Pathway from UWA JD to Oxford BCL & MLF : Current Students : The University of Western Australia

Current Students

Pathway from UWA JD to Oxford BCL & MLF

Further Information

Students intending to apply for the Oxford programme should consult the Deputy Head of Students, Meredith Blake.


Oxford university 

The UWA Law School and the University of Oxford Faculty of Law have entered a memorandum of understanding to give UWA Juris Doctor (JD) students the opportunity to apply for admission into the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) or a Masters in Law and Finance (MLF) at the University of Oxford.  UWA JD students commence one academic year of full time study at the University of Oxford in the final semester of their UWA degree. Upon successful completion of the BCL or MLF students will be awarded both the UWA JD and the University of Oxford's BCL or MLF.

Oxford BCL and MLF

The BCL and MLF are a highly acclaimed and unique graduate programme for the advanced study of law. The degrees are taught over two semesters by outstanding academics through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials and allows students to have close contact with University of Oxford scholars and other gifted students from around the world.

For more detailed information, please refer to the University of Oxford's Law Faculty ebrochure.


UWA JD students may apply for the BCL or MLF during the fourth semester (second semester of second year) of their JD studies. Applications for admission are made directly to the University of Oxford and are assessed on the regular admissions criteria, without preference to UWA students over other applicants. Applications are normally due in January for commencement of studies in the following September. Information regarding the application process is available from the University of Oxford website.

Prior to departing for Oxford, students must have completed 5 semesters of full time JD studies and undertaken all compulsory requirements. The successful completion of the BCL or MLF will be accepted in substitution for the sixth semester of JD studies at UWA.

Students who are considering applying for the BCL or NLF should consult Meredith Blake, towards the end of their first year of JD studies. This will enable students to plan their second and third year studies to ensure all compulsory requirements will be completed prior to the final semester of the JD.


Students are responsible for all tuition, travel and living expenses associated with the BCL or MLF. It is therefore essential that students investigate the costs associated with studying and living at Oxford from the outset. For further detailed information we recommend that students visit the Oxford Fees and Funding webpage:
University of Oxford Fees and Funding webpage.

Funding and Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available through the University of Oxford. Further information regarding the eligibility requirements and application process may be found at:

UWA JD students may also be eligible for UWA scholarships and further information regarding these scholarships may be found at:

Further information

Students should peruse all the information available in the links above including the ebrochure for the BCL; the application process and the information regarding fees and scholarships.

The Law School will host an information session in October each year.  Refer to their Facebook page for further information.