University of Kent

University of Kent

Law (Public International Law)

The programme allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas. You can tailor your studies to your particular needs and interests to obtain an LLM or Diploma in a single specialisation, in two specialisations jointly, or by choosing a broad range of modules in different areas of law to obtain a general LLM or Diploma in Law. As a student on the LLM at Canterbury, your choice of specialisation will be shaped by the modules you take and your dissertation topic. To be awarded an LLM in a single specialisation, at least three of your six modules must be chosen from those associated with that specialisation with your dissertation also focusing on that area of law. The other three modules can be chosen from any offered in the Law School. To be awarded a major/minor specialisation you will need to choose three modules associated with one specialisation, and three from another specialisation, with the dissertation determining which is your 'major' specialisation. Public International Law: This specialisation is taught primarily by examining current international events and the theoretical bases of international law. It is particularly suited to those involved with, or who are hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. Students studying Public International Law 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 following this specialisation can choose to spend one term at our Canterbury campus and one at our Brussels centre (returning to their primary location to complete the dissertation) under our split-site option for this programme.

Entry requirements

A 1st or good 2nd class Honours degree in law or a related subject. Kent Law School (KLS) may also take account of relevant work experience when considering applications.

Course modules

Most programmes will require students to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Students may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that they may customise their programme and explore other subject areas that interest them.

Assessment methods

The postgraduate programmes offered within the Law School are usually taught in seminar format. Students on the Diploma and LLM programmes study three modules in each of the autumn and spring terms. The modules normally are assessed by a 4-5,000-word essay. Students undertaking an LLM degree must write a dissertation of 15-20,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 12,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 2,475 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 6,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East
Brussels Campus Brussels 1050

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