University of KentThe University of Kent was founded in 1965. Originally it was called the University of Kent at Canterbury, because, at the time, the campus straddled the boundary between the counties of Canterbury and Kent County Council.
In the 1990s, the University expanded beyond the original campus and now has campuses in Medway, Tonbridge and Brussels.
The law school
Kent Law School prides itself on:
-- excellent teaching,
-- a strong research culture,
-- and an award-winning Law Clinic
The Law School offers a range of postgraduate degrees drawing on the Law School's tradition of taking a critical approach to the law.
Tuition fees vary and include the standard postgraduate fee, plus any courses which charge a non-standard fee.
Part-time students should normally live within 100 miles of the University. If you are an overseas or other EU student we will only consider you for part-time study if you are already in full-time employment in the region or are a spouse of a currently registered full-time student.
Kent Law School Taught Masters Overseas Scholarships
There are a limited number of scholarships available which cover full tuition fees payable by overseas students on taught masters degree programmes.
You can find out more about Kent Law School Taught LLM Overseas Scholarships on the school's Web Site.
Most programmes require a good second class bachelors degree in Law or a related subject for entry.
The school welcomes applications from graduates the world over and assess all applications on an equivalent standard.
It is possible to apply for some LLM degree programmes without a first degree in law but with a degree in a related subject. Specifically, it is possible to apply for the following courses without a legal background:
-- the LLM in International Law with International Relations,
-- the LLM in Public International Law,
-- the LLM in Criminal Justice,
-- the LLM in Environmental Law and Policy,
-- the LLM in Medical Law and Ethics,
-- the LLM in Law, and
-- the Combined LLM.
Work experience in appropriate and relevant fields is taken into consideration in the application process.
English language requirements
The University of Kent has set general entry requirements for ability in English and requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.
The minimum English language test scores required by most schools are listed in the table under entry requirements. Certain subjects require a higher level.
Only English language tests taken up to a maximum of two years prior to the date of registration will be accepted for admission. Applicants who do not reach this standard can apply for one of the school's pre-sessional English courses.
Kent Law School offers a variety of taught and research degrees with an international and contemporary focus.
Specialist LLM Programmes
Kent offers students the opportunity to create an LLM programme that best suits their interests and needs, as well as providing a well established series of specialist programmes.
The Combined Title LLM allows students to combine any two specialisms offered by the Law School (for example, Commercial Law and European Law) and have this recognised as their degree.
The general LLM in Law enables students to pick from the full range of modules within the Law School to tailor make their LLM experience.
Study in Canterbury or Brussels
Kent Law School has students from over 80 countries, and full-time staff from over 15 countries.Its international character is further represented by its courses and its locations, with courses offered at the Canterbury campus which is a short distance from London and Continental Europe, and at its Brussels campus.