This degree offers you the opportunity to study the closely related disciplines of Law and Sociology in a three-year programme. Covering the foundations of law alongside compulsory and optional modules in Sociology (taught by our outstanding School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research), you develop an understanding of the law, taught from a critical perspective which allows you to engage in informed debate about contemporary legal issues, and a sophisticated understanding of the complex global world in which we live, and the social forces, identities and media that shape our lives. Kent Law School brings the study of law to life and prepares you for a successful career in law. Our LLB in Law develops your critical and analytical skills, enables you to think about the role of law in society, and provides hands-on experience through opportunities to work on real cases in our Law Clinic. A law degree from Kent prepares you for a career in law and opens doors to many other professions. 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. Choose Law and Sociology at Kent because: • we’re Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Times Good University Guide 2022 • we offer state-of-the-art facilities including a dedicated moot courtroom • you study the issues that matter to you through our broad range of modules • this degree helps facilitate your ambitions to work in law as a solicitor or barrister, or as a lawyer internationally • you can get involved in real legal practice and assist real clients through Kent Law Clinic • you will take part in co-curricular activities including lawyering skills modules in Mooting, Mock Trial Advocacy, and Negotiation • you can join one of our student-led law societies • you participate in innovative and meaningful projects like Critical Law TV and the Kent Law Review • you learn from legal professionals on our Professional Mentoring Scheme • we have a supportive environment with academic advisors and our Skills Hub which helps you succeed and achieve. Our law degree sharpens your thinking and your powers of persuasion whilst you gain extensive legal knowledge. You study the detail of the law, as well as its history. You 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. Not only does this enhance what is already a fascinating subject, but it also 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, develop an understanding of the profession and plan for your future.
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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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