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Our courses

Set yourself apart from other candidates with a postgraduate qualification from Reading's School of Law.

We offer a dynamic and international learning environment combining excellent teaching with first-class research for your master's study. 

Choose from a large selection of master's-level degrees with a diverse range of specialist pathways and take modules from schools and departments across the University.

Global law courses

Led by expert academics, our LLM modules allow you to take advantage of the School's research strengths in the fields of EU law, international law and human rights.

These courses are suited to those planning to take professional exams and continue on to practise law, either in the UK or overseas.

Commercial law courses

Become an expert in commercial law. You will study core and optional modules run by the School of Law and Henley Business School, offering you a multidisciplinary perspective on the subject. 

The year I spent at Reading was definitely my best academic year in all respects. The courses were extremely interesting, and my experience definitely gave me sufficient skill and knowledge to prepare myself to work in European law firms and institutions.

Constance Beyeler

LLM graduate

Master's by research

Our research programmes aim to provide you with an advanced set of skills that will serve you well within legal research or a wide range of other careers.

Double master's programmes

These programmes allow you to take postgraduate study at two institutions in the form of a double master's programme, completing two master’s programmes in two years. You will need to apply via the LLM International Commercial Law programme.

Want to study law at master's level but do not have the correct qualifications?

The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is a conversion course and is the first step for graduates wanting to convert to law after completing an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

The GDL is taught on-campus by the award-winning University of Law. Our collaboration with the University of Law makes Reading the ideal place to pursue your ambition to become a lawyer.

Find out more about the GDL offered by the University of Law

Boost your legal career

Whether you are studying with us before embarking on your career, or to switch careers, your postgraduate law qualification will enable you to go further. According to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, 95% of law graduates are in work and/or study 15 months after the end of their course. Of those in full-time employment , 85% are in graduate level roles. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19; Post graduate (Taught) responders from Law.)*

Graduates from our LLM programmes have found employment with national and international law firms, as lawyers and as in-house legal counsels for large multinational companies in the UK and abroad, national and international courts, as well as international organisations and NGOs.

Outside law, our graduates have been successful in global accountancy firms, the civil service, local government, and in the music and entertainment industries.

 *Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.

Fees, funding and scholarships

A variety of funding support is available to our master’s students.

Both UK and international students can apply for a range of scholarships. Our scholarships are awarded based on previous academic achievement

UK students can receive government loans to help towards tuition fees and living costs. You may also be eligible for other grants and bursaries.

Find out more about postgraduate fees and funding

Find out more about postgraduate scholarships

Why study with us

Study at a law school that provides you with the perfect balance between academic learning and practical experience.

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Straight after completing the course, I was able to secure a position with a large European banking group's legal division. Highly motivated lecturers, a practical approach, and the diverse and international atmosphere was the perfect preparation.

Stephen Sicklinger

LLM graduate

Life in the School

Learn in a friendly inclusive law school where our practice-focused approach provides you with multiple opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.