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LLM in Law Erasmus-Europe

The LLM in Law (Erasmus-Europe) provides an exciting opportunity for students to obtain an LLM by studying both at Kent and at one of our partner universities in continental Europe (currently including the Université de Cergy-Pontoise in France) with all of the teaching conducted in English.

Students on the LLM will study at two highly-rated international law schools, gain an understanding of two different legal systems, and experience two different European cultures.

Programme Structure

Students spend their first term at Kent, where they can choose to study any three of the taught LLM modules offered in the first term from the variety of taught LLM programmes offered in the Law School.

The second term is spent at the partner university in Europe, where students complete an approved programme of study in Law. This will involve a choice of modules, taught in English, focusing on different aspects of European and international law (modules available at Cergy-Pontoise include Company Law, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Procedure amongst others).

Students also complete a 7-8,000 word Comparative Research Paper before the beginning of their third term. Supervised by Kent Law School research staff, the research paper enables students to focus on an area of law that they have studied at both Kent and the partner university and have found to be of particular interest.

The final, third term is where a 15-20,000 word dissertation is completed on an approved topic of research, after having prepared and discussed the work at length with Kent staff throughout the academic year.

Admissions criteria

Applicants will be expected to have obtained the equivalent of at least a 2.1 Honours first degree in Law or in a related subject. We also welcome applications on the basis of substantial, relevant work experience.

Further Information

General enquiries can be sent to the Kent Law School postgraduate office, academic related issues should be addressed to:

Professor Dermot Walsh
Programme Convenor
Kent Law School,
University of Kent,
Canterbury CT2 7NS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1227 8216072

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*Whilst every effort is made to offer the law modules listed, unavailability of staff, low student demand and unforeseen circumstances may necessitate the cancellation of a module.

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Last Updated: 31/10/2014