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Open Day for students considering research degrees in Law

28 September 2017

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Graduate students considering either a PhD in Law or an LLM by Research are encouraged to come to a Postgraduate Research Funding Open Day at Kent Law School on Friday 17 November.

The event, which runs from 11am to 3.30pm, will cover topics such as how to write a good proposal, how to find a supervisor, and how to apply for scholarships and funding. We’ll explain our own admissions system, introduce you to potential Law School supervisors, give you a free lunch, and give you feedback on your proposal.

Kent Law School is ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and is ranked as a top 20 UK law school in three of the major league tables for Law. It is also listed among the top 100 law schools in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Places for the Open Day are limited to 25; to apply for one of these places, please send an email to including your name and address together with a draft research statement and your CV.

The draft research statement should not exceed 1000 words. Aim for clarity and be honest about what you don’t yet know (that’s the point of the Open Day). Your statement should be written in English and include a draft title together with a short explanation of why your research topic matters, how it advances current academic knowledge and how you plan to study it (your proposed methodology). Please also see our additional guidance notes on writing a good research proposal.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm Friday 3 November 2017. Early submissions are encouraged from those who will need to make travel arrangements

More information about research degrees at Kent Law School is available on our website.


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Last Updated: 12/09/2017