LSE Ph.D. 2021- applicants


Still no update. 


Same here.



Same...

[quote][quote]Still no update.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Same here. [/quote]<br><br><br>Same...
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ssldnpl

I'm really sorry that you all have to wait so long!!

If it helps: in the informal offer from the department they asked me tell them by March 26th (Thursday) whether I accept. So hopefully the next round of offers will come out soon after that deadline!

I'm really sorry that you all have to wait so long!!<br><br>If it helps: in the informal offer from the department they asked me tell them by March 26th (Thursday) whether I accept. So hopefully the next round of offers will come out soon after that deadline!
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ooooodkdod

I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah! 

I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah!&nbsp;
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CV129096

I'm really sorry that you all have to wait so long!!

If it helps: in the informal offer from the department they asked me tell them by March 26th (Thursday) whether I accept. So hopefully the next round of offers will come out soon after that deadline!


Thank you, think we all appreciate any bit of info

[Edited by CV129096 on Mar 22, 2021]

[quote]I'm really sorry that you all have to wait so long!!<br><br>If it helps: in the informal offer from the department they asked me tell them by March 26th (Thursday) whether I accept. So hopefully the next round of offers will come out soon after that deadline! [/quote]<br><br>Thank you, think we all appreciate any bit of info<br><br>
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I'm really sorry that you all have to wait so long!!

If it helps: in the informal offer from the department they asked me tell them by March 26th (Thursday) whether I accept. So hopefully the next round of offers will come out soon after that deadline!



That is very nice of you to share with us, thank you! Let’s hope so!

[quote]I'm really sorry that you all have to wait so long!!<br><br>If it helps: in the informal offer from the department they asked me tell them by March 26th (Thursday) whether I accept. So hopefully the next round of offers will come out soon after that deadline! [/quote]<br><br><br>That is very nice of you to share with us, thank you! Let’s hope so!
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I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah! 


Unfortunately for us at this point (or fortunately, depending on the instrument of measure), they do have rolling admissions in place for the PhD as well... see answer to Q1 here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/study/phd/faqs

Best of luck, guys! If you hear of anyone else having received an update re their PhD in Law application, please let us know here. 

[Edited by cometothinkofit on Mar 23, 2021]

[quote]I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Unfortunately for us at this point (or fortunately, depending on the instrument of measure), they do have rolling admissions in place for the PhD as well... see answer to Q1 here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/study/phd/faqs<br><br>Best of luck, guys! If you hear of anyone else having received an update re their PhD in Law application, please let us know here.&nbsp;
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ooooodkdod

Ahh thank you very much! That makes sense then. I applied on the 14th of Jan. 

Ahh thank you very much! That makes sense then. I applied on the 14th of Jan.&nbsp;
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Green90

I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah! 


Unfortunately for us at this point (or fortunately, depending on the instrument of measure), they do have rolling admissions in place for the PhD as well... see answer to Q1 here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/study/phd/faqs

Best of luck, guys! If you hear of anyone else having received an update re their PhD in Law application, please let us know here. 


It's not a good news. If I am not wrong, ssldnpl said he applied on the last day, Jan 14.

[Edited by Green90 on Mar 23, 2021]

[quote][quote]I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Unfortunately for us at this point (or fortunately, depending on the instrument of measure), they do have rolling admissions in place for the PhD as well... see answer to Q1 here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/study/phd/faqs<br><br>Best of luck, guys! If you hear of anyone else having received an update re their PhD in Law application, please let us know here.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>It's not a good news. If I am not wrong, ssldnpl said he applied on the last day, Jan 14.<div><div><div><br>
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Ahh thank you very much! That makes sense then. I applied on the 14th of Jan. 


No worries! :) I applied on the 13th and received my id on the 14th, so kind of at the same time as you. 

Would you mind sharing your background? Mine is in a comment above (what is relevant to the PhD, at least). My research proposal is, broadly speaking, in the field of ICL.

Good luck!

[quote]Ahh thank you very much! That makes sense then. I applied on the 14th of Jan.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>No worries! :) I applied on the 13th and received my id on the 14th, so kind of at the same time as you.&nbsp;<br><br>Would you mind sharing your background? Mine is in a comment above (what is relevant to the PhD, at least). My research proposal is, broadly speaking, in the field of ICL.<br><br>Good luck!
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I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah! 


Unfortunately for us at this point (or fortunately, depending on the instrument of measure), they do have rolling admissions in place for the PhD as well... see answer to Q1 here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/study/phd/faqs

Best of luck, guys! If you hear of anyone else having received an update re their PhD in Law application, please let us know here. 


It's not a good news. If I am not wrong, ssldnpl said he applied on the last day, Jan 14.
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Yep, from that point if view, the existence of the rolling admissions system is unfortunate news - 1st viewpoint.

2nd viewpoint - if we think of the fact that we haven’t been rejected yet, we could (emphasis on could - potentiality) be the next batch to be taken into consideration after the 26th, if at least one of the first batch being offered a place declines...(this is the scenario in which there are already enough applicants being offered a place and the dept. is waiting to hear from them before considering others; we suspect this is the case, but are unsure) -  should there have been no rolling admissions in place, we would have been rejected at the outset in this possible scenario - thus, the glass half full...

[Edited by cometothinkofit on Mar 23, 2021]

[quote][quote][quote]I am only slightly confused because I wasn't aware that recruitment was executed on a rolling basis or rounds of applications. I know that is mentioned clearly in the LLM application process but not the PhD. Guess, we just need to remain patient ahahah!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Unfortunately for us at this point (or fortunately, depending on the instrument of measure), they do have rolling admissions in place for the PhD as well... see answer to Q1 here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/study/phd/faqs<br><br>Best of luck, guys! If you hear of anyone else having received an update re their PhD in Law application, please let us know here.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>It's not a good news. If I am not wrong, ssldnpl said he applied on the last day, Jan 14.<div><br></div><div>ssldnpl</div><div><br></div><div><br>
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</div></div></div> [/quote]<br><br><br>Yep, from that point if view, the existence of the rolling admissions system is unfortunate news - 1st viewpoint.<br><br>2nd viewpoint - if we think of the fact that we haven’t been rejected yet, we could (emphasis on could - potentiality) be the next batch to be taken into consideration after the 26th, if at least one of the first batch being offered a place declines...(this is the scenario in which there are already enough applicants being offered a place and the dept. is waiting to hear from them before considering others; we suspect this is the case, but are unsure) - &nbsp;should there have been no rolling admissions in place, we would have been rejected at the outset in this possible scenario - thus, the glass half full...
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ooooodkdod

Ah good luck to us! 

Yes, of course. Mine is very humble compared to all of you ahaha. LLM from top UK Law school with Distinction and a good 2:1. Was previously enrolled in a PhD program at a top school, but dropped out after one year (for personal reasons). Very niched proposal in financial law and good work experience in the field. No articles or blogs published. Additionally, my two primary academic references (including a prof emeritus) had personal circumstances 1 week before the deadline, so I had to ask my employer for a reference instead. Overall, not my strongest my application so far! But, I am keeping my fingers crossed! 

Ah good luck to us!&nbsp;<br><br>Yes, of course. Mine is very humble compared to all of you ahaha. LLM from top UK Law school with Distinction and a good 2:1. Was previously enrolled in a PhD program at a top school, but dropped out after one year (for personal reasons). Very niched proposal in financial law and good work experience in the field. No articles or blogs published. Additionally, my two primary academic references (including a prof emeritus) had personal circumstances 1 week before the deadline, so I had to ask my employer for a reference instead. Overall, not my strongest my application so far! But, I am keeping my fingers crossed!&nbsp;
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Everyone here being modest :). It’s a nice trait. I think your application is also strong, thank you for sharing it with us! 

The fact that you were previously accepted into a PhD programme shows potential. It’s unfortunate that the Emeritus prof. could not be a referee in the end, but let’s keep our fingers crossed. The niched proposal has to be beneficial to your application! And if there are professors interested in that kind of research, you should keep hope, I would say.

I admit I am terrified of rejection, seeing as there are so many applications this year and only a handful of spots, but I am trying to remain optimistic and have faith in my project.

Good luck, guys!

Everyone here being modest :). It’s a nice trait. I think your application is also strong, thank you for sharing it with us!&nbsp;<br><br>The fact that you were previously accepted into a PhD programme shows potential. It’s unfortunate that the Emeritus prof. could not be a referee in the end, but let’s keep our fingers crossed. The niched proposal has to be beneficial to your application! And if there are professors interested in that kind of research, you should keep hope, I would say.<br><br>I admit I am terrified of rejection, seeing as there are so many applications this year and only a handful of spots, but I am trying to remain optimistic and have faith in my project.<br><br>Good luck, guys!
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ooooodkdod

Thank you for your kind words! 

Agreed, I think it all narrows down to whether or not there is a professor who is interested enough to supervise your topic, so long as you have the minimum requirements, which makes it a very anxious waiting period as it is totally beyond our influence! 

I am afraid of the rejection as well, but also I am equally too stressed by the waiting time ahahah! I'd rather just be given the outcome sooner than later. 

Thank you for your kind words!&nbsp;<br><br>Agreed, I think it all narrows down to whether or not there is a professor who is interested enough to supervise your topic, so long as you have the minimum requirements, which makes it a very anxious waiting period as it is totally beyond our influence!&nbsp;<br><br>I am afraid of the rejection as well, but also I am equally too stressed by the waiting time ahahah! I'd rather just be given the outcome sooner than later.&nbsp;
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Green90

Just read LSE has an internal deadline to transmit final decisions to all undergrad applicants by April 16. Wondering if it applies to grad admissions too.

Btw, I have no news.

Just read LSE has an internal deadline to transmit final decisions to all undergrad applicants by April 16. Wondering if it applies to grad admissions too.<br><br>Btw, I have no news.
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Hey. Thank you for the info.!

I hope it applies to the PhD as well, the wait is awful,  but I suspect it doesn’t, since the analysis of the proposal and the allocation of supervisors, waiting for professors to confirm/decline to be mentors, make the examination of one’s PhD application a lot more time-consuming than an undergrad’s one...

I nominated two professors for supervision, that guided me throughout my writing the proposal and still heard nothing yet. I imagine that for the ones that did not nominate, the wait is even harsher. That is, if we are even considered strong applicants...

The fact that we haven’t heard of ANY rejections yet is only muddying the waters, since we do not even know if our applications are deemed worthy, since still in the run (because everybody seems to still be in the run). Needless to say, I am confused...



Hey. Thank you for the info.!<br><br>I hope it applies to the PhD as well, the wait is awful, &nbsp;but I suspect it doesn’t, since the analysis of the proposal and the allocation of supervisors, waiting for professors to confirm/decline to be mentors, make the examination of one’s PhD application a lot more time-consuming than an undergrad’s one...<br><br>I nominated two professors for supervision, that guided me throughout my writing the proposal and still heard nothing yet. I imagine that for the ones that did not nominate, the wait is even harsher. That is, if we are even considered strong applicants...<br><br>The fact that we haven’t heard of ANY rejections yet is only muddying the waters, since we do not even know if our applications are deemed worthy, since still in the run (because everybody seems to still be in the run). Needless to say, I am confused...<br><br><br><br>
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toraki

Hey everyone! 

First post here, but I've been watching this thread closely. Just to let you know that I'm yet another one with no answer at all. I contacted the LSE and they never replied. I just accepted one of the other offers that I had, so in any case it probably won't make a huge difference for me. 

Provided that I was accepted in a uni which is as selective as LSE (same entry criteria; + I was told so by my former dissertation supervisor at LSE lol), I believe the great difference is made by whether there is or not someone researching in your area in the Department. Sadly, my prof is no longer supervising and I don't think there's anyone there who is currently into my field.
So, I think you probably have great chances (given your excellent profiles described here) if your proposal is a good fit for the Department :)). Best of luck! 






Hey everyone!&nbsp;<br><br>First post here, but I've been watching this thread closely. Just to let you know that I'm yet another one with no answer at all. I contacted the LSE and they never replied. I just accepted one of the other offers that I had, so in any case it probably won't make a huge difference for me.&nbsp;<br><br>Provided that I was accepted in a uni which is as selective as LSE (same entry criteria; + I was told so by my former dissertation supervisor at LSE lol), I believe the great difference is made by whether there is or not someone researching in your area in the Department. Sadly, my prof is no longer supervising and I don't think there's anyone there who is currently into my field.<br>So, I think you probably have great chances (given your excellent profiles described here) if your proposal is a good fit for the Department :)). Best of luck!&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Anything new?

No updates on my lane, I am afraid...

To quote SG: “Tell me, tell me, tell me something I don’t know...”

Anything new?<br><br>No updates on my lane, I am afraid...<br><br>To quote SG: “Tell me, tell me, tell me something I don’t know...”
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ooooodkdod

Still no update from my side. Anyone heard anything?

Still no update from my side. Anyone heard anything?
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Green90

No updates. 

[Edited by Green90 on Mar 29, 2021]

No updates.&nbsp;
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CV129096

Nothing unfor

Nothing unfor
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