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Undergraduate LLB (Hons)

International Legal Studies with a Year Abroad

Sharpen your powers of persuasion, broaden your horizons and prepare for a successful international legal career.
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Course overview

At Kent Law School our International Legal Studies programme gives valuable added depth and a global dimension to your degree, as well as offering an unforgettable experience in another country, without any requirement to learn another language. If you want to start a successful legal career in the UK and globally, our International Legal Studies programme is the first step to wherever you want to go.

You spend a year abroad between Stages 2 and 3 at one of our partner universities, where you are taught in English. Our current destination list includes Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Japan, and many more.

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.

Accreditation

This degree will help you prepare for a career in law as a solicitor or barrister. All of our undergraduate Law degrees contain the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers, and provide a strong foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).

Why study International Legal Studies with a Year Abroad at Kent?

Co-curricular activities.

We offer a wide range of clinical, practical and experiential opportunities to build your CV and make yourself marketable in the world of work.  

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Professional mentors

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

Expand your horizons

You'll have the opportunity to study abroad with courses taught in English - A great way to discover new cultures and kickstart your global legal career. 

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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 International Legal Studies with a Year Abroad 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

Your first year will give you a broad basis and understanding of law, making up your core foundation of legal knowledge. In your second and third years, you will have the chance to pick optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and effect chance where you want to see it.

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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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.

Our degree course contains the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers. They also provide a strong foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

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

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £20,000
  • International
    £20,000

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.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

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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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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