You gain a solid grounding in national and international politics, and can choose modules that reflect your interests from the extensive range on offer. Our modules reflect the research interests of our staff, cover areas including conflict resolution, federalism, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA.
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.
Reasons to study a Law degree at Kent
Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Times Good University Guide 2022State-of-the-art facilities including a dedicated moot courtroomStudy the issues that matter to you through our broad range of modulesPrepare for a successful career – this degree helps facilitate your ambitions to work in law as a solicitor or barrister, or as a lawyer internationallyGet involved in real legal practice and assist real clients through Kent Law ClinicTake part in co-curricular activities including lawyering skills modules in Mooting, Mock Trial Advocacy, and NegotiationJoin one of our student-led law societiesParticipate in innovative and meaningful projects like Critical Law TV and the Kent Law ReviewLearn from legal professionals on our Professional Mentoring SchemeStudy in a supportive environment with academic advisors and our Skills Hub which helps you succeed and achieve
What you’ll learn
Our law degree sharpens your thinking and powers of persuasion whilst gaining extensive legal knowledge. Study the detail of the law, as well as its history, 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. This enhances what is a fascinating subject, and enables you to build well researched evidence bases and advocate your position, which is critically and vitally important in whichever professional occupation you aim to pursue.
Our popular mooting programme develops your advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom setting before a bench comprising local judges, practising barristers, solicitors and lecturers. Our Employability Support enables you to make connections, build your network, and develop an understanding of the profession.
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).
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.
Our main teaching methods are lectures, seminars, working groups, PC laboratory sessions and individual discussions with your academic adviser or module teachers. Assessment is through continuous feedback, written examinations, assessed essays and oral presentations.
Assessment can also incorporate assessment through oral presentation and argument in in the style of legal practice (such as mooting), and client based work and reflection through our Law Clinic.
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes depend on your specific module selection: