Our postgraduate courses are world-renowned and serve students in a variety of legal fields. Courses are of a high academic standard and students are expected to analyse complex material, involve themselves in debate and self-lead their learning.
All applications to Graduate degrees at Oxford are done through a central Graduate Admissions process. You will find information about courses, our people and background on this website. For conditions and to apply please see the Graduate Admissions website.
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Our postgraduate taught courses
The BCL is our world-renowned taught graduate course in law, designed to serve outstanding law students from common law backgrounds. As a masters level degree, its academic standard is significantly higher than that required in a first law degree, such as a BA, LLB, or JD, and only those with outstanding first law degrees are admitted.
The MSc in Criminology equips its graduates with an advanced understanding of crime and criminal justice. The degree comprises core courses in criminological theory and the study of criminal justice, provides training in research design and methodology, and offers students the opportunity to take optional courses in a wide range of subject areas.
The Oxford MSc in Intellectual Property is a postgraduate course for recently qualified lawyers who wish to specialise in intellectual property law. It is a one-year, part-time course taught by senior practitioners and academics in the Oxford Law Faculty. The course builds on the foundations of the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice.
The MSc in International Human Rights Law is a part-time degree offered over two academic years, involving a combination of distance learning and summer residences. The course is designed in particular for lawyers as well as other (non-law) human rights advocates who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law but may need to do so alongside work and/or care responsibilities.
The MSc in Law and Finance, MLF, is taught jointly by the Faculty of Law and the Saïd Business School. It is a full-time, ten-month programme offering students with a prior background in law the chance to develop an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of relevant economic and financial contexts.
The Oxford MSc in Taxation is a two-year part-time postgraduate degree offered by the Faculty of Law, and is taught in association with the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation based at Saïd Business School. Unusual among Masters in Taxation degrees, the MSc in Taxation has been designed by a combination of lawyers and economists.
The Oxford Diploma in IP Law and Practice is a postgraduate vocational course for people embarking on a career in IP law and practice. It is a one-year, part-time course designed to give junior practitioners a grounding in the fundamentals of IP law and practice. It is taught by senior practitioners and academics, and represents a unique collaboration between the Oxford Law Faculty and the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association.
Our postgraduate research degrees
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