Apply now for postgraduate taught scholarships in Law

Students applying to begin their studies of the Kent LLM at Canterbury in September 2019 or January 2020 can apply now for scholarships.

The Kent LLM is a taught Master’s in Law open to law and non-law graduates. The programme enables you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas, according to your career interests and aspirations. There are nine pathways to choose from and the innovative nature of the programme means you can leave your choice of pathway open until after you arrive, with your specialism being determined by the modules you select.

Funding options include:

  • Taught Master’s Overseas Scholarship: Applications for the Taught Master’s Overseas Scholarship close on Monday 18 March 2019. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the full overseas rate (£15,200 in 2018/19) along with living expenses (equivalent to £14,777 in 2018/19). All overseas applicants to the Kent LLM programme at the Canterbury campus are eligible to apply. Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the granting of the scholarship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. Students who are successful in their application for scholarships will be considered Kent LLM Scholars and will have the opportunity to act as LLM Ambassadors.
  • Kent LLM Student Awards: Three Kent LLM Student Awards are available to support students who are from or who have studied an undergraduate degree in Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand. Eligible students will be awarded £2,500 as an automatic tuition fee discount. The University will assess eligibility for the award after an application for entry to the Kent LLM has been submitted. No further application for the award is required.
  • Kent LLM First Class Honours Scholarships: The Kent LLM First Class Honours Scholarship supports excellent students who wish to pursue postgraduate study at Kent Law School in the academic year 2019-20 by providing them with a 50% tuition fee discount. The Scholarship is open to all students who have achieved a First in an undergraduate degree in any discipline awarded by the University of Kent or in an undergraduate degree in law awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University. The University will assess eligibility for the award after an application for entry to the Kent LLM has been submitted. To be considered, applicants must submit a Kent Law School Postgraduate Funding application form to  – the deadlines for overseas students are: 31 July 2019 for September 2019 entry; and 18 November 2019 for January 2020 entry. The deadlines for home students are: 31 August 2019 for September 2019 entry; and 30 November 2019 for January 2020 entry.
  • Graduate School Scholarship: The Graduate School Scholarship provides a £1,000 reduction in tuition fees. It is awarded to 2019 University of Kent Graduates who earn a Bachelor’s degree with honours and register for a postgraduate degree at Kent by 01 October 2019. There is no need to make a separate application. The tuition fee reduction will be provided to all eligible 2019 graduates on registration.
  • Loyalty discount – exclusively for Kent graduates: The University of Kent is pleased to recognise the family and personal loyalty shown by registration on multiple degrees by siblings, children of alumni and spouses/civil partners studying together or alumni studying for additional degrees. The Loyalty discount provides a discount of 10% of the first year´s tuition fee on registration and payment of tuition fees. Full details on eligibility can be found online – the deadline for applications for September starters is 31 December. For January starters the deadline date for applications is 31 March.
  • Kent’s £12.2m postgraduate scholarship fund: The University of Kent has a scholarship fund of over £12.2 million to support taught and research students including funding from the UK Research Councils, subject and location-specific scholarships, philanthropic awards and discounts and scholarships for Kent alumni.
  • Postgraduate Master’s Loans: A Postgraduate Master’s Loan can help you with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course. Eligible students can borrow up to £10,906 (2019/20)

Study in Brussels

We also offer two taught LLM programmes at Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS).

Postgraduate Open Events

Law and non-law graduates are invited to meet Kent Law School students, academics and admissions staff at our Postgraduate Open Events where you can learn more about both our programmes and all the funding options:

  • The next Open Event at our Canterbury campus is on Tuesday 5 March 2019 from 5pm – 7pm in the Darwin College Conference Suite – book your place online
  • The next Open Event at our centre in Brussels is on Tuesday 19 February 2019 from 5pm – 7pm (local time) – book your place online

Find out more about Kent Law School

Kent Law School is a leading UK law school with a reputation for world-class critical legal research; in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, we were ranked 8th for research intensity in the Times Higher Education. We are ranked 11th for law in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019; 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2019 for law; and 18th in The Complete University Guide 2019 for law. We also have an excellent international reputation; we are ranked 58th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for law 2019; are among the top 100 law schools in the world in the 2018 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subject; and among the top 150 law schools in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

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