Criminology MPhil Cambridge 2020 ApplicantsWatch
I’ve only just submitted so probably too soon for me to be of much help to you! Have you applied elsewhere or only Cambridge?
Submitted - 6th Dec
Degree Committee - 17th Jan
GAO - 4th Feb
Good luck all!
Hi everyone! I haven't applied yet and I know that the application deadline is in March, but do you know if the admissions are on rolling bases and the degree could get filled up? In other words, is there any point in applying this late? Thanks and congrats to those who have received an offer and good luck to the rest who are still waiting!
So in short, it is definitely still worth applying, but I would move fast as all references must be in by the time of the closing date; as academic referees are notoriously slow at completing references it may be best to submit ASAP and make your referees aware of the deadline.
LawGrad_ - Wow thanks for the detailed response, you seem to know a lot about this. That really helped, I think I needed some reassurance. I am already in the process of applying, still waiting for one reference so hopefully my application will be submitted within a week!
If anyone's undergrad institution is giving you the option to pass/fail the semester due to the coronavirus/virtual learning disruption and you're not how it will affect your Cambridge offer, here's what they told me (tl;dr as long as you graduate with the necessary GPA you're fine):
"Thank you for your email.
We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and recognise that its impact may create uncertainty and new challenges for our offer holders and future students.
If your current study would still show a final GPA grade once you have completed your degree then this should not be an issue in terms of completing your Bachelor’s academic condition. For any cases where a grading scheme does not comply with our or NARIC’s international equivalency information then we would refer the application back to the department for a decision.
Our recent email communication sent to you provides the very latest guidance to Graduate Admissions Office processes, as well as information relating to your offer and its conditions. Of course, as the situation develops, any updates will be communicated to you as soon as possible. We will also be updating our dedicated webpage, which we recommend you check regularly.
Please be assured that we will continue to do all we can to support you and minimise the impact this pandemic may have on your admission to the University. We appreciate your patience and understanding in these exceptional circumstances."
I would love to know the academic background of you guys! WOuld really help