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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MA by Research LEGAL HISTORY

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.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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.