Process

  • FROM THE START OF SEPTEMBER: APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED
    To be eligible to apply for the MLF you need to:
    – Have a full degree or professional qualification in law, and
    – If relevant, the required scores in a recognised English language test.

    To apply, you need to:
    Complete the University’s online application form and submit it with these required supporting documents by the deadline:
    – Your University academic transcripts (official documents, authenticated by your university, that state the degree that you studied, the individual subjects, a breakdown of your results, and your start and completion dates).
    – Three written references, at least two of which should be academic references.
    – Curriculum Vitae (to be no longer than two pages).
    – A 300-word Statement of Purpose, to explain your motivation and qualification to study the MLF.
    – A 2,000-word piece of written work to demonstrate your academic abilities.
    – If relevant, English language test results at the higher level required by the University. (English language test results can be submitted after the application deadline if you have not yet taken a test or received your results).

    See the MLF course page for full details of our entry requirements and how to apply.

  • 20 JANUARY 2017: APPLICATION DEADLINE
    To apply for the 2017-2018 programme you must submit your completed application form and required supporting documents by 12 noon on Friday 20 January 2017.

  • BY 30 APRIL 2017: DECISIONS ON FUNDING
    If you receive an offer:
    – You will be considered for any Faculty and University funds that you are eligible for.
    – You can apply for an MLF need-based financial aid award. See the Funding page for more information.

  • BY 20 MARCH 2017: DECISIONS COMMUNICATED
    Applications are reviewed by the MLF Admissions Committee after the deadline has passed. Admission is competitive; places can only be offered to the strongest applicants each year. All applicants will receive an email informing them of the outcome of their application by 20 March 2017. Applicants will either receive an offer, be placed on the waiting list or be rejected.

    Offer
    If you receive an offer of a place on the MLF you have done extremely well. On average we have received c250-300 applications for 30-45 places.
    – An offer letter will be sent to you setting out the next steps in the admissions process.
    – Your offer may have an academic or language condition attached that you need to meet before your offer is final.
    – You will need to accept your place and pay a deposit by a deadline to secure your place.

    Waiting List
    If you are placed on the waiting list this means you are a strong applicant but there are not enough places available to make you an offer yet.
    – You will be placed on a ranked waiting list.
    – If a place becomes available for you we will contact you.

    Rejection
    – We are unable to offer you a place or consider your application further.

  • MAY/JUNE: COLLEGE OFFER
    – The colleges will consider your application after you receive your MLF offer.
    – Receiving an MLF offer guarantees you a place at a college, but not necessarily at the college of your choice.
    – Colleges will usually make their offers in May and June.

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