Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)(N/380/6/0058)(06/2024)(MQA/PA12029)

Join the next generation of future-proof legal professionals

Learn more about the School of Law at the Malaysia Campus or the UK campus.

A WELL-ESTABLISHED LAW PROGRAMME

The University of Reading, which is known for producing law graduates who are well-rounded and highly-adaptable, is now offering its Bachelor of Laws programme at its international branch campus in Malaysia, the first and only foreign international branch campus in Malaysia to offer a law degree. The degree is exactly the same that awarded on the UK campus, following the same curriculum and quality standards.

The Reading LLB offered in the UK is recognised by the Legal Professional Qualifying Board (LPQB) in Malaysia for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination (CLPE).

As a newly-launched programme, the LLB degree offered at the Malaysia campus is subject to full accreditation by Malaysian Qualifications Agency's (MQA) and Legal Profession Qualifying Board.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

The law degree offered shall contain a minimum of 12 substantive law subjects which includes the 6 core-subjects. The first and second years of the programme provide the foundation of legal knowledge and are determined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(SRA). In the final year, students can focus on their interests and select from a range of elective modules.

The Reading LLB provides the perfect balance of academic learning and practical experience. One key aspect of the high-quality learning experience is the applied, problem-solving approach to learning in which students are presented with authentic cases to examine and discuss. Students develop a wide range of soft skills such as presentation, argumentation, negotiations and dispute resolution.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Law students at the University of Reading Malaysia benefit from a modern, state-of-the-art campus with a moot court and legal clinic. Students also have access to the spacious and well-equipped Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

SMALL CLASS SIZES

Class sizes on the programme are kept small to maintain a high-quality and personalised learning experience. As a consequence, students benefit from the closer relationships they are able to develop with their lecturers and classmates.

DIVERSE CAREER OPTIONS

The Reading LLB enables graduates to rise quickly whatever their chosen career. A key benefit of studying the Reading LLB are the diverse career avenues on offer which include but are not limited to:

  • Legal profession
  • Private sector, as a corporate lawyer or legal counsel.
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Public sector and NGOs
  • Academia

STUDY UK OPTION

Students can take advantage of the flexible options which allows them to spend one or even two years at the Reading UK campus. The School of Law is situated in the historic Foxhill House on the University’s main campus in Reading UK, which is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. Reading town is conveniently only a 22-minute train ride from London.

For more details of the flexible options to study on the UK campus, visit reading.edu.my/studyuk

LAW SUMMER SCHOOL IN UK

Students will have an opportunity to attend a Summer School on Law at Reading’s UK campus between Years 2 and 3.

Please note that all undergraduate degrees from the University of Reading in the UK and in Malaysia are Honours Degrees.

Year 1

  • Legal Skills
  • Tort
  • Contract
  • Public Law 1
  • Criminal Law
  • Research and Writing Skills

Year 2

  • Equity & Trusts
  • Land Law
  • Public Law 2
  • Plus 3 Elective modules from the following:
    • Legal Writing Credit
    • Research Placement Project
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution*
    • Malaysian Legal System*

Year 3

  • Foundation of EU Law
  • Writing Credit Pro Bono and Professional Practice
  • Elective modules forming 80 credits from the following:
    • Company Law
    • Commercial Law
    • Dissertation
    • Employment Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Evidence*
    • Family Law
    • International Children’s Rights
    • International Human Rights
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • International Mooting Law
    • Medical Law

Note:

1. All optional modules are subject to availability and change.
2.* Additional modules offered only at UoRM.

Our graduates typically enter graduate-level careers or go on to further study, including vocational study for the Certificate of Legal Practice Course (Malaysia) or the Bar Professional Training Course UK.

They take their professional exams to work as an Advocate and Solicitor or become a corporate lawyer. Alternatively, graduates have entered academia or use their legal education to develop a career either in business or government.

Alternative Career in Law

  • Corporate Counsel
  • In-house Advisors
  • Forensic / Criminal Investigator
  • Judicial & Legal Services
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Arbitrator
  • Journalist / Legal Writer / Editor
  • Academic

EITHER WITH

1. International Foundation Programme:
SPM, IGCSE and equivalent holders can enrol onto the International Foundation Programme as a pathway to this programme.
OR
2. Direct entry with STPM/A Levels* with grades: BBB
*We also (subject to conditions) accept Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), International Baccalaureate (IB), Australian Matriculation and Exams, Canadian Pre-U and Exams, Internationally Recognised Diploma and Foundation and other relevant qualification accredited and recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Kindly contact us for further details on the entry requirements


AND

English Language Requirement**:
Grade B or higher at SPM English 1119/IGCSE English
OR
IELTS: Band 6.5 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

**University English courses are available for students with English grade below B or IELTS 6.5

Sept intake - 3 years
April intake – 3.5 years
April*, July and September
(*subject to terms and conditions)

2020/21
Malaysians:
RM 37,600 per annum

International Students:
RM 45,200 per annum

Student Success

Cheow J-Ann

Hello everyone. My name is Cheow J-Ann. I’m a 1st year student studying Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and a High-Achievers Scholarship holder.
The reason why I decided to study at the University of Reading was due to the university providing a well acknowledged law programme with high quality standards in its academic curriculum, further serving my agenda to receive my law degree from a recognised law programme. Subsequently, the student to staff ratio in the university solidified my decision to advance my higher education at the institute as it has a low ratio. Thus, smaller classes are held for students to ask questions and understand the subject taught in a ... more convenient setting. Finally, my aspiration when I graduate is to be an in-house legal advisor for renowned law firms.
So far, the module that I found most interesting is Contract Law because it provides an interesting and in-depth insight to reflecting the very structure of our society mechanisms. In layman terms, contract law allows us to understand what we need to know in keeping and honouring agreements as well as promises. The legal professors who teach us contract law would often entertain not just legal arguments but moral ones to stretch out the student’s minds and arguments out of the conventional boundaries, allowing us to learn what is fair and what is truly necessary for the functioning of our society. Thus, this helps us rethink and rewire our minds about the law in its purest form along with reviewing the world as a series of agreements which is one of the primary reasons why I personally love the module.
The things that I most enjoy about studying at the university is how I am constantly encouraged to work and get out of my comfort zone by participating in the various workshops, clubs, societies and webinars consistently held for students. This allows me to get engaged in activities outside of the classroom and enrich myself with different learning experiences. In addition, the university provides the perfect opportunities and resources for me to connect and relate with people from a scope of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
My advice to fellow and prospective students for coping with the current pandemic would be to not allow online learning deter you from indulging and exploring your interests as well as strive to make the most of your university life. Although the pandemic has certainly thrust most of us into unfamiliar and unknowable territory, I’m here to tell you that everything always works out in the end so try not to overthink the what-ifs and remember to be proud of yourselves for doing the best you can in balancing everything in life. Remember to always be more forgiving to yourselves during these difficult times and to know in hindsight that every locked door has a key thus we will get through this together.
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Kelynn Lee

My name is Kelynn Lee and I am from Klang, Selangor. I chose to study law at UoRM because of the diverse modules the degree offers at this university.
The UoRM LL.B degree is taught by lecturers who are active and experienced in the legal profession, and - most importantly - passionate about the subjects they teach. The course emphasises real-world application and our lecturers are supportive in helping us embark on our future professional careers. We are tasked with research and legal opinion assignments from our first year, in which we apply our legal knowledge to realistic scenarios and learn about communicating with clients. ... We have also been given the opportunity to engage with current figures and issues in the Malaysian and international legal scene, through extra-curricular seminars and guest lectures.
In addition to gaining knowledge about law, I have learnt to think analytically - not just in an academic capacity, but also in viewing the world around me and day-to-day situations. The UoRM LL.B degree teaches me the importance of both being intellectually curious and developing the skills to utilise the knowledge I possess.
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Loy Kah Joon

Studying Law in UoRM has been an exciting journey filled with enriching experiences. In the early days of Year 1, despite attaining decent grades in both my IGCSE and A-Levels, I was not exactly confident of being able to survive in Law School as I came from a pure-science background. Fortunately, the lecturers were extremely encouraging and did not hesitate to help me whenever I was in need. Most importantly, they had creative ways of teaching (and tons of interesting activities) which helped me to attain a better grasp of the legal concepts in my various modules....
Besides that, the student community in UoRM is also very united and active. I truly enjoyed working together with my fellow schoolmates in the various events organised by student union (RUMSA) and the university.
As I reflect upon all I had experienced in my first year at UoRM, I can now confidently say that I had made the correct choice in studying Law in this prestigious institution. Not only have I improved academically, I also nurtured and developed numerous soft skills along the way which will definitely serve me well in the future.
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COURSE ENQUIRIES

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University of Reading Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan, Kota Ilmu, EduCity, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia.

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

Tel:
+ 60 (7) 268-6200

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+60 (7) 268-6202

Email:
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