Studying law or criminology at Reading provides the perfect balance between academic learning and practical experience.
Learn from experts in the field
As a student at the University of Reading’s School of Law, you’ll benefit from teaching that’s supported by applied research. 99% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Law).
You will learn from experienced tutors who are enthusiastic about their subject, and from leading experts in specialist areas such as criminal law, contract law, environmental law, commercial law, and international law. Some of our tutors are expert advisers to government and policymakers, international organisations, and civil society organisations.
You will also benefit from our commitment to the development of your professional and practical skills through problem-based learning projects, commercial awareness training, and work experience.
You will have the opportunity to take part in client interviewing, negotiation, and mooting competitions, with work experience placements offered as prizes. University of Reading’s School of Law also hosts one of the largest pro bono programmes in the UK, giving you the opportunity to work – on a voluntary basis – with local charities and other institutions where you will give legal advice and support to real people with real problems.
Our flexible law courses also allow you to select modules from outside the school, including those offered by the School of Modern Languages and Henley Business School.
The study of law or criminology prepares students not onlywill prepare you for the legal profession but also foras well as a diverse range of other careers. 88% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.
Intellectual strength, a practical approach to the world and the ability to communicate clearly are skills highly valued by employers within local and national government, international organisations, the voluntary sector, and business.
Our courses are designed to expand your knowledge and prepare you for the world of work or further study. This is through a focus on:
- commercial awareness
- access to well-established industry and workplace connections
- a breadth of placement opportunities.
 Based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2022, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20; includes first degree Law responders.
Full Time: 3 Years
Full Time: 3 Years
LLB Law with International Foundation Year - September entry
Full Time: 4 Years
Our LLB course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board and provides you with the first qualification for entry into the legal profession, with the Law Society and Bar Council exempting our graduates from the first stage of professional training.
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From day one, I felt that studying Law at Reading was the best choice I could possibly make. Here, I've met professors that made me passionate about the subject, tutors that helped me to develop my critical thinking and friends form all over the world.
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