Kent is one of the UK’s leading universities. Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, the University offers you outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations and a superb student experience. 

Kent offers a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study abroad and year in industry opportunities, summer schools, and a generous scholarship fund including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence. 

Kent Law School

One of the founding schools at University of Kent, Kent Law School has a long held reputation for providing an outstanding critical legal education.

The Canterbury campus of the University of Kent is a beautiful 300 acre campus in the far south east of England, overlooking the (originally Roman and now largely medieval) city of Canterbury, the centre of which is less than a mile from campus. The University is less than an hour from London, and under two hours from Paris, France.

Kent Law School is one of the UK’s leading law schools. It was ranked 10th in The Times Good University Guide 2015, and 8th for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with more than three quarters of research output rated as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.

Kent welcomed its first substantial entry class of Canadian students into the Law School in 2008, and has many graduates who have returned to practice in Canada (in large commercial firms, provincial firms, as public legal counsel, and specialist firms). Kent has an active student led Canadian Law Society, which organises everything from visits by Canadian Law Schools and Canadian alumni in practice, to an annual Thanksgiving dinner!

Students at Kent have the opportunity to become involved in the multi-award winning Kent Law Clinic, which represents real clients on a pro bono basis, and offers unprecedented insight into the relationship between law in theory and law in action. The Law School also offers co-curricular modules in Mooting, Negotiation, Mediation, and Client Interviewing, and as an annual Canadian Law Moot.

In addition to studying legal principles, statutes and cases, students at Kent think about law within the context of the world we live in, and the social, political and moral influences which shape it. They learn about law as a global subject, and discuss and debate its impact and development.

Award-winning student support

 The University is dedicated to helping its students gain a head start when the time comes to begin or develop their career. 

The University places a strong focus on graduate employability and skills acquisition and has established a number of initiatives, including a careers and employability advisory service, an employability points scheme, the Global Skills Award, Language Express (providing language learning for all students), a student enterprise hub, an on-campus JobShop, and a volunteering credit scheme. 

All students at Kent have access to a wide range of personal support services. These include: a Medical Centre on the Canterbury campus, the Counselling Service; the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service; a multi-faith and ecumenical Chaplaincy team, and day nurseries. Kent also provides comprehensive academic support facilities, including the Student Learning Advisory Service, which provides free study support and advice.

Why study at the University of Kent

Student life at Kent is lively and cosmopolitan. Students studying at Canterbury and Medway enjoy their respective campuses as the center of their academic, personal and social life. Both campuses are home to accommodation, social and leisure facilities. The Canterbury campus hosts the annual festivals, WorldFest and Keynes Stock. Medway students make use of the nearby Medway Park, a sports facility that doubled as a training camp for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. Students in Brussels and Paris are able to make use of the cultural, artistic and political access of these major cities, with Kent centers based in the heart of each city.

The University is currently home to over 200 students from North America.

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Student Population: about 19,860

City Population: 50,000 in Canterbury

Date of Establishment: 1965

Location: UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway (south east England); European centres in Brussels and Paris

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