Oxford 2022-2023 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants


Okanich

Thanks a lot. This is very encouraging.  Getting financial aid is very crucial to my attendance when admitted. Please is there any college that is known for higher chances of providing funding? I am trying to choose a college but I am wondering what essential factors (funding, competition, etc) should influence my choice.  

Would be grateful to receive guidance.


It will be fine; I applied one day before the deadline and got two offers :)



I’m also wondering about this aspect - Oxford doesn’t stipulate whether it assesses a gathered field for the BCL. I am still to submit, so am hoping that a later submission does not disadvantage an applicant! 

No it hasn't been; no one will look at the apps until after the deadline. What the portal says is just that the app has been submitted successfully.

Thanks a lot. This is very encouraging.&nbsp; Getting financial aid is very crucial to my attendance when admitted. Please is there any college that is known for higher chances of providing funding? I am trying to choose a college but I am wondering what essential factors (funding, competition, etc) should influence my choice.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Would be grateful to receive guidance.<br><br><br>[quote]It will be fine; I applied one day before the deadline and got two offers :)<br><br><br><br>[quote][quote]I’m also wondering about this aspect - Oxford doesn’t stipulate whether it assesses a gathered field for the BCL. I am still to submit, so am hoping that a later submission does not disadvantage an applicant!&nbsp;<br><br>No it hasn't been; no one will look at the apps until after the deadline. What the portal says is just that the app has been submitted successfully.<br><br>[quote]I submitted my application in the beginning of December. The self service portal says, "Your application can be or has been considered by the relevant academic department." I wonder whether the fate of my application has been decided already or they assess the applications all at once. I kind of regret submitting the application too early.&nbsp;<br><div>
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From what I gather the references are the most important part of the application, am I right in assuming that?

From what I gather the references are the most important part of the application, am I right in assuming that?
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miki3999

I'd say that's the piece of academic writing and grades

I'd say that's the piece of academic writing and grades
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JD97

Does anyone have tips for the academic writing for foreign applicants? I am applying for the MLF and have studied in Germany. Naturally, my academic writing only addresses topics from a german law background. I find it quite hard to choose which paper to submit, because the papers I have written mainly deal with very technical problems only making sense to a reader with a deeper understanding of german corporate law. 

Does anyone have&nbsp;tips for the academic writing for foreign applicants? I am applying for the MLF and have studied in Germany. Naturally, my academic writing only addresses topics from a german law background. I find it quite hard to choose which paper to submit, because the papers I have written mainly deal with very technical problems only making sense to a reader with a deeper understanding of german corporate law.&nbsp;<br><br>
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miki3999

What about any essays on international law? The piece of academic writing does not have to be related to the MLF programme; it can be on any topic really



Does anyone have tips for the academic writing for foreign applicants? I am applying for the MLF and have studied in Germany. Naturally, my academic writing only addresses topics from a german law background. I find it quite hard to choose which paper to submit, because the papers I have written mainly deal with very technical problems only making sense to a reader with a deeper understanding of german corporate law. 

What about any essays on international law? The piece of academic writing does not have to be related to the MLF programme; it can be on any topic really<br><br><br><br>[quote]Does anyone have&nbsp;tips for the academic writing for foreign applicants? I am applying for the MLF and have studied in Germany. Naturally, my academic writing only addresses topics from a german law background. I find it quite hard to choose which paper to submit, because the papers I have written mainly deal with very technical problems only making sense to a reader with a deeper understanding of german corporate law.&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]
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JD97

Thanks for the info. I think I have found my essay :) Do you have any other tips for the personal statement? I think the word count is really short. Would be nice to know what to mention and what to leave out.

Thanks for the info. I think I have found my essay :) Do you have any other tips for the personal statement? I think the word count is really short. Would be nice to know what to mention and what to leave out.
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miki3999


The PS is essentially a cover letter: write about your motivation for the course, why the course appeals to you (depending on the course: the tutorial system, interdisciplinary approach, academic learning influenced by practice, e.g. leading practitioners in the field etc.) There is a variety of reasons and everyone has their own reasons for applying. Then mention why you would be a good fit for the course, e.g. you have studied this area of law before and would you to dig deeper, etc. PM me your email, so I'd send you my PS.




Thanks for the info. I think I have found my essay :) Do you have any other tips for the personal statement? I think the word count is really short. Would be nice to know what to mention and what to leave out.



<br>The PS is essentially a cover letter: write about your motivation for the course, why the course appeals to you (depending on the course: the tutorial system, interdisciplinary approach, academic learning influenced by practice, e.g. leading practitioners in the field etc.) There is a variety of reasons and everyone has their own reasons for applying. Then mention why you would be a good fit for the course, e.g. you have studied this area of law before and would you to dig deeper, etc. PM me your email, so I'd send you my PS.<br><br><br><br><br>[quote]Thanks for the info. I think I have found my essay :) Do you have any other tips for the personal statement? I think the word count is really short. Would be nice to know what to mention and what to leave out. [/quote]<br><br><br>
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Shimanto

Hi everyone!


I'm considering to apply for an LLM/ MSc. Law and Finance programmes in UK. But I'm a bit confused about choosing the right programme and university.
To give a brief background, I graduated from University of London with 2:2 and completed my BPTC from Cardiff University with competent marks (69% on average). I then came back to Bangladesh and joined in a top tier corporate law firm. I have a solid experience of 3 years in project finance, corporate finance and M&amp;A and closed some major deals in the jurisdiction of Bangladesh. I had opportunities to provide legal advisory services to multiple MNCs and foreign clients and even worked in projects on the instructions of BM, A&amp;O, NRF, S&amp;M and a few other firms.

I have bold interests in projects and infrastructure finance and would like to build my career focusing on that practice area. I have intentions to get a Training Contract in UK firms which have such practices.
I understand that my undergrad results are not very impressive and this is why I would like to go for an LLM. My primary choice is MSc in Law and Finance at Oxford. I am not sure if this is a right choice for me considering my background or I am being too ambitious. Would really appreciate your valuable advices on the chances of getting an offer from suitable universities. I would like to focus on finance and M&A.

Thanks in advance.

Hi everyone!<br><br><div>
</div><div>I'm considering to apply for an LLM/ MSc. Law and Finance programmes in UK. But I'm a bit confused about choosing the right programme and university.
</div><div>To give a brief background, I graduated from University of London with 2:2 and completed my BPTC from Cardiff University with competent marks (69% on average). I then came back to Bangladesh and joined in a top tier corporate law firm. I have a solid experience of 3 years in project finance, corporate finance and M&amp;amp;A and closed some major deals in the jurisdiction of Bangladesh. I had opportunities to provide legal advisory services to multiple MNCs and foreign clients and even worked in projects on the instructions of BM, A&amp;amp;O, NRF, S&amp;amp;M and a few other firms.</div><br><br><div>I have bold interests in projects and infrastructure finance and would like to build my career focusing on that practice area. I have intentions to get a Training Contract in UK firms which have such practices.
</div><div>I understand that my undergrad results are not very impressive and this is why I would like to go for an LLM. My primary choice is MSc in Law and Finance at Oxford. I am not sure if this is a right choice for me considering my background or I am being too ambitious. Would really appreciate your valuable advices on the chances of getting an offer from suitable universities. I would like to focus on finance and M&amp;A.</div><br><br><div>Thanks in advance.</div><div>
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How are people approaching choosing a specif college, any tips?

How are people approaching choosing a specif college, any tips?
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miki3999

Look at the colleges' websites and see what benefits they offer. I chose Christ Church because it has nice buildings, it offers free gym, swimming, tennis and punts, and the graduate common room was Einstein's bedroom during his time at CC (in that room we also have free coke and energy drinks, a coffee machine a 60 inches TV with PS4, etc.) Also, they shot harry potter there. Each of the colleges has pros and cons, just choose the one that you like, because academically it makes zero difference for PGs (unless you are a DPhil maybe). 


Some nice perks I am aware of: 

Merton has a professional coffee machine worth around 4k (idk why they decided to spend their money on that, but well :D) but the coffee is good. It is also one of the oldest colleges with nice buildings and views over CC meadows. Their chapel is also amazing.

Queens has a cute common room, with free tea, coffee, etc.

New is also where they shot Harry Potter (that scene with Malfoy on a tree) plus they have a beautiful chapel.

University has a cute little kitten plus they are very central.

St Hugh's has two cats

Harris Manchester is close to a very good affordable panini shop

Exeter has also a cute cat named Walter, you can look him up on insta. They also have amazing views over the Radcam, 10/10.

Magdalen has a huge boathouse, but they rent most of their stuff to tourists so you have to be quick.

Jesus has shit college accommodation (they are apparently building some new blocks) but it's very central and it has a cute dining hall. Also, if you like GOT, look up Jesus's coat of arms.

Lincoln is very small but it has one of the nicest libraries plus one of the current students is the heir to the Belgian throne. There is also lots of ivy, so the college looks super nice

St Catz has very cheap meals and basically that's it.

Christ Church, apart from the perks mentioned above, has a picture gallery with Van Dyck's and Da Vinci's work, a massive cathedral, and one of the best dining halls in Oxbridge in general (the meals are also fairly cheap, especially on a term ticket (like 2.40 per meal). CC also has its own cafe where they sell their own coffee (they have a huge endowment fund.)

How are people approaching choosing a specif college, any tips?

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Look at the colleges' websites and see what benefits they offer. I chose Christ Church because it has nice buildings, it offers free gym, swimming, tennis and punts, and the graduate common room was Einstein's bedroom during his time at CC (in that room we also have free coke and energy drinks, a coffee machine a 60 inches TV with PS4, etc.) Also, they shot harry potter there. Each of the colleges has pros and cons, just choose the one that you like, because academically it makes zero difference for PGs (unless you are a DPhil maybe).&nbsp;<br><br><br>Some nice perks I am aware of:&nbsp;<br><br>Merton has a professional coffee machine worth around 4k (idk why they decided to spend their money on that, but well :D) but the coffee is good. It is also one of the oldest colleges with nice buildings and views over CC meadows. Their chapel is also amazing.<br><br>Queens has a cute common room, with free tea, coffee, etc.<br><br>New is also where they shot Harry Potter (that scene with Malfoy on a tree) plus they have a beautiful chapel.<br><br>University has a cute little kitten plus they are very central.<br><br>St Hugh's has two cats<br><br>Harris Manchester is close to a very good affordable panini shop<br><br>Exeter has also a cute cat named Walter, you can look him up on insta. They also have amazing views over the Radcam, 10/10.<br><br>Magdalen has a huge boathouse, but they rent most of their stuff to tourists so you have to be quick.<br><br>Jesus has shit college accommodation (they are apparently building some new blocks) but it's very central and it has a cute dining hall. Also, if you like GOT, look up Jesus's coat of arms.<br><br>Lincoln is very small but it has one of the nicest libraries plus one of the current students is the heir to the Belgian throne. There is also lots of ivy, so the college looks super nice<br><br>St Catz has very cheap meals and basically that's it.<br><br>Christ Church, apart from the perks mentioned above, has a picture gallery with Van Dyck's and Da Vinci's work, a massive cathedral, and one of the best dining halls in Oxbridge in general (the meals are also fairly cheap, especially on a term ticket (like 2.40 per meal). CC also has its own cafe where they sell their own coffee (they have a huge endowment fund.)<br><br>[quote]How are people approaching choosing a specif college, any tips? [/quote]
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ozlawstude...

Hey everyone, I'm applying for the BCL and have already applied for Cambridge LLM.

I hope I've got a decent shot but who knows.

- Graduated in 2020 from a middling but not terrible Australian university with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law and with Distinction in my other degree
- Worked last year as a tipstaff/judge's associate to a judge of my state's Court of Appeal
- Also have some work experience throughout uni working as a research assistant to an academic and interning at a Big 6 law firm and a a Big 4 consulting firm
- Going to work this year at a big international law firm
- I've published an article in one of Australia's leading peer-reviewed law journals
- I participated in the Jessup Moot where we won a national prize
- I have references from my judge, the former dean of the law school (whose now the dean at quite a reputable law school) (who was also our moot coach so I had a pretty close relationship with her) and the academic who supervised my honours thesis

Hey everyone, I'm applying for the BCL and have already applied for Cambridge LLM.<br><br>I hope I've got a decent shot but who knows.<br><br>- Graduated in 2020 from a middling but not terrible Australian university with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law and with Distinction in my other degree<br>- Worked last year as a tipstaff/judge's associate to a judge of my state's Court of Appeal<br>- Also have some work experience throughout uni working as a research assistant to an academic and interning at a Big 6 law firm and a a Big 4 consulting firm<br>- Going to work this year at a big international law firm<br>- I've published an article in one of Australia's leading peer-reviewed law journals<br>- I participated in the Jessup Moot where we won a national prize<br>- I have references from my judge, the former dean of the law school (whose now the dean at quite a reputable law school) (who was also our moot coach so I had a pretty close relationship with her) and the academic who supervised my honours thesis
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R-D-2022

hi Mikki3999,

Would it be possible to send you a personal statement?

Best Wishes,

hi Mikki3999,<br><br>Would it be possible to send you a personal statement?<br><br>Best Wishes,
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miki3999

Hi, yeah, sure, but I am by no means an admission team member and I won't be able to tell how good the personal statement is; I can only have a general look based on my own experience.


DM me

hi Mikki3999,

Would it be possible to send you a personal statement?

Best Wishes,

Hi, yeah, sure, but I am by no means an admission team member and I won't be able to tell how good the personal statement is; I can only have a general look based on my own experience.<br><br><br>DM me<br><br>[quote]hi Mikki3999,<br><br>Would it be possible to send you a personal statement?<br><br>Best Wishes, [/quote]
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Mallord

Look at the colleges' websites and see what benefits they offer. I chose Christ Church because it has nice buildings, it offers free gym, swimming, tennis and punts, and the graduate common room was Einstein's bedroom during his time at CC (in that room we also have free coke and energy drinks, a coffee machine a 60 inches TV with PS4, etc.) Also, they shot harry potter there. Each of the colleges has pros and cons, just choose the one that you like, because academically it makes zero difference for PGs (unless you are a DPhil maybe). 


Some nice perks I am aware of: 

Merton has a professional coffee machine worth around 4k (idk why they decided to spend their money on that, but well :D) but the coffee is good. It is also one of the oldest colleges with nice buildings and views over CC meadows. Their chapel is also amazing.

Queens has a cute common room, with free tea, coffee, etc.

New is also where they shot Harry Potter (that scene with Malfoy on a tree) plus they have a beautiful chapel.

University has a cute little kitten plus they are very central.

St Hugh's has two cats

Harris Manchester is close to a very good affordable panini shop

Exeter has also a cute cat named Walter, you can look him up on insta. They also have amazing views over the Radcam, 10/10.

Magdalen has a huge boathouse, but they rent most of their stuff to tourists so you have to be quick.

Jesus has shit college accommodation (they are apparently building some new blocks) but it's very central and it has a cute dining hall. Also, if you like GOT, look up Jesus's coat of arms.

Lincoln is very small but it has one of the nicest libraries plus one of the current students is the heir to the Belgian throne. There is also lots of ivy, so the college looks super nice

St Catz has very cheap meals and basically that's it.

Christ Church, apart from the perks mentioned above, has a picture gallery with Van Dyck's and Da Vinci's work, a massive cathedral, and one of the best dining halls in Oxbridge in general (the meals are also fairly cheap, especially on a term ticket (like 2.40 per meal). CC also has its own cafe where they sell their own coffee (they have a huge endowment fund.)

How are people approaching choosing a specif college, any tips?


Hello miki

Me again!!

I was wondering are BCL students evenly spread out across the colleges?

[quote]Look at the colleges' websites and see what benefits they offer. I chose Christ Church because it has nice buildings, it offers free gym, swimming, tennis and punts, and the graduate common room was Einstein's bedroom during his time at CC (in that room we also have free coke and energy drinks, a coffee machine a 60 inches TV with PS4, etc.) Also, they shot harry potter there. Each of the colleges has pros and cons, just choose the one that you like, because academically it makes zero difference for PGs (unless you are a DPhil maybe).&nbsp;<br><br><br>Some nice perks I am aware of:&nbsp;<br><br>Merton has a professional coffee machine worth around 4k (idk why they decided to spend their money on that, but well :D) but the coffee is good. It is also one of the oldest colleges with nice buildings and views over CC meadows. Their chapel is also amazing.<br><br>Queens has a cute common room, with free tea, coffee, etc.<br><br>New is also where they shot Harry Potter (that scene with Malfoy on a tree) plus they have a beautiful chapel.<br><br>University has a cute little kitten plus they are very central.<br><br>St Hugh's has two cats<br><br>Harris Manchester is close to a very good affordable panini shop<br><br>Exeter has also a cute cat named Walter, you can look him up on insta. They also have amazing views over the Radcam, 10/10.<br><br>Magdalen has a huge boathouse, but they rent most of their stuff to tourists so you have to be quick.<br><br>Jesus has shit college accommodation (they are apparently building some new blocks) but it's very central and it has a cute dining hall. Also, if you like GOT, look up Jesus's coat of arms.<br><br>Lincoln is very small but it has one of the nicest libraries plus one of the current students is the heir to the Belgian throne. There is also lots of ivy, so the college looks super nice<br><br>St Catz has very cheap meals and basically that's it.<br><br>Christ Church, apart from the perks mentioned above, has a picture gallery with Van Dyck's and Da Vinci's work, a massive cathedral, and one of the best dining halls in Oxbridge in general (the meals are also fairly cheap, especially on a term ticket (like 2.40 per meal). CC also has its own cafe where they sell their own coffee (they have a huge endowment fund.)<br><br>[quote]How are people approaching choosing a specif college, any tips? [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Hello miki<br><br>Me again!!<br><br>I was wondering are BCL students evenly spread out across the colleges?
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miki3999

That depends, I don't know the exact numbers, but there should be some diversity.

That depends, I don't know the exact numbers, but there should be some diversity.
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BeLuk678

No it doesn't. Likewise, there is a reasonable leeway (so you can go a bit over 2000)


Do you think going over 100 words is too risky?

[quote]No it doesn't. Likewise, there is a reasonable leeway (so you can go a bit over 2000) [/quote]<br><br>Do you think going over 100 words is too risky?
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miki3999

No it doesn't. Likewise, there is a reasonable leeway (so you can go a bit over 2000)


Do you think going over 100 words is too risky?


for personal statement: yes

for academic writing: no (there is a 10% leeway)

[quote][quote]No it doesn't. Likewise, there is a reasonable leeway (so you can go a bit over 2000) [/quote]<br><br>Do you think going over 100 words is too risky? [/quote]<br><br>for personal statement: yes
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</div><div>for academic writing: no (there is a 10% leeway)</div>
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Mïk

Hello, everyone,

yesterday I applied for MJur
I am curious how the Admission team will assess the fact that I am doing my PhD in Poland at the same time, whether they will not consider it as an obstacle "in reconciling different commitments".
Do you know how long it takes to get the results?
Milosz

Hello, everyone,
<div>
</div><div>yesterday I applied for MJur
</div><div>I am curious how the Admission team will assess the fact that I am doing my PhD in Poland at the same time, whether they will not consider it as an obstacle "in reconciling different commitments".
</div><div>Do you know how long it takes to get the results?
</div><div>Milosz</div><div>
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Mallord

I sent my application through earlier this morning.
I had to draw a line underneath it and let it go. I proof read everything 10 times and double-checked everything. 
Just have to wait. :(

I sent my application through earlier this morning.<br>I had to draw a line underneath it and let it go. I proof read everything 10 times and double-checked everything.&nbsp;<br>Just have to wait. :(
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miki3999

Hello, everyone,



yesterday I applied for MJur

I am curious how the Admission team will assess the fact that I am doing my PhD in Poland at the same time, whether they will not consider it as an obstacle "in reconciling different commitments".

Do you know how long it takes to get the results?

Milosz



Czesc, not sure how they will consider your individual circumstances, but I know a few people in my course who are doing Phds at different universities at the same time. The workload at Oxford is, however, very intensive (like very) and it is generally very difficult to manage a lot of commitments simultaneously.

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[quote]Hello, everyone,<br>
<div><br>
</div><div>yesterday I applied for MJur<br>
</div><div>I am curious how the Admission team will assess the fact that I am doing my PhD in Poland at the same time, whether they will not consider it as an obstacle "in reconciling different commitments".<br>
</div><div>Do you know how long it takes to get the results?<br>
</div><div>Milosz</div><div><br>
</div> [/quote]<br><br>Czesc, not sure how they will consider your individual circumstances, but I know a few people in my course who are doing Phds at different universities at the same time. The workload at Oxford is, however, very intensive (like very) and it is generally very difficult to manage a lot of commitments simultaneously.
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