Are you a student from the UK interested in studying Law but your personal or educational circumstances have meant you are unlikely to achieve the grades typically required for the Oxford course? If so, then choosing to apply for your course with a Foundation Year might be the right option for you.

There are up to 8 places available on this course. Typical A-level entry requirements are BBB. We do accept other types of qualifications and further information about academic entry requirements is available on the University of Oxford website.

Hear from Law students

Sabyia and Ahmed took part in the pilot foundation year programme at Lady Margaret Hall and are now Law undergraduates at Oxford. Hear what they have to say about studying a foundation year at the University of Oxford.

Subject pathways

UCAS code: M10F
Subject requirements: N/A
What will my week look like?

You will attend around two hours of classes per week, participate in regular meetings with tutors to discuss work, carry out independent research and you are likely to write at least one essay every two weeks. In your final term you will complete an extended essay on a subject related topic of your choice, deepening your subject interest and building your skills in independent study.

Find out more about the course structure.

Oxford is rich in library facilities, and those available for research and study in law are among the best in the UK. The Law Library supports staff, students and the wider legal community. The grade II listed building has over 550,000 volumes, and all four floors are open to readers.

Oxford's alumni include many famous lawyers, judges, reformists and politicians. See a list of some of the most famous Oxonians.

There are also a number of student law societies you can join including: Oxford Diplomatic Society; Oxford Fintech & Legaltech Society; Oxford Junior Lawyers Against Poverty; Oxford Women's Mooting Society.

Go beyond what is covered in the classroom with Oxplore. Look at big questions that tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects, and engage in the kind of critical thinking students undertake at university.

Would you rather be free than safe?  Could we live without laws?  Is the death penalty ok?