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MPhil in Law

MPhil in Law

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree MPhil
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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Prior to 2018-19, the MPhil was exclusively for students who had completed the BCL, Magister Juris, or MSc in Law and Finance and students who had not first completed these degrees were instead admitted to the MSt in Legal Research. From 2018-19, the restrictions on MPhil admission were removed, so all suitably qualified graduates were eligible for admission, and the MSt was absorbed into the MPhil. Legal research methods will need to be taken during the first two terms. This provides training in legal research methodology as well as exposing students to the diversity of intellectual challenges involved in legal scholarship and will serve as a forum of peers in which students can discuss the methodological challenges involved in their own research. Each student will be assigned to a supervisor who student needs to meet regularly to discuss his/her work and provide feedback and advice. Candidates must submit the completed dissertation by 1 August. The examination method for the thesis is the same as that used for the DPhil – two examiners are appointed who read the thesis and hold an in-depth oral examination, known as a viva voce, with the student.