Politics and International Studies Cambridge Postgraduate Applicants 2021 Thread

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Hey there,
I know there is a general Cambridge PG Applicants thread for 2021, but I thought it would have been helpful to have a thread for applicants to POLIS specifically.

I thought we could give a timeline of our applications, and a bit of background — as well as the outcome of the application in case one has heard back.
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hi, applied Jan 7th and currently 'under review by department' last I checked! I'm an international applicant and super excited to attend Cambridge if admitted. applied to Christ's College and Emmanuel College as well
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Hello, I've applied on 21 dec and I'm still at 'under review by department'. I graduated from Warwick obtaining a First Class BA in Politics and International Studies. Hopefully we'll hear back soon!
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I applied on 25.12 and have been under departmental review since then. In terms of background, I study Politics with Philosophy at King’s College London and expect a mid-first overall. I think the degree committee is scheduled for today.
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Submitted in late November and still under review here. Good luck to all!
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Anybody seen a status change for Mphil Politics and International Relations?
Not yet. Mine is still under review. Although I applied on the 4th of Jan so I'm not expecting any communication anytime soon (except a rejection perhaps)
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Hello. I’m an international applicant. I submitted my application on Jan 1st. Today my status changed to awaiting approval by GAO
Congratulations!!!
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Hello. I’m an international applicant. I submitted my application on Jan 1st. Today my status changed to awaiting approval by GAO
Congratulations! Could you share some info about your background please?
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Thank you OP for making this thread! I'm applying for the MPhil in Politics and International Relations.

A bit about me: I'm an international student from the US, studying theology at a mid-sized private university. My GPA is 3.92/4.0. Relevant experiences on my CV include president of student government at my university and an internship on a Congressional campaign this summer. Most of my work experience has been administrative (though I did work at a non-profit), so not necessarily related to politics, but I have done a lot of research on the intersections of theology and political-social issues during my undergraduate degree.

I'm still at the "Under review by Department stage" and I submitted 25 November. I put Magdalene as my first choice; if admitted, I'd really like to join their quiz team!
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I have been moved to the “awaiting approval by GAO” stage this afternoon, for the MPhil in Development Studies (which particularly focuses on my research interests within politics and political economy).

I am not sure what that means. Some say it means I have been basically accepted, others that it is a good sign, others not to read too much into it. I lean toward the latter, and hope to receive an official communication soon (still expecting a rejection to be honest).
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(Original post by B999555)
I have been moved to the “awaiting approval by GAO” stage this afternoon, for the MPhil in Development Studies (which particularly focuses on my research interests within politics and political economy).

I am not sure what that means. Some say it means I have been basically accepted, others that it is a good sign, others not to read too much into it. I lean toward the latter, and hope to receive an official communication soon (still expecting a rejection to be honest).
No, that is basically an acceptance! At this stage, the staff will check to verify your transcripts and make sure you're at a creditable institution. So unless you submitted fraudulent documents or you come from a very new/illegitimate university, you're basically in. Congrats!
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No, that is basically an acceptance! At this stage, the staff will check to verify your transcripts and make sure you're at a creditable institution. So unless you submitted fraudulent documents or you come from a very new/illegitimate university, you're basically in. Congrats!
I hope I will be safe with King’s College London then 😅
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I hope I will be safe with King’s College London then 😅
What do you mean? Oh, do you mean to say that's where you did your bachelors?
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Yes yes
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Anyone apply for the PhD?
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Any mphil applicant has been under review for more than 8 weeks? The wait is killing me >.<
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Anyone apply for the PhD?
Hi! I have applied for the PhD but have not heard back yet unfortunately. My portal still reads 'Under review by the Department.' Has anyone any news?
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Hi! I have applied for the PhD but have not heard back yet unfortunately. My portal still reads 'Under review by the Department.' Has anyone any news?
No news yet! I think the department usually runs interviews and the website says they will all happen next week. But I haven’t heard anything...
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No news yet! I think the department usually runs interviews and the website says they will all happen next week. But I haven’t heard anything...
Ah, thank you for letting me know. Very suspenseful! I am aware they have been sending out rejections over the past week for this programme, so let's hope that we will receive positive news in the next few days!
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Ah, thank you for letting me know. Very suspenseful! I am aware they have been sending out rejections over the past week for this programme, so let's hope that we will receive positive news in the next few days!
Yes I saw some rejections on gradcafe...have you spoken with a supervisor? Applying to any other programs?
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