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Ranked among the UK's top law schools for career prospects

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. Rated among the top law schools in the UK for student satisfaction, we are ideally located, just 25 minutes by train from London and at the heart of the employment-rich Thames Valley region.  

Students in the School benefit from a dynamic and international learning environment, high quality teaching and courses supported by the latest research, first-rate facilities, our links with employers and opportunities to gain real-world experience. Highlights include an annual subsidised trip to Geneva, interaction with a wide range of guest speakers opportunities to gain practical real-world experience and involvement in the University's Law Society.

Postgraduate master of laws courses (LLM)

Postgraduate masters courses especially suited to applicants planning to take professional exams and continue on to practise law, either in the UK or overseas. Law graduates are also in high demand across many other areas, with potential destinations including European and international governmental and non-governmental organisations, the media and the public sector.    

Human Rights / International Law / and generic LLM programmes

 Commercial LLM programmes

 Commercial LLM Distance Learning programmes

  • LLM Oil and Gas by Distance Learning
  • LLM International Corporate Law by Distance Learning

Postgraduate masters courses (MSc)

Commercial MSc programmes

Postgraduate masters in research courses (MRes/MA Res)

Taught postgraduate masters courses especially suited to applicants considering future PhD study, or those wanting to build a career in a field that requires high-level research skills such as research and policy positions in governmental, non-governmental and international organisations and specialist legal positions, including barrister. 

For students interested in pursuing an MPhil/PhD degree, please visit the relevant pages.

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The range of taught postgraduate programmes available has been extended and we are now pleased to be able to offer new LLMs in Oil and Gas, Human Rights and International Law.


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