Dear Miss Farnum
I am delighted to inform you that the University of Glasgow is making you an offer of a place. Please take the time to read all the information attached to this formal offer to study at the University.
The details of your offer are as follows:
Unconditional Offer for LLM IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SECURITY
Programme of Study: LLM IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SECURITY
Mode of Study: Full time
Duration of Study: 12 months
Start Date: 16 September 2013
End Date: 16 September 2014
"We will accept an official document in the interim stating that she has successfully completed her degree, it does not have to be the degree certificate itself; a letter on headed paper with the appropriate stamp will suffice. Upon receiving her degree certificate she will need to provide us with a copy for our records.
"It is a University policy not to accept students onto our programmes who are simultaneously registered elsewhere at another institution (an alternative would be to interrupt but at this late stage in her degree seems rather pointless). Until we have such a letter stating that Ms Farnum has successfully completed her degree we cannot issue an unconditional offer."
I need an unconditional offer in order to get a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies), something critical for my visa. So I somehow need to have my dissertation officially done and some kind of highfaluting letter into U of E pretty early in the summer.
Doable, and not a huge issue in reality. Just an annoyance that something like 10 busy people are now involved in trying to help me with. Alas.