Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL with a 2.1 non-law degree


EE95
Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.
Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.
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Eppendorf
Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.


You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.
[quote]Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.[/quote]

You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.
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LegalLife
Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.


You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.


This is not always true.

You can get into the Cambridge LLM with a 2.1 if you have strong references, a personalstatement and/or some interesting CV.
[quote][quote]Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.[/quote]

You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.[/quote]

This is not always true.

You can get into the Cambridge LLM with a 2.1 if you have strong references, a personalstatement and/or some interesting CV.
quote
UllyJack
Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.


You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.


This is not always true.

You can get into the Cambridge LLM with a 2.1 if you have strong references, a personalstatement and/or some interesting CV.


Hi LegalLife,

Thank you for sharing. I was wondering if I could get your input on my chances for the Cambridge MCL. I have read several of the previous posts, and would like to seek some of your wisdom and input regarding my chances of admission. If possible, any comments on how I can boost my application is greatly appreciated.

By way of introduction, I graduated from a Russell Group UK University with a High 2:1. I missed out on First Class Honours by a mere 0.4%. Out of the 12 subjects examined, half of them were awarded First Class grades, with no subject examined lower than 65 marks. I have also secured First Class grades in all my Corporate and Commercial Law based subjects, and have also obtained a First Class grade in Accounting.

During my time in University, I participated in numerous activities, and some of my achievements are: -
(1) Moot Court Champion - 2x National Moot Court Champion; and I have also been selected to represent my Uni at multiple national level moots.
(2) Editor of Law School Publication.
(3) Contributing author to various publications and law blogs.

I also have relevant legal experience, having completed my pupillage and completed my qualifications to the Bar.

I would like to find out what my chances for the MCL are like? Also, I understand that the usual offer is a First Class degree. I was wondering if anyone can help me/provide me with any idea on how to make up for this shortfall in my application process. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
[quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.[/quote]

You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.[/quote]

This is not always true.

You can get into the Cambridge LLM with a 2.1 if you have strong references, a personalstatement and/or some interesting CV.[/quote]

Hi LegalLife,

Thank you for sharing. I was wondering if I could get your input on my chances for the Cambridge MCL. I have read several of the previous posts, and would like to seek some of your wisdom and input regarding my chances of admission. If possible, any comments on how I can boost my application is greatly appreciated.

By way of introduction, I graduated from a Russell Group UK University with a High 2:1. I missed out on First Class Honours by a mere 0.4%. Out of the 12 subjects examined, half of them were awarded First Class grades, with no subject examined lower than 65 marks. I have also secured First Class grades in all my Corporate and Commercial Law based subjects, and have also obtained a First Class grade in Accounting.

During my time in University, I participated in numerous activities, and some of my achievements are: -
(1) Moot Court Champion - 2x National Moot Court Champion; and I have also been selected to represent my Uni at multiple national level moots.
(2) Editor of Law School Publication.
(3) Contributing author to various publications and law blogs.

I also have relevant legal experience, having completed my pupillage and completed my qualifications to the Bar.

I would like to find out what my chances for the MCL are like? Also, I understand that the usual offer is a First Class degree. I was wondering if anyone can help me/provide me with any idea on how to make up for this shortfall in my application process. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
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LegalLife


You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.


This is not always true.

You can get into the Cambridge LLM with a 2.1 if you have strong references, a personalstatement and/or some interesting CV.


Hi LegalLife,

Thank you for sharing. I was wondering if I could get your input on my chances for the Cambridge MCL. I have read several of the previous posts, and would like to seek some of your wisdom and input regarding my chances of admission. If possible, any comments on how I can boost my application is greatly appreciated.

By way of introduction, I graduated from a Russell Group UK University with a High 2:1. I missed out on First Class Honours by a mere 0.4%. Out of the 12 subjects examined, half of them were awarded First Class grades, with no subject examined lower than 65 marks. I have also secured First Class grades in all my Corporate and Commercial Law based subjects, and have also obtained a First Class grade in Accounting.

During my time in University, I participated in numerous activities, and some of my achievements are: -
(1) Moot Court Champion - 2x National Moot Court Champion; and I have also been selected to represent my Uni at multiple national level moots.
(2) Editor of Law School Publication.
(3) Contributing author to various publications and law blogs.

I also have relevant legal experience, having completed my pupillage and completed my qualifications to the Bar.

I would like to find out what my chances for the MCL are like? Also, I understand that the usual offer is a First Class degree. I was wondering if anyone can help me/provide me with any idea on how to make up for this shortfall in my application process. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


Hello, you simply have to highlight your stellar performance in the corporate/commercial subjects as well as your legal experience. The MCL is for corporate lawyers and therefore that should be evident in your application,whether through your career prospects, personal statement, CV etc.
[quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone,

I graduated with a BSc in Economics from LSE, but achieved a 2.1. I would of achieved a first if I had gotten 2 more marks in one of my modules. I am going to study the GDL this September, and wanted to ask if I would have any chance at all of being accepted on to the Cambridge LLM/Oxford BCL if I was to achieve one of the highest distinctions on the GDL course. Specifically, would the fact that I studied economics at LSE and missed a first by only 2 marks be taken into account, or is it essentially irrelevant to the admissions tutors?

Thank you.[/quote]

You need a first in your undergraduate degree to be admitted to the Cambridge LLM.[/quote]

This is not always true.

You can get into the Cambridge LLM with a 2.1 if you have strong references, a personalstatement and/or some interesting CV.[/quote]

Hi LegalLife,

Thank you for sharing. I was wondering if I could get your input on my chances for the Cambridge MCL. I have read several of the previous posts, and would like to seek some of your wisdom and input regarding my chances of admission. If possible, any comments on how I can boost my application is greatly appreciated.

By way of introduction, I graduated from a Russell Group UK University with a High 2:1. I missed out on First Class Honours by a mere 0.4%. Out of the 12 subjects examined, half of them were awarded First Class grades, with no subject examined lower than 65 marks. I have also secured First Class grades in all my Corporate and Commercial Law based subjects, and have also obtained a First Class grade in Accounting.

During my time in University, I participated in numerous activities, and some of my achievements are: -
(1) Moot Court Champion - 2x National Moot Court Champion; and I have also been selected to represent my Uni at multiple national level moots.
(2) Editor of Law School Publication.
(3) Contributing author to various publications and law blogs.

I also have relevant legal experience, having completed my pupillage and completed my qualifications to the Bar.

I would like to find out what my chances for the MCL are like? Also, I understand that the usual offer is a First Class degree. I was wondering if anyone can help me/provide me with any idea on how to make up for this shortfall in my application process. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you![/quote]

Hello, you simply have to highlight your stellar performance in the corporate/commercial subjects as well as your legal experience. The MCL is for corporate lawyers and therefore that should be evident in your application,whether through your career prospects, personal statement, CV etc.
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