Cambridge LLM 2019 - 2020 Applicants


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Thanks so much for this! Really puts my anxious mind to relative ease!!

Congratulations to everyone with an offer, and fingers crossed for the rest of us.

I too, am still "under review".

In last years thread there was a user who received an offer through email but his status remained 'under review' for a further three weeks.

I have also found this below posted by a community assistant on the Student Room who seems to have an insight into the Cambridge Post-Graduate Application Process.

Community Assistant - Say they get 300 applications for the course. They want to make offers to the best 60 in order to get 30 who take up the 30 places. There's no way of doing that as each application comes in. You have no idea if the first application you get will be in the top 60 of the 300 you expect, nor the second or the third etc. They need to build up a clear view of the cohort strength. However, there will be some stand out strong candidates and soe standout weak candidates, they can make early offer and early rejections to those. Those applicants that remain possibly good enough, their applications just sit their either floating up towards offer level, or sinking to rejection level. That you have heard nothing for so long just means you are still being considered.

Community Assistant Again - Yes, that's absolutely what it means. There's a great big pot of competitive applicants into which more applicants are being put every day. There are periodic reviews where the cream is skimmed off the top and made and offer, and the gloop that sinks to the bottom is drained off and rejected. The remaining applicants and still decent ingredients in the mix, but gradually, up until about April, the size of the pot reduces, with more rising to the top or sinking to the bottom and fewer new applicants enter.


Link to a more detailed explanation on Application Status - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5205742&p=81470936&page=54&highlight=#post81470936


Cambridge promises 'all decisions will be made by 1st March'. They do not promise these decisions will be communicated to us by then.

^ This is what they are actually doing. It explains why we are all at different stages in the application process.

Didn't make the Cut - like the troll's friend (sorry could not remember user name) who was rejected weeks ago.
Cream of the Crop - those 'awaiting approval' and receiving offers currently.
In the Middle - those still 'under review' who's application must be filtered and compared with the pool of applicants, hoping we can jump the remaining hurdles to the finish line and not trip up.


I hope this helps ^ and puts others more at ease.

I am happy about this, our applications are each running their own race and if they don't reach the finish line then at least they put on a bloody good show! :)

Thanks so much for this! Really puts my anxious mind to relative ease!!

Congratulations to everyone with an offer, and fingers crossed for the rest of us.

I too, am still "under review".

[quote]In last years thread there was a user who received an offer through email but his status remained 'under review' for a further three weeks.

I have also found this below posted by a community assistant on the Student Room who seems to have an insight into the Cambridge Post-Graduate Application Process.

Community Assistant - Say they get 300 applications for the course. They want to make offers to the best 60 in order to get 30 who take up the 30 places. There's no way of doing that as each application comes in. You have no idea if the first application you get will be in the top 60 of the 300 you expect, nor the second or the third etc. They need to build up a clear view of the cohort strength. However, there will be some stand out strong candidates and soe standout weak candidates, they can make early offer and early rejections to those. Those applicants that remain possibly good enough, their applications just sit their either floating up towards offer level, or sinking to rejection level. That you have heard nothing for so long just means you are still being considered.

Community Assistant Again - Yes, that's absolutely what it means. There's a great big pot of competitive applicants into which more applicants are being put every day. There are periodic reviews where the cream is skimmed off the top and made and offer, and the gloop that sinks to the bottom is drained off and rejected. The remaining applicants and still decent ingredients in the mix, but gradually, up until about April, the size of the pot reduces, with more rising to the top or sinking to the bottom and fewer new applicants enter.


Link to a more detailed explanation on Application Status - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5205742&p=81470936&page=54&highlight=#post81470936


Cambridge promises 'all decisions will be made by 1st March'. They do not promise these decisions will be communicated to us by then.

^ This is what they are actually doing. It explains why we are all at different stages in the application process.

Didn't make the Cut - like the troll's friend (sorry could not remember user name) who was rejected weeks ago.
Cream of the Crop - those 'awaiting approval' and receiving offers currently.
In the Middle - those still 'under review' who's application must be filtered and compared with the pool of applicants, hoping we can jump the remaining hurdles to the finish line and not trip up.


I hope this helps ^ and puts others more at ease.

I am happy about this, our applications are each running their own race and if they don't reach the finish line then at least they put on a bloody good show! :) [/quote]
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Thank you for taking the time to explain this - really puts my mind at ease!

Best of luck to everyone still waiting to hear and congrats to those who've already been accepted :)


In last years thread there was a user who received an offer through email but his status remained 'under review' for a further three weeks.

I have also found this below posted by a community assistant on the Student Room who seems to have an insight into the Cambridge Post-Graduate Application Process.

Community Assistant - Say they get 300 applications for the course. They want to make offers to the best 60 in order to get 30 who take up the 30 places. There's no way of doing that as each application comes in. You have no idea if the first application you get will be in the top 60 of the 300 you expect, nor the second or the third etc. They need to build up a clear view of the cohort strength. However, there will be some stand out strong candidates and soe standout weak candidates, they can make early offer and early rejections to those. Those applicants that remain possibly good enough, their applications just sit their either floating up towards offer level, or sinking to rejection level. That you have heard nothing for so long just means you are still being considered.

Community Assistant Again - Yes, that's absolutely what it means. There's a great big pot of competitive applicants into which more applicants are being put every day. There are periodic reviews where the cream is skimmed off the top and made and offer, and the gloop that sinks to the bottom is drained off and rejected. The remaining applicants and still decent ingredients in the mix, but gradually, up until about April, the size of the pot reduces, with more rising to the top or sinking to the bottom and fewer new applicants enter.


Link to a more detailed explanation on Application Status - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5205742&p=81470936&page=54&highlight=#post81470936


Cambridge promises 'all decisions will be made by 1st March'. They do not promise these decisions will be communicated to us by then.

^ This is what they are actually doing. It explains why we are all at different stages in the application process.

Didn't make the Cut - like the troll's friend (sorry could not remember user name) who was rejected weeks ago.
Cream of the Crop - those 'awaiting approval' and receiving offers currently.
In the Middle - those still 'under review' who's application must be filtered and compared with the pool of applicants, hoping we can jump the remaining hurdles to the finish line and not trip up.


I hope this helps ^ and puts others more at ease.

I am happy about this, our applications are each running their own race and if they don't reach the finish line then at least they put on a bloody good show! :)

Thank you for taking the time to explain this - really puts my mind at ease!

Best of luck to everyone still waiting to hear and congrats to those who've already been accepted :)


[quote]In last years thread there was a user who received an offer through email but his status remained 'under review' for a further three weeks.

I have also found this below posted by a community assistant on the Student Room who seems to have an insight into the Cambridge Post-Graduate Application Process.

Community Assistant - Say they get 300 applications for the course. They want to make offers to the best 60 in order to get 30 who take up the 30 places. There's no way of doing that as each application comes in. You have no idea if the first application you get will be in the top 60 of the 300 you expect, nor the second or the third etc. They need to build up a clear view of the cohort strength. However, there will be some stand out strong candidates and soe standout weak candidates, they can make early offer and early rejections to those. Those applicants that remain possibly good enough, their applications just sit their either floating up towards offer level, or sinking to rejection level. That you have heard nothing for so long just means you are still being considered.

Community Assistant Again - Yes, that's absolutely what it means. There's a great big pot of competitive applicants into which more applicants are being put every day. There are periodic reviews where the cream is skimmed off the top and made and offer, and the gloop that sinks to the bottom is drained off and rejected. The remaining applicants and still decent ingredients in the mix, but gradually, up until about April, the size of the pot reduces, with more rising to the top or sinking to the bottom and fewer new applicants enter.


Link to a more detailed explanation on Application Status - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5205742&p=81470936&page=54&highlight=#post81470936


Cambridge promises 'all decisions will be made by 1st March'. They do not promise these decisions will be communicated to us by then.

^ This is what they are actually doing. It explains why we are all at different stages in the application process.

Didn't make the Cut - like the troll's friend (sorry could not remember user name) who was rejected weeks ago.
Cream of the Crop - those 'awaiting approval' and receiving offers currently.
In the Middle - those still 'under review' who's application must be filtered and compared with the pool of applicants, hoping we can jump the remaining hurdles to the finish line and not trip up.


I hope this helps ^ and puts others more at ease.

I am happy about this, our applications are each running their own race and if they don't reach the finish line then at least they put on a bloody good show! :) [/quote]
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Rimbaud

Good luck to everyone for the coming week :)

Good luck to everyone for the coming week :)
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bona.fide

Congrats to those of you who got admitted and good luck to everyone who is still waiting! I am also still "under department review". We can do this!

Congrats to those of you who got admitted and good luck to everyone who is still waiting! I am also still "under department review". We can do this!
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Naz Khan

A friend of mine currently studying at Cambridge.

Did not receive an offer until late April through email!

A friend of mine currently studying at Cambridge.

Did not receive an offer until late April through email!
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hyrls

A friend of mine currently studying at Cambridge.

Did not receive an offer until late April through email!


That is quite later than the decision deadline in March... Do you know if your friend was "under department review" until late April or had her/his portal changed earlier but without an email update until late April?

Also, congrats to those with offers and good luck to all of us who are still waiting "under department review":)

[Edited by hyrls on Feb 25, 2019]

[quote]A friend of mine currently studying at Cambridge.

Did not receive an offer until late April through email![/quote]

That is quite later than the decision deadline in March... Do you know if your friend was "under department review" until late April or had her/his portal changed earlier but without an email update until late April?

Also, congrats to those with offers and good luck to all of us who are still waiting "under department review":)

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Naz Khan

They said that they honestly couldn't tell me. They were not expecting to get into Cambridge so never kept an eye on the portal.

But I think in any instance receiving an offer through email 30th April is very late. Especially since last year's thread started receiving offers mid February.

I met my friend through this website!

They said that they honestly couldn't tell me. They were not expecting to get into Cambridge so never kept an eye on the portal.

But I think in any instance receiving an offer through email 30th April is very late. Especially since last year's thread started receiving offers mid February.

I met my friend through this website!
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Any update today guys? I am still under review by the Department and super anxious.

Any update today guys? I am still under review by the Department and super anxious.
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nomorepoly...

Any update today guys? I am still under review by the Department and super anxious.

You and I both!

[quote]Any update today guys? I am still under review by the Department and super anxious. [/quote]
You and I both!
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IP92

The same

Any update today guys? I am still under review by the Department and super anxious.

The same
[quote]Any update today guys? I am still under review by the Department and super anxious. [/quote]
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Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there!

Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there!
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Very sorry to hear. If you don't mind telling the group, how did you get to know? Through email or through the portal ?


Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there!

Very sorry to hear. If you don't mind telling the group, how did you get to know? Through email or through the portal ?


[quote]Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there![/quote]
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Just through the portal (directly from departemental review to unsuccessful). I haven't yet been notified via email.

However, I don't think it's worth to conclude any theories out of my case. I still don't see any clear structure on how they proceed.

Just through the portal (directly from departemental review to unsuccessful). I haven't yet been notified via email.

However, I don't think it's worth to conclude any theories out of my case. I still don't see any clear structure on how they proceed.

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nomorepoly...

Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there!


Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.

[quote]Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there![/quote]

Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.
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Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.

Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there!


Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.

Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.

[quote][quote]Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there![/quote]

Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.[/quote]
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nomorepoly...

Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.

Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there!


Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.



If Cambs doesn't workk out for the two of us, I have an offer from QMUL so we will both be in London... another forum friend yh?

[quote]Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.

[quote][quote]Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there![/quote]

Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.[/quote][/quote]


If Cambs doesn't workk out for the two of us, I have an offer from QMUL so we will both be in London... another forum friend yh?
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Looks like it! But I hope we are in Cambridge :D

Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.



Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.



If Cambs doesn't workk out for the two of us, I have an offer from QMUL so we will both be in London... another forum friend yh?

Looks like it! But I hope we are in Cambridge :D

[quote][quote]Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.

[quote][quote]Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there![/quote]

Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.[/quote][/quote]


If Cambs doesn't workk out for the two of us, I have an offer from QMUL so we will both be in London... another forum friend yh?[/quote]
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nomorepoly...

Very tempted to apply for UCL, KCL or LSE- due to Cambridge giving me stress.


Looks like it! But I hope we are in Cambridge :D

Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.




If Cambs doesn't workk out for the two of us, I have an offer from QMUL so we will both be in London... another forum friend yh?

Very tempted to apply for UCL, KCL or LSE- due to Cambridge giving me stress.


[quote]Looks like it! But I hope we are in Cambridge :D

[quote][quote]Yes, thank you so much! Edinbrugh would be great. I have an offer from LSE.

[quote][quote]Just received my rejection today. Then it's gonna be bloody Edinburgh :)

Best of luck to all you guys out there![/quote]

Sorry to hear, I'm sure Edinburgh will be great. Thankyou so much for sharing about your rejection.[/quote][/quote]


If Cambs doesn't workk out for the two of us, I have an offer from QMUL so we will both be in London... another forum friend yh?[/quote][/quote]
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Hi, new here - but have been keeping an eye for the last week to see how progress is going so thanks all for sharing!!

I’m still under review too.

In response to the above post, do people think it’s too late to apply to LSE etc? I thought it probably was but might apply if it’s worth a shot.

Hi, new here - but have been keeping an eye for the last week to see how progress is going so thanks all for sharing!!

I’m still under review too.

In response to the above post, do people think it’s too late to apply to LSE etc? I thought it probably was but might apply if it’s worth a shot.
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I think it is. I read on LSE forums that people are being rejected saying that the slots are full. Even though I don't think that's entirely true, since they can always waitlist or reserve people.

Last year I had applied on February 13, 2018 for 2018-19. I was put in a reserve list - which according to their website means that my application was good but the slots were full. They told me they'd tell me in August after people pay their fees if slots are remaining. Since they did not have any slot, the gave me an option of reinstating my application even before the cycle opened, which I did and got an offer on December 17, 2018.

So I think that the application may be late for LSE and UCL both.

Hi, new here - but have been keeping an eye for the last week to see how progress is going so thanks all for sharing!!

I’m still under review too.

In response to the above post, do people think it’s too late to apply to LSE etc? I thought it probably was but might apply if it’s worth a shot.

I think it is. I read on LSE forums that people are being rejected saying that the slots are full. Even though I don't think that's entirely true, since they can always waitlist or reserve people.

Last year I had applied on February 13, 2018 for 2018-19. I was put in a reserve list - which according to their website means that my application was good but the slots were full. They told me they'd tell me in August after people pay their fees if slots are remaining. Since they did not have any slot, the gave me an option of reinstating my application even before the cycle opened, which I did and got an offer on December 17, 2018.

So I think that the application may be late for LSE and UCL both.

[quote]Hi, new here - but have been keeping an eye for the last week to see how progress is going so thanks all for sharing!!

I’m still under review too.

In response to the above post, do people think it’s too late to apply to LSE etc? I thought it probably was but might apply if it’s worth a shot.[/quote]
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