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Cambridge Postgraduate Conditional offer 2024-2025

hello everyone,

I got a conditional offer for the LLM Master in Law program at the University of Cambridge for the 2024-2025 intake.

One of the conditions to meet is to get a certain grade in my current master’s degree in France. This degree is my second degree, I graduated with upper class honors from my first master’s degree.

The problem is that my second master’s degree results will only be published in September 2024, so after the deadline to meet conditions (31st of July). I don’t even have a first semester transcript…

Do you think a letter from my french uni stating that results will only be published in sept will be enough for Cambridge to take into consideration as final degree my first master’s diploma that I obtained with honors ?

I am really worried since the PG admissions office does not seem to reply to my emails and I cannot call them.

Is anyone experiencing the same problem ?

Thank you in advance !
Reply 1
You should be fine considering you graduated with upper class honors for your first master's degree -- and it's highly likely the department recommended you for an offer based on your grades from that degree. With that said, I was in a similar position: for my first postgraduate degree, I graduated with high distinction, but for my more recent one, I did not, despite the conditional offer stating that I needed to graduate with high distinction for my recent degree -- this was explicitly verbalized to me via a phone call by the department that offered me a spot.
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Reply 2
Original post by torshi
You should be fine considering you graduated with upper class honors for your first master's degree -- and it's highly likely the department recommended you for an offer based on your grades from that degree. With that said, I was in a similar position: for my first postgraduate degree, I graduated with high distinction, but for my more recent one, I did not, despite the conditional offer stating that I needed to graduate with high distinction for my recent degree -- this was explicitly verbalized to me via a phone call by the department that offered me a spot.

Thank you so much for your answer ! I hope my first degree will be enough... Just to clarify, did the PG admissions office tell you on the phone that if you graduated with honors from your first master's degree, they could still accept you (even if the condition states that you have to graduate with a certain grade) ?

When was this ?

Also, I was wondering if you were able to talk to the PG admissions office on the phone, because when I cannot reach them.

Thank you again !!
Reply 3
Original post by bdmr2001
Thank you so much for your answer ! I hope my first degree will be enough... Just to clarify, did the PG admissions office tell you on the phone that if you graduated with honors from your first master's degree, they could still accept you (even if the condition states that you have to graduate with a certain grade) ?
When was this ?
Also, I was wondering if you were able to talk to the PG admissions office on the phone, because when I cannot reach them.
Thank you again !!

Your best bet is to reach out to your interviewers (if you had any), not PG, as they do not respond. Specifically, I only spoke with the department (i.e., the individuals who interviewed me for the program) back in January after I saw that I was "accepted" and after creating a self-service account. That said, upon reading the conditional offer, I thought I wouldn't meet the conditions of my offer (i.e., graduate with your current degree with an x.xx GPA or higher, and with distinction, etc). Consequently, I reached out to the department, stating that I don't believe I meet the conditions set in my offer letter; however, I noted that I did graduate with high distinction from a previous postgraduate program (years prior). My interviewer responded along the lines as such, "Don't worry, it's just a formality. You are officially accepted. We spoke with the PG/Committee, and we confirmed that you met all the requirements with your previous postgraduate degree, and that we did not use your more recent degree/grades, so it still counts." As a result, and shortly thereafter, I received acceptance into King's College. Therefore, it appears that what is written in the "conditional offer letter" is just a formality and may not matter much as long as one has met those conditions with any one of their previously completed degrees, regardless of which one in particular.
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