Kent Law School is renowned for its world-leading research and its distinctive ‘critical approach’ that places the law within the wider context of society. Our popular mooting programme gives you the chance to get hands-on experience as you develop advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom setting before a bench comprised of local judges, practising barristers, solicitors and lecturers.
Kent Business School has expert accounting staff from the business world and our links with global businesses ensure that our teaching is always internationally relevant. Our teaching methods are varied; you take part in workshops, individual and team presentations, and use case studies to apply the theory to actual companies.
Our degree programme
In your first year, you are introduced to the English legal system and to some of the foundational principles of accounting, finance, business studies and economics.
In your second year and third year, you engage in more detail with various aspects of private and public law and develop your knowledge in management, accounting and finance.
You analyse judgments and legal developments while taking into account the political, ethical and social dimensions of the law.
In your third and fourth year of study, you can choose from a wide range of different modules allowing you to develop specialist knowledge on topics such as banking law, international law, consumer law or management accounting. You also have the option to complete a dissertation in law. This provides you with the opportunity to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.
Kent Law Clinic is based within our new, purpose-built building. It is ideal for developing your practical skills and has a replica courtroom for mooting.
Through Kent’s Templeman Library you have access to a wide range of materials and topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format including: collections of legislation and case law in UK, European and international law Lawlinks, our award-winning gateway to online legal resources major legal databases that are used on a daily basis in the legal profession.
Your designated academic advisor provides guidance for your studies and academic development. At our Skills Hub you can receive tailored support for your studies during term time.
Kent’s Student Learning Advisory Service also offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing.
There are a number of student-led societies which you may want to join such as:
Kent Investment Society Entrepreneurship and Start Up Society Kent Critical Law Society Kent International Law Society Kent Student Law Society Kent European Law Students Association.
Kent Business School’s ASPIRE centre provides guidance and practical support on how to turn your idea into a successful business.
Kent Law School regularly holds careers talks given by practising lawyers (many of whom are Kent alumni) and hosts guest lectures by some of the leading legal figures of our time.
We have approximately 100 legal professionals registered on our Professional Mentoring Scheme, and leading law firms visit the campus to attend the annual Kent Law Fair, offer mock interviews, or run workshops.
At Kent Business School, we pride ourselves on the strength of our global connections. These include links with: BBC Barclays Cummins IBM KPMG The Bank of England Kent County Council.
All of our undergraduate Law degrees are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as Qualifying Law Degrees for entrants in 2020. They also contain the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers.Law
Kent Law School emphasises research-led teaching which means that the modules taught are at the leading edge of new legal and policy developments. Kent Law School is renowned nationally for research quality, being ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
All of our research-active staff teach, so you are taught by influential thinkers who are at the forefront of their field. We also have one of the best student-staff ratios in the country, which allows small, weekly seminar-group teaching in all of our core modules, where you are actively encouraged to take part.
Most modules are assessed by end-of-year examinations and continuous assessment, the ratio varying from module to module, with Kent encouraging and supporting the development of research and written skills. Some modules include an optional research-based dissertation that counts for 45% or, in some cases, 100% of the final mark. Assessment can also incorporate assessment through oral presentation and argument, often in the style of legal practice (such as mooting), and client-based work and reflection through our Law Clinic.
Accounting & Finance
Most modules are taught by a combination of lectures and seminars. Some modules have a number of workshops or sessions in computer laboratories. Most of your modules involve individual study using library resources.
Most modules have an end-of-year examination that contributes either 70% or 80% to the final module mark; your coursework provides the remaining marks. Marks from Stages 2 and 3 count towards your final degree class.
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes will depend on your specific module selection: