Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching

The Kent LLM

A Master's in Law (LLM) at Kent is a fantastic opportunity to join our vibrant research community and work with a team of specialists with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of topics in the field of Law. You can broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by focusing on one or more of our specialist pathways or by opting for our a general LLM.

Our programmes are:

  • informed by Kent Law School's world-class expertise in critical, socio-legal research
  • open to graduates from a relevant discipline (an undergraduate degree in Law is not a requirement)
  • offered at the University of Kent in Canterbury and at our Brussels Centre.

Watch our Head of School Professor Toni Williams talking about the Kent LLM on YouTube

Full-time or part-time

All our programmes can be studied full-time or part-time (the LLM and PDip are one year full-time or two years part-time and the PCert is one term full-time or two terms part-time).

Kent LLM specialist pathways

You can choose to leave your choice of pathway open until after you arrive or you can choose a pathway in any one or two areas of Law from the list below:

Don't want to specialise? You are free to take any of the law modules we offer and graduate with a Master of Laws in Law.

January start

Kent LLM students can choose to begin their studies in September or in January.


THE World University Rankings by subject 2018

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MA programmes:

Kent Law School also contributes to the following MA programmes at Kent:

International Heritage & Law MA
Medical Humanities MA

Environmental Law Seminar Series

Kent Law School has offered graduate programmes in environmental law since 1994 and has developed an international reputation as a leading centre for research and teaching in environmental law.


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, its destructive potential…

~ Professor Toni Williams, Head of Kent Law School


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Last Updated: 24/04/2018