Taught course

Law and Economics

University of Reading · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply. We encourage applications from a non-law background and all applications will be assessed on their merit.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM/MSc in Law and Economics provides a structured postgraduate degree which examines the interplay between law and economics. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline is crucial for a successful future career. For law students counselling firms that are active in international trade, familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for the understanding of the clients’ commercial needs. Similarly economics students will benefit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. The modules are designed to provide essential tools and concepts for all students interested in the intersection between commercial law and economics.

Information for international students

The School of Law has a large international student community and a dedicated international student support officer. For entry, evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Stavroula Karapapa
+44 (0)118 378 6417