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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

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

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

You will explore the application of law and legal research in society, and develop advanced skills in legal research methods and analysis of law and legal issues. This programme provides ideal preparation for PhD studies.

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

MRes Law and Society is one of a very few programmes accredited for 1+3 funding under the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scheme. Thrive as part of a very small cohort of high-calibre students, and undertake sustained training in methodological approaches to legal research.

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

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

This programmes leads 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    132 60%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    47th

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