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    (Original post by pharmakos)
    Hope your interview at UCL went well. You were probably interviewed by Prof T Mathews, who supervised my PhD thesis.
    Oh my, how did you guess? I haven't actually been interviewed yet, I told them that I would be happy to meet them anytime but that April would be ideal for me, and I got a reply saying that my email had been forwarded to Pr Matthews for him to decide what would be best... But in a nutshell, they will need to make a decision about my application before April because of funding deadlines, so it is likely that I will have a phone interview... and I am rather scared at the moment, although happy to see that they care a little.

    I hadn't heard about this Professor before so I immediately looked him up on the UCL website and found the diversity of his interests impressive and well-adjusted to my topic. Although he does not happen to specialise in my author (Beckett), which is probably why I didn't know his name, he wrote about him in at least one of his publications, so I'm hoping that he will be find my project worth of interest. May I ask you to tell me a bit more about him -- current or recent works, main centers of interests, personality, or whatever you find relevant? Thanks a lot in advance

    Ps: perhaps you should MP me on that one
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    Jose, thanks for that. Just checked myself and it does say 3000 characters- a character meaning a letter! I was beginning to think I had to write an essay on myself!
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    (Original post by Anonymous87)
    Jose, thanks for that. Just checked myself and it does say 3000 characters- a character meaning a letter! I was beginning to think I had to write an essay on myself!
    No problem :p: Neither 3000 words nor 3000 characters is ideal really...
    I uploaded a 1 page pdf in the end (650 words ish). Waiting for the 2nd reference to be uploaded now.
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    (Original post by Musicolo)
    Great, thanks. That's strange though, that you applied on 4 February and they have already processed your application because when I spoke to the admissions yesterday they told me they were still processing applications received before 2 February. Perhaps they meant hard copy applications.
    Yes that would make sense, although I was very surprised at how quick they were as well. I received my acknowledgement letter today, but it was printed on 10 Feb so I guess that is why I found out about the interview before the letter reached me... I also received a letter thanking me for "forwarding missing items with regards to your application", which I find very strange since the said application was complete from the outset and I never sent anything else... I should probably ignore this, shouldn't I?
    On the other hand I haven't heard a word from them about my second application and am starting to wonder why...
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    I sent my application in mid-February (14th) and references were uploaded within two days as I gave them prior notice. Now, I'm just waiting for the acknowledgment letter through the post with an indication of when to expect a decision. How long did this take for most people? I've applied to the Msc in Globalisation (Geography department).
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    (Original post by Sooz2471)
    Yes that would make sense, although I was very surprised at how quick they were as well. I received my acknowledgement letter today, but it was printed on 10 Feb so I guess that is why I found out about the interview before the letter reached me... I also received a letter thanking me for "forwarding missing items with regards to your application", which I find very strange since the said application was complete from the outset and I never sent anything else... I should probably ignore this, shouldn't I?
    On the other hand I haven't heard a word from them about my second application and am starting to wonder why...
    UCL's admissions seem like a really unorganised clumsy child in comparison to LSE. But I like the UCL way because it seems more efficient and much quicker. Although they send offers or rejections before aknowledgment letters , they don't let one wait for months to hear something, like they do at LSE. I just hope I'll get in
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    This arrived today in my inbox:

    'Thank you for your application to UCL. We are pleased to confirm the following details:

    Date of Receipt: 27 Jan 2010'

    I'll expect to know if I've been accepted this time next year at this rate.
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    Got mine!!
    MA in Modern European Studies, part time because I'll need to work..
    SO HAPPY!!!
    Will anyone else here attend this course?
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    Conditional offer arrived yesterday, MSc Economics
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    Congrats guys! Out of curiosity, when did you apply?
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    I'm supposed to get a response within a week!
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    seems they're quite a bit behind with everything... was supposed to hear from them on the 19th of february, still nothing...
    anyway, good luck to all of you waiting! I've decided to opt for LSE...
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    The personal statement is maddening! I'm applying the their MA Material and Visual Culture this week.
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    I was supposed to find out Feb 15 and still nothing...
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    March 2nd for me. Hopefully they'll come through on time!
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    I have applied for computing at UCL. I have seen another course that looks interesting. On the homepage they specify that if you are already an applicant you would just ask the department that has your details to forward the details to them, and send them a bespoke personal statement. Should I wait for an offer or rejection from the computing department and then ask them to forward my application, or should I just do it now? I have been in touch with the lecturer at the computing department, and I am fairly confident I will get in. But the other course has really taken my fancy too. Any suggestions/advice?
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    (Original post by RespectAll)
    I have applied for computing at UCL. I have seen another course that looks interesting. On the homepage they specify that if you are already an applicant you would just ask the department that has your details to forward the details to them, and send them a bespoke personal statement. Should I wait for an offer or rejection from the computing department and then ask them to forward my application, or should I just do it now? I have been in touch with the lecturer at the computing department, and I am fairly confident I will get in. But the other course has really taken my fancy too. Any suggestions/advice?
    I would wait to learn the result of your first application and then ask them to forwards my application to that other course. Perhaps you should talk to someone from central admissions office to be certain about what you should do.
    With regard to what you said about being confident you will get into the program after having talked to the lecturer, I too have been in touch with the course director of the course I applied for and I was very much encouraged to pursue my application and was given some really promising hints about getting in. I wondered if I was just too optimistic, but now when I see that others have been given confidence boosts, I am thinking I may stand a chance
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    (Original post by Musicolo)
    I would wait to learn the result of your first application and then ask them to forwards my application to that other course. Perhaps you should talk to someone from central admissions office to be certain about what you should do.
    With regard to what you said about being confident you will get into the program after having talked to the lecturer, I too have been in touch with the course director of the course I applied for and I was very much encouraged to pursue my application and was given some really promising hints about getting in. I wondered if I was just too optimistic, but now when I see that others have been given confidence boosts, I am thinking I may stand a chance
    Yes hopefully we should be fine

    Thanks for your advice. The other course has a deadline of early April, so yes I think I should wait. But if I haven't heard by third week of March, I'll get them to forward it.
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    Has anyone else had to wait 2 weeks after the stated time you'd hear by? I've emailed but no response...I thought at first it was because I was international and maybe they sent the response by post. But even if they sent it on the 15th it should have arrived by now.
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    (Original post by Sk84)
    Congrats guys! Out of curiosity, when did you apply?
    the first letter said they'd received my app on january 7 and I should expect a response by March 5. I got the offer on Feb 23 and it was sent 10 days earlier (it takes some time to get to Greece). They're pretty quick!!
 
 
 
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