With just over 90% of final year undergraduate law students reporting overall satisfaction with their course at Kent, the Law School is ranked 17th out of 84 institutions teaching law.
The NSS is an independent annual survey, giving final year undergraduate students an opportunity to provide feedback on their academic experience at university. Kent Law School has been ranked within the top 25% of institutions for teaching, academic support, learning opportunities, learning resources, organisation and management, and overall satisfaction.
In respect of teaching quality, just over 92% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things and 91.5% reported they found the teaching intellectually stimulating. In a further endorsement of Kent’s distinctive critical approach to teaching, 84% of students agreed that their course has provided opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics, placing us 8th in the UK on this question.
The Law School’s critical approach to teaching places law in the wider context of society. In addition to a full and thorough grounding in the detail of law, students are taught to think about the history and development of the law, and the moral and ethical considerations which shape its development. A critical legal education also involves politics, philosophy, sociology and culture; it gets students thinking critically about different kinds of legal system, about power, and about who benefits and loses from different decisions.
Kent Law School is one of the leading law schools in the UK; ranked 16th in The Guardian University Guide 2020, 17th in the Times Good University Guide 2020, and 22nd in the Complete University Guide 2021. Kent Law School also has an excellent global reputation, ranked 51st for law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2020.