Cambridge LLM 2015-16


law01
Hi, could someone please tell me if we are required to fill in A(12) in the application form? It basically talks about research proposal but also asks for reasons for study? So an LLM candidate also needs to fill it right stating their purpose of study?


Yes, we should fill it in, it's something like a mini-personal statement!
<blockquote>Hi, could someone please tell me if we are required to fill in A(12) in the application form? It basically talks about research proposal but also asks for reasons for study? So an LLM candidate also needs to fill it right stating their purpose of study?
</blockquote>

Yes, we should fill it in, it's something like a mini-personal statement!
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S09
The Faculty's website says this: Unlike other parts of the University, the Faculty of Law requires submission of language tests results by the application deadline. The LLM Committee will not consider applications without the required language test results.

But there are no test dates available in India.

Can someone please clarify? Anyone present in the University who could kindly clarify?

Much Thanks!
The Faculty's website says this: Unlike other parts of the University, the Faculty of Law requires submission of language tests results by the application deadline. The LLM Committee will not consider applications without the required language test results.

But there are no test dates available in India.

Can someone please clarify? Anyone present in the University who could kindly clarify?

Much Thanks!
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LLMHR
Hey Sia,

I got your message, however, I could not reply. I believe it's a technical hitch. You might have to re-send it. Please check.
Hey Sia,

I got your message, however, I could not reply. I believe it's a technical hitch. You might have to re-send it. Please check.
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S09
Hi Samira,

I believe you should be able to reply now.

Thanks
Hi Samira,

I believe you should be able to reply now.

Thanks
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Trong31
Hi Guys

I'm just in the process of submitting my application at the moment, and having a little trouble with the online form; has anyone else come across this? With the short answer questions, I've entered an answer which seems to fit the required number of lines/words, but when I hit "Review and Submit" it tells me it's over the word limit. When I switch browsers or change the size of the box, the formatting of the answers changes, and so does the number of lines. Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks!
Hi Guys

I'm just in the process of submitting my application at the moment, and having a little trouble with the online form; has anyone else come across this? With the short answer questions, I've entered an answer which seems to fit the required number of lines/words, but when I hit "Review and Submit" it tells me it's over the word limit. When I switch browsers or change the size of the box, the formatting of the answers changes, and so does the number of lines. Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks!
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lala13
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.
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heslawclar
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.


It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.
<blockquote>Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.</blockquote>

It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.
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lala13
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.


It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.


Thanks for your reply, I finished my LLB this year from a uk Uni and it ran for 3 years so I guess I can probably have it waived then. Thanks!
<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.</blockquote>

It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.
</blockquote>

Thanks for your reply, I finished my LLB this year from a uk Uni and it ran for 3 years so I guess I can probably have it waived then. Thanks!
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heslawclar
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.


It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.


Thanks for your reply, I finished my LLB this year from a uk Uni and it ran for 3 years so I guess I can probably have it waived then. Thanks!


Cool. Where are you from? Better double check your country in the link I provided. Some countries may not be exempted from the language requirement at all.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.</blockquote>

It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.
</blockquote>

Thanks for your reply, I finished my LLB this year from a uk Uni and it ran for 3 years so I guess I can probably have it waived then. Thanks!</blockquote>

Cool. Where are you from? Better double check your country in the link I provided. Some countries may not be exempted from the language requirement at all.
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lala13
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.


It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.


Thanks for your reply, I finished my LLB this year from a uk Uni and it ran for 3 years so I guess I can probably have it waived then. Thanks!


Cool. Where are you from? Better double check your country in the link I provided. Some countries may not be exempted from the language requirement at all.


Hey, I checked, I'm from Nigeria.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I was just wondering, I've done my undergraduate degree in a UK University. Am I right in assuming that I don't need to provide language test results. And if yes, what do I upload In place of the language tests as it still pops up in the list of documents to be submitted.</blockquote>

It really does depend on which country you are from. Look it up here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
While I am not from the UK, I am exempted because:
1. I studied 3 years in UK for my LLB.
2. I am applying for the LLM no later than 2 years after my degree was completed.
</blockquote>

Thanks for your reply, I finished my LLB this year from a uk Uni and it ran for 3 years so I guess I can probably have it waived then. Thanks!</blockquote>

Cool. Where are you from? Better double check your country in the link I provided. Some countries may not be exempted from the language requirement at all.</blockquote>

Hey, I checked, I'm from Nigeria.
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Bubbles_24
Thats what I am also thinking manchie,

Also just out of curiousness, by when are you planning on dispatching your application? I was wondering if there would be any repercussions if I submit it like till 27-28th October?

They don't accept applications on rolling basis right?

Any idea anyone else?


Sia Cambridge does not accept admissions on a rolling basis...this is what their website says:
"The LLM Admissions Committee will only start reviewing applications after the closing date. We do not make offers on a rolling basis, but instead consider the gathered field of more than a thousand applications. As a result, there is no special advantage in applying early."
http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/admissions/how-to-apply.html

So you needn't worry! Someone I know had applied on the very last day and she still got through. All the best!
<blockquote>Thats what I am also thinking manchie,

Also just out of curiousness, by when are you planning on dispatching your application? I was wondering if there would be any repercussions if I submit it like till 27-28th October?

They don't accept applications on rolling basis right?

Any idea anyone else?</blockquote>

Sia Cambridge does not accept admissions on a rolling basis...this is what their website says:
"The LLM Admissions Committee will only start reviewing applications after the closing date. We do not make offers on a rolling basis, but instead consider the gathered field of more than a thousand applications. As a result, there is no special advantage in applying early."
http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/admissions/how-to-apply.html

So you needn't worry! Someone I know had applied on the very last day and she still got through. All the best!
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NaSa19
Hi guys,

I am preparing to apply next year! I know that we have to answer the following questions in the Application:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Any tips to answer these ? Some say that this is a similar thing to Personal Statement. Can we write a short story in each question (which usually not so directly answers the question), like we usually do in PS ?

Thanks
Hi guys,

I am preparing to apply next year! I know that we have to answer the following questions in the Application:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Any tips to answer these ? Some say that this is a similar thing to Personal Statement. Can we write a short story in each question (which usually not so directly answers the question), like we usually do in PS ?

Thanks
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Hi guys,

I am preparing to apply next year! I know that we have to answer the following questions in the Application:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Any tips to answer these ? Some say that this is a similar thing to Personal Statement. Can we write a short story in each question (which usually not so directly answers the question), like we usually do in PS ?

Thanks


The question is straight forward: why are you applying for the course? Please answer the question and be as precise as you can because the Graduate Admissions read over 400 answers every year for prospective graduate students and hence need to be interested in you or else you will be rejected. I suggest that you tell them why you want to apply for the course straightaway.
<blockquote>Hi guys,

I am preparing to apply next year! I know that we have to answer the following questions in the Application:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Any tips to answer these ? Some say that this is a similar thing to Personal Statement. Can we write a short story in each question (which usually not so directly answers the question), like we usually do in PS ?

Thanks</blockquote>

The question is straight forward: why are you applying for the course? Please answer the question and be as precise as you can because the Graduate Admissions read over 400 answers every year for prospective graduate students and hence need to be interested in you or else you will be rejected. I suggest that you tell them why you want to apply for the course straightaway.
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Hi everyone,

What do I do with the work certificate from my present employer. I wont get it unless I leave my job. Anyone any comments?
Hi everyone,

What do I do with the work certificate from my present employer. I wont get it unless I leave my job. Anyone any comments?
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Hi everyone,

What do I do with the work certificate from my present employer. I wont get it unless I leave my job. Anyone any comments?


Who asked for a work certificate? It is not a requirement.
<blockquote>Hi everyone,

What do I do with the work certificate from my present employer. I wont get it unless I leave my job. Anyone any comments?</blockquote>

Who asked for a work certificate? It is not a requirement.
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NaSa19
Hi guys,

I am preparing to apply next year! I know that we have to answer the following questions in the Application:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Any tips to answer these ? Some say that this is a similar thing to Personal Statement. Can we write a short story in each question (which usually not so directly answers the question), like we usually do in PS ?

Thanks


The question is straight forward: why are you applying for the course? Please answer the question and be as precise as you can because the Graduate Admissions read over 400 answers every year for prospective graduate students and hence need to be interested in you or else you will be rejected. I suggest that you tell them why you want to apply for the course straightaway.



Thank you !!! This clear my concern alot!!! Anw, do we have any guideline on how to answer those questions? How to win the examiner on these question?
<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I am preparing to apply next year! I know that we have to answer the following questions in the Application:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Any tips to answer these ? Some say that this is a similar thing to Personal Statement. Can we write a short story in each question (which usually not so directly answers the question), like we usually do in PS ?

Thanks</blockquote>

The question is straight forward: why are you applying for the course? Please answer the question and be as precise as you can because the Graduate Admissions read over 400 answers every year for prospective graduate students and hence need to be interested in you or else you will be rejected. I suggest that you tell them why you want to apply for the course straightaway.</blockquote>


Thank you !!! This clear my concern alot!!! Anw, do we have any guideline on how to answer those questions? How to win the examiner on these question?
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sark
I am currently writing my statement for the Cambridge Trust Scholarships and have two big doubts.
1) Should I repeat information included in other essays regarding my academic credentials?
2) Should I explain my financial situation or just concentrate myself in the academic stuff?

Thanks a lot!
I am currently writing my statement for the Cambridge Trust Scholarships and have two big doubts.
1) Should I repeat information included in other essays regarding my academic credentials?
2) Should I explain my financial situation or just concentrate myself in the academic stuff?

Thanks a lot!
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About the 2 academic references, my referees cannot provide an institutional e-mail.
The guidance for prospective students clearly states that they "may not consider the recommendation" if we don't comply with this requirement, and that they will probably ask the referee for a paper copy in case the candidate is considered.

Do you believe I should ask my referees to send the letters directly by post, or should I wait for the Committee to ask for them????

Help please, time is running.
About the 2 academic references, my referees cannot provide an institutional e-mail.
The guidance for prospective students clearly states that they "may not consider the recommendation" if we don't comply with this requirement, and that they will probably ask the referee for a paper copy in case the candidate is considered.

Do you believe I should ask my referees to send the letters directly by post, or should I wait for the Committee to ask for them????

Help please, time is running.
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law01
About the 2 academic references, my referees cannot provide an institutional e-mail.
The guidance for prospective students clearly states that they "may not consider the recommendation" if we don't comply with this requirement, and that they will probably ask the referee for a paper copy in case the candidate is considered.

Do you believe I should ask my referees to send the letters directly by post, or should I wait for the Committee to ask for them????

Help please, time is running.


Ask them to send the references by letter. But why can't they provide an institutional email?
<blockquote>About the 2 academic references, my referees cannot provide an institutional e-mail.
The guidance for prospective students clearly states that they "may not consider the recommendation" if we don't comply with this requirement, and that they will probably ask the referee for a paper copy in case the candidate is considered.

Do you believe I should ask my referees to send the letters directly by post, or should I wait for the Committee to ask for them????

Help please, time is running.</blockquote>

Ask them to send the references by letter. But why can't they provide an institutional email?
quote
About the 2 academic references, my referees cannot provide an institutional e-mail.
The guidance for prospective students clearly states that they "may not consider the recommendation" if we don't comply with this requirement, and that they will probably ask the referee for a paper copy in case the candidate is considered.

Do you believe I should ask my referees to send the letters directly by post, or should I wait for the Committee to ask for them????

Help please, time is running.


Ask them to send the references by letter. But why can't they provide an institutional email?


Because they are both retired academics, and their institutional e-mail addresses have been blocked.

Do you think that they being retired will affect the validity of their references? I have worked with one of them and the other one was a law school professor.
<blockquote><blockquote>About the 2 academic references, my referees cannot provide an institutional e-mail.
The guidance for prospective students clearly states that they "may not consider the recommendation" if we don't comply with this requirement, and that they will probably ask the referee for a paper copy in case the candidate is considered.

Do you believe I should ask my referees to send the letters directly by post, or should I wait for the Committee to ask for them????

Help please, time is running.</blockquote>

Ask them to send the references by letter. But why can't they provide an institutional email?</blockquote>

Because they are both retired academics, and their institutional e-mail addresses have been blocked.

Do you think that they being retired will affect the validity of their references? I have worked with one of them and the other one was a law school professor.
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