Oxford MJur+BCL 2015-2016


Johnny.b
I think it's about time to begin a new thread for next year's applicants. I hope to have my application ready until december (MJur).

Everyone who's applying, please post any updates and questions etc.

[@Eppendorf: No need to comment about what's happening if you start such a thread, thank you]
I think it's about time to begin a new thread for next year's applicants. I hope to have my application ready until december (MJur).

Everyone who's applying, please post any updates and questions etc.

[@Eppendorf: No need to comment about what's happening if you start such a thread, thank you]
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Eppendorf
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[@Eppendorf: No need to comment about what's happening if you start such a thread, thank you]


Why should I comment on Oxford?

It's usually only the Cambridge thread opener that looses out.

Good luck for your application.
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[@Eppendorf: No need to comment about what's happening if you start such a thread, thank you]</blockquote>

Why should I comment on Oxford?

It's usually only the Cambridge thread opener that looses out.

Good luck for your application.
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Johnny.b
Thanks, Eppendorf. I just saw in your Application Tracker that you were also accepted at Oxford. Why did you choose Cambridge over Oxford?

I'm also applying to Cambridge but I have a slight bias towards Oxford. My colleagues told me that the BCL is the most renowned law degree in the UK.
Thanks, Eppendorf. I just saw in your Application Tracker that you were also accepted at Oxford. Why did you choose Cambridge over Oxford?

I'm also applying to Cambridge but I have a slight bias towards Oxford. My colleagues told me that the BCL is the most renowned law degree in the UK.
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S09
Necessary to provide english proficiency test at the time of application? or can it be provided before the joining, in case admission offer made?
Necessary to provide english proficiency test at the time of application? or can it be provided before the joining, in case admission offer made?
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Johnny.b
Anyone in for Oxford 2015? I wonder why there's so much activity about Cambridge compared to Oxford...
Anyone in for Oxford 2015? I wonder why there's so much activity about Cambridge compared to Oxford...
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gemma13
I will be applying to Oxford (+Cam, YLS, HLS). I started a similar thread for HLS: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/141401
I will be applying to Oxford (+Cam, YLS, HLS). I started a similar thread for HLS: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/141401
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Anees
Hello Everyone,

I completed my graduation at LUMS, Pakistan with GPA 3.1 and want to apply for BCL program at Oxford. Do my qualifications come under the eligibility conditions for the program?

Thanks
Hello Everyone,

I completed my graduation at LUMS, Pakistan with GPA 3.1 and want to apply for BCL program at Oxford. Do my qualifications come under the eligibility conditions for the program?

Thanks

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Audacious
Anyone in for Oxford 2015? I wonder why there's so much activity about Cambridge compared to Oxford...


Most likely because the Cambridge LLM, MCL and MLF all had their closing date for applications this past week whilst the BCL doesn't for quite some time.
<blockquote>Anyone in for Oxford 2015? I wonder why there's so much activity about Cambridge compared to Oxford... </blockquote>

Most likely because the Cambridge LLM, MCL and MLF all had their closing date for applications this past week whilst the BCL doesn't for quite some time.
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S09
Hey Hi,

My application form for the BCL states "Transcript: Please upload between one and five OFFICIAL transcripts below"

But I am currently in the final year of my study and thus I do not possess a consolidated transcript for all the Term Exams (Semesters) that I have given. I am in possession of different transcripts for different Semester Exams (Totalling 8 Transcripts for the 8 Semesters that I have given till date). So am I permitted to submit Scanned Copies of all of my 8 Transcripts which detail my marks for all the Semesters that I have given till date, or any other method is to be followed? They say that 5 Transcripts are allowed? What does that mean?
Hey Hi,

My application form for the BCL states "Transcript: Please upload between one and five OFFICIAL transcripts below"

But I am currently in the final year of my study and thus I do not possess a consolidated transcript for all the Term Exams (Semesters) that I have given. I am in possession of different transcripts for different Semester Exams (Totalling 8 Transcripts for the 8 Semesters that I have given till date). So am I permitted to submit Scanned Copies of all of my 8 Transcripts which detail my marks for all the Semesters that I have given till date, or any other method is to be followed? They say that 5 Transcripts are allowed? What does that mean?
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Hey guys! happy new year!

For those applying to Oxford, how long does it take to receive the mail from the Graduate Admissions Office confirming that they have received all the required documents (references)??
Hey guys! happy new year!

For those applying to Oxford, how long does it take to receive the mail from the Graduate Admissions Office confirming that they have received all the required documents (references)??
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LLMsal7
I was going to ask a similar question. Are we supposed to receive a separate email notifying us that a referee has uploaded a reference? I believe all of mine have done so but I have not heard any confirmation from Ox.
I was going to ask a similar question. Are we supposed to receive a separate email notifying us that a referee has uploaded a reference? I believe all of mine have done so but I have not heard any confirmation from Ox.
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irm84
I was going to ask a similar question. Are we supposed to receive a separate email notifying us that a referee has uploaded a reference? I believe all of mine have done so but I have not heard any confirmation from Ox.


Hi there,

You should receive a separate email from Oxford each time one of your referees uploads a reference. That's what I received, anyhow. In each email there was a table indicating which referees had already uploaded references and which were still outstanding.

For the record, my BCL application is in. It's the only postgraduate programme I'm applying to, so all of my eggs are well and truly in one highly-respected, over-subscribed basket.

Good luck to all!

I
<blockquote>I was going to ask a similar question. Are we supposed to receive a separate email notifying us that a referee has uploaded a reference? I believe all of mine have done so but I have not heard any confirmation from Ox.</blockquote>

Hi there,

You should receive a separate email from Oxford each time one of your referees uploads a reference. That's what I received, anyhow. In each email there was a table indicating which referees had already uploaded references and which were still outstanding.

For the record, my BCL application is in. It's the only postgraduate programme I'm applying to, so all of my eggs are well and truly in one highly-respected, over-subscribed basket.

Good luck to all!

I
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Well, that is odd, my referees sent their letters well in advance of me submitting my application, I guess I will receive a mail in a week of so as they said in the confirmation email they sent.

And I'm applying for the MJur and Cambridge MCL.


best of lucks to all of you.
Well, that is odd, my referees sent their letters well in advance of me submitting my application, I guess I will receive a mail in a week of so as they said in the confirmation email they sent.

And I'm applying for the MJur and Cambridge MCL.


best of lucks to all of you.
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LLMsal7
Thank you for your response, IRM. My profs also (I think) sent the letters in before I submitted my application so maybe that is the reason for the discrepancy?

In any case, best of luck to everyone.
Thank you for your response, IRM. My profs also (I think) sent the letters in before I submitted my application so maybe that is the reason for the discrepancy?

In any case, best of luck to everyone.
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irm84
If you've had confirmation from your referees that they have submitted references, I really wouldn't worry too much. I'm sure Oxford will be in touch soon. If not, perhaps follow up with them around the January deadline.

And so the painstaking wait until March begins...
If you've had confirmation from your referees that they have submitted references, I really wouldn't worry too much. I'm sure Oxford will be in touch soon. If not, perhaps follow up with them around the January deadline.

And so the painstaking wait until March begins...
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Thank you for your response, IRM. My profs also (I think) sent the letters in before I submitted my application so maybe that is the reason for the discrepancy?

In any case, best of luck to everyone.


That sounds odd, the recommendation letters are supposed to be uploaded online by your referees after you have triggered for a prompt to be sent to them.

I can't recall the exact mechanics, maybe the automated prompt was sent immediately after you check that tick box on the referee page (eventhough you have not submitted the full application).

Maybe that is the reason for the discrepancy. I have submitted my application and received an automated email after each of my referees uploaded their recommendation.
<blockquote>Thank you for your response, IRM. My profs also (I think) sent the letters in before I submitted my application so maybe that is the reason for the discrepancy?

In any case, best of luck to everyone.</blockquote>

That sounds odd, the recommendation letters are supposed to be uploaded online by your referees after you have triggered for a prompt to be sent to them.

I can't recall the exact mechanics, maybe the automated prompt was sent immediately after you check that tick box on the referee page (eventhough you have not submitted the full application).

Maybe that is the reason for the discrepancy. I have submitted my application and received an automated email after each of my referees uploaded their recommendation.
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S09
Hi, so for the Written piece, what is recommended usually? A portion of a larger article or a concise 1000 word essay? Also, is it necessary that the work should be in consonance with the programme that I wish to study? Thanks!
Hi, so for the Written piece, what is recommended usually? A portion of a larger article or a concise 1000 word essay? Also, is it necessary that the work should be in consonance with the programme that I wish to study? Thanks!
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irm84
The written work should be 2,000 words long; not 1,000.

I guess it depends on what you have to hand. If you have a 2,000 word piece, I would go for that. I didn't, so I submitted an extract from a longer, 3,000-word piece.

You could, in theory, write something new, but be aware that Oxford do say that "academic work, from your most recent qualification, is preferred". Besides, it's a good idea to submit something you have had academic feedback on - so that you know it's of the right quality. Hence why I chose an essay for which I was awarded a very high First Class mark.

I would not worry too much about the area that the written work focuses upon. Oxford will be looking for evidence of your understanding of that area (whatever it may be); and of the problems within it; your ability to construct an argument; and your analysis and communication generally. So, providing it's a legal topic of some kind(!), I think you will be okay.

I
The written work should be 2,000 words long; not 1,000.

I guess it depends on what you have to hand. If you have a 2,000 word piece, I would go for that. I didn't, so I submitted an extract from a longer, 3,000-word piece.

You could, in theory, write something new, but be aware that Oxford do say that "academic work, from your most recent qualification, is preferred". Besides, it's a good idea to submit something you have had academic feedback on - so that you know it's of the right quality. Hence why I chose an essay for which I was awarded a very high First Class mark.

I would not worry too much about the area that the written work focuses upon. Oxford will be looking for evidence of your understanding of that area (whatever it may be); and of the problems within it; your ability to construct an argument; and your analysis and communication generally. So, providing it's a legal topic of some kind(!), I think you will be okay.

I
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S09
Ohh yaa 2000 words, my bad. Confused it with one US University :P

Thanks for the advice. Helps!

Another thing, this 2000 word limit doesn't include references right?
Ohh yaa 2000 words, my bad. Confused it with one US University :P

Thanks for the advice. Helps!

Another thing, this 2000 word limit doesn't include references right?
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S09
Hi. Any idea on whether the written work is supposed to include a bibliography as well?

Their FAQ's say this:
The bibliography, appendices and notes do not count towards the word limit.

So what would this mean?
Hi. Any idea on whether the written work is supposed to include a bibliography as well?

Their FAQ's say this:
The bibliography, appendices and notes do not count towards the word limit.

So what would this mean?
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