School of Law
The University of Reading School of Law is a dynamic learning environment with a global outlook and a focus on academic excellence.
Whether studying on our immersive undergraduate degree, taking your knowledge to the next level with a postgraduate course, or contributing to outstanding research alongside us on a PhD programme, we have a wide range of study and research options to suit.
Situated in the stunning Grade II* listed Foxhill House, at the heart of the main University campus, the School of Law offers a truly international learning environment.
“By virtue of what I learnt at the School of Law, I felt that I had stepped into the business ahead of many rivals."
research that pushes boundaries
Our staff work on cutting-edge research, contribute to leading publications, receive international awards and grants for their research, and have a direct effect on policy and practice. According to the latest Research Excellence Framework, we ranked 10th in the UK for research intensity, with 100% of our research judged to be world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised.
As an undergraduate or master's student, this means your learning will be enhanced by the latest developments in the field, and you can interact with subject experts. As a research student, you are helping to advance innovative, career-defining work, and contributing to a thriving research environment.
an inclusive, supportive community
At Reading, we strive to maintain a close-knit, community feel within our School. Whatever stage you join us at, you will be welcomed and supported by your peers and academic tutors, and will become an important part of the School of Law. We believe our personal approach offers you space to develop and grow as an individual, while ensuring your work and study benefits from support and structure.
“I love the 'feel'... the law school feel. The staff have been amazing — they take pride in the School and act on student feedback. As students, we have a very open and comfortable relationship with them."
kick-start your legal career
Whatever your aspirations, a law qualification can unlock an extensive range of career options. We are passionate about your progress beyond your time with us, and will fully support you to reach your potential and achieve your career aspirations. Our focus on commercial awareness, access to well-established industry connections and breadth of placement opportunities are all designed for you to expand your knowledge and experience in the legal field. With options to undertake pro bono work and a range of other extra-curricular activities, employability is factored into your study from the beginning.
visit us at our next open day
Discover what the School of Law has to offer and explore the beautiful grounds of Foxhill House. Our friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions.