Postgraduate masters courses in law
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.
Global Law LLM programmes
- LLM/PGDiploma/PGCertificate/Certificate of Completion in Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management
- LLM Advanced Legal Studies
- LLM International Law
- LLM Human Rights
Commercial Law LLM programmes
Our LLM programme is unique in that it is structured with a number of pathways offering you a multidisciplinary perspective and allowing you to develop a breadth of commercial law expertise whilst also specialising in your area of interest. Whatever pathway you choose the LLM programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical tools needed to gain a thorough understanding of how the global economy and finance is regulated by law and to advance your career in a dynamic professional environment.
- LLM International Commercial Law (ICL)
- LLM ICL with Corporate Finance
- LLM ICL with International Banking Law and Financial Regulation
- LLM ICL with Insolvency Law
- LLM ICL with International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)
- LLM ICL with Competition Law and Regulation
- LLM ICL with Intellectual Property Law and Management
- LLM ICL with Information Technology Law and Commerce
- LLM ICL with Oil and Gas Law
- LLM ICL with Energy Law and Natural Resources
- LLM ICL with International Economic Law
Postgraduate masters courses (MSc)
Commercial Law MSc programmes
For further details of the above programmes please see the list of available modules
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.