University of Kent: Kent Law School

University of Kent
Kent Law School


Kent Law School at the University of Kent is a leading UK law school, ranked 8th for research intensity in the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework and 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2019 for law.

The Law School also has an excellent international reputation; ranked =58th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for law 2019, it is also listed among the top 100 law schools in the world in the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 and among the top 150 law schools in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. 

We offer a broad choice of taught Masters in Law (LLM) programmes as well as an LLM by research and a PhD in Law, all of which are taught with an international and contemporary focus in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. Teaching and research is based upon a critical and socio-legal approach, viewing the law within the broader social, political and economic context in which it operates. The School is home to a range of active research centres with academic staff actively involved in a broad variety of research projects.

The Kent LLM at Canterbury
Our flagship taught Master’s in Law programme, the Kent LLM, is offered at Kent’s beautiful 300-acre parkland Canterbury campus. The campus overlooks the historic cathedral city of Canterbury located close to continental Europe and with London just one hour away by train.

The Kent LLM offers you the certainty of gaining an LLM in a specialist area of Law, and the freedom to leave your choice of LLM open until after you arrive, determining your pathway through the modules you choose.

You can tailor your studies to your particular needs and interests to obtain an LLM in a single pathway, in two pathways jointly, or by choosing a broad range of modules in different areas of law to obtain a general LLM or Diploma/Certificate in Law. 

Our programmes are open to graduates from a relevant discipline (an undergraduate degree in law is not a requirement). Applications are welcomed from all around the world. All our programmes have both a September start date and a January start date.

You can obtain an LLM specialising in any of the following areas of law:

The programmes are taught by a combination of coursework assessment and dissertation, with most available on both a full-time and part-time basis. Full-time students complete the LLM over one academic year, and part-time students complete it over two years.

Specialist taught LLM programmes in Brussels
We offer two specialist LLM programmes at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies, all of which take advantage of its status as a centre for international studies in the political heart of Europe:

Scholarships and Funding
The University has a generous postgraduate scholarship fund in excess of £11m available to taught and research students studying at Kent. There are also scholarships specifically for Law School students including a Taught Overseas and Taught Home/EU scholarships. Kent Law School has also established a major fund to support students who are from or who have studied in Kenya, Nigeria or Thailand, and who undertake a Master's in Law (LLM) at the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent.

Employability is a key focus throughout the University and at Kent Law School you have the support of a dedicated Employability and Career Development Officer together with a broad choice of work placement opportunities, employability events and careers talks. We prepare students for successful and rewarding careers and our excellent international reputation means that our students proceed to practice in numerous countries worldwide - our graduates have gone on to careers in finance, international commerce, government and law or have joined, or started, an NGO or charity.

Social media
Watch our playlist of Kent LLM videos on our YouTube channel to find out more. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and on our blog written by Kent LLM students - Mastering Law.

Kent Law School Postgraduate Office
Eliot College
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NS
Telephone: +44 (0)1227 824595
Fax: +44 (0)1227 827442


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