European Legal Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
StudyQA ranking:2521 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.


Kent has an excellent employment record, with Law School graduates demanding some of the highest starting salaries in the UK. Law graduates can go into a variety of careers, including working as: solicitors or barristers in private practice; lawyers in companies, local authorities, central government and its agencies, or in the institutions of the European Union; non-legal careers, such as banking, finance and management.

Professional recognition

All programmes can lead to a qualifying law degree, which exempts you from the first stage of professional examinations required for qualification as a solicitor or as a barrister by the English Law Society and Bar Council.

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:

  • LW508 - Criminal Law
  • LW313 - A Critical Introduction to Law
  • LW315 - Introduction to Obligations
  • LW316 - Foundations of Property
  • LW588 - Public Law 1

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • LW592 - Public Law 2
  • LW593 - European Union Law
  • LW597 - The Law of Obligations

Year abroad

Your year abroad takes place between your third and final year. You have the option of studying in the Netherlands (Amsterdam or Maastricht), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Uppsala), Finland (Turku), Czech Republic (Prague), Austria (Vienna) and Norway (Bergen).

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
  • LW600 - Law, Science and Technology
  • 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
  • LW589 - The Skills of Argument - How to Argue and Win
  • LW591 - Family Law
  • LW603 - Race, Religion and Law
  • LW570 - Law and Social Change
  • LW594 - Skills in Legal Interpretation
  • LW595 - Access to Land
  • LW596 - Gender, Sexuality and Law
  • LW505 - The Family and the Law
  • LW506 - International Law
  • LW507 - Critical Legal Theory
  • 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
  • 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
  • LW552 - European Legal Systems
  • 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

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 85

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

take 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.

  • 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

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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