Hi to everyone
I have a more general question about the Cambridge LLM. Maybe someone who did the course or the quite similar MJUR Course at Oxford can answer it.
How difficult is the Cambridge LLM? I mean how much do you have to study? How many students fail their exams? I am aware of the fact that it will not be easy, but is it really about studying day and night? Or do you have enough time for college activites or some type of sport?
1. Every Cambridge course is difficult because well, this is Cambridge. It was not built to be a place where people get things easily.
2. You have to study as that is why you are there in the first place. You must attend your lectures although no one will follow up to ensure that you do because you are deemed to be an adult. But rest assured, should you not attend, you will regret it in May during exam period.
3. Cambridge LLMs dont usually fail their exams. Actually the nearest to failure is getting a 2.2. as everyone gets a 1st and a 2.1. However be under no illusion that Cambridge will feel any remorse in giving you a fail if you write crap for them. The Cambridge LLM is earned and not given out of pity.
4. About the studying, it depends on each individual and their workload. The workload in subjects differs. Some subjects have a very heavy workload while others have a lighter load. So those who take the former will obviously study more. I had quite a heavy workload but I NEVER EVER had to read day and night. It all depends on how you manage your workload all year round. There is definitely time for your life such as sports and college activities and the LLM bar hopping events. The LLM will not occupy all your life although it will definately take some of it.