Unique new specialism in Law and the Humanities for Kent LLM students

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A unique new specialism in Law and the Humanities is now on offer to graduates studying the Kent LLM, a one-year taught Master’s in Law.

Law and the Humanities is the latest in a suite of 11 LLM specialisms to be offered as part of the Kent LLM programme at Kent Law School. The new specialism, the only one of its kind in the UK, sits within a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. Although students are taught at Kent’s Canterbury campus, the programme also includes two modules taught at Kent’s Paris Centre (pictured above), located in the historic heart of Montparnasse. The two modules taught in Paris are delivered during an intensive one-week course of study with Law and the Humanities 1: Ethos and Scholarship taught in January and Law and the Humanities 2: Current Issues taught in May.

The Law and the Humanities specialism draws upon the theoretical and methodological richness of the humanities, including history, political and social theory, literature, theatre and visual culture studies. Students are equipped with the conceptual tools and skills for a more thorough understanding of the traditions and workings of the law. It develops and strengthens students’ analytical, critical, and imaginative capabilities, and cultivates specific skills such as textual analysis, critical reading, and effective argument. A dedicated Law and the Humanities blog offers further insight into the content of the programme.

Kent Law School, ranked 8th best law school in the UK for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), provides a diverse intellectual and stimulating environment in which to study. Kent LLM students have the opportunity to develop specialisms in a host of subject areas including: Criminal Justice; Environmental Law; European Law; International Commercial Law; International Criminal Justice; International Environmental Law; International Law with International Relations; International Law; Medical Law and Ethics; and Human Rights Law. The innovative nature of the programme means that students have the option to leave their choice of specialism open until after they arrive, with their specialisms being determined by the modules that they select.

Students applying for the Kent LLM beginning in September 2016 can also still apply for a taught master’s scholarship paying tuition fees at either the Home/EU or overseas rate. Applications for the Taught Master’s Overseas Scholarship close on Monday 14 March 2016 and applications for the Taught Master’s Home/EU Scholarship close on Friday 6 May 2016. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

For more information about the Kent LLM, including details of modules and a further range of  scholarships available to fund postgraduate studies, please visit our website or explore the Mastering Law blog where our students write about their experiences of studying the Kent LLM.

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