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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 FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
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.
Possible modules may include:
LW313 - A Critical Introduction to Law
LW315 - Introduction to Obligations
LW316 - Foundations of Property
LW321 - Introduction to Spanish Civil Law
LS300 - Learning Spanish 3 (Post A Level)
LW588 - Public Law 1
Possible modules may include:
LS505 - Learning Spanish 4
LW552 - European Legal Systems
LW322 - Introduction to Spanish Constitutional Law
LW592 - Public Law 2
LW593 - European Union Law
LW597 - The Law of Obligations
You spend a year studying in Spain either in Bilbao or in Toledo.
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
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
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
LW589 - The Skills of Argument - How to Argue and Win
LW591 - Family 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 totake an IELTS test.
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 IB Spanish HL A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL A1/A2/B at 5/6/6
International studentsThe 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.
No work experience is required.
- 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.
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.