Cambridge LLM 2019 - 2020 Applicants


Just received formal offer and self service log in details, almost 10 business days to the minute after receiving the conditional offer email from Ms Wade.
Just received formal offer and self service log in details, almost 10 business days to the minute after receiving the conditional offer email from Ms Wade.
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poplo
Just received formal offer and self service log in details, almost 10 business days to the minute after receiving the conditional offer email from Ms Wade.


Hi peppercorn! In case you completed your studies outside the UK, is the academic requirement of your conditional offer the "University minimum requirement" or the equivalent of a first? I am referring to the information from this website https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-qualifications

Cheers!
[quote]Just received formal offer and self service log in details, almost 10 business days to the minute after receiving the conditional offer email from Ms Wade. [/quote]

Hi peppercorn! In case you completed your studies outside the UK, is the academic requirement of your conditional offer the "University minimum requirement" or the equivalent of a first? I am referring to the information from this website https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-qualifications

Cheers!
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Hi all,

I got a conditional offer for the MCL programme a while ago and recently also received a conditional offer from Oxford for the MLF. I’m trying to decide between the two.

Any thoughts? If it helps, I want to qualify as a solicitor in the UK so obv considering what gives me best chances at a TC.

Thanks! And good luck to all.
Hi all,

I got a conditional offer for the MCL programme a while ago and recently also received a conditional offer from Oxford for the MLF. I’m trying to decide between the two.

Any thoughts? If it helps, I want to qualify as a solicitor in the UK so obv considering what gives me best chances at a TC.

Thanks! And good luck to all.
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Just received formal offer and self service log in details, almost 10 business days to the minute after receiving the conditional offer email from Ms Wade.


Same here.
[quote]Just received formal offer and self service log in details, almost 10 business days to the minute after receiving the conditional offer email from Ms Wade. [/quote]

Same here.
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ss_93
Hi, I applied for the MCL but haven't submitted my IELTS score result. I currently have 2 IELTS results. The first IELTS was taken in August 2018 with the following scores: 8.5 for reading, 8.5 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 7.5 for speaking and 8 for overall score. The second IELTS was taken in February 2019 with the following scores: 7.5 for reading, 9 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 8 for speaking and 8 for overall score. I know that the MCL requires applicants to have at least 7 for writing and that both of my writing scores miss this requirement by 0.5. But I plan to submit one of my results anyway, given the nearing submission deadline.

Does anyone have any insights on whether I should submit the first test or the second one? Personally I am more inclined to submit the first test (i.e. the August 2018 one) because at least the reading score is pretty high and I have this assumption that a law school may pay more attention to the reading and writing elements. However, any opinions or insights on this would be very much appreciated!

In any case, does anyone know how strict Cambridge is when it comes to English language requirement? I did my LL.B. in a top Russel Group uni but not sure if this will have any impact.

Thanks in advance!
Hi, I applied for the MCL but haven't submitted my IELTS score result. I currently have 2 IELTS results. The first IELTS was taken in August 2018 with the following scores: 8.5 for reading, 8.5 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 7.5 for speaking and 8 for overall score. The second IELTS was taken in February 2019 with the following scores: 7.5 for reading, 9 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 8 for speaking and 8 for overall score. I know that the MCL requires applicants to have at least 7 for writing and that both of my writing scores miss this requirement by 0.5. But I plan to submit one of my results anyway, given the nearing submission deadline.

Does anyone have any insights on whether I should submit the first test or the second one? Personally I am more inclined to submit the first test (i.e. the August 2018 one) because at least the reading score is pretty high and I have this assumption that a law school may pay more attention to the reading and writing elements. However, any opinions or insights on this would be very much appreciated!

In any case, does anyone know how strict Cambridge is when it comes to English language requirement? I did my LL.B. in a top Russel Group uni but not sure if this will have any impact.

Thanks in advance!
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newbieIB
Hi, does anyone happen to know what the odds are of securing funding that we do not have to expressly apply for (i.e by just indicating that we will like to be considered for funding?)
Hi, does anyone happen to know what the odds are of securing funding that we do not have to expressly apply for (i.e by just indicating that we will like to be considered for funding?)
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Afq
Hi, I applied for the MCL but haven't submitted my IELTS score result. I currently have 2 IELTS results. The first IELTS was taken in August 2018 with the following scores: 8.5 for reading, 8.5 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 7.5 for speaking and 8 for overall score. The second IELTS was taken in February 2019 with the following scores: 7.5 for reading, 9 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 8 for speaking and 8 for overall score. I know that the MCL requires applicants to have at least 7 for writing and that both of my writing scores miss this requirement by 0.5. But I plan to submit one of my results anyway, given the nearing submission deadline.

Does anyone have any insights on whether I should submit the first test or the second one? Personally I am more inclined to submit the first test (i.e. the August 2018 one) because at least the reading score is pretty high and I have this assumption that a law school may pay more attention to the reading and writing elements. However, any opinions or insights on this would be very much appreciated!

In any case, does anyone know how strict Cambridge is when it comes to English language requirement? I did my LL.B. in a top Russel Group uni but not sure if this will have any impact.

Thanks in advance!


Cambridge is really strict about the language requirements. I got a conditional offer for the LLM last year and as you keep fulfilling the conditions, they update against the same indicating whether the condition is complete or pending your action. In as much as I had the overall required score of at least 7.5, one of my modules was short by 0.5. I kid you not, I uploaded the same and my status wasn't updated as complete. The same happened even for the second sitting of my IELTS and no change was recorded. When I called the faculty, the official indicated how serious Cambridge was about the English Language requirement and I should resit until I got the minimum required mark. I suggest you call the administration office to confirm whether the results will be acceptable, so that if not, you can resit early enough . Goodluck!
[quote]Hi, I applied for the MCL but haven't submitted my IELTS score result. I currently have 2 IELTS results. The first IELTS was taken in August 2018 with the following scores: 8.5 for reading, 8.5 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 7.5 for speaking and 8 for overall score. The second IELTS was taken in February 2019 with the following scores: 7.5 for reading, 9 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 8 for speaking and 8 for overall score. I know that the MCL requires applicants to have at least 7 for writing and that both of my writing scores miss this requirement by 0.5. But I plan to submit one of my results anyway, given the nearing submission deadline.

Does anyone have any insights on whether I should submit the first test or the second one? Personally I am more inclined to submit the first test (i.e. the August 2018 one) because at least the reading score is pretty high and I have this assumption that a law school may pay more attention to the reading and writing elements. However, any opinions or insights on this would be very much appreciated!

In any case, does anyone know how strict Cambridge is when it comes to English language requirement? I did my LL.B. in a top Russel Group uni but not sure if this will have any impact.

Thanks in advance![/quote]

Cambridge is really strict about the language requirements. I got a conditional offer for the LLM last year and as you keep fulfilling the conditions, they update against the same indicating whether the condition is complete or pending your action. In as much as I had the overall required score of at least 7.5, one of my modules was short by 0.5. I kid you not, I uploaded the same and my status wasn't updated as complete. The same happened even for the second sitting of my IELTS and no change was recorded. When I called the faculty, the official indicated how serious Cambridge was about the English Language requirement and I should resit until I got the minimum required mark. I suggest you call the administration office to confirm whether the results will be acceptable, so that if not, you can resit early enough . Goodluck!
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noufj
I am in the same situation as ss_93, haven't submitted my IELTS score yet and haven't achieved the required scores as well, and the MCL language proof submission deadline is on the 15th of March. So what do you guys think? Shall I upload my IELTS Certificate regardless of my current score or wait until I hear back from them? However, I intend to re-do the exam soon it is just that I'm worried about the written deadline are they strict about it? Like is it a must to submit the required score by 15th of March?

Thanks in advance!
I am in the same situation as ss_93, haven't submitted my IELTS score yet and haven't achieved the required scores as well, and the MCL language proof submission deadline is on the 15th of March. So what do you guys think? Shall I upload my IELTS Certificate regardless of my current score or wait until I hear back from them? However, I intend to re-do the exam soon it is just that I'm worried about the written deadline are they strict about it? Like is it a must to submit the required score by 15th of March?

Thanks in advance!
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abcd_97
Are UK nationals required to take the IELTS?
Are UK nationals required to take the IELTS?
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College offer received. First preference. Almost a week to the minute after receiving my formal conditional offer and materials.

For future applicants benefit - I have seemed to be one of the first to hit each milestone and it’s always been timed for a Thursday afternoon release
College offer received. First preference. Almost a week to the minute after receiving my formal conditional offer and materials.

For future applicants benefit - I have seemed to be one of the first to hit each milestone and it’s always been timed for a Thursday afternoon release
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F_Cvl
College offer received. First preference. Almost a week to the minute after receiving my formal conditional offer and materials.

For future applicants benefit - I have seemed to be one of the first to hit each milestone and it’s always been timed for a Thursday afternoon release


Congrats! In which college have you been accepted?
[quote]College offer received. First preference. Almost a week to the minute after receiving my formal conditional offer and materials.

For future applicants benefit - I have seemed to be one of the first to hit each milestone and it’s always been timed for a Thursday afternoon release [/quote]

Congrats! In which college have you been accepted?
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ss_93
Hi, I applied for the MCL but haven't submitted my IELTS score result. I currently have 2 IELTS results. The first IELTS was taken in August 2018 with the following scores: 8.5 for reading, 8.5 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 7.5 for speaking and 8 for overall score. The second IELTS was taken in February 2019 with the following scores: 7.5 for reading, 9 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 8 for speaking and 8 for overall score. I know that the MCL requires applicants to have at least 7 for writing and that both of my writing scores miss this requirement by 0.5. But I plan to submit one of my results anyway, given the nearing submission deadline.

Does anyone have any insights on whether I should submit the first test or the second one? Personally I am more inclined to submit the first test (i.e. the August 2018 one) because at least the reading score is pretty high and I have this assumption that a law school may pay more attention to the reading and writing elements. However, any opinions or insights on this would be very much appreciated!

In any case, does anyone know how strict Cambridge is when it comes to English language requirement? I did my LL.B. in a top Russel Group uni but not sure if this will have any impact.

Thanks in advance!


Cambridge is really strict about the language requirements. I got a conditional offer for the LLM last year and as you keep fulfilling the conditions, they update against the same indicating whether the condition is complete or pending your action. In as much as I had the overall required score of at least 7.5, one of my modules was short by 0.5. I kid you not, I uploaded the same and my status wasn't updated as complete. The same happened even for the second sitting of my IELTS and no change was recorded. When I called the faculty, the official indicated how serious Cambridge was about the English Language requirement and I should resit until I got the minimum required mark. I suggest you call the administration office to confirm whether the results will be acceptable, so that if not, you can resit early enough . Goodluck!


Hi many thanks for sharing your experience. I called the faculty of law earlier and they said that, considering the nearing deadline, I should just submit the test result for the admission committee to decide. I decided to just submit it and added in the email I will re-test as required. But now that I think about it I am considering taking another test anyway and submit it before MCL's long stop date. So yeah fingers crossed.
[quote][quote]Hi, I applied for the MCL but haven't submitted my IELTS score result. I currently have 2 IELTS results. The first IELTS was taken in August 2018 with the following scores: 8.5 for reading, 8.5 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 7.5 for speaking and 8 for overall score. The second IELTS was taken in February 2019 with the following scores: 7.5 for reading, 9 for listening, 6.5 for writing, 8 for speaking and 8 for overall score. I know that the MCL requires applicants to have at least 7 for writing and that both of my writing scores miss this requirement by 0.5. But I plan to submit one of my results anyway, given the nearing submission deadline.

Does anyone have any insights on whether I should submit the first test or the second one? Personally I am more inclined to submit the first test (i.e. the August 2018 one) because at least the reading score is pretty high and I have this assumption that a law school may pay more attention to the reading and writing elements. However, any opinions or insights on this would be very much appreciated!

In any case, does anyone know how strict Cambridge is when it comes to English language requirement? I did my LL.B. in a top Russel Group uni but not sure if this will have any impact.

Thanks in advance![/quote]

Cambridge is really strict about the language requirements. I got a conditional offer for the LLM last year and as you keep fulfilling the conditions, they update against the same indicating whether the condition is complete or pending your action. In as much as I had the overall required score of at least 7.5, one of my modules was short by 0.5. I kid you not, I uploaded the same and my status wasn't updated as complete. The same happened even for the second sitting of my IELTS and no change was recorded. When I called the faculty, the official indicated how serious Cambridge was about the English Language requirement and I should resit until I got the minimum required mark. I suggest you call the administration office to confirm whether the results will be acceptable, so that if not, you can resit early enough . Goodluck! [/quote]

Hi many thanks for sharing your experience. I called the faculty of law earlier and they said that, considering the nearing deadline, I should just submit the test result for the admission committee to decide. I decided to just submit it and added in the email I will re-test as required. But now that I think about it I am considering taking another test anyway and submit it before MCL's long stop date. So yeah fingers crossed.
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ss_93
I am in the same situation as ss_93, haven't submitted my IELTS score yet and haven't achieved the required scores as well, and the MCL language proof submission deadline is on the 15th of March. So what do you guys think? Shall I upload my IELTS Certificate regardless of my current score or wait until I hear back from them? However, I intend to re-do the exam soon it is just that I'm worried about the written deadline are they strict about it? Like is it a must to submit the required score by 15th of March?

Thanks in advance!


Hi, as in my previous reply, I called the faculty of law (specifically the MCL team) and they said that I should just submit my IELTS by 15 March first given the nearing deadline, the slight miss in one module and the higher-than-required results in other modules. I emailed my IETLS result yesterday saying that I would take a re-test as required. But now that I think about it I may actually book another re-test soon so that hopefully I can submit a better result before MCL's long stop date. Hope this helps and goodluck for us!
[quote]I am in the same situation as ss_93, haven't submitted my IELTS score yet and haven't achieved the required scores as well, and the MCL language proof submission deadline is on the 15th of March. So what do you guys think? Shall I upload my IELTS Certificate regardless of my current score or wait until I hear back from them? However, I intend to re-do the exam soon it is just that I'm worried about the written deadline are they strict about it? Like is it a must to submit the required score by 15th of March?

Thanks in advance! [/quote]

Hi, as in my previous reply, I called the faculty of law (specifically the MCL team) and they said that I should just submit my IELTS by 15 March first given the nearing deadline, the slight miss in one module and the higher-than-required results in other modules. I emailed my IETLS result yesterday saying that I would take a re-test as required. But now that I think about it I may actually book another re-test soon so that hopefully I can submit a better result before MCL's long stop date. Hope this helps and goodluck for us!
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Does anyone know when the deadline for Cambridge to issue all MCL decisions is?
Does anyone know when the deadline for Cambridge to issue all MCL decisions is?
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Does anyone know when the deadline for Cambridge to issue all MCL decisions is?


The MCL website states that decisions will be communicated by April 30th! Some applicants have apparently received offers already, though.

Good luck to those of us who are still waiting!!
[quote]Does anyone know when the deadline for Cambridge to issue all MCL decisions is?[/quote]

The MCL website states that decisions will be communicated by April 30th! Some applicants have apparently received offers already, though.

Good luck to those of us who are still waiting!!
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I've been accepted at Jesus College, my first choice. :)
I've been accepted at Jesus College, my first choice. :)
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Has anyone not yet received their formal offer?

I got a conditional offer via email from the Faculty nearly three weeks ago, but my portal said "under review" until this morning, when it changed to awaiting GAO approval.
Has anyone not yet received their formal offer?

I got a conditional offer via email from the Faculty nearly three weeks ago, but my portal said "under review" until this morning, when it changed to awaiting GAO approval.
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tripatow
I am rather late to the discussion here.
I received my conditional offer on 28th February. Status has also changed to awaiting GAO approval on the portal. Still waiting for my formal offer.

[Edited by tripatow on Mar 19, 2019]

I am rather late to the discussion here.
I received my conditional offer on 28th February. Status has also changed to awaiting GAO approval on the portal. Still waiting for my formal offer.
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I am rather late to the discussion here.
I received my conditional offer on 28th February. Status has also changed to awaiting GAO approval on the portal. Still waiting for my formal offer.


I also received my offer on the 28th - we must be on the same timeline! Hopefully we hear soon.
[quote]I am rather late to the discussion here.
I received my conditional offer on 28th February. Status has also changed to awaiting GAO approval on the portal. Still waiting for my formal offer.[/quote]

I also received my offer on the 28th - we must be on the same timeline! Hopefully we hear soon.
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tripatow
I am rather late to the discussion here.
I received my conditional offer on 28th February. Status has also changed to awaiting GAO approval on the portal. Still waiting for my formal offer.


I also received my offer on the 28th - we must be on the same timeline! Hopefully we hear soon.
I received the details today!
[quote][quote]I am rather late to the discussion here.
I received my conditional offer on 28th February. Status has also changed to awaiting GAO approval on the portal. Still waiting for my formal offer.[/quote]

I also received my offer on the 28th - we must be on the same timeline! Hopefully we hear soon. [/quote] I received the details today!
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