Research course

Law (LLM by thesis)

University of Reading · School of Law
LLM by research

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Our LLM by Research Thesis is a research proposal of a level commensurate with master's study.

We are ranked 10th in the UK for research intensity, with 100% of research rated of international standing (REF 2014). Our dynamic, nationally and internationally rated research environment will enable you to develop as an individual.

Join a dynamic research environment in which to develop your individual research interests, with access to dedicated facilities, exceptional resources and expert supervision. You will benefit from becoming part of our thriving staff and student research community, and will have the opportunity to receive specialist career development advice and support.

The LLM by Research Thesis is an excellent basis for developing a PhD proposal.

Department specialisms

Common Law; European Law; International Law; Legal Theory; Public Law; Family Law; Medical Law; Environmental Law.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,735 per year (full-time)
International students
£16,450 per year (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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