Oxford 2021-2022 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants


Scotty19tr

Hey all,

got admitted to the MLF but am really concerned about the pandemic, new virus mutations and failing vaccination campaigns (re AstraZeneca vaccine). Considering gaining another year of work experience instead of taking part in remote classes. Also not sure regarding the decision between MLF and Cambridge MCL but heard at my undergrad institution that the latter is the better program. @JuliaWh15 you seem to have done some research on that topic, could you DM me? Decision is really hard but tend to Cam if I go, would like to talk to someone in the same position. But also tend to postpone by a year instead of going to Cam. 
Good luck to all of you and fingers crossed for upcoming decisions!

[Edited by Scotty19tr on Mar 16, 2021]

Hey all,<br><br>got admitted to the MLF but am really concerned about the pandemic, new virus mutations and failing vaccination campaigns (re AstraZeneca vaccine). Considering gaining another year of work experience instead of taking part in remote classes. Also not sure regarding the decision between MLF and Cambridge MCL but heard at my undergrad institution that the latter is the better program. @JuliaWh15 you seem to have done some research on that topic, could you DM me? Decision is really hard but tend to Cam if I go, would like to talk to someone in the same position. But also tend to postpone by a year instead of going to Cam.&nbsp;<br>Good luck to all of you and fingers crossed for upcoming decisions!
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sacholee

Rejections are in!


Could you tell us for which course is this ? Might it be the BCL?


No, for the MLF



"On behalf of the academic department, I am writing in connection with your application for admission to the Master of Science in Law and Finance. The department has now carefully considered your application and supporting materials, but we are sorry to have to tell you that your application has not been successful. Application to Oxford is extremely competitive, and we are not able to offer places to all the excellent candidates who apply. Due to the high volume of applications Oxford receives, in line with University policy, we are unable to provide feedback on our reasons for rejecting or selecting candidates. If you have also applied for scholarships as listed on the application form, those applications will not be considered any further.Thank you for having considered Oxford as a place to undertake graduate work. We wish you every success with your plans for your future studies.Yours sincerely

[quote][quote]Rejections are in! [/quote]<br><br>Could you tell us for which course is this ? Might it be the BCL? [/quote]<br><br>No, for the MLF<br><br>
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</div><div>"On behalf of the academic department, I am writing in connection with your application for admission to the Master of Science in Law and Finance. The department has now carefully considered your application and supporting materials, but we are sorry to have to tell you that your application has not been successful. Application to Oxford is extremely competitive, and we are not able to offer places to all the excellent candidates who apply. Due to the high volume of applications Oxford receives, in line with University policy, we are unable to provide feedback on our reasons for rejecting or selecting candidates. If you have also applied for scholarships as listed on the application form, those applications will not be considered any further.Thank you for having considered Oxford as a place to undertake graduate work. We wish you every success with your plans for your future studies.Yours sincerely
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miki3999

To those rejected this year, 

Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again!

[Edited by miki3999 on Mar 16, 2021]

To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again!
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Antony93

Absolutely agree!! 
You're competing with the best people around the world. That you meet the requirements to apply already means that you are outstanding. You already know, that you will have a bright future whether you'll be accepted to Oxford or not. In the end, you'll be able to choose the career path you desire. 
There are so many external factors that you cannot influence and affect the decision about admission, there's no reason to doubt yourself!
Besides: This academic year is going to be "special" again and maybe (or in my perspective presumably) those of us admitted won't even be able to enjoy the full experience. Hence, I believe that I'll give up my place and apply again next year. What I'm trying to say is: I believe that the aspect of being rejected is maybe least bad this year (or last year). 
Don't give up and try again!

To those rejected this year, 

Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again!

Absolutely agree!!&nbsp;<br>You're competing with the best people around the world. That you meet the requirements to apply already means that you are outstanding. You already know, that you will have a bright future whether you'll be accepted to Oxford or not. In the end, you'll be able to choose the career path you desire.&nbsp;<br>There are so many external factors that you cannot influence and affect the decision about admission, there's no reason to doubt yourself!<br>Besides: This academic year is going to be "special" again and maybe (or in my perspective presumably) those of us admitted won't even be able to enjoy the full experience. Hence, I believe that I'll give up my place and apply again next year. What I'm trying to say is: I believe that the aspect of being rejected is maybe least bad this year (or last year).&nbsp;<br>Don't give up and try again!<br><br>[quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]
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jameshowar...

To those rejected this year, 

Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again!


Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc?

[quote]To those rejected this year,&nbsp;<br><br>Don't feel discouraged from pursuing your dreams. Depending on your individual circumstances, there are always things that can be improved in your future application (different referees, better essays, maybe you will have done an LLM degree by then, etc.) Myself, I applied for the MLF programme at the end of my UG degree and was subsequently rejected. I revised every part of my app and reapplied again last year and ended up with an offer. Try to see what you could have done better and try your luck next (hopefully better) year. All in all, the Oxford's application process is super competetive and sometimes even really good candidates end up rejected, so don't take these bad news too personal and try your luck again! [/quote]<br><br>Agreed! Do you mind sharing what you did after the initial rejection that improved your application? Did you go on to do another postgraduate etc?
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Hello!

I saw some DPhil applicants saying that their 'upload' button in the "supporting documents" page from the self service portal disappeared. Did the same happen to any of the BCL/ MJur candidates? 

I saw some DPhil applicants saying that their 'upload' button in the "supporting documents" page from the self service portal disappeared. Did the same happen to any of the BCL/ MJur candidates?&nbsp;
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xiukhung

I applied for the BCL and my upload function is still available.

I applied for the BCL and my upload function is still available.
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vertigo22

I may be mistaken but I don't seem to have an upload button on my BCL "supporting documents" page (I have "return to self-service/home page", "contact us/useful links", and "view applicant self service guide")

I may be mistaken but I don't seem to have an upload button on my BCL "supporting documents" page (I have "return to self-service/home page", "contact us/useful links", and "view applicant self service guide")<br><br>
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GLB

yeah that means your button has disappeared

sounds promising! 


I may be mistaken but I don't seem to have an upload button on my BCL "supporting documents" page (I have "return to self-service/home page", "contact us/useful links", and "view applicant self service guide")

yeah that means your button has disappeared<br><br>sounds promising!&nbsp;<br><br><br>[quote]I may be mistaken but I don't seem to have an upload button on my BCL "supporting documents" page (I have "return to self-service/home page", "contact us/useful links", and "view applicant self service guide")<br><br> [/quote]
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Hello!

I may be mistaken but I don't seem to have an upload button on my BCL "supporting documents" page (I have "return to self-service/home page", "contact us/useful links", and "view applicant self service guide")



It's promising. Did you notice when it happened? 

[quote]I may be mistaken but I don't seem to have an upload button on my BCL "supporting documents" page (I have "return to self-service/home page", "contact us/useful links", and "view applicant self service guide")<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>It's promising. Did you notice when it happened?&nbsp;
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vertigo22

Not sure - I only checked for the first time 15 mins ago and there was no button

[Edited by vertigo22 on Mar 17, 2021]

Not sure - I only checked for the first time 15 mins ago and there was no button<br><br>
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Hello!

Not sure - I only checked for the first time 15 mins ago and there was no button


That's great!
Where are you from, btw?

[quote]Not sure - I only checked for the first time 15 mins ago and there was no button<br><br> [/quote]<br>That's great!<br>Where are you from, btw?
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LLM2021/22

I'm a bit confused. My button is still there.

Does having the button mean you are likely to have been rejected?

I'm a bit confused. My button is still there.<br><br>Does having the button mean you are likely to have been rejected?
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vertigo22

Not sure - I only checked for the first time 15 mins ago and there was no button


That's great!
Where are you from, btw?


Canada

[quote][quote]Not sure - I only checked for the first time 15 mins ago and there was no button<br><br> [/quote]<br>That's great!<br>Where are you from, btw? [/quote]<br><br>Canada
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Hello!

I'm a bit confused. My button is still there.

Does having the button mean you are likely to have been rejected?


No idea. In the earlier threads, never saw any such 'upload button disappearance' phenomenon. But may be, who knows! At the least it's coming to an end tonight or tomorrow. 

[quote]I'm a bit confused. My button is still there.<br><br>Does having the button mean you are likely to have been rejected? [/quote]<br><br>No idea. In the earlier threads, never saw any such 'upload button disappearance' phenomenon. But may be, who knows! At the least it's coming to an end tonight or tomorrow.&nbsp;
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Green90

I'm a bit confused. My button is still there.

Does having the button mean you are likely to have been rejected?


I have read conflicting interpretations on The Student Room forum. Some say the disappearance means an impending rejection, others that merely a decision has been reached on your application. My button is still there and don't know what to hope for. 

[quote]I'm a bit confused. My button is still there.<br><br>Does having the button mean you are likely to have been rejected? [/quote]<br><br>I have read conflicting interpretations on The Student Room forum. Some say the disappearance means an impending rejection, others that merely a decision has been reached on your application. My button is still there and don't know what to hope for.&nbsp;
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marcelo21

It sadly makes more sense for it to be a rejection (mine disappeared) but at this point we're pretty much grasping at straws to feed our anxiety lol

Wait and see, I guess

It sadly makes more sense for it to be a rejection (mine disappeared) but at this point we're pretty much grasping at straws to feed our anxiety lol<br><br>Wait and see, I guess
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LLM2021/22

My buttons for the MLF is still there and I was waitlisted. Do people think it actually means something? It might be a system/computer error?

Regardless, I just wish they would inform us soon. I’ve received decisions for my other applications and I’m ready to choose. I would very much like conclude this entire application process and never revisit this stressful time of my life again 1f643

My buttons for the MLF is still there and I was waitlisted. Do people think it actually means something? It might be a system/computer error?<br><br>Regardless, I just wish they would inform us soon. I’ve received decisions for my other applications and I’m ready to choose. I would very much like conclude this entire application process and never revisit this stressful time of my life again&nbsp;:upside-down-face:
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Green90

It sadly makes more sense for it to be a rejection (mine disappeared) but at this point we're pretty much grasping at straws to feed our anxiety lol

Wait and see, I guess


Actually, I don't think so. It doesn't make sense to send out rejections first. This is why I think it just means that a decision has been made (whether an offer or a rejection). They probably update the system, and tick one or the other, gradually in batches based on some other criteria. So, just hope for the best. 

[quote]It sadly makes more sense for it to be a rejection (mine disappeared) but at this point we're pretty much grasping at straws to feed our anxiety lol<br><br>Wait and see, I guess [/quote]<br><br>Actually, I don't think so. It doesn't make sense to send out rejections first. This is why I think it just means that a decision has been made (whether an offer or a rejection). They probably update the system, and tick one or the other, gradually in batches based on some other criteria. So, just hope for the best.&nbsp;
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GLB

I suspect for those who have an offer, the button will be gone because they will want you to prove the items you submitted for consideration is genuine - and you cannot be adding documents. 
For rejections/waitlist, the system will just leave it open. 
Seems more work on the admin team to go and change each specific profile. So it is likely they are only doing this for offers

I suspect for those who have an offer, the button will be gone because they will want you to prove the items you submitted for consideration is genuine - and you cannot be adding documents.&nbsp;<br>For rejections/waitlist, the system will just leave it open.&nbsp;<br>Seems more work on the admin team to go and change each specific profile. So it is likely they are only doing this for offers<br>
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