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Research Thesis (Law)

* Ranked 10th in the UK for research intensity, with 100% of research rated of international standing (REF 2014)

* Dynamic research environment in which to develop your individual research interests

* Dedicated facilities and resources and expert supervision

* Thriving staff and student research community

* Excellent basis for developing a PhD proposal

* Specialist career development advice and support

**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.[1]

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.

[1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Entry requirements

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

Entry requirements: Please contact the School for further information.

Course modules

All students on this LLM will be required to undertake the master's research methods module. The Graduate School offers further research-related training.


These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.
For part-time fees please contact the university.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2018 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2018 12 Months

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