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Oxford – Law

Studying Law at Oxford allows you to develop your analytical skills, construct clear and strong arguments, and gain the ability to react quickly to new information thrown your way. This course will make you question your own views and the views of others in given situations. Jurisprudence graduates leave Oxford with a knowledge of why the law is the way it is and if it should change. Law students usually spend a lot of their time reading and are expected to produce essays that they will discuss and defend in their small group tutorials. The annual intake is normally just over 200, of which more than 63% are female. It’s also one of the more competitive courses at Oxford with an average of 8 applicants per place.

Oxford offers two pathways to studying Law. The first, Course I, means studying for three years in Oxford. The second course, Course II, in addition to the study of British Law allows you to examine the law of another European country: Spain, Germany, Italy, or France. If a student chooses this course, they will spend their third year studying at a foreign university. For example, a student studying Law with French Law would spend their year abroad at Panthéon-Assas University. A student can also apply to study European and International law, where they would spend their third year in the Netherlands. The year abroad and links with European universities are organised by Oxford.

Course II applicants need to take a relevant European language at A Level or equivalent (except for European Law and Italian Law – although for Italian Law you must be proficient in the language). No specific subjects are required for Law, but essay writing subjects may be useful.

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