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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    26 March 2019

The MRes Law programme places emphasis on doctrinal, theoretical and contextual study of law, and your self-understanding as a participant in the practice of legal scholarship.

This programme places emphasis on doctrinal, theoretical and contextual study of law, and your self-understanding as a participant in the practice of legal scholarship.

We were ranked 10th for research intensity in a recent national assessment, with 100% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

Offering ideal preparation for PhD studies, this programme will enable you to develop advanced skills in legal research methods and analysis of law and legal issues. You will be part of a very small cohort of high-calibre students, undertaking sustained training in methodological approaches to legal research.

You will have full access to the library, student common room and all other facilities available to Reading Law students.

What will you study?

Sample Modules:

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

Optional Modules:

  • Research in criminology
  • Research in international human rights
  • Global architecture of crisis, conflict and disaster management
  • Death penalty project
  • European Union as a global actor
  • Human rights law, policy, and practice
  • International refugee law
  • Law of armed conflict (International humanitarian law)
  • International dispute settlement
  • The European Internal Market and Economic Governance
  • International human rights law
  • Israel/Palestine: International law and human rights questions
  • Public international law
  • The use of military force
  • Technologies and weaponry

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

What career can you have?

This programme can lead to practice at the Bar, legal practice and further academia.

A postgraduate law degree will open many doors 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 course have gone on to work for various 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. A good proportion of our recent graduates are working with the European Union, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Police (INTERPOL), amongst others.


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

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