(Original post by chipper)
Hi! I applied for the MSt (1800–1914) in January (the only deadline...) but it seems everyone on here either applied for early modern or contemporary. Any other Victorianists out there?
(Original post by olleh88)
Everything was done on Jan20th (my third referee sent out her reference on Jan20th but my application was done on Dec 22-24ish). got an email that my application is considered for Jan20th round- the second round.
(Original post by hobnob)
Sorry to bother you, but I seem to remember that you were given such a scholarship associated with another college when you applied last year, and that you got notified about the scholarship long before you got an official letter from your college telling you that you had been given a place. Do you happen to know anything more about this process?
(That is if I haven't just made a complete fool of myself by getting you mixed up with some other English MSt - if so, I apologise for having dragged you here for nothing!)
Yeah, that's me -- sorry for the slow response. I don't know much about what goes on behind the scenes, but the process as I experienced it was:
1. Letter from the department containing both the offer of a place and the news about the scholarship, specifically naming the college
2. Much later (at the same time that they sent out other offers) letter from the college offering the college place
I've had about one and a half conversations about the scholarship since I arrived, and my impression is that the decision is made by the department and then rubber-stamped by the college. But that's just how I read what I was told, not an authoritative statement.
(Original post by VioletsAin'tBlue)
No masters - just going straight in! It's a little daunting actually, haha! I need to get a 2:1, and I'm pretty confident I'll get at least that, so the pressure is off a bit now.
wow, they only asked for a 2:1? Congratulations, they must have loved you
(Original post by cyberpoet)
Hello there 20th century; yes it's going to be an unbearably long wait. Which college did you apply to btw?
I didn't specify, which was probably a mistake. The good news is I don't really think you can go wrong. All the colleges are amazing for different reasons. I looked at the thread from last year to see how international applicants found out – I'm from the US and I thought maybe they would send international applicants emails? I'm going to be out of town for the third week of March so I really hope so!