This course in Law and Economics provides a structured postgraduate degree which examines the interplay between law and economics.
For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline is crucial for a successful future career. For law students counselling firms that are active in international trade, familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for the understanding of the clients' commercial needs. Similarly economics students will benefit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. The modules are designed to provide essential tools and concepts for all students interested in the intersection between commercial law and economics.
See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/law-pg/llmmsc-law-and-economics.aspx
• International Economic Law
• Microeconomic Policy
• International Corporate Finance and the Law.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
What career can you have?
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, 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 non-governmental organisations (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.
The University of Reading
School of Law is a leading UK law school with a world-class reputation.
Ranked joint 7th, along with Cambridge, for world-leading research and international excellence and 11th out of all UK law schools in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008).
A dynamic and international learning environment with teaching supported by first class research with renowned experts across the main fields of national, European and international law.
Active career development and co-curricular opportunities including an annual 'Working Internationally' career’s forum and a series of guest lectures by practitioners.
Collaborative teaching and research in our Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation and strong links with the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, Henley Business School, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.
Double Master’s courses offered 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, amongst others.
You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply. Standard requirement is a 2:1 or higher in an undergraduate degree. However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.