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University of Reading

Legal History

* 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.[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. See page 117 for further information.

[1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

* Archival Internship

* Research dissertation

* Research seminar presentation

* History and the management of an archive

* Sourcing the past


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
MA Full-time £ 7,180 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
MA Full-time £ 15,270 (Academic year) International 12 Months
MA Part-time Home/EU 24 Months
MA Part-time International 24 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 16,045 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MA (Res) Part-time September 2019 24 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) England 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
MA (Res) Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months

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