This degree offers you the opportunity to study the closely related disciplines of Politics and Law in a three-year programme Overview You gain a solid grounding in politics, both national and international, and are able to choose modules that reflect your interests from the extensive range on offer. Our modules reflect the research interests of our staff, and 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 Times Good University Guide 2023 • State-of-the-art facilities including a dedicated moot courtroom • Study the issues that matter to you through our broad range of modules • Prepare for a successful career – this degree helps facilitate your ambitions to work in law as a solicitor or barrister, or as a lawyer internationally and opens doors to many other legal professions • Get involved in real legal practice and assist real clients through Kent Law Clinic • Take part in co-curricular activities including lawyering skills modules in Mooting, Mock Trial Advocacy, and Negotiation • Join one of our student-led law societies • Participate in innovative and meaningful projects like Critical Law TV and the Kent Law Review • Learn from legal professionals on our Professional Mentoring Scheme • Study 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 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. Professional recognition 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).
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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