Cambridge LLM 2017 - 2018 Applicants


hafsa

Guys,

Let's discuss any topic relating to 2017-2018 applications here, and hopefully get through it together!

[quote]Guys,

Let's discuss any topic relating to 2017-2018 applications here, and hopefully get through it together![/quote]
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Bil_Bil

Hey guys, my name is Alfie (pretty obvious but I like to start off like that lool). I'm a third year law student at Lancaster University Ghana and I'm projected to graduate in July 2017. Lancaster Ghana is a branch campus of Lancaster University in the UK. I am studying a hybrid English and Ghanaian LL.B. However, my degree is awarded by Lancs UK and theoretically has the same value as it would if I had studied my modules in the UK. In my first and second years I was a first class scholar consistently ranked in the top 3 in my class and top five in the entire university. I intend to apply for the Cambridge 2017 llm (that why I'm on the page, you know. Lool) but I dunno what my chances realistically are especially considering the fact that it may be imperative that I get awarded a scholarship in order to fund my llm. So please please please is there anyone else in the same boat or anyone who has advice for me? And also, I'm not exactly sure if I have to write IELTS because I have a Cambridge O level certificate and I achieved an A in English language. Thanks Guys.


Hi Alfie. I think you may have to write IELTS or TOEFL. However, you should follow the information on the Cambridge website and not what anyone says. It might be best to email Cambridge if you're unsure. I think you have a good chance of getting into Cambridge. For scholarships, you should apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Be sure to read their terms and conditions.



Hey Adebolaxx. Thank you very much for your reply. Are you considering an LLM or have you studied for one already. And just out of curiosity, are you Nigerian? I am.

[quote][quote][quote]Hey guys, my name is Alfie (pretty obvious but I like to start off like that lool). I'm a third year law student at Lancaster University Ghana and I'm projected to graduate in July 2017. Lancaster Ghana is a branch campus of Lancaster University in the UK. I am studying a hybrid English and Ghanaian LL.B. However, my degree is awarded by Lancs UK and theoretically has the same value as it would if I had studied my modules in the UK. In my first and second years I was a first class scholar consistently ranked in the top 3 in my class and top five in the entire university. I intend to apply for the Cambridge 2017 llm (that why I'm on the page, you know. Lool) but I dunno what my chances realistically are especially considering the fact that it may be imperative that I get awarded a scholarship in order to fund my llm. So please please please is there anyone else in the same boat or anyone who has advice for me? And also, I'm not exactly sure if I have to write IELTS because I have a Cambridge O level certificate and I achieved an A in English language. Thanks Guys. [/quote]

Hi Alfie. I think you may have to write IELTS or TOEFL. However, you should follow the information on the Cambridge website and not what anyone says. It might be best to email Cambridge if you're unsure. I think you have a good chance of getting into Cambridge. For scholarships, you should apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Be sure to read their terms and conditions. [/quote]


Hey Adebolaxx. Thank you very much for your reply. Are you considering an LLM or have you studied for one already. And just out of curiosity, are you Nigerian? I am. [/quote]
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Bil_Bil

Hey guys, my name is Alfie (pretty obvious but I like to start off like that lool). I'm a third year law student at Lancaster University Ghana and I'm projected to graduate in July 2017. Lancaster Ghana is a branch campus of Lancaster University in the UK. I am studying a hybrid English and Ghanaian LL.B. However, my degree is awarded by Lancs UK and theoretically has the same value as it would if I had studied my modules in the UK. In my first and second years I was a first class scholar consistently ranked in the top 3 in my class and top five in the entire university. I intend to apply for the Cambridge 2017 llm (that why I'm on the page, you know. Lool) but I dunno what my chances realistically are especially considering the fact that it may be imperative that I get awarded a scholarship in order to fund my llm. So please please please is there anyone else in the same boat or anyone who has advice for me? And also, I'm not exactly sure if I have to write IELTS because I have a Cambridge O level certificate and I achieved an A in English language. Thanks Guys.


Hi Alfie. I think you may have to write IELTS or TOEFL. However, you should follow the information on the Cambridge website and not what anyone says. It might be best to email Cambridge if you're unsure. I think you have a good chance of getting into Cambridge. For scholarships, you should apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Be sure to read their terms and conditions.



Hey Adebolaxx. Thank you very much for your reply. Are you considering an LLM or have you studied for one already. And just out of curiosity, are you Nigerian? I am.


Hey! I'm also Nigerian and currently at NLS also. I haven't submitted my application yet, a bit nervous. Lol. Anyway I hope I get the Gates Cambridge scholarship also elso no Cambridge for me.

[quote][quote][quote]Hey guys, my name is Alfie (pretty obvious but I like to start off like that lool). I'm a third year law student at Lancaster University Ghana and I'm projected to graduate in July 2017. Lancaster Ghana is a branch campus of Lancaster University in the UK. I am studying a hybrid English and Ghanaian LL.B. However, my degree is awarded by Lancs UK and theoretically has the same value as it would if I had studied my modules in the UK. In my first and second years I was a first class scholar consistently ranked in the top 3 in my class and top five in the entire university. I intend to apply for the Cambridge 2017 llm (that why I'm on the page, you know. Lool) but I dunno what my chances realistically are especially considering the fact that it may be imperative that I get awarded a scholarship in order to fund my llm. So please please please is there anyone else in the same boat or anyone who has advice for me? And also, I'm not exactly sure if I have to write IELTS because I have a Cambridge O level certificate and I achieved an A in English language. Thanks Guys. [/quote]

Hi Alfie. I think you may have to write IELTS or TOEFL. However, you should follow the information on the Cambridge website and not what anyone says. It might be best to email Cambridge if you're unsure. I think you have a good chance of getting into Cambridge. For scholarships, you should apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Be sure to read their terms and conditions. [/quote]


Hey Adebolaxx. Thank you very much for your reply. Are you considering an LLM or have you studied for one already. And just out of curiosity, are you Nigerian? I am. [/quote]

Hey! I'm also Nigerian and currently at NLS also. I haven't submitted my application yet, a bit nervous. Lol. Anyway I hope I get the Gates Cambridge scholarship also elso no Cambridge for me.
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seaa

Guys, if my TOEFL score is 111, but my speaking score is only 24, should I take another atempt at TOEFL?

Guys, if my TOEFL score is 111, but my speaking score is only 24, should I take another atempt at TOEFL?
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adebolaxx



Hi Alfie. I think you may have to write IELTS or TOEFL. However, you should follow the information on the Cambridge website and not what anyone says. It might be best to email Cambridge if you're unsure. I think you have a good chance of getting into Cambridge. For scholarships, you should apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Be sure to read their terms and conditions.



Hey Adebolaxx. Thank you very much for your reply. Are you considering an LLM or have you studied for one already. And just out of curiosity, are you Nigerian? I am.


Hey! I'm also Nigerian and currently at NLS also. I haven't submitted my application yet, a bit nervous. Lol. Anyway I hope I get the Gates Cambridge scholarship also elso no Cambridge for me.


Hey. Are you a current Bar II student? I'm currently at NLS too. I didn't bother applying for the Gates Cambridge. I felt like it was too long a shot. Did you check out the Commonwealth, NLNG and Chevening scholarships?

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Hey guys, my name is Alfie (pretty obvious but I like to start off like that lool). I'm a third year law student at Lancaster University Ghana and I'm projected to graduate in July 2017. Lancaster Ghana is a branch campus of Lancaster University in the UK. I am studying a hybrid English and Ghanaian LL.B. However, my degree is awarded by Lancs UK and theoretically has the same value as it would if I had studied my modules in the UK. In my first and second years I was a first class scholar consistently ranked in the top 3 in my class and top five in the entire university. I intend to apply for the Cambridge 2017 llm (that why I'm on the page, you know. Lool) but I dunno what my chances realistically are especially considering the fact that it may be imperative that I get awarded a scholarship in order to fund my llm. So please please please is there anyone else in the same boat or anyone who has advice for me? And also, I'm not exactly sure if I have to write IELTS because I have a Cambridge O level certificate and I achieved an A in English language. Thanks Guys. [/quote]

Hi Alfie. I think you may have to write IELTS or TOEFL. However, you should follow the information on the Cambridge website and not what anyone says. It might be best to email Cambridge if you're unsure. I think you have a good chance of getting into Cambridge. For scholarships, you should apply for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Be sure to read their terms and conditions. [/quote]


Hey Adebolaxx. Thank you very much for your reply. Are you considering an LLM or have you studied for one already. And just out of curiosity, are you Nigerian? I am. [/quote]

Hey! I'm also Nigerian and currently at NLS also. I haven't submitted my application yet, a bit nervous. Lol. Anyway I hope I get the Gates Cambridge scholarship also elso no Cambridge for me. [/quote]

Hey. Are you a current Bar II student? I'm currently at NLS too. I didn't bother applying for the Gates Cambridge. I felt like it was too long a shot. Did you check out the Commonwealth, NLNG and Chevening scholarships?
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Ashter92

Hey everyone
I cant see any link to view the modules for LLM. Can anyone please guide me or just write down the modules you know of?
Thank You =)

Hey everyone
I cant see any link to view the modules for LLM. Can anyone please guide me or just write down the modules you know of?
Thank You =)
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nink

Hello everyone! I would like to understand my chances of getting into Cambridge.
- I have a TOEFL score of 109. (with at least 25 in each section)
- Rank as the 4th out of 139.
- 1 year of professional experience.
Would my TOEFL score hinder my chances? since they need a 110?
Thank you!



It would depend. Since TOEFL is important but not determinative, I would think that if on the strength of your application, you would otherwise make it to the School, the TOEFL will not tie you down. However, say if another applicant has credentials and an application quality equivalent to yours, but has a higher TOEFL score- then I would say he would have a slight edge.

Similarly, in case one has a lower score in one section, but still meets the overall requirement, I think you should be in the clear. But if compared to an applicant similarly placed, but who meets section and overall requirement for TOEFL, that might just tilt fortune in his favour

[quote]Hello everyone! I would like to understand my chances of getting into Cambridge.
- I have a TOEFL score of 109. (with at least 25 in each section)
- Rank as the 4th out of 139.
- 1 year of professional experience.
Would my TOEFL score hinder my chances? since they need a 110?
Thank you![/quote]


It would depend. Since TOEFL is important but not determinative, I would think that if on the strength of your application, you would otherwise make it to the School, the TOEFL will not tie you down. However, say if another applicant has credentials and an application quality equivalent to yours, but has a higher TOEFL score- then I would say he would have a slight edge.

Similarly, in case one has a lower score in one section, but still meets the overall requirement, I think you should be in the clear. But if compared to an applicant similarly placed, but who meets section and overall requirement for TOEFL, that might just tilt fortune in his favour
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Hello everyone! I would like to understand my chances of getting into Cambridge.
- I have a TOEFL score of 109. (with at least 25 in each section)
- Rank as the 4th out of 139.
- 1 year of professional experience.
Would my TOEFL score hinder my chances? since they need a 110?
Thank you!



It would depend. Since TOEFL is important but not determinative, I would think that if on the strength of your application, you would otherwise make it to the School, the TOEFL will not tie you down. However, say if another applicant has credentials and an application quality equivalent to yours, but has a higher TOEFL score- then I would say he would have a slight edge.

Similarly, in case one has a lower score in one section, but still meets the overall requirement, I think you should be in the clear. But if compared to an applicant similarly placed, but who meets section and overall requirement for TOEFL, that might just tilt fortune in his favour


Thank you for such an informative response!

[quote][quote]Hello everyone! I would like to understand my chances of getting into Cambridge.
- I have a TOEFL score of 109. (with at least 25 in each section)
- Rank as the 4th out of 139.
- 1 year of professional experience.
Would my TOEFL score hinder my chances? since they need a 110?
Thank you![/quote]


It would depend. Since TOEFL is important but not determinative, I would think that if on the strength of your application, you would otherwise make it to the School, the TOEFL will not tie you down. However, say if another applicant has credentials and an application quality equivalent to yours, but has a higher TOEFL score- then I would say he would have a slight edge.

Similarly, in case one has a lower score in one section, but still meets the overall requirement, I think you should be in the clear. But if compared to an applicant similarly placed, but who meets section and overall requirement for TOEFL, that might just tilt fortune in his favour [/quote]

Thank you for such an informative response!
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backtolife

Hi everyone,
Just a question concerning the CV:
Do you put a picture on it or not? Any opinions from previous LL.M. students?
Thank you very much and good luck for everyone!
Xxx

[Edited by backtolife on Nov 07, 2016]

Hi everyone,
Just a question concerning the CV:
Do you put a picture on it or not? Any opinions from previous LL.M. students?
Thank you very much and good luck for everyone!
Xxx
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amg26

Hi everyone,
I went to the graduate open day they had the other day and it was mentioned that once we've submitted our applications we'll need to send a CV and exam transcripts. CV is simple but I would need to contact my university for transcripts, does anyone who has already submitted their app know whether there is a time limit for getting these transcripts in?
Thank you

Hi everyone,
I went to the graduate open day they had the other day and it was mentioned that once we've submitted our applications we'll need to send a CV and exam transcripts. CV is simple but I would need to contact my university for transcripts, does anyone who has already submitted their app know whether there is a time limit for getting these transcripts in?
Thank you
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LegalLife

Hi everyone,
Just a question concerning the CV:
Do you put a picture on it or not? Any opinions from previous LL.M. students?
Thank you very much and good luck for everyone!
Xxx


It is the first time in my life that I hear about a photo on a CV for an application! Totally unnecessary!

[quote]Hi everyone,
Just a question concerning the CV:
Do you put a picture on it or not? Any opinions from previous LL.M. students?
Thank you very much and good luck for everyone!
Xxx[/quote]

It is the first time in my life that I hear about a photo on a CV for an application! Totally unnecessary!
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LegalLife

Hi everyone,
I went to the graduate open day they had the other day and it was mentioned that once we've submitted our applications we'll need to send a CV and exam transcripts. CV is simple but I would need to contact my university for transcripts, does anyone who has already submitted their app know whether there is a time limit for getting these transcripts in?
Thank you


Yes there is a time limit

[quote]Hi everyone,
I went to the graduate open day they had the other day and it was mentioned that once we've submitted our applications we'll need to send a CV and exam transcripts. CV is simple but I would need to contact my university for transcripts, does anyone who has already submitted their app know whether there is a time limit for getting these transcripts in?
Thank you[/quote]

Yes there is a time limit
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grisham

Hi all,

Regarding the reasons for applying/statement of interest essay, what do you think is the best thing to write? For the career plans it's pretty much straightforward. I just find the first essay more tricky since the question prompt doesn't say much. Should it be your academic interests? Or what makes Cambridge your school of choice, like say something about the profs/classes? I'm not pretty sure.

Thanks in advance!

Hi all,

Regarding the reasons for applying/statement of interest essay, what do you think is the best thing to write? For the career plans it's pretty much straightforward. I just find the first essay more tricky since the question prompt doesn't say much. Should it be your academic interests? Or what makes Cambridge your school of choice, like say something about the profs/classes? I'm not pretty sure.

Thanks in advance!
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grisham

Hi everyone,

Another query. What should you do if your referee was not able to submit within the 7-day period given for uploading the letter?

Can anyone please shed light on this? Thank you.

Hi everyone,

Another query. What should you do if your referee was not able to submit within the 7-day period given for uploading the letter?

Can anyone please shed light on this? Thank you.
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backtolife

Hi everyone,
Just a question concerning the CV:
Do you put a picture on it or not? Any opinions from previous LL.M. students?
Thank you very much and good luck for everyone!
Xxx


It is the first time in my life that I hear about a photo on a CV for an application! Totally unnecessary!


Okay, thank you. In some countries this is usual.

[quote][quote]Hi everyone,
Just a question concerning the CV:
Do you put a picture on it or not? Any opinions from previous LL.M. students?
Thank you very much and good luck for everyone!
Xxx[/quote]

It is the first time in my life that I hear about a photo on a CV for an application! Totally unnecessary![/quote]

Okay, thank you. In some countries this is usual.
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dismar17

Hi everyone :)
I was wondering whether there are many people applying for the Gates scholarship as well, and whether it is worth giving it a try, when I am sure that I won't be selected.

Thanks

Hi everyone :)
I was wondering whether there are many people applying for the Gates scholarship as well, and whether it is worth giving it a try, when I am sure that I won't be selected.

Thanks
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dismar17

Hey everyone
I cant see any link to view the modules for LLM. Can anyone please guide me or just write down the modules you know of?
Thank You =)


I think the subjects must be from among these ones:
http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-forum.html.

[quote]Hey everyone
I cant see any link to view the modules for LLM. Can anyone please guide me or just write down the modules you know of?
Thank You =)
[/quote]

I think the subjects must be from among these ones:
http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-forum.html.
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Pjoedi

Okay I completed my application today! Still a couple more days to go until the deadline! Good luck everyone! :)

Okay I completed my application today! Still a couple more days to go until the deadline! Good luck everyone! :)
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dismar17

Okay I completed my application today! Still a couple more days to go until the deadline! Good luck everyone! :)


Good luck to you too :)

[quote]Okay I completed my application today! Still a couple more days to go until the deadline! Good luck everyone! :)[/quote]

Good luck to you too :)
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backtolife

Hi everyone,
I went to the graduate open day they had the other day and it was mentioned that once we've submitted our applications we'll need to send a CV and exam transcripts. CV is simple but I would need to contact my university for transcripts, does anyone who has already submitted their app know whether there is a time limit for getting these transcripts in?
Thank you


Yes there is a time limit


After submitting your application you have 7 days to upload the documents.

[quote][quote]Hi everyone,
I went to the graduate open day they had the other day and it was mentioned that once we've submitted our applications we'll need to send a CV and exam transcripts. CV is simple but I would need to contact my university for transcripts, does anyone who has already submitted their app know whether there is a time limit for getting these transcripts in?
Thank you[/quote]

Yes there is a time limit[/quote]

After submitting your application you have 7 days to upload the documents.
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