LLM Cambridge 2020-2021


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I tried calling yesterday but the lines were busy, both GAO’s and the Law Faculty’s.

I tried calling yesterday but the lines were busy, both GAO’s and the Law Faculty’s.
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Hi everyone- thread newcomer here. I also applied to the LLM programme (first choice Trinity College). Yet to receive any information beyond "under review by the department". Fingers crossed we hear something soon...

Hi everyone- thread newcomer here. I also applied to the LLM programme (first choice Trinity College). Yet to receive any information beyond "under review by the department". Fingers crossed we hear something soon...
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LG 007

I found this on last year's thread, gives an explanation of the Cambridge selection process!

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/showthr...


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 found this on last year's thread, gives an explanation of the Cambridge selection process!

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/showthr...


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.
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magpie

Hi all - current LLM student here, taking a quick dive into the forum again.

To calm your nerves, last year decisions were made by the promised deadlines as far as I remember. Some offers/conditional offers came before others, so unless you receive an explicit notification that your application has not been successful, you are not out of the running yet.

Last year, offers came first by email from the faculty and the status on the applicant portal did not change until a while later. Do not read anything into that – you have received your offer/conditional offer.

LLM offers are made independent of the MCL or any other programme of study.

I don't see the strike impacting on the process.

I don't see contacting the faculty or GAO being in anyway useful in getting an update.

For what it's worth, it was the evening (GMT) of the second last Friday in February last year when the first batch of offers went out, which would be today.

Best of luck all!

Hi all - current LLM student here, taking a quick dive into the forum again.

To calm your nerves, last year decisions were made by the promised deadlines as far as I remember. Some offers/conditional offers came before others, so unless you receive an explicit notification that your application has not been successful, you are not out of the running yet.

Last year, offers came first by email from the faculty and the status on the applicant portal did not change until a while later. Do not read anything into that – you have received your offer/conditional offer.

LLM offers are made independent of the MCL or any other programme of study.

I don't see the strike impacting on the process.

I don't see contacting the faculty or GAO being in anyway useful in getting an update.

For what it's worth, it was the evening (GMT) of the second last Friday in February last year when the first batch of offers went out, which would be today.

Best of luck all!
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Inactive User

Thanks a lot for the information MagPie!! Good to know all what you just mentioned

Thanks a lot for the information MagPie!! Good to know all what you just mentioned
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yolo

Hi guys,
I'm also new to the board (but not new to the panic).

Did you email GAO with an update when you received your degree certificate with the final grade?

Hi guys,
I'm also new to the board (but not new to the panic).

Did you email GAO with an update when you received your degree certificate with the final grade?
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Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you!

Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you!
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LLM20US/UK

Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you!


Mine also showed solid block :) saw it in draft and couldn’t change!

[quote]Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you![/quote]

Mine also showed solid block :) saw it in draft and couldn’t change!
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Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you!


Mine also showed solid block :) saw it in draft and couldn’t change!


Oh my gosh, you utter angel, THANK YOU!!

[quote][quote]Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you![/quote]

Mine also showed solid block :) saw it in draft and couldn’t change! [/quote]

Oh my gosh, you utter angel, THANK YOU!!
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M2103

Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you!


Mine also showed solid block :) saw it in draft and couldn’t change!


Oh my gosh, you utter angel, THANK YOU!!


Same for me, do not worry about it ;)

[quote][quote][quote]Hi all, I haven't been able to bring myself to look at my application since submitting it, but I've done so now and I've just realised that there are no paragraph breaks in my 'reasons for applying' section. Is that just something the application portal does to all answers when you download them or will the department see a solid block of writing as well? I feel so stupid, after this I am 100% expecting a rejection. Please please let me know if you have any info. Thank you![/quote]

Mine also showed solid block :) saw it in draft and couldn’t change! [/quote]

Oh my gosh, you utter angel, THANK YOU!![/quote]

Same for me, do not worry about it ;)
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nahk90

Hey guys!

also have applied for the LLM and still haven’t received anything.

find this so odd since most people who had applied for the LLM last year started to hear something by now.

[Edited by nahk90 on Feb 21, 2020]

Hey guys!

also have applied for the LLM and still haven’t received anything.

find this so odd since most people who had applied for the LLM last year started to hear something by now.
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LG 007

Hey guys!

also have applied for the LLM and still haven’t received anything.

find this so odd since most people who had applied for the LLM last year started to hear something by now.


Last year, the first round of offers were sent to people the evening of the third Friday in February, making that today! That included applicants who went straight from under review to an offer via email.

I am only assuming this and I may be wrong, but do you think that maybe Cambridge have realised that applicants have began to know the “GAO stage” is a mere formality and basically means acceptance and that they may be doing away with updating our portals to that until after an offer email is sent? Could be a plausible explanation.

[Edited by LG 007 on Feb 21, 2020]

[quote]Hey guys!

also have applied for the LLM and still haven’t received anything.

find this so odd since most people who had applied for the LLM last year started to hear something by now. [/quote]

Last year, the first round of offers were sent to people the evening of the third Friday in February, making that today! That included applicants who went straight from under review to an offer via email.

I am only assuming this and I may be wrong, but do you think that maybe Cambridge have realised that applicants have began to know the “GAO stage” is a mere formality and basically means acceptance and that they may be doing away with updating our portals to that until after an offer email is sent? Could be a plausible explanation.
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Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?

Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?
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tcdllmapp

Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?


I don't think so, there was no email when it changed from 'submitted' to 'under review'

[quote]Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?[/quote]

I don't think so, there was no email when it changed from 'submitted' to 'under review'
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Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?

It seems unlikely. I think only the final decision of application would be directly communicated to us via e-mail.

[quote]Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?[/quote]
It seems unlikely. I think only the final decision of application would be directly communicated to us via e-mail.
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LG 007

Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?

It seems unlikely. I think only the final decision of application would be directly communicated to us via e-mail.


Last year some people got offers directly from the LLM Administrator around 8pm GMT via email before any status change. In that email she said that it may take a further 3 weeks to get the official offer from the GAO. These email offers were sent on Feb 22nd 2019. So some of us still very well hear by this evening as it’s only 4:40pm GMT now!

[quote][quote]Does anyone know if we will receive an e-mail notification if the status on the portal changes?[/quote]
It seems unlikely. I think only the final decision of application would be directly communicated to us via e-mail. [/quote]

Last year some people got offers directly from the LLM Administrator around 8pm GMT via email before any status change. In that email she said that it may take a further 3 weeks to get the official offer from the GAO. These email offers were sent on Feb 22nd 2019. So some of us still very well hear by this evening as it’s only 4:40pm GMT now!
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Naz Khan

Last year I received my rejection 26th Feb which was considerably later than most people.

I will admit it is unusual nobody has heard anything yet apart from the one email I received from the LL.M. director.

There are a number of reasons why we haven't heard anything yet but try not to stress.

Basic rule of thumb...

As long as you are still 'under review' you are still being considered (no news is good news).

In previous years it has happened where people have remained under review past the deadline and then received an offer (this is rare, but has happened).

Please don't stress. :)

Last year I received my rejection 26th Feb which was considerably later than most people.

I will admit it is unusual nobody has heard anything yet apart from the one email I received from the LL.M. director.

There are a number of reasons why we haven't heard anything yet but try not to stress.

Basic rule of thumb...

As long as you are still 'under review' you are still being considered (no news is good news).

In previous years it has happened where people have remained under review past the deadline and then received an offer (this is rare, but has happened).

Please don't stress. :)
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lustitia

Hi all - current LLM student here, taking a quick dive into the forum again.

To calm your nerves, last year decisions were made by the promised deadlines as far as I remember. Some offers/conditional offers came before others, so unless you receive an explicit notification that your application has not been successful, you are not out of the running yet.

Last year, offers came first by email from the faculty and the status on the applicant portal did not change until a while later. Do not read anything into that – you have received your offer/conditional offer.

LLM offers are made independent of the MCL or any other programme of study.

I don't see the strike impacting on the process.

I don't see contacting the faculty or GAO being in anyway useful in getting an update.

For what it's worth, it was the evening (GMT) of the second last Friday in February last year when the first batch of offers went out, which would be today.

Best of luck all!


Thanks for sharing magpie!

On a different point, do you mind letting us know which papers you are reading and how you are finding them? I would appreciate that.

[quote]Hi all - current LLM student here, taking a quick dive into the forum again.

To calm your nerves, last year decisions were made by the promised deadlines as far as I remember. Some offers/conditional offers came before others, so unless you receive an explicit notification that your application has not been successful, you are not out of the running yet.

Last year, offers came first by email from the faculty and the status on the applicant portal did not change until a while later. Do not read anything into that – you have received your offer/conditional offer.

LLM offers are made independent of the MCL or any other programme of study.

I don't see the strike impacting on the process.

I don't see contacting the faculty or GAO being in anyway useful in getting an update.

For what it's worth, it was the evening (GMT) of the second last Friday in February last year when the first batch of offers went out, which would be today.

Best of luck all![/quote]

Thanks for sharing magpie!

On a different point, do you mind letting us know which papers you are reading and how you are finding them? I would appreciate that.
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Any update guys?

Any update guys?
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MCD77

Any update guys?


No change...

[quote]Any update guys?[/quote]

No change...
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