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30 November 2017

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Students applying to begin their studies of the Kent LLM in September 2018 or January 2019 can apply now for scholarships.

The Kent LLM is a one-year taught Master's in Law offered at our Canterbury campus with start dates in either September or January.

Applications for the Taught Master's Overseas Scholarship and for the Taught Master's Home/EU Scholarship close on Monday 19 March 2018. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

The Taught Master’s Home/EU Scholarships at Kent Law School cover full tuition fees payable by Home/EU students – for the academic year 2017/18, the Home/EU rate is £7,210.

Two types of Taught Master's Overseas Scholarships are available; the first will provide tuition fees at the full overseas rate (£14,670 in 2017/18) along with living expenses (equivalent to£14,553 in 2017/18) and the second will provide tuition fees at the full overseas rate.

Students who are successful in their application for scholarships will be considered Kent LLM Scholars and will have the opportunity to act as LLM Ambassadors.

There are also three Kent LLM Student Awards  available to support students who are from or who have studied an undergraduate degree in Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand. Eligible students will be awarded £2,500 as an automatic tuition fee discount (no formal deadline applies).

In addition to funding offered by the Law School, the University has a generous postgraduate scholarship fund in excess of £9m available to both taught and research students studying at Kent. General information about postgraduate funding at Kent, including information about tuition fees, can be found on the University's Postgraduate scholarships and funding web page.

(For students interested in postgraduate research degrees, Kent Law School also offers a number of research studentships and LLM by Research scholarships.)

The Kent LLM

The Kent LLM enables students to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas, according to their career interests and aspirations, even if they are a non-law graduate. Students have the opportunity to choose pathways in a host of subject areas including: Criminal Justice, Environmental Law and Policy, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Law, International Criminal Justice, International Environmental Law, International Law, International Law with International Relations, Law and the Humanities and Medical Law and Ethics.

The innovative nature of the programme means that students have the option to leave their choice of pathway open until after they arrive, with their specialisms being determined by the modules that they select. (Two further LLM programmes are also offered at Kent’s centre in Brussels.)

More information about the Kent LLM is available on our Mastering Law blog and in our video:

In this second video, Head of Kent Law School Professor Toni Williams talks in more detail about our critical approach to teaching at Kent. She also explains the distinctive and flexible structure of the Kent LLM; the option to study at Brussels; and the value of gaining skills in legal imagination.

“That’s really what the critical approach hones in you – new ways of thinking about law, new ways of imagining law, thinking about law’s creative possibilities, it’s destructive potential” – Professor Toni Williams



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