Studying law: Part 1

Thinking about applying to Higher Education can be intimidating, especially when you don’t know what to study. And it is difficult to choose a course, one must thinAn image of Kent Law Schoolk carefully and one must complete in depth research in order to know one hundred per cent that, that course is right for them. After all, you will be spending three/four years studying the course and will definitely be spending a lot of money paying for it. But how can you know that you’ve made the right decision? And will the research be enough?

Today’s three part blog is dedicated to all the prospective students who are considering studying law; it is my final year here at the University of Kent so I’ll give you an insight of what it is like to study law at Kent Law School.


The degree

The university of kent logoWhat’s amazing about studying law at the University of Kent is that the programmes are flexible. I, for example, am currently studying straight law. As I don’t know which area of law interests me, I thought this option would be a great opportunity because it would give me a better understanding of the different areas of law that are available to practice in. Of course, you can always choose to combine your degree with a language, such as German or with another course, such as philosophy, or pick the year abroad scheme. The degree also covers a wide range of modules, and what’s even better you can can choose modules that are not even related to law (also known as wild modules). So for example, you can choose a wild module in photography or a wild module



University of Kent skills hubOf course, lectures and seminars can be intense. The information delivered will be heavy, so will the readings and the seminar preparation. Although the law lectures are recorded on KentPlayer, from experience, going to live lectures will give you a better understanding of the contents. And re-listening to the recorded lectures will further improve your knowledge and will be beneficial when exam season is around. It’s also important that you are prepared for a seminar, as participation is key. The seminar questions are a great way to start revising for exams and are a guidance for the assessments. And the further readings are a helpful way to start your research for the assessments. But remember that help is always provided. The Kent Law School, Skills Hub and academic advisers are always there to guide you and give you advice about any issues/difficulties that you are facing.

This post is by Sonja Jounus