Admissions to postgraduate programmes in law are managed by the University's central Graduate Admissions Office, on the Faculty's behalf. To apply for the programme, you need to submit an application online.
Graduate admissions office contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 270059
Postal address: The Graduate Admissions Office, PO Box 738, University of Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 9FB, UNITED KINGDOM
Applications for the 2013-2014 MLF programme can be submitted from September 2012 and must be submitted by 18 January 2013.
Applications will be reviewed and the outcome of the application communicated to the applicant by the end of March 2013.
To apply for the MLF you will need to complete the University's application form, and submit the following supporting documents:
- Your University academic transcripts (the official documents, authenticated by your university, that state the course you studied, the individual subjects, a breakdown of your results, and our start and completion dates).
- Three written references, at least two of which should be academic references.
- Curriculum Vitae (to be no longer than two pages)
- One page Statement of Purpose, to explain your motivation and qualification to study the MLF.
- One, 2,000-word piece of written work to demonstrate your academic abilities.
- English language test results (if English is not your first language).
Admission to the MLF programme is competitive. Applications are not reviewed by the MLF Admissions Committee until after the applications deadline has passed, and places are then only offered to the strongest applicants in the field.
If you receive an offer of a place on the MLF you have done extremely well; in 2012 we received 248 applications for the 30 available places on the MLF. You will receive an offer letter from the Faculty of Law setting out the next steps in the admissions process, and stating whether there are any conditions that you will need to meet before your offer is final. These conditions might be to get a certain grade in your current studies (this is standard if you still completing your first degree), or a minimum score in a language test if you have not already obtained this.
If you are rejected this means that we are not able to offer you a place on the MLF programme that you applied for. Once a decision has been made, the Admissions Committee will not review an application again, and it is not possible to submit any additional documentation once the deadline has passed. Due to the high number of applications received for all the graduate law programmes each year, it is not possible to provide individual feedback on applications.
If you are placed on the MLF waiting list this means that you are a strong applicant, but not quite as strong as the very top applicants who have been made an offer. If a place becomes available on the programme, which depends on if and when candidates with an offer reject that offer, then offers will be made to candidates on the waiting list, in the order than the Admissions Committee have ranked them.
The Admissions Committee have reviewed your application and indicated your ranking as compared with other wait-listed applicants; your application will not be reviewed by the Committee again. These rankings are not public information and we are not able to give you any information about where you rank, or how many other applicants are on the waiting list; both of these details, your ranking and the number of students on the waiting list, are very likely to change, sometimes daily, as people decide to come off the waiting list and as offers become available and are then made to applicants at the top of the waiting list.