The Study Abroad at Oxford program is open to Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) students enrolled in the Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Tax (MTax) or Master of International Tax (MIntTax).
The Study Abroad at Oxford program is open to Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) students enrolled in the Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Tax (MTax) or Master of International Tax (MIntTax) and allows participants to undertake one elective at the University of Oxford from the MSc in Taxation program (see table(s) below for available subjects). At the conclusion of the program, participants will be credited a maximum 12.5 points, equivalent to one elective subject in their Melbourne Law School program of study.
All applicants must:
- Complete at least 37.5 points (three (3) subjects) prior to applying for the Study Abroad at Oxford program
- Have completed (or be due to complete prior to departure) the following subjects:
- Achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of 70% or above.
Please note: Participating Melbourne Law School students will receive an Oxford email address, access to the Oxford University library and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Participating students will not be granted College affiliation, nor will they receive Oxford alumni status once they have completed their elective at the University of Oxford.
Course Dates (students attend all dates for each course) EU Tax Law in a Global Context Thu-Sun, 28 November to 1 December 2019 Value Added Tax Thu-Sun, 12-15 December 2019 UK Corporate Tax Thu-Sun, 6-9 February 2020 Taxation of Global Wealth Fri-Sat, 13-14 March 2020 and
Fri-Sat, 24-25 April 2020
(Students are required to attend both teaching periods listed)
Taxation of Corporate Finance Thu-Sun, 19-22 March 2020 Tax & Human Rights Sat-Tue, 9-12 May 2020 Tax & Public Policy Thu-Sun, 4-7 June 2020 Tax & Accounting Thu-Sun, 18-21 June 2020
Please note that in exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary to amend the timetable. If an amendment is necessary, the University of Oxford will provide as much notice as is possible.
Students are required to pay the required fees directly to the University of Oxford, and students are fee exempt for the study abroad component at the University of Melbourne.
- The cost per elective taken in the 2019/20 academic year is £2,785 and is payable before the start of the course.
Students are advised not to apply or pay for the program (or make travel arrangements) until approval from Melbourne Law School to participate in the program is granted.
Students are responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate UK visa for studying at the University of Oxford.
Students who meet the above eligibility criteria and wish to apply must submit an Expression of Interest to Melbourne Law School for approval at least seven weeks before the start of their chosen elective.
Upon verifying students meet the eligibility criteria, students will be provided with the next stage of the application process.
Students who require a letter for Centrelink to confirm their participation in the overseas program must contact the Study Overseas team at Stop 1 no less than three weeks before departure. Failure to do so may result in loss of payments such as Austudy, Youth Allowance and Disability Support Pension.
Participating students may be eligible for free University of Melbourne travel insurance.
Awarding Credit Upon Completion
Upon completion of the overseas program, students must ensure their overseas transcript is sent to the Study Overseas team at Stop 1, so credit from the program can be applied as Advanced Standing to the student's Melbourne Law School program. The generic study abroad subject will then be removed as a placeholder from the student's record.
The result(s) gained at the host institution will not be recorded on the student's University of Melbourne transcript and will not affect the student's Weighted Average Mark (WAM). Students are advised to retain a copy of their overseas transcripts to demonstrate the obtained result(s).
Graduation and Final Rankings
Melbourne Law School students who undertake international opportunities in the final semester of their course will often have to delay their graduation. Melbourne Law School advises students not to make any plans to attend a graduation ceremony until they have received a formal invitation to graduate.
Final rankings can only be calculated after all transcripts have been received and the student has graduated from their Melbourne Law School program.
Please note, however, Advanced Standing received from undertaking an overseas program is not included in final rankings.
Admission to Practice
Students seeking Admission to Practice in Victoria are required by the Board of Examiners to provide a Student Conduct Report (SCR) from each university in which they have been enrolled, including those based overseas, for each completed course.
Students should firstly approach their host institution's program contact to request the SCR. If the host institution is unsure of the wording to use in the SCR, students may provide them with a template (DOC).
- In the event an SCR request has been made and rejected (for whatever reason) students will need to provide evidence of the original request and the host institution's response.
- In the event an SCR request has been made to which no response has been received, students will need to provide evidence of the original request and a follow-up request.
For enquiries regarding international opportunities at Melbourne Law School, please contact the Graduate Services Coordinator (International) at firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment.