University of Oxford
As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research, having been ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018 and 2019. There are nearly 24,000 students at Oxford, including 11,747 undergraduates and 11,687 postgraduates, international students making up almost 43% of the total student body – over 10,000 students. Students come to Oxford from more than 150 countries and territories, being drawn by the University’s staggering offer of more than 350 different graduate degree programmes. One should definitely consider pursuing his/her studies at Oxford.
The Master of Science in Law and Finance (MSc in Law and Finance)
The MSc in Law and Finance is taught jointly by the Law Faculty and the Saïd Business School. It will provide you with an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of economic and financial concepts and their application to legal topics. The MSc combines a highly analytic academic core with tailor-made practical applications derived from collaboration with professional and regulatory organisations.
Location: Oxford, UK.
Number of Places/Students per year: c. 45.
Start Date: October 13, 2019 (the induction programme being usually held in the two weeks preceding the start of the term).
Duration: 10 months.
Price/Fee: £34,145 for UK/EU students, £34,145 for overseas students.
Scholarships: There are over 1,000 full graduate scholarships available across the University, and these cover your course fees and provide a grant for living costs. If you apply by the relevant January deadline and fulfil the eligibility criteria you will be automatically considered. Over two thirds of Oxford scholarships require nothing more than the standard course application. For more information on the application process, please see the official website [EN].
Accommodation: There is a wide range of accommodation available in Oxford for graduate students, provided both by the University and its colleges and by the private sector. Living in college provides a welcoming sense of community, and facilities like the library, dining hall and common room are all close. ‘Living out’ may mean being in a property owned by college, or you may have to rent a flat of your own. Being in your own accommodation often creates a much greater sense of independence, and you will be able to live with your friends. Students often live in areas such as Cowley and Jericho, and the University Accommodation Office is a useful way to find properties. For more information, please see the official website [EN].
Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or a very strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications) in law. Equivalent qualifications may include a master’s in law or a postgraduate diploma in law or other law professional equivalent.
- Deadlines: 25 January 2019 (12 noon UK time) – deadline for application;
- 29 September 2019 – start of the induction programme;
- 13 October 2019 – start of the 2019-20 academic year.
- Required documents:
- Official transcript(s) – providing detailed information of the individual grades received in your university-level qualifications to date. You should only upload official documents issued by your institution and any transcript not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation. For more information, follow this link [EN];
- Personal statement (around 300 words);
- Written work (one essay of 2,000 words);
- References/letters of recommendation (three overall, of which at least two must be academic).
- Additional documents for Non-EU/EEA: not specified.
- Supplements: none.
- Application fee: £75 unless you are eligible for a fee waiver.
- Compulsory: three courses – First Principles of Financial Economics (FPFE), Finance, Law and Economics of Corporate Transactions (LECT).
- Optional: besides the compulsory courses, students need to opt for one of the following – (i) two law electives chosen from a select list or, (ii) one law elective and a dissertation or, (iii) one law elective and Corporate Valuation and one other finance elective chosen from a select list (the ‘Finance Stream’);
- Thesis: optional – those taking the dissertation option are required to submit a 10,000 to 12,500-word dissertation in the third term.
- Internship: not required for graduation.
Address: The Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, UK.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 281947.
By Vladimir Griga