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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    18 September 2017

Course content

  • Explore the application of law and legal research in society
  • Emphasis on doctrinal, theoretical and contextual study of law, and your self-understanding as a participant in the practice of legal scholarship
  • Ideal preparation for PhD studies
  • Very small cohort of high-calibre students
  • Develop advanced skills in legal research methods and analysis of law and legal issues

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Research methods
  • Legal knowledge and legal writing
  • Research in jurisprudence
  • Research in criminology
  • Research in international human rights

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

A postgraduate law degree will open many doors for you, not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

Graduates from our LLM programmes have gone on to work for a range of national and international law firms, as lawyers and as in-house legal counsel for large multinational companies in the UK and abroad, as well as international organisations and NGOs.


Visit the Law and Society MRes page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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