The University of Reading has been at the forefront of UK higher education for nearly a century. Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change.

The University of Reading is a Top 30 UK University (ranked 27th out of 90 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings, 2022) based in the South East of England, 25 minutes from central London by train. 

At the University of Reading, our master's programmes cover a broad range of disciplines. Through the quality of our teaching and research, as well as our excellent student support services, we're preparing our graduates to succeed in the world – and to seize the life-changing opportunities that lie ahead.

Program highlights

First class education
Innovating teaching
Wide range programmes
Global networking
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Why study Law Master's at University of Reading

The University of Reading School of Law is ranked 10th in the UK for research intensity with 100% of our research judged to be world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. (Latest Research Excellence Framework, REF 2014)

  • According to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, 95% of law graduates are in work and/or study 15 months after the end of their course.
  • You will be taught by staff who work on cutting-edge research, contribute to leading publications, receive international awards and grants for their research, and have a direct effect on policy and practice.
  • Alongside your core subjects, our students have experienced career development and co-curricular opportunities and a series of guest lectures by practitioners. 
  • Graduates from our LLM programmes have gone on to work for a range of national and international law firms, as lawyers and in-house legal counsels for large multinational companies in the UK and abroad, as well as international organizations and NGOs.
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Masters programmes

Global and International Law Programmes

Global and International Law Programmes

LLM Advanced Legal Studies
LLM Human Rights
LLM International Law – with pathways in Conflict, Development and Transnational Law
LLM/MSc Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management

International Commercial Law Programmes

International Commercial Law Programmes

LLM International Commercial Law: with pathways in Corporate Finance, Banking Law and Financial Regulation, Insolvency and Corporate Rescue, Arbitration, Competition Law and Regulation, IP Law and Management, IT Law and Commerce, Oil & Gas Law, Energy Law and Natural Resources, International Economic Law

MSc Oil & Gas

Postgraduate Research Programmes

Postgraduate Research Programmes

- MA by Research in Legal History

- MRes Law

- MRes Law and Society

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Funding Your Master's Courses

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees vary depending on your programme and whether you are a UK or International student. 

Fees are payable in two instalments: 50% on enrolment and 50% at the start of the second term of your studies. However, if you are receiving the Master’s Loan, you can also pay your fees in three instalments during the year to match when you receive instalments of the loan.

Master's scholarships 2022 / 3

The University of Reading offers a numbers of scholarship awards to high-achieving students. Awards are either funded by the University or by external organisations, sponsors, and generous donors. To be the first to hear about the awards on offer for 2022/3 entry, register your interest to receive further information

Flexible payment available

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