Kent ranked as top 15 UK law school in Guardian University Guide once again

Kent continues to rank as one of the best law schools in the UK, retaining its ranking of 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2018 league table for law, published on Tuesday.

Within this year’s Guardian league table, the Law School is ranked 7th for Student to Staff ratio, and 15th nationally for the percentage of graduates (85%) who find graduate-level jobs, or are studying further, within six months of graduation. The School’s excellent record for graduate destinations was also recognised recently by The Complete University Guide, which last month placed Kent 7th for Graduate Prospects in their 2018 Subject Table for Law.

In retaining its top 20 position in The Guardian University Guide, Kent remains one of only 14 law schools ranked in the top 20 in each of the three major UK league tables, and is now one of only 9 law schools also ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings.

The Guardian University Guide league table for law is calculated using eight measures, and ranks 98 university law schools across the UK. It’s the fourth year that Kent Law School has been listed in the top 20, having been ranked 14 in 2017, 17th in 2015 and 14th in 2014.

In the QS World University Rankings for law, published in March, Kent was one of only 14 UK law schools ranked within the global top 100. Kent Law School is now ranked 93rd globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for Law, as well as 14th in The Times Good University Guide 2017, 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2018 and 19th in The Complete University Guide 2018.

In addition to its reputation as a leading UK law school with a distinctive ‘critical approach’ to teaching law, the School has an international reputation for producing world-leading research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent Law School is ranked eighth in the UK for research intensity. Almost all (99%) of the School’s research was judged to be of international quality with 79% judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.