Socio-legal Studies (LLM)

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
LLM

How long you will study
12 Months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Socio-legal Studies at University of Kent

Location: Canterbury


The Law School has an active and supportive student community, with excellent dedicated postgraduate facilities. Students are usually allocated two supervisors, who give guidance about the nature of the research, the standard of work required, and about the relevant literature and sources that should be consulted.  Students and supervisors meet monthly, ensuring consistent and continuous support during the length of the degree.

We welcome applications for research degrees in a wide range of areas (this post on our Countercurrents blog helps offer an insight into the diverse aspects of the law our scholars choose to interrogate). 

How to make an application for the Socio-Legal Studies PhD

You should accompany your application with a proposal of up to 10 pages including:

  • an outline of the research project you envisage
  • your research questions
  • your intended methodology
  • and an explanation of how your project will advance the existing scholarly literature on the topic. 

You are strongly advised to discuss your project with an appropriate member of staff (contact details on our website) or with the Director of Postgraduate Research prior to submitting your application. When preparing your proposal, you should read our 'Guide to writing a PhD or LLM by Research proposal.'

How to make an application for the Socio-Legal Studies LLM by Research

You should accompany your application with a proposal of up to 10 pages including:

  • an outline of the research project you envisage
  • your proposed research questions
  • your intended methodology
  • an indicative bibliography
  • and a brief explanation of what your project will add to this literature. 

You are strongly advised to discuss your project with an appropriate member of staff (contact details on our website) or with the Director of Postgraduate Research prior to submitting your application. When preparing your proposal, you should read our 'Guide to writing a PhD or LLM by Research proposal.'

Duration

LLM 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; PhD 3 to 4 years full-time, 5 to 6 years part-time

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  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Notes about fees for this course

Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR | Part Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Part Time Overseas: N/A

Entry requirements

Contact University of Kent to find course entry requirements.

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    “The lecturers at Kent are excellent. You get to know them well and, as you move through the course, they are able to guide you towards projects, ideas or career paths that they think you will like.”

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    “I have been very lucky with my supervisor, Professor Yong Yan, who is a world-class expert and the first IEEE Fellow in the UK in instrumentation and measurement.

    “Professor Yong Yan has helped me to become a better researcher. I am inspired by his novel ideas and constructive suggestions. Under his supervision, my confidence has grown through such milestones as my first set of experiments, writing my first research paper and attending my first conference.”

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