Panel is meeting at the present moment to settle the BCL decisions. A total of about 900 applicants for the BCL and MJur. Outcome likely to be notified to applicants by next Wednesday but possibly next Monday or Tuesday.
Thanks for letting us know, essc! Do you mind telling us where you got this info? On their website, I understand they estimate an average of about 350 applicants for the MJur yearly.
I called the Law Faculty. Also, they generally make 224 offers for BCL/MJur. Generally, 85% of applications satisfy the first requirement. After the meeting yesterday, there's quite a bit of administrative paperwork, which is why they take a bit of time to issue decisions.
Hey, BCL applicant here. I have a 1st class (70% average) from a Russell Group university. The wait is killing me. I achieved some fantastic grades in a few of my modules (75%+) which possibly put me at the top of the class in those subjects (my uni doesn't say if you were). I'm guessing quite a few BCL applicants have that exact same CV too, though - which makes it more worrying.
I also think I was in the top 5% of my class which graduated. There were 337 of us, roughly 10% received 1sts (about 32), but I know a few of those people didn't achieve an average of 70%, they had 68% or 69% average and 50% of their passes had been 1st class. Again, I'm guessing most of us have this kind of pedigree though.
So, my question is, out of the 900 MJur and BCL applicants who have applied, the Law Faculty is saying that roughly 85% of them all achieved the 1st class honours requirement? I wouldn't be surprised if it's true, but if reduced just to the BCL, that's around 486 applicants with 1st class honours, correct?
That's an awful lot for sure. I don't know what will separate a lot of us at that level. With 224 offers available for 900 applicants, presumably extra weighting is given to the BCL (as it proportionally receives more applicants), so as a ballpark figure maybe 170 BCL offers will be made for around 100 places, so 170/486 gives about a 35% chance of being selected, all things being equal, names plucked out of a hat. In a way that makes me feel better, but in others it makes me feel worse.
So, what kind of academic backgrounds/CVs do people have here? Is my maths correct that it's roughly 486 1st class applicants striving for around 170 offers?