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Postgraduate PCert, PDip, LLM

Law

The Kent LLM allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas.

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Overview

Kent Law School, at the University of Kent, is a leading UK law school with recognised excellence in teaching and legal research. Our distinctive critical approach views the law within the broader social, political and economic contexts in which it operates. You study full-time or part-time and can begin your studies in September or January, so you can set your own pace for your learning and career.

You'll join a dynamic, diverse, and intellectually stimulating environment, working closely with supportive academic staff. You will engage with critical research-led teaching throughout our programmes to ensure that you benefit from the Law School’s world-class research at the forefronts of developments in Law.

Our innovative Master’s in Law degree has an international and contemporary focus. It offers an open choice of modules and pathway enabling you to tailor your LLM study to suit your needs and interests. Your specialism is left open until you arrive and is determined by the modules you choose. This way, your degree accurately reflects your ambitions and interests - making you ready to kickstart your legal career in whatever field you want to make your mark in.

You can develop in-depth expertise by studying one or two specialised subject pathways or study for a general Kent LLM with no specialist pathway.

Specialist pathways include:

Why study Law at Kent?

A leader in the field.

Law at Kent was ranked in the top 25 in The Times Good University Guide 2024. Study Law at a University employers recognise and respect.

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Independent rankings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 100% of our Law research was classified as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for impact and environment.

Following the REF 2021, Law at Kent was ranked 2nd in the UK in the Times Higher Education.

Kick-start your career.

We provide dedicated careers support so you can realise your ambitions and carve out the legal career you want. 

Law Library.

The extensive law collection in Templeman Library and our dedicated law librarian are there to support your studies and access legal databases.

Your degree. Your way.

Our broad range of modules and pathways mean you can study the issues that matter to you. And with starts in September or January, you work to your timeline.

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Where can Law take you?

Hear from our Law students and graduates and discover how Law at Kent has boosted their career success.

Your future

Employability is a key focus throughout the University and at Kent Law School. You have dedicated employability support together with a broad choice of work placement opportunities, employability events and careers talks. 

Within the Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ), we have excellent links through our dedicated LSSJ Careers team, with leading law firms and prominent members of the legal profession - many of whom visit the University to meet our students. We also work with employers to create work placement opportunities for our students.

Details of graduate internship schemes with NGOs, charities and other professional organisations are made available to postgraduate students via the School’s Employability Blog.

Law graduates have gone on to careers in the following fields: 

  • Finance 
  • International commerce 
  • Government 
  • Law
  • NGO's
  • Charity sector

Our dynamic and diverse international community provides the perfect environment to network and forge global connections to help boost your career chances across the world. Whatever area of law, or whatever country you want to work in, our LLM is the perfect next step to realising your ambition.

Career support
Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

January entry

The annual tuition fees for students starting this course in January 2024 can be found on the Student Finance page.


The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Supporting your success

We are here to support your postgraduate journey.

Top 50

Kent ranked top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2024.

Fees and funding

Support for funding so you can focus on your studies.

Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.

Accommodation

It’s easy to study on or off campus at Kent – discover what is right for you.