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Undergraduate LLB (Hons)

Law and Criminology

Better understand crime in both a societal and legal context to effect change and improve lives.
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Course overview

Kent Law School brings the study of law to life and prepares you for a successful career in law. Our law and criminology LLB develops your critical and analytical skills by studying law through both a societal and legal lens.

You will have the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience, with our students getting to work on real cases in our Law clinic. Our law and criminology degree prepares you for a career in law and opens the door to countless other opportunities, so you can make your career your own.

At Kent, you’ll be taught by world-leading academics and experienced criminal justice professionals – including those drawn from Kent Police, the London Metropolitan Police, HMP Prisons Service, the Ministry of Justice, the Probation Service, the legal profession and charities supporting victims and communities.

Ultimately our diverse, international community of staff and students provides a dynamic and engaging environment to gain the professional legal skills and knowledge you need to effect change in the places you want to see it.

Why study Law and Criminology 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.

Skills Hub

A physical and online space for law students designed to offer support with anything related to your academic study.

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 Criminology course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
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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, as well as its history. 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

As a law and criminology student at Kent, you will benefit from being taught by academics and researchers who are leaders in the field, both for teaching and research. So not only will you be taught by people who are at the forefront of development and debate around issues relating to crime and law, you can be assured that they are also excellent teachers. Meaning they can keep you in touch with the leading debates around issues that matter most to you.

This means that when you graduate, you are well informed on the areas you want to effect change in and well placed to kickstart your career. You’ll be ready to enter a dynamic and diverse labour market. Our degree especially puts you at an advantage when pursing a legal career, with our graduates well placed to step into the courtroom and make a difference.

The skills and confidence you graduate from Kent with put you in the perfect position to realise your ambition. This could be in law, or any area you want to explore and change. The adaptability of the skills you develop, and the degree programme itself gives you the autonomy to make your degree and your career your own. Wherever you want to go, law and criminology at Kent is a great first step to get there.

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All the academics and support staff want you to do well and give you the tools to do so.

Monique explains about the support she was given throughout her time at Kent.
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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.

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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