Undergraduate MLaw

Advanced Legal Practice

The MLaw blends high quality teaching and vocational legal training, giving you advanced level skills essential for success in a rapidly changing profession.

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Course overview

Prepare for a career in legal practice with this four year degree, which combines the content of the LLB in Law with a specialist final year that will prepare you for part one of the Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE1).

The course develops enhanced intellectual and transferrable skills, preparing you for the rapidly changing nature of legal practice. It provides a historical and contemporary examination of the legal profession, and critical engagement with themes such as technology; professionalism, identity, and ethics; mistakes, disputes, and procedural contingency; justice, democracy, and citizenship; and capitalism and finance in the context of legal practice.

Alongside your 4th year of studies, you are encouraged to undertake Qualifying Work Experience (QWE).  Kent Law School runs an MLaw Paralegal (QWE) Scheme where you can apply for paid paralegal jobs with law firms (in and around Kent). Please note that these positions are limited in number, can vary year to year, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.

Why study Advanced Legal Practice at Kent?

Follow your ambition.

Per Laleng, Director of the MLaw, talks about the Advanced Legal Practice course at Kent.

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Top 20

Law at Kent is ranked in the top 20 in The Times Good University Guide 2023.

Real-world experience.

Our Paralegal Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) scheme will enable, empower and encourage students into the profession.

Skills Hub

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

Kent Law Clinic

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

Everything you need to know about our Advanced Legal Practice course

Entry requirements

During Clearing our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies. If you think you've found the course for you, apply now to start your Kent journey this September.

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

Kent Law School emphasises research-led teaching, which means that the modules taught are at the leading edge of new legal and policy developments.

State-of-the-art facilities

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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.
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

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


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

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. 


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


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