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Join a vibrant community of peers and academic tutors where our excellent teaching is combined with first-class research. Benefit from our dynamic and international learning environment.

Life as a master's student

As a master's student at the Reading School of Law, you are taught by highly regarded academics. 

You will choose from a wide variety of specialist modules and learn alongside students from other schools within the University, including the Henley Business School.

Engaging sessions with guest speakers from leading organisations and international law firms enable you to discuss topics with practitioners,

Alongside your academic studies, there will be lots of opportunities to put your legal skills to the test in "real world" competitions.

Read Nudchanard's story of being a Master's student at Reading. 

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A number of staff members went above and beyond in helping me through what could have been a complex process and as a result I felt like a valued member of the Reading School of Law community.

Faye Bird

LLM International Law and PhD Law graduate

Close-knit community

We strive to maintain a close-knit, community feel within our School. When you join us, you will be welcomed and supported by your peers and academic tutors and will become an important part of the School of Law. Our personal approach offers you space to develop and grow as an individual while ensuring your work and study benefit from support and structure.

Read how Wenxiao benefitted from Reading's supportive community. 

School facilities and resources

The School of Law is based in Foxhill House, a stunning Grade II-listed building on the University's main campus. We have beautiful views of Whiteknights lake and are surrounded by parkland.

You will benefit from integrated IT and e-learning within the curriculum, in addition to a well-resourced library and electronic legal databases including Westlaw and LexisNexis.

Supportive study environment

We see our students as individuals, with different needs. 

An induction will demonstrate how you can prepare for legal study - introducing you to useful legal and study skills. We will explain how you can maximise your time with us, including wider opportunities available within the School of Law.

Throughout your studies, you will receive a high level of ongoing support from your academic tutor. Your progress will be monitored at every stage to ensure that you can reach your potential.

Our course, Academic writing for LLM students, run in conjunction with the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI), will help with your essay writing skills. For our international students, we can provide additional language support.

International students

For international students, we also offer pre-arrival support, including a specialised induction programme, dedicated library and career sessions, and law language teaching. A full-time International Teaching Associate is also on hand to help you throughout your degree.

Learn more about the University's support services

Employability boosting activities

Our focus on commercial awareness with help prepare you for career success. 

You will benefit from:

  • a dedicated careers adviser
  • help with CV writing, placement applications and interview techniques
  • commercial awareness workshops where employers use practical exercises with students to illustrate the legal work environment
  • sessions led by guest speakers and alumni who bring a wealth of practical experience and career advice
  • careers talks and the law careers fair. 

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Life on campus

Our main campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you'll find plenty of places to relax. Our campus is home to a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.

Read our stories

Most of my lecturers were from different countries. Not only did they share additional information about legislation in their home countries but also discussed relevant local burning issues. This was a motivating factor for me as it encouraged me to take steps to expand my legal knowledge.

Elisaveta Krasteva

LLM in International Commercial Law with Information Technology and Commerce graduate


Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.