awaiting approval by the BoGS last friday and today it has changed to awaiting decision by the BoGS with the comment that the degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved. So perhaps you are right that there is a slight difference between the two. However, you can never be sure. Wish my LLM status changes as well! Congrats to you btw:)
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Does anybody know if offers and rejections are sent out at the same time? Because that would be quite illogical. Since they do not operate waiting lists, I guess they first want to make sure that everyone holding an offer is committed to enroll. According to this, offers should be made first...?

Does anybody know if offers and rejections are sent out at the same time? Because that would be quite illogical. Since they do not operate waiting lists, I guess they first want to make sure that everyone holding an offer is committed to enroll. According to this, offers should be made first...?
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On the other hand it is also true that they have tons of applicants...so...some of them can be rejected quite soon (if their profiles do not meet any/most of the requirements). Ok. I got it: most of the offers and rejections are sent out at the same time by the 15 march. Some others (both offers and rejections) are notified later, according to places still available (people holding offers that for some reasons decide not to enroll)

On the other hand it is also true that they have tons of applicants...so...some of them can be rejected quite soon (if their profiles do not meet any/most of the requirements). Ok. I got it: most of the offers and rejections are sent out at the same time by the 15 march. Some others (both offers and rejections) are notified later, according to places still available (people holding offers that for some reasons decide not to enroll)
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Does anybody know if offers and rejections are sent out at the same time? Because that would be quite illogical. Since they do not operate waiting lists, I guess they first want to make sure that everyone holding an offer is committed to enroll. According to this, offers should be made first...?


Offers are sent at the same time as rejection. More offers are sent out than needed bse not everyone turns up.

<blockquote>Does anybody know if offers and rejections are sent out at the same time? Because that would be quite illogical. Since they do not operate waiting lists, I guess they first want to make sure that everyone holding an offer is committed to enroll. According to this, offers should be made first...?</blockquote>

Offers are sent at the same time as rejection. More offers are sent out than needed bse not everyone turns up.
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imnc

I feel this is not a good system. Someone with an offer should have some time to consider and accept because she will have many other applications also. Cambridge cannot take a call on the class until everyone responds yes or no. Since they say last offers are on Mar 15, it does not give much time to decide on whether to offer to more people or not.

There is still no update to my status. I find it unusual that someone has said he/she got an LLM offer.

I feel this is not a good system. Someone with an offer should have some time to consider and accept because she will have many other applications also. Cambridge cannot take a call on the class until everyone responds yes or no. Since they say last offers are on Mar 15, it does not give much time to decide on whether to offer to more people or not.

There is still no update to my status. I find it unusual that someone has said he/she got an LLM offer.
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paxromana

We are almost into March now. Maybe we'll hear from them in the coming week. Enjoy the weekend!

We are almost into March now. Maybe we'll hear from them in the coming week. Enjoy the weekend!
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The thing is that they do not care of us that much...I mean...they try to select the best students but still they are more interested in filling classes. And sending out more offers than places actually available is quite risky...what if everyone shows up? Will they build and extra building :-)? I guess before march 15 offers are made on the basis of the places available (maybe 1% more than those) and some applicants are notified later...it is true that if you do not hold an offer/are not rejected by 15 march...you still have chances but very little...

The thing is that they do not care of us that much...I mean...they try to select the best students but still they are more interested in filling classes. And sending out more offers than places actually available is quite risky...what if everyone shows up? Will they build and extra building :-)? I guess before march 15 offers are made on the basis of the places available (maybe 1% more than those) and some applicants are notified later...it is true that if you do not hold an offer/are not rejected by 15 march...you still have chances but very little...
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doublewe

I got BoGSed, including this neat little status info: "The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved."

For the avoidance of doubt: I am a LL.M.-applicant. I don't know when exactly the status changed, but I saw the new status in the course of today.

I got BoGSed, including this neat little status info: "The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved."

For the avoidance of doubt: I am a LL.M.-applicant. I don't know when exactly the status changed, but I saw the new status in the course of today.
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de2015

Any fellow German applicants here?

Any fellow German applicants here?
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Nusdude

Could I just ask any ex-LLMers. Has anyone failed the Cambridge LLM before for whatever reasons, i.e. Loss of interests, traveling too much, etc.

Could I just ask any ex-LLMers. Has anyone failed the Cambridge LLM before for whatever reasons, i.e. Loss of interests, traveling too much, etc.
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imnc

I got BoGSed, including this neat little status info: "The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved."

For the avoidance of doubt: I am a LL.M.-applicant. I don't know when exactly the status changed, but I saw the new status in the course of today.


Hallo, could you upload a screenimage please?

<blockquote>I got BoGSed, including this neat little status info: "The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved."

For the avoidance of doubt: I am a LL.M.-applicant. I don't know when exactly the status changed, but I saw the new status in the course of today. </blockquote>

Hallo, could you upload a screenimage please?
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AuraLawyer

Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.

Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.
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Eppendorf

Could I just ask any ex-LLMers. Has anyone failed the Cambridge LLM before for whatever reasons, i.e. Loss of interests, traveling too much, etc.


Apparently there was a chick from India once who fell in love with a fellow student. She never got to finish her LLM because they were shagging like mad every day.

At it like rabbits.

<blockquote>Could I just ask any ex-LLMers. Has anyone failed the Cambridge LLM before for whatever reasons, i.e. Loss of interests, traveling too much, etc. </blockquote>

Apparently there was a chick from India once who fell in love with a fellow student. She never got to finish her LLM because they were shagging like mad every day.

At it like rabbits.
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LAD

So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?

So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?
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law01

So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?

<blockquote>So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?
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