A first or good second class honours degree in law or a relevant subject. A Master’s degree is recommended, but not essential.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
Our Research students benefit immensely from a vibrant research community, a supportive environment and many opportunities to engage critically with academic research and contemporary issues. They are immersed in a research culture which situates legal studies in its historical, social and economic context.
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. We recommend you contact the School informally before applying, and you should accompany your application with a brief (two to four-page) outline of the research project you envisage and your intended methodology. You may find it helpful to discuss your project informally with an appropriate member of staff (contact details on our website) or with the Director of Postgraduate Research.
Criminal Justice, Critical Commercial Law and Business Law and Regulation, Critical Obligations, Environmental Law, European and Comparative Law, Gender and Sexuality, Governance and Regulation, Healthcare Law and Ethics, International Law, Law and Political Economy & Law and Development, Legal Theories and Philosophy, Property Law. Other research areas within KLS include: human rights labour law law and culture law, science and technology legal methods and epistemology public law race, religion and the law.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.
Qualification and course duration
LLM by research
Course contact details
- Kent Law School
- +44 (0)1227 824595
- +44 (0)1227 827442