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Law

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Law

Develop your legal knowledge and skills in a highly practical way with our LLB Law course. Study with us and enjoy a friendly, non-elitist and non-hierarchical approach.

We are commitment to the development of your professional and practical skills through problem-based learning projects, commercial awareness training and work-experience. In 2020, the School of Law achieved a 90% overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey.

You will have the opportunity to take part in client interviewing, negotiation and mooting competitions, with work experience placements offered as prizes. Reading Law School also hosts one of the largest pro bono programmes in the UK, giving you the opportunity to work, on a voluntary basis, with local charities and other organisations where you will give legal advice and support to real people. For example, Age Concern, Anti-Slavery International, Berkshire Witness Service, Reading Young Offenders Team, and Thames Valley Police.

The first and second years provide the foundation of your legal knowledge and are determined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Council. You can complement your legal study with modules from outside law – for example, languages, politics or business. In your final year you can focus on your interests and select from a wide range of modules. Popular options are Company Law, Intellectual Property, Revenue Law, Family Law and Criminology.

**LLB with International Legal Studies**

We now offer a single year abroad programme, LLB with International Legal Studies. This is only open to students who are on the three year LLB, allowing them to spend an additional year abroad, within or outside Europe, subject to availability. You will develop your legal knowledge and skills in English law, while also experiencing life in a different culture and within a different legal system. This can be valuable both for a deeper understanding of law and for those who wish to work abroad in the future.

The first two years of this degree are identical to the three year LLB Law degree. Subject to availability, you can then spend your third year at an international partner university. In some of these institutions, the teaching is delivered in English, so no prior language skills are required in such cases. You would then return for the final year of the standard LLB Law degree.

**Placement**

Law benefits from close industry links. Our business partners include well-respected law firms, crown, county and military courts, as well as publishing houses and energy providers.

We place great importance on employability and careers. We have a dedicated careers adviser and a calendar full of career-orientated events. As well as providing help with CV writing, placement applications and interview techniques, we host commercial awareness workshops.

**Careers**

Your Law degree will provide you with the first qualification for entry into the legal profession, and also equip you with strong analytical, critical and persuasive skills. These are crucial skills, whether in the legal profession, local or national government, international organisations, the voluntary sector or business.

We have excellent links with industry, and a number of organisations, including well-respected law firms, support us. For example, you can apply for work experience placements in local firms that are ring-fenced exclusively for Reading law students. You can also gain insight into aspects of the profession by participating in local pro bono projects.

Around half of our graduates take their professional exams and gain employment as a solicitor or barrister. Past students have progressed to work with global corporations in the City of London, as advisers to national and European businesses, and as barristers in chambers and the Crown Prosecution Service. Outside law, our graduates are successful in global accountancy, the civil service, local government, and the entertainment industries.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

* Technology, Privacy and Internet Regulation
* Foundations of International Law
* Banking Law
* Commercial Law
* Intellectual Property Law.

Please check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,500
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£29k

£29k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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