menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
MA by Research Legal History

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Legal History History

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our MA by Research Legal History course is suited to those considering legal practice or who wish to pursue a PhD in history, law or related areas.

You will learn through a combination of skills-focused training, guided research and and writing, on a programme which draws on the academic networks and events facilitated and organised by the Forum for Legal and Historical Research at Reading.

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

Emphasis is placed on independent research, and your studies will be supported by a small number of group seminars and individual supervision. You will benefit from full library access and seminars and training held at the Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Pursued as a part-time course, it would also be an asset if you are a researcher and practitioner who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in new directions while undertaking structured independent research.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

This programme can lead to careers in legal practice, teaching or further academia.

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

Different course options

Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Archival internship
Research dissertation
Research seminar presentation
History and the management of an archive
Sourcing the past

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,735

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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.