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Our specialised LLM programmes underpin the relationship between legal systems and the legal regulation of human rights, war, refugee movements, trans-border migration, interstate trade and other areas of global governance.

If you are interested in our global law courses, Global Law at Reading (GLAR) is a research hub that offers networking, conference and work experience opportunities.

GLAR has an international reputation for world-leading research and offers numerous specialised modules at the LLM level.


Courses for 2022/23

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

LLM Human Rights

Develop knowledge and a theoretical understanding of human rights within an international learning environment.

Study topics such as human rights law, policy and practice, refugee law, law of armed conflict, and the use of military force.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for international tribunals, international organisations, and leading law firms, in the UK and globally.

Learn more about the LLM Human Rights

The LLM International Law undoubtedly makes me more employable. The academic experience within the School of Law is second to none, and the modular nature of the course allowed flexibility of learning. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone seeking to develop skills and knowledge in international law to an advanced level.

Nicholas Hilton

LLM International Law graduate

LLM International Law

Gain an in-depth understanding of international legal responses to contemporary global challenges.

Study topics such as international law, human rights law, the global architecture of crisis, conflict and disaster management, refugee law, law of armed conflict, and the use of military force.

You’ll have the opportunity to be awarded an LLM in International Law or to specialise by choosing one of three pathways.

LLM International Law

LLM International Law with Conflict

LLM International Law with Development

LLM International Law with Transnational Law

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.