You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Applicants must provide a sample of academic writing and a short abstract of the proposed research. You will also have to attend an interview with the programme director.
Months of entry
- Programme draws on academic activities organised by the Forum for Legal and Historical Research at Reading
- Combination of skills-focused training, guided research and writing
- Emphasis on independent research
- Suitable if you are considering legal practice or a PhD
- Studied part time, it will benefit researchers and practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in new directions
Law at Reading
The University of Reading School of Law is a leading UK law school with a world-class reputation and global outlook.
We were ranked 10th for research intensity in the most recent national assessment, with 100% of our research judged to be of international standing by the Research Excellence Framework, 2014.
We offer a dynamic and international learning environment. Our teaching is supported by first-class research conducted by renowned experts across the main fields of national, European and international law.
Our Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation is a forum for conducting research and disseminating knowledge on international commercial law. You will also benefit from our strong links with the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, Henley Business School, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.
Students on the Global Law LLM programmes benefit from links with the Walker Institute, the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations, the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, and with Global Law at Reading (GLAR). Based at the School of Law, GLAR is a research hub that offers networking, conference and work experience opportunities.
Alongside your core subjects, there will be career development and co-curricular opportunities and a series of guest lectures by practitioners.
We offer double master’s programmes with a wide range of leading partner universities worldwide, including Peking University and Renmin University in China, ALBA in Greece, MGIMO in Russia, Hanyang University in South Korea, and CYCU and National Taipei University in Taiwan.
Information for international students
Applicants must possess an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team