Fees and funding

Postgraduate fees

Please see postgraduate course fees for further information.


Important information for students who seek admission into any PGT programme commencing in October 2014 or at any time thereafter:

If you are admitted into the programme, you will be requested to pay a deposit on your tuition fees in order to secure a place. The deposit is currently set at £500. Students who fail to join the programme when it is due to start will lose the deposit unless any of the following applies: 

  • Refusal of a student visa, provided that the refusal was not due to a fraudulent application (the visa refusal document must be supplied in order to receive a refund) 
  • Failure to meet the academic conditions of the offer
  • Rejection of student's application for sponsorship eg Student Development Loan 
  • Programme closure by the University
  • Exceptional circumstances (at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)).

Postgraduate funding

Register your interest to receive notifications of scholarship opportunities when they arise.

Scholarships for LLM and M Res Programmes

The School of Law will offer a limited number of scholarships for candidates entering one of the following taught masters programmes in the 2014-15 academic year:

  • LLM Human Rights
  • LLM International Law
  • LLM International Law and World Order
  • LLM Advanced Legal Studies
  • LLM EU Law and Citizenship
  • LLM EU Economic Law and Governance
  • M Res Law
  • M Res Law & Society
  • MA Res Legal History.

Each scholarship awarded will be worth between £1,000 and £5,000. The amount of the scholarship offered to successful applicants will be communicated to them at the time the award is offered.

Criteria for award

The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and only to candidates with a very strong academic record. In general, a successful applicant will have either a first class or a high 2:1 undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed LLM or M Res programme (or will hold such a degree before joining their programme at Reading). Non-British candidates will generally need to achieve the equivalent of a British first class or a high 2:1 undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to their proposed programme.

Applicants for the Master of Research must additionally have very strong skills in research and writing and an interest in pursuing doctoral study or a research-oriented career.

Application process

Applications for a scholarship must be received by 31 May. Early applications are advised; some awards may be made before the closing date. Applications must be made using the appropriate application form. (Word Document 46.0 KB)  

Commercial Law Partner Scholarships

We offer scholarships to students from our partnership schools who are undertaking one of our Commercial Law programmes.

  • LLM International Commercial Law
  • LLM International Banking Law
  • LLM International Corporate Finance
  • LLM International Financial Regulation
  • LLM Oil and Gas
  • LLM Law and Economics
  • MSc Oil and Gas
  • MSc Law and Economics

A list of our partnership schools can be found here: Partners

The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and only to candidates with a very strong academic record. For an application form, please contact Gemma on g.cryer@reading.ac.uk. Applications for a scholarship must be received by 31 May. Early applications are advised.


Applicants from India or a developing country who hold a first-class honours degree and are under 30 years of age on 31 January on the year of entry can apply for this award which pays full fees and provides a living allowance. Please contact Dr Aleardo Zanghellini, Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Law, before you apply. Please see Felix Scholarships. Apply before February in the year of entry.


Scholarships paying up to 24,000 have in some years been available for students undertaking the School's L.LM European Union Law course. Under the European Neighbourhood Policy the EU has awarded around 40 scholarships a year to students pursuing postgraduate degrees in fields of European studies. The School of Law has been able to nominate up to three students for these awards. Scholarships are only open to applicants who are nationals of and resident in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. Reading LLM applicants were eligible for these scholarships in 2008 and 2010. The European Commission has not yet announced whether they will next run. When we find out, we will notify those who registered for information about our LLM European Union Law and other programmes. In the past announcements have been made in April.


The School of Law welcomes applications from international candidates who are applying for a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. These scholarships award a grant of US$27,000 to assist in costs for one academic year of study. The School's LLM International Law & World Order and LLM Human Rights may be of particular interest to candidates applying for these scholarships. The scholarships are completely independent of the School of Law and all matters regarding these scholarships are managed by Rotary International. You will need to apply early. The deadline for scholarship applications is usually at least a year before the LLM commences


The School of Law has been selected for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme for the following programmes:

LLM International Commercial Law

LLM Oil and Gas

MSc Oil and Gas

A total of 10 countries have been selected for participation in the scheme: Ghana, Uganda, Gabon, Cote D'Ivoire, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Surinam and Uruguay. The deadline for applications is the 13th February 2013. Please see the website for details and to apply.




OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master's degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2013. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support students or candidates for Master's degree studies. The applicant must be from a developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master's (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly-driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers - the cost of graduate studies. The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a tuition support of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master's degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2013.

The application deadline is May 1, 2013 (and open only to offer holders). Full details can be found at the website above.


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