The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Inspiring and Engaging Teaching
Bringing law to life
Students at Kent study from a critical perspective, studying law in the context of society as a whole. In addition to a full and thorough grounding in the detail of law, students are taught to think about the history and development of the law, and the moral and ethical considerations which shape its development.
In doing so, students have a much better understanding of the law, and are able to see its intrinsic relationship with the world around us. Law is a wonderfully interesting subject, and the critical approach is one which our students happily embrace as it brings the study of law further to life.
How students learn
Our students learn primarily through a combination of small group seminars and large group lectures, with discussion and debate encouraged and facilitated by freindly and approachable academic staff. We are firmly committed to excellence in teaching, and to help develop our talented and able students, both academically and personally.
All academic staff are available each week for one-to-one meetings with students in their published office hours, with weekly additional skills development available in the form of our popular and successful 'How to Succeed in Law' lecture series.
We believe in giving students high quality contact time in class, and in the development of their ability to research and work independently through guided self-study.
The Guardian 2012 league table lists Kent Law School as having the fifth best student:staff ratio in the country.
World class knowledge and inspiring teaching
All academic staff teach at undergraduate level, with students benefiting from the knowledge of leading academic scholars. Kent Law School was ranked 6th in the UK in the most recent govenment assessment of the research quality of universities (the RAE), and 4th by the percentage of world-class and internationally excellent research. Staff at Kent seek to inspire students, helping them to understand the law, and firing their enthusiasm to understand the depth of bredth of legal study and practice.
Kent is the only Law School in the UK to have had three different members of staff nominated for the national Law Teacher of the Year Award, for three successive years.
Study a variety of areas of law
Kent has large and varied range of optional modules in law available for students to choose from as they progress through their studies, with optional modules in areas from and including Company Law, Family Law, International Law and Human Rights, to specialist areas of law such as Art Law, Medical Law, and Environmental Law. We usually offer over 35 different optional choices, with students able to study a variety of legal areas as they progress through the degree, or to specialise in particlar areas of law in which they are most interested.