Life at the School of Law

Students outside the School of Law

A dynamic research environment

As a postgraduate research student at Reading you will be studying at one of the UK's most research-intensive universities. We value knowledge creation for the potential benefits it promises society and as a result of our real-world focus enjoy great success in bidding for research funding.

Throughout your time in the School of Law you will work with international authorities in their fields and be part of a dynamic research community that thrives on challenging ideas and pioneering solutions to complex problems.

Dedicated facilities and outstanding resources

As a postgraduate research student you will benefit from outstanding support and resources, including research training programmes, reading groups, informal lunches, competitively awarded funding, seminars, financial support for conferences and events, first-rate supervision and career development strategies.

You will also enjoy the exclusive use of excellent facilities, including the University's extensive main library and access to the Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities which provide 24-hour computing facilities and dedicated study space.

Playing an active role

The School of Law is home to a thriving research community and provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate study. Research students are expected to attend staff seminars and contribute to seminar presentations as well as to formally present a report on their research progress to the School at the end of each academic year. You will also attend a wide range of internally and externally hosted conferences and events.

Continuing your career

A postgraduate research degree in law can open doors to a highly successful career in academia or in law as well as many other areas including international governmental and non-governmental organisations, the media and the public sector. Postgraduate research students benefit from specialist career development advice and support provided as part of the University's 'Beyond the PhD' initiative. See further information.

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Contact us

  • Email: law@reading.ac.uk 
  • Telephone:
    +44 (0) 118 378 6568 
  • Fax:
    +44 (0) 118 378 4543

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