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The University of Kent

Law (Human Rights Law)

Canterbury campus
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Rank: 29 (UKEAS)

Location: Canterbury campus

Website: http://www.kent.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: -


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49
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(Law and legal studies)
29
UKEAS Ranking

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Description

The Kent LLM (and associated Diploma programme) allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas. This pathway enables you to examine human rights protection at the national, regional and international levels. It is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. It is also suited to those who want to develop a human rights practice in a domestic law context. Students studying human rights are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) at Kent. These include workshops, trips to international courts and tribunals, and guest lecture series. Students can choose to spend one term (either Autumn or Spring) at our Canterbury campus and one (either Autumn or Spring) at our Brussels centre (returning to Canterbury to complete the dissertation) under our split-site option for this programme. The split site option is charged at a different rate. Please see under Fees below for more information. Programmes at our Brussels centre are offered primarily in International Law and Human Rights Law. Students are responsible for organising their own accommodation in Brussels. Please contact the University's Accommodation Office for information about the availability of short term accommodation in Canterbury. Studying for a Master's in Law (LLM) at Kent means having the certainty of gaining an LLM in a specialist area of Law. The Kent LLM gives you the freedom to leave your choice of pathway open until after you arrive, your pathway being determined by the modules you choose.

Requirements

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent, in law or a related subject. Students who achieve a high 2.2 standard may also be considered at the discretion of Kent Law School (KLS). The School may also take account of relevant work experience when considering applications. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L)


Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for The University of Kent.

About this university

International students

Currently there are some 120 plus nationalities represented at the university and around 20% of the student body is from outside the UK. To help those coming from outside the country, the university runs a number of courses including in English language and foundation courses to assist in the transition. They also have an international students guide available through the website to help with preparation while there are both academic support facilities and persona support ones on offer once a student arrives. The latter is available through the Student Advice Centre and can help with matters such as visas and immigration paperwork. It also works alongside the UK Council for International Student Affairs. The heart of student life at the university is the Kent Union, the student union. It is run by five elected full-time officials as well as part time officers and volunteers. It runs two shops on the campus as well as the Parkwood bar called Woody’s, another called Rutherford bar and a nightclub called The Venue. While the university is secular, it has a strong chaplaincy within it, consisting of a full-time Anglican and Catholic priest as well as a Pentecostal minister and various part time chaplains from other faiths. Among the numerous organisations and clubs run by Kent Union are a number of student media outlets. These include a radio station, newspaper and TV station.

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