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Taught Postgraduate Courses

The 2015-16 application cycle, for all our postgraduate courses, will open on 1 September. See Graduate admissions for general information about courses and how to apply.


Oxford's reputation for masters-level legal education is second to none. We have superb taught programmes for law graduates. Each is a full-time degree involving intensive work to a very high academic standard,

• The BCL and MJur our world-renowned taught graduate courses in law, designed to serve outstanding law students from common law and civil law backgrounds

• The Masters in Law and Finance (MLF) is jointly taught with the Saïd Business School, and offers outstanding students with a legal background the opportunity to integrate the study of finance with advanced legal study.

• The Master of Science (MSc) in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a specialist one year programme run by our Centre for Criminology. The MSc is also open to those with a degree in a relevant discipline other than law.

• The Master of Philosophy in Criminology  (MPhil) is a one-year degree available only to those proceeding from the Oxford MSc in Criminology

• The Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice is a one year part-time masters-level course for people embarking on a career in IP law and practice.

• The Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law. The Law Faculty and Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education jointly provide a part-time graduate degree offered over 22 months .

• Statement of Provision for BCL and MJur

• Statement of Provision for MLF

• Questions about life as a student on our taught programmes? Check out our course FAQs, and for information about the admissions process, see our graduate admissions FAQs.

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