course page design 1
Undergraduate LLB (Hons)

Law
with a Foundation Year

Be fully prepared for a successful career in law.
arrow right
Apply now
arrow right
Stay updated
arrow right
Book Open Day
Course options
Starting
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.

Our research-led teaching encourages you to take a critical view of 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 knowledge you need to change the world we live in.

Foundation Year

Law with a Foundation Year extends access to the degree to students from a wide variety of qualifications and educational backgrounds. It is the ideal programme if you have completed a university entry level qualification but have grades below the level required for entry to the degree directly.

Why study Law at Kent?

Prepare for Law.

Our Prepare for Law programme is dedicated not only preparing you for higher education, but also to helping you secure your place at Kent.  

medal-empty

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 course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
CCC
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.
course page design 3
flexible-image-design-extra2

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.
LLB graduate secures role with elite law firm
Read about Akshat’s journey as a student through his time at Kent Law School.

A student's view

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.
flexible-image-design1

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.

arrow right
Search scholarships
course page design 2

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.

Full-time applicants

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.

course page design 3

Register for updates

Kent focus

Student Life

Find your place at Kent.

Top 50

Kent is ranked top 50 in the The Complete University Guide 2023 and The Times Good University Guide 2023.  

Kent Sport

Free membership for undergraduates living on campus in 2023.

Research excellence

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

Accommodation

An unmissable part of your student experience.

Key information about this course

Full-time
Part-time