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The School of Law

An international reputation for teaching and research excellence

The School of Law is part of the world-ranked University of Reading, rated among the UK's most research intensive institutions and one of the UK's largest, best-known and most successful campus universities. We are ideally located in the thriving town of Reading, just 25 minutes by train from London, and at the heart of the employment-rich Thames Valley region.  

With attractive views of Whiteknights Lake and surrounded by parkland, the School of Law is situated in an architecturally significant grade 2 listed building on the University's main campus. Among the most satisfied law students in the UK, our students benefit from a dynamic and international learning environment, high quality teaching and courses supported by the latest research, state-of-the-art facilities, opportunites to gain practical real-world experience and our links with graduate employers. 

Our leading undergraduate degree and postgraduate masters courses are designed to prepare students to work in the legal profession but with law graduates in high demand they also provide a route into many other areas. We also offer a wide range of leading postgraduate research opportunities.

Rankings for the School of Law

The School's reputation, our research and the quality of the experience enjoyed by our students are consistently recognised in the annual UK university league tables. Year after year, students rate their satisfaction with their course very highly in the National Student Survey.

Law at Reading is ranked:

    • 4th in the 2013 National Student Survey for student satisfaction with the course (with 96% satisfied)
    • 10th (of 67 University Law Schools) in the UK for research intensity by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and Times Higher, and 25th (out of 67 University Law Schools) in the UK for research power, with 100% of our research adjudged to be of world-leading or international excellence
    • 11th in the Times Good University Guide 2014

University of Reading:

  • The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey ranked the University of Reading 12th in the country, with the campus environment in joint first place.

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An international law school

We welcome students from our Malaysian partner institutions, Taylors University and Brickfields College, to our undergraduate programme each year.


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