English and German Law

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:5372 Duration:48 months

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Kent Law School is recognised as one of the leading law schools in the UK. It has an international reputation both for its research and for the high quality, innovative, critical and socio-legal education that it provides. It boasts a carefully designed and wide-ranging curriculum, an institutional commitment to teaching excellence, as well as extensive international links. In addition to offering an active and highly successful mooting programme, the Law School also houses a multi-award winning Law Clinic which offers students an unparalleled opportunity to practise law with the support and supervision of qualified solicitors, representing real clients in real cases.

In short, Kent Law School enables students to develop not only their legal knowledge but their intellectual, analytical and practical skills, ensuring that they have the academic and professional tools required for a successful career not only in law but in other professional contexts.

The Kent electronic law library, Lawlinks, is one of the best in the UK. All modules have their own websites and many of the lectures are recorded when given live and made available as MP3 files.

If you already have or will have a degree in another subject, you can apply for our Senior Status' programme. This allows you to complete the LLB in two years rather than three.

Teaching and assessment

The latest review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) of the Kent Law School concluded that the School provides excellent learning opportunities for its students'.

Kent Law School emphasises research-led teaching which means that the modules taught are at the leading edge of new legal and policy developments. You are taught by as many of our leading researchers as possible. Small, weekly seminar-group teaching in all of our core modules actively encourages you to take part.

Most modules are assessed by end-of-year examinations and continuous assessment, the ratio varying from module to module. Some modules include an optional research-based dissertation that counts for 45% or, in some cases, 100% of the final mark. In Clinical Legal Studies, the final mark is based on your client file and a dissertation.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU £3,375 International Student £11,230

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

LW588 - Public Law 1

GE301 - Learning German 3 (Post A Level)

LW313 - A Critical Introduction to Law

LW315 - Introduction to Obligations

LW316 - Foundations of Property

LW317 - Introduction to German Civil Law

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

LW318 - Introduction to German Constitutional Law

GE507 - Learning German 4

LW552 - European Legal Systems

LW592 - Public Law 2

LW593 - European Union Law

LW597 - The Law of Obligations

Year abroad

You spend your year abroad studying at the University of Marburg in Germany.

For more general information about studying or working abroad as part of your course, please see the Go abroad webpages.

Possible modules may include:

LW574 - Law Year Abroad Mark One

LW575 - Law Year Abroad Mark Two

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

LW598 - Equity and Trusts

LW599 - Land Law

LW601 - Advanced Level Criminal Law

LW602 - Law and Medical Ethics

LW604 - Morality and Law

LW607 - Reading Twentieth Century Murder Cases

LW608 - Law in Action

LW609 - Advanced Topics in Property Law: the politicsof ownership

LW611 - Law Dissertation Autumn Option

LW615 - Neuroscience in Law: Forensic, Medical and Ethical Aspects

LW617 - Legal Ethics: Exploring the Ethics of Lawyersand Lawyering

LW623 - Race, Religion and Law

LW624 - Labour Law

LW626 - Appropriate Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice

LW600 - Law, Science and Technology

LW594 - Skills in Legal Interpretation

LW595 - Access to Land

LW596 - Gender, Sexuality and Law

LW589 - The Skills of Argument - How to Argue and Win

LW591 - Family Law

LW603 - Race, Religion and Law

LW570 - Law and Social Change

LW579 - The Law & the Media: Freedom of Expression as it relates to the Media

LW580 - Consumer Law

LW581 - Law and Literature

LW582 - Banking Law

LW583 - Art Law

LW584 - Forensic Science in Criminal Trials

LW585 - Environmental Law I

LW586 - Environmental Law II

LW555 - Banking Law

LW556 - Intellectual Property Law

LW563 - Law - Dissertation

LW566 - Law Dissertation (1 unit option)

LW571 - Law and Society: Regulating Communities

LW572 - Immigration Asylum & Nationality Law

LW505 - The Family and the Law

LW506 - International Law

LW507 - Critical Legal Theory

LW509 - Human Rights and English Law

LW514 - Labour Law

LW517 - International Business Transactions

LW518 - The Law of Evidence

LW519 - Law and Medical Ethics

LW520 - Company Law and Capitalism

LW522 - Comparative Law

LW523 - Mental Health Law

LW540 - The Philosophy of Law

LW541 - Legal History

LW542 - Policing

LW543 - Clinical Option:Legal Process and Public Legal Services

LW544 - Punishment and the Penal System

LW551 - Law and Literature

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement

  • A level: AAA/AAB
  • Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
  • International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 17 points at HL including Italian HL A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL A1/A2/B at 5/6/6

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.


Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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