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We provide specialised LLM programmes that underpin the relationship between legal systems and the legal regulation of human rights, armed conflict, refugee movement, the use of force and other contemporary areas of global governance.

On the programme you will engage with academics working at the cutting-edge of research in these areas giving you unparalleled insights to help you forge a path in your career.



Global Law at Reading

Directed by Professor Marko Milanovic, our research group, Global Law at Reading (GLAR), has an international reputation for research excellence in public international law and human rights. Our academics publish leading works in these fields and many are frequently engaged in policy and practice in both the UK and overseas. We offer unique interdisciplinary expertise with our staff regularly engaging with others across the university.

To support a thriving postgraduate community, GLAR hosts the Ghandhi Research Seminar Series, which attracts internationally renowned speakers from around the world. Students on our global law programmes benefit from significant networking, conference and work experience opportunities offered by the hub.

LLM International law

Gain an in-depth understanding of international legal responses with a focus on resolving contemporary global challenges within an international learning environment.

You will gain invaluable insights from research active academics in the field offering practical and interdisciplinary insights.

Study topics such as refugee law, law of armed conflict, the use of military force, international organisations and global governance, and our frequently updated offering on the contemporary issues in international law.

LLM International Law

The module arrangements at the School of Law were beyond my expectations and gave me a far deeper understanding of issues related to human rights and the role of regional and international treaties. Not only did the topics covered enhance my legal knowledge, they also equipped me to evaluate ideas and concepts in ways that challenged me to think critically.

Nattapapim Phattranurukkul (Ying)

LLM International Law graduate

LLM Advanced Legal Studies

Learn how to produce arguments that encompass policy, existing practice and knowledge at an advanced level.

Choose modules from various schools and departments, including the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.

Study topics such as international law, dispute settlement, refugee law, and human rights law, policy and practice.

Learn more about the LLM Advanced Legal Studies


Why study with us

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


How you'll study

Thrive in our dynamic and international learning environment, underpinned by ground-breaking research and the support and guidance of expert academics and practitioners.

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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.