LLB Law with International Legal Studies

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About LLB Law with International Legal Studies

Course duration: Four years full-time

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From 2018/19 onwards, the Law School offers a single year abroad programme, LLB with International Legal Studies. The degree programme would be available to students by internal transfer only. Thus, the programme is only open to students who are on the three year LLB, allowing them to spend an additional year abroad. The degree will allow students to study within or outside Europe. Students will only be permitted to transfer onto the programme if the programme directors can guarantee their placement with the partners. We expect this list to be expanded to include a range of other institutions from the American, Asian, and Australian continents.

On this course you can develop your legal knowledge and skills in English law, while also experiencing life in a different culture and within a different legal system. The first two years of this degree are identical to the three year LLB Law degree. Subject to availability, you can then spend your third year at an international partner university. In some of these institutions, the teaching is delivered in English, so no prior language skills are required in such cases.

This opportunity provides you with a deeper understanding of an additional legal system and will benefit anyone wishing to work in international law, business, human rights, or for international or governmental organisations. You would then return for your final year to complete the third year of the standard Reading LLB Law degree.

Optional modules for LLB Law have, in recent years, included:

  • Commercial Leases
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • EU Law
  • Family Law
  • History of English Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Medical Law
  • Revenue Law

Staff teaching on this LLB course

A distinctive element of our LLB courses is that you will be taught by and engage with all academic staff in the School of Law during your degree, including highly active researchers and senior professors, a number of whom are involved in policy and practice. Read more about our academic staff.

Career prospects for LLB Law graduates

Career prospects for Reading law graduates are extremely competitive. Reading was placed 7th in England for employability by the 2017 Times Good University Guide.

While many graduates of LLB Law take professional exams and continue on to practise law, both in the UK and overseas, law graduates are also in high demand across many other areas. Potential destinations include European and international governmental and non-governmental organisations, the media, the IT sector, professional services firms, banking and financial institutions and the public sector, as well as more entrepreneurial careers.

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Reading was placed 7th in England for employability by the 2017 Times Good University Guide 


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