Oxford 2024-2025 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF


Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks!

[Edited by LookingForAFact on Sep 11, 2023]

Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks!
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LFORLLM

Hi everyone, I’ve just graduated from a top Russel group law school with a first. However, I’m just about in the top 10% of my class. Does the BCL expect a higher rank or do other academic and extracurricular achievements make up for this? 

Hi everyone, I’ve just graduated from a top Russel group law school with a first. However, I’m just about in the top 10% of my class. Does the BCL expect a higher rank or do other academic and extracurricular achievements make up for this? 
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miki3999

Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks!


I can send you my PS, but it's not for the BCL

[quote]Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks! [/quote]<br><br>I can send you my PS, but it's not for the BCL
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Ketanjie



Would be glad if you can share your ps. I am appying to multiplr schools. i need some guidance.



Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks!


I can send you my PS, but it's not for the BCL

<br><br>Would be glad if you can share your ps. I am appying to multiplr schools. i need some guidance. <br><br><br><br>[quote][quote]Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks! [/quote]<br><br>I can send you my PS, but it's not for the BCL [/quote]
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miki3999

Sure, DM me your email





Would be glad if you can share your ps. I am appying to multiplr schools. i need some guidance.



Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks!


I can send you my PS, but it's not for the BCL

Sure, DM me your email<br><br><br><br>[quote]<br><br>Would be glad if you can share your ps. I am appying to multiplr schools. i need some guidance. <br><br><br><br>[quote][quote]Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks! [/quote]<br><br>I can send you my PS, but it's not for the BCL [/quote] [/quote]
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Shahenshah

I was thinking of making a thread for this, but I see @LookingForAFact has beaten me to the punch! Might I recommend renaming (if it's possible) the thread to Oxford 2024-2025 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants? Follows with last years thread and gets the other law applicants on the thread too!

Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks!

I was thinking of making a thread for this, but I see @LookingForAFact has beaten me to the punch! Might I recommend renaming (if it's possible) the thread to Oxford 2024-2025 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants? Follows with last years thread and gets the other law applicants on the thread too!<br><br>[quote]Welcome, BCL applicants for 2024-2025! Let us collaborate on this platform to ask questions, share experiences, and seek advice. Wishing you all good luck in your application journey!

To begin with - Just wanted to understand how should one begin with writing the first cut of the Personal Statement. What should I be focusing on? What should not be included? Basically the dos and donts for writing the Personal Statement.

Also, if someone could provide me with their Personal Statement, it would be really helpful! Thanks! [/quote]
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lo.est21

Hey guys,

I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too? 

Hey guys,<br><br>I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too?&nbsp;<br><br>
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miki3999

You dont need to compensate for that really, as long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine



Hey guys,

I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too? 

You dont need to compensate for that really, as long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hey guys,<br><br>I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too?&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]
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lo.est21

You dont need to compensate for that really, as long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine

Hey guys,

I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too? 



Thanks for responding Miki. In terms of academics, how important is it to get awards? That should be an added value, it seems. Also, do you think a 75 average at a Russel group Uni is good enough?



[quote]You dont need to compensate for that really, as long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine<br><br>[quote]Hey guys,<br><br>I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too?&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for responding Miki. In terms of academics, how important is it to get awards? That should be an added value, it seems. Also, do you think a 75 average at a Russel group Uni is good enough?<br><br><br><br>
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miki3999

It is certainly good enough to be considered. Prizes can potentially be of value in showcasing academic excellence, but it is surely possible to get in without any prizes. That said, the application process for all Oxford courses is extremely competitive and very often even really good candidates do not receive offers.

Also, what I think is important is the piece of academic work wherein a candidate has an opportunity to demonstrate their academic excellence; this is also what makes certain candidates stand out from others.



You dont need to compensate for that really, as long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine

Hey guys,

I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too? 



Thanks for responding Miki. In terms of academics, how important is it to get awards? That should be an added value, it seems. Also, do you think a 75 average at a Russel group Uni is good enough?



It is certainly good enough to be considered. Prizes can potentially be of value in showcasing academic excellence, but it is surely possible to get in without any prizes. That said, the application process for all Oxford courses is extremely competitive and very often even really good candidates do not receive offers.<br><br>Also, what I think is important is the piece of academic work wherein a candidate has an opportunity to demonstrate their academic excellence; this is also what makes certain candidates stand out from others.<br><br><br><br>[quote][quote]You dont need to compensate for that really, as long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine<br><br>[quote]Hey guys,<br><br>I’m a prospective applicant for next year’s BCL and MLF. From the student profiles, I saw that several students were able to say their ranking within their cohort. Staying in the UK in my undergrad, my uni doesn’t have that info. What can I do to compensate for that? Do any of u guys have this issue too?&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for responding Miki. In terms of academics, how important is it to get awards? That should be an added value, it seems. Also, do you think a 75 average at a Russel group Uni is good enough?<br><br><br><br> [/quote]
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Inactive User

It appears that applications have opened already! Isn't this a little too soon? I haven't even started working on my SOP yet :/ 

It appears that applications have opened already! Isn't this a little too soon? I haven't even started working on my SOP yet :/&nbsp;
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miki3999

It appears that applications have opened already! Isn't this a little too soon? I haven't even started working on my SOP yet :/ 


It's ok. No one will look at them until after the deadline.

[quote]It appears that applications have opened already! Isn't this a little too soon? I haven't even started working on my SOP yet :/&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>It's ok. No one will look at them until after the deadline.
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djskitz0

Hi all, can someone please tell me whether it is preferred that all of your references are academic? Can it be two academic and one professional?

Hi all, can someone please tell me whether it is preferred that all of your references are academic? Can it be two academic and one professional?
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miki3999

Hi all, can someone please tell me whether it is preferred that all of your references are academic? Can it be two academic and one professional?


Yeah it can

[quote]Hi all, can someone please tell me whether it is preferred that all of your references are academic? Can it be two academic and one professional? [/quote]<br><br>Yeah it can<br><br>
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miki3999


Yeah it can. Three academic references are better in the sense that the university can get more information regarding your academic ability from them. If you can't get three academic references, two are perfectly fine.

[Edited by miki3999 on Sep 22, 2023]

<br>Yeah it can. Three academic references are better in the sense that the university can get more information regarding your academic ability from them. If you can't get three academic references, two are perfectly fine.<br><br>
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LottiiLaw

Hello everyone,
is someone planning to apply for the MJur Program at Oxford University for 2024/2025 ?
Looking forward to any replies. Thank you !!

[Edited by LottiiLaw on Sep 26, 2023]

Hello everyone,<br>is someone planning to apply for the MJur Program at Oxford University for 2024/2025 ?<br>Looking forward to any replies. Thank you !!
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ttty675

Does anyone know when the BCL course commences in 2024/2025? 

Does anyone know when the BCL course commences in 2024/2025?&nbsp;
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momo99

Hello everyone,
is someone planning to apply for the MJur Program at Oxford University for 2024/2025 ?
Looking forward to any replies. Thank you !!

Yes i am applying for the 2024-2025 mjur program

[quote]Hello everyone,<br>is someone planning to apply for the MJur Program at Oxford University for 2024/2025 ?<br>Looking forward to any replies. Thank you !! [/quote]<br>Yes i am applying for the 2024-2025 mjur program
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miki3999

Does anyone know when the BCL course commences in 2024/2025? 


The term starts on Sunday 13 October 2024.

[quote]Does anyone know when the BCL course commences in 2024/2025?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>The term starts on Sunday 13 October 2024.
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My undergraduate degree was in a non-law subject. My grades for that degree are quite poor. Probably a 2:2 equivalent (I am located in Australia). 

My law degree (which is a postgraduate taught law course, equivalent to an LLB), however, is a strong first equivalent. I should be well within the top 5% of my cohort. 

What effect, if any, do you think my non-law undergraduate degree is going to have on my prospects for admission onto the BCL? There were some extenuating circumstances at the time I completed my undergraduate degree, so perhaps I could seek to explain them in my application. Will I need to rely on that to gain admission? 

Appreciate any opinions. 

[Edited by BCLHopeful on Oct 05, 2023]

My undergraduate degree was in a non-law subject. My grades for that degree are quite poor. Probably a 2:2 equivalent (I am located in Australia).&nbsp;<br><br>My law degree (which is a postgraduate taught law course, equivalent to an LLB), however, is a strong first equivalent. I should be well within the top 5% of my cohort.&nbsp;<br><br>What effect, if any, do you think my non-law undergraduate degree is going to have on my prospects for admission onto the BCL? There were some extenuating circumstances at the time I completed my undergraduate degree, so perhaps I could seek to explain them in my application. Will I need to rely on that to gain admission?&nbsp;<br><br>Appreciate any opinions.&nbsp;
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