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Undergraduate LLB (Hons)

Law and Politics

Study the closely related fields of law and politics and gain the skills to make a difference
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2024

Course overview

Kent Law School brings the study of law to life and prepares you for a successful career in law. Our LLB in Law develops your critical and analytical skills, enables you to think about the role of law in society, and provides hands-on experience through opportunities to work on real cases in our Law Clinic. A law degree from Kent prepares you for a career in law and opens doors to many other professions.

You'll gain a solid grounding in politics, both national and international, and are able to choose modules that reflect your interests from the extensive range on offer. Our modules reflect current and relevant issues including conflict resolution, federalism, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA.  

Our research-led teaching encourages you to take a critical view of politics and the law, engaging with the latest research undertaken by expert academics. Our diverse, international community of staff and students provides a dynamic and engaging environment to gain the professional legal skills and political knowledge you need to change the world we live in.  

Why study Law and Politics at Kent?

Professional mentors

Helping students to make career choices, understand the legal working world or to navigate the application process for both work and study.

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12th

for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Kent Law Clinic

A partnership between students, academics, solicitors and barristers providing free legal advice and representation to those unable to afford it.

Student-led societies.

Shape your degree outside of the classroom through our Politics and IR Society and Kent Model UN. Or get involved in any other of our 250+ societies!

Co-curricular activities.

Take part in co-curricular activities including lawyering skills modules in Mooting, Mock Trial Advocacy, and Negotiation.

Everything you need to know about our Law and Politics course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
AAB
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

This course gives you the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers and provides a strong foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).

How you'll study

You study the detail of the law and politics, as well as their complex histories. You analyse judgments and legal developments while considering the political, ethical and social dimensions of the law. This critical approach facilitates your ability to interrogate and investigate the law.
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State-of-the-art facilities

See what it's like to study Law at Kent with a 360 tour of our state-of-the-art facilities.

Your future

The University has an excellent employment record, with Kent Law School graduates commanding some of the highest starting salaries in the UK. Law graduates can go into a variety of careers, including:

  • Solicitor or barrister in a private practice
  • Company lawyer 
  • Legal work within government
  • Legal work within the charity and NGO sector
  • Non-legal careers, such as banking, finance and management.

Through your study of politics you will gain the confidence and skills in areas such as negotiation, leadership and analysis to kickstart a career in any field, be the difference you want to see in politics and effect change in the places you want to see it.

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A student's view

Unique, inspiring, progressive – Kent is a place that makes you want to be better.

Minetou reflects on her time studying Law and Politics at Kent as she enters her final year.
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

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

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £20,000
  • International
    £20,000
  • UK
    £4,625
  • EU
    £10,000
  • International
    £10,000

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.

There are no compulsory additional costs associated with this course. All textbooks are available from the library, although some students prefer to purchase their own.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

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

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

Any applicant to Law (this includes all Law programmes, including all joint programmes) who is currently studying or has previously studied law at university level, even if the qualification was only partly completed or is incomplete, must state this clearly in the qualifications section of the UCAS form, and provide transcripts detailing this study direct to the University where available.

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can choose to apply through UCAS or directly on our website.

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