MLitt in Law: University of Cambridge (Official Thread) (2020-21)


Geckmon
Hello!

To the people of the LL.M Guide wishing to undertake the MLitt next academic year, I have a proposition:

Due to (a) the overall lack of activity anywhere online; (b) the fact that we are (likely) a small cohort of applicants compared with the other postgraduate programmes at Cambridge; and, (c) there is little guidance online as to when/how offers or rejections are released, I think that creating a space where we can discuss our individual application process, concerns, and general information is a good idea.

Not only will this help future MLitt applicants (so that they do not have to guess timescales like we do, ect.), but it provides some degree of support for ourselves. We know, by engaging with this page, that there are at least some other people embarking on the same (tedious) journey that we are going through.

So... if there are survivors of this process - whether past or present - out there, please feel as though you can contribute to this discussion. Moreover, please ensure that you share information in an informal and respectful manner so as to make everybody feel comfortable.

I look forward to speaking with everyone and hearing your experiences!

My status:
Still "under review by the department" (as of around 16th Jan).

All the best,
Geckmon

[Edited by Geckmon on Jan 23, 2020]

Hello!

To the people of the LL.M Guide wishing to undertake the MLitt next academic year, I have a proposition:

Due to (a) the overall lack of activity anywhere online; (b) the fact that we are (likely) a small cohort of applicants compared with the other postgraduate programmes at Cambridge; and, (c) there is little guidance online as to when/how offers or rejections are released, I think that creating a space where we can discuss our individual application process, concerns, and general information is a good idea.

Not only will this help future MLitt applicants (so that they do not have to guess timescales like we do, ect.), but it provides some degree of support for ourselves. We know, by engaging with this page, that there are at least some other people embarking on the same (tedious) journey that we are going through.

So... if there are survivors of this process - whether past or present - out there, please feel as though you can contribute to this discussion. Moreover, please ensure that you share information in an informal and respectful manner so as to make everybody feel comfortable.

I look forward to speaking with everyone and hearing your experiences!

My status:
Still "under review by the department" (as of around 16th Jan).

All the best,
Geckmon
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Finarfin
Hello!

To the people of the LL.M Guide wishing to undertake the MLitt next academic year, I have a proposition:

Due to (a) the overall lack of activity anywhere online; (b) the fact that we are (likely) a small cohort of applicants compared with the other postgraduate programmes at Cambridge; and, (c) there is little guidance online as to when/how offers or rejections are released, I think that creating a space where we can discuss our individual application process, concerns, and general information is a good idea.

Not only will this help future MLitt applicants (so that they do not have to guess timescales like we do, ect.), but it provides some degree of support for ourselves. We know, by engaging with this page, that there are at least some other people embarking on the same (tedious) journey that we are going through.

So... if there are survivors of this process - whether past or present - out there, please feel as though you can contribute to this discussion. Moreover, please ensure that you share information in an informal and respectful manner so as to make everybody feel comfortable.

I look forward to speaking with everyone and hearing your experiences!

My status:
Still "under review by the department" (as of around 16th Jan).

All the best,
Geckmon


Hi! Thanks for the initiative :) I’m an applicant too. Quite clueless and not optimistic about the process, but that’s a part of the charm of it I guess haha. No previous master’s degree. My status changed to “under review” on 20 December.
[quote]Hello!

To the people of the LL.M Guide wishing to undertake the MLitt next academic year, I have a proposition:

Due to (a) the overall lack of activity anywhere online; (b) the fact that we are (likely) a small cohort of applicants compared with the other postgraduate programmes at Cambridge; and, (c) there is little guidance online as to when/how offers or rejections are released, I think that creating a space where we can discuss our individual application process, concerns, and general information is a good idea.

Not only will this help future MLitt applicants (so that they do not have to guess timescales like we do, ect.), but it provides some degree of support for ourselves. We know, by engaging with this page, that there are at least some other people embarking on the same (tedious) journey that we are going through.

So... if there are survivors of this process - whether past or present - out there, please feel as though you can contribute to this discussion. Moreover, please ensure that you share information in an informal and respectful manner so as to make everybody feel comfortable.

I look forward to speaking with everyone and hearing your experiences!

My status:
Still "under review by the department" (as of around 16th Jan).

All the best,
Geckmon
[/quote]

Hi! Thanks for the initiative :) I’m an applicant too. Quite clueless and not optimistic about the process, but that’s a part of the charm of it I guess haha. No previous master’s degree. My status changed to “under review” on 20 December.
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Geckmon
You're not doing too badly if your application is still under consideration! At least we have not been rejected so far :)

What are you looking to research if you don't mind me asking?
You're not doing too badly if your application is still under consideration! At least we have not been rejected so far :)

What are you looking to research if you don't mind me asking?
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Finarfin
You're not doing too badly if your application is still under consideration! At least we have not been rejected so far :)

What are you looking to research if you don't mind me asking?


I’ll DM you :)
[quote]You're not doing too badly if your application is still under consideration! At least we have not been rejected so far :)

What are you looking to research if you don't mind me asking? [/quote]

I’ll DM you :)
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Masomo
Hi guys ,another MLitt applicant here. Any news so far?
Hi guys ,another MLitt applicant here. Any news so far?
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Geckmon
Hi guys ,another MLitt applicant here. Any news so far?


No news from what I can gather. There may be some movement later in the month (as the Cambridge website indicates) so watch this space...

All the best and keep the thread updated if there's any movement! :)
[quote]Hi guys ,another MLitt applicant here. Any news so far?[/quote]

No news from what I can gather. There may be some movement later in the month (as the Cambridge website indicates) so watch this space...

All the best and keep the thread updated if there's any movement! :)
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Masomo
Hi guys, wrote an email to Cambrige requesting for an update on Monday and received a bland response from Mrs. Alison Hirst...
Dear


Thank you for your email. We are still reviewing applications but I hope to have a decision for you within the next couple of weeks.


Best wishes

Alison
Hi guys, wrote an email to Cambrige requesting for an update on Monday and received a bland response from Mrs. Alison Hirst...
Dear


Thank you for your email. We are still reviewing applications but I hope to have a decision for you within the next couple of weeks.


Best wishes

Alison

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Finarfin
Hi guys, wrote an email to Cambrige requesting for an update on Monday and received a bland response from Mrs. Alison Hirst...
Dear


Thank you for your email. We are still reviewing applications but I hope to have a decision for you within the next couple of weeks.


Best wishes

Alison


Thank you very much for sharing that. It serves to distance one from the need to compulsively check the applicant portal during the remainder of this week, lol.
[quote]Hi guys, wrote an email to Cambrige requesting for an update on Monday and received a bland response from Mrs. Alison Hirst...
Dear


Thank you for your email. We are still reviewing applications but I hope to have a decision for you within the next couple of weeks.


Best wishes

Alison

[/quote]
Thank you very much for sharing that. It serves to distance one from the need to compulsively check the applicant portal during the remainder of this week, lol.
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Hi all,
I’ve applied for the MLitt in Law as well - I want to do research in Comparative Constitutional Law. :)
As of today March 11th my application is still under review by the department!
This thread is a nice idea though because there is really no information on the course from current or past students - almost feels like nobody actually studies the degree. :P
Best of luck in all your applications!
Hi all,
I’ve applied for the MLitt in Law as well - I want to do research in Comparative Constitutional Law. :)
As of today March 11th my application is still under review by the department!
This thread is a nice idea though because there is really no information on the course from current or past students - almost feels like nobody actually studies the degree. :P
Best of luck in all your applications!
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Masomo
Hi guys, any movement? Seems like March is getting towards the final week and haven't had any change so far
Hi guys, any movement? Seems like March is getting towards the final week and haven't had any change so far
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Finarfin
Hi! No movement :(
Hi! No movement :(
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Geckmon
Hi guys, any movement? Seems like March is getting towards the final week and haven't had any change so far


Nothing here either. Admissions aside, I hope everyone is keeping well at this time: the quarantine-application combo is definitely an interesting experience (to put it mildly).

Stay safe,
Geckmon :)
[quote]Hi guys, any movement? Seems like March is getting towards the final week and haven't had any change so far[/quote]

Nothing here either. Admissions aside, I hope everyone is keeping well at this time: the quarantine-application combo is definitely an interesting experience (to put it mildly).

Stay safe,
Geckmon :)
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Finarfin
It might be interesting for future applicants to know that it is now the month of April and my application remains "under review by department". It would be reasonable to take into account the health crisis, though.
It might be interesting for future applicants to know that it is now the month of April and my application remains "under review by department". It would be reasonable to take into account the health crisis, though.
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