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People applying who are currently in uni, do you know who you'll ask to proof read your personal statement? I'm not sure who to ask :/
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French and Portuguese, what about you? I don’t think I have a strong enough profile but I’m just going to give it a shot anyway!
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When is everyone planning on applying? Has anyone applied already
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When is everyone planning on applying? Has anyone applied already
Trying to get it all done before Christmas.
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When is everyone planning on applying? Has anyone applied already
I have, for the MSt in Literature and Arts. I had all my papers ready, so I figured I'd apply right away. From what I gather, however, you haven't got anything to gain by applying early (other than avoiding any last-minute stress, I mean), so don't worry if you're not planning on applying any time soon.
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I have, for the MSt in Literature and Arts. I had all my papers ready, so I figured I'd apply right away. From what I gather, however, you haven't got anything to gain by applying early (other than avoiding any last-minute stress, I mean), so don't worry if you're not planning on applying any time soon.
Ah okay thank you! Goodluck on your application! I want to apply as soon as possible as admissions are usually on a rolling basis so I thought it would be better to apply asap, but havent got nearly everything ready yet
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People applying who are currently in uni, do you know who you'll ask to proof read your personal statement? I'm not sure who to ask :/
Im asking a few friends who are good with these things and one or two professors im somewhat close with (who are also doing my references).

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When is everyone planning on applying? Has anyone applied already
Hopefully within the next two weeks, what about you?
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Im asking a few friends who are good with these things and one or two professors im somewhat close with (who are also doing my references).


Hopefully within the next two weeks, what about you?
Ah that makes sense, I was thinking of that too but feel like its asking too much of the professors who are writing references already, but I'll have to do that. Thank you I'm aiming to apply by the end of October, but depending on how my supporting docs go it might be a bit later - goodluck with your application hope it goes well for you !
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Hi guys. I am currently at UCL, have a first (hopefully will maintain it) and am planning on applying for the MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine. I'm a bit worried about competition for public health masters with COVID but hopefully coming from a public health undergrad will help.

Current source of anxiety is the PS and academic CV. Constantly feel like im missing out key things or allocating space to the wrong areas :/
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Hi guys. I am currently at UCL, have a first (hopefully will maintain it) and am planning on applying for the MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine. I'm a bit worried about competition for public health masters with COVID but hopefully coming from a public health undergrad will help.

Current source of anxiety is the PS and academic CV. Constantly feel like im missing out key things or allocating space to the wrong areas :/
Good luck! the PS is a thing of evil.. I've spent so long on it (since like August) and still need to spend another week possibly two on it. I just wonder if all this effort is really worth it for a relatively small (?) part of the application process. I don't know...
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Good luck! the PS is a thing of evil.. I've spent so long on it (since like August) and still need to spend another week possibly two on it. I just wonder if all this effort is really worth it for a relatively small (?) part of the application process. I don't know...
Yeah its hard bc i think its quite important but then i have to remind myself not to be too hard on myself bc its not the only thing they are assessing...im sure it depends on the department what they weigh as being more important in their consideration. End of the day we just have to do the best with the time we have and just include what we think is important rather than stressing about what we think they want to hear
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- Current University: Exeter
- Current Course: Law
- Achieved (Expected) Grade: 2:1 (1st)
- Prospective Course: MSc Latin American Studies
- Other Universities you’re applying to: Exeter, Bristol, LSE, Cambridge MPhil, some non-UK ones

Anyone wanting to apply to MSc/MPhil LatAm or St Anthony's College?? Would be great to get to know you guys even if we don't all end up getting in hahaha!
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I’m thinking of applying for the MSc criminology and criminal justice, but I’m not too confident in my chances. Anyone applying with a first class undergrad but no traditional A Levels and horrific GCSEs?
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I’m thinking of applying for the MSc criminology and criminal justice, but I’m not too confident in my chances. Anyone applying with a first class undergrad but no traditional A Levels and horrific GCSEs?
if it helps - i know someone who got in to postgrad (not the same course as you but similar) who was in a very similar situation. From what ive heard from my tutors generally, they tend more to take into account your PS and your references, and sometimes having lower grades at gcse/alevel but a great undergrad degree is even a great demonstrator of improvement, i dont think this discounts you at all!
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I’m thinking of applying for the MSc criminology and criminal justice, but I’m not too confident in my chances. Anyone applying with a first class undergrad but no traditional A Levels and horrific GCSEs?
Do we have to include our GCSEs and A-Levels?? lol, I've no chance!! :eek: Yes I'm in the same boat as you!
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(Original post by kp07l)
if it helps - i know someone who got in to postgrad (not the same course as you but similar) who was in a very similar situation. From what ive heard from my tutors generally, they tend more to take into account your PS and your references, and sometimes having lower grades at gcse/alevel but a great undergrad degree is even a great demonstrator of improvement, i dont think this discounts you at all!
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Do we have to include our GCSEs and A-Levels?? lol, I've no chance!! :eek: Yes I'm in the same boat as you!
an amendment to my original reply lol: i looked it up and actually we dont have to hahaha, the only place they'd be is on cv, they judge grades on uni only https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/grad...content-tab--2
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That’s a relief!! They can obviously see them on the CV but hopefully they base most of the academic requirement on the undergrad grade, thanks for finding that! kp07l
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Do we have to include our GCSEs and A-Levels?? lol, I've no chance!! :eek: Yes I'm in the same boat as you!
Glad to know I’m not the only one!
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an amendment to my original reply lol: i looked it up and actually we dont have to hahaha, the only place they'd be is on cv, they judge grades on uni only https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/grad...content-tab--2
Aww you star! Thanks for looking this up
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I’m thinking of applying for the MSc criminology and criminal justice, but I’m not too confident in my chances. Anyone applying with a first class undergrad but no traditional A Levels and horrific GCSEs?
HELLO!! haha, my GCSE's were quite meh. But I've been thinking of applying for this course for ages. I just graduated with a first in Law from City university of London which is non russell group despite the law school being a strong one. I'm not too confident either.
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