Monthly Archives: February 2016

Three-day summer school for students considering LLM/Master’s in Law

Students from across all degree disciplines can apply now for a three-day Pre-LLM Summer School at Kent’s centre in Paris.

The Summer School offers an immersive experience of postgraduate study to students considering whether to apply for a one year LLM (Master’s in Law) at Kent.

Sample classes are offered across the range of Kent LLM specialisations, including Intellectual Property Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Law and the Humanities, International Commercial Law, International Migration Law.

Through these classes students will engage in structured discussions that introduce both the advanced subject knowledge and the critical and theoretical analyses that distinguish the School’s distinctive approach to postgraduate study. There will also be reading groups and an opportunity to discuss the mechanics of the application process.

The Pre-LLM Summer Programme will be held at Reid Hall, located in the heart of Montparnasse in Paris, on 27/28/29 June and repeated on 29/30 June and 1 July. A non-refundable fee of £80 includes accommodation, lunch and refreshments.

To apply, please complete our online application form (including a 500 word statement detailing your interest in studying an LLM at Kent) by Sunday 3 April 2016.

More information is available on our website or via the School’s postgraduate office:

The Kent LLM

The one-year Master’s in Law programme at Kent Law School is called the Kent LLM. 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.

Details of modules are available on our website and an insight into the student experience can be gained by reading the Mastering Law blog.

Students who have already decided to apply 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 students without scholarships, a new system of postgraduate loans for Master’s degrees in the UK has been introduced for the 2016-17 academic year. Available to home and EU students for both full-time and part-time study, the new loans will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Master’s courses in all subject areas. They are subject to eligibility criteria based on age, nationality and residency.

UKP announces scholarship fund worth £25,000 for Paris students

The University of Kent, Paris is pleased to announce a scholarship fund worth £25,000 for taught Master’s students studying during the academic year 2016–17. Please find below the conditions and criteria of the scholarship fund and how to apply.

Conditions and Criteria
•  The scholarship fund is open to applicants who have been offered a place on any of the Kent, Paris MA programmes for the academic year starting in September 2016, whether split-site (Canterbury and Paris) or Paris only.
• It is open only to applicants intending to study full-time.
• UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are all eligible.
• Candidates will be assessed on academic excellence, and will usually hold by July 2016 a first-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, or hold by July 2016 an equivalent non-UK qualification or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
• Paris Scholarships to the value of £5,000 will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, clear intellectual ambition and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen MA programme.

How to apply
• Candidates must have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on one of the Kent, Paris programmes.
• Candidates must send a letter of motivation, not exceeding 500 words, stating why they wish to join their chosen Kent, Paris MA programme and how this fits into their longer term plans.
• The letter of motivation should be saved with the following file name: “FirstnameSURNAME_application number_letter of motivation”, for example:
CatherineWOOD_123456789_letter of motivation.doc
• The letter should be addressed to the Academic Director of Paris programmes and sent by email to with the subject line: “Scholarship application Firstname SURNAME application number”, for example:
Scholarship application Catherine WOOD 123456789
• The opening date for accepting applications is Friday 1 April 2016. Please do not send scholarship applications before this date.

The deadline for applications is midnight, Friday 27 May 2016.

Please address any enquires to

New Comparative Lit PhD offered with year in Paris

The School of European Language and Culture has recently announced a new PhD in Comparative Literature featuring study at both the University of Kent’s Canterbury Campus and our Paris Centre located in the city’s Montparnasse district.

Over the duration of the PhD, students produce an original piece of research of up to 100,000 words. Previous and ongoing doctoral projects in Comparative Literature with a French component include: ‘Representations of the Jew in the Nineteenth-Century Novel in France, Germany, and England’, ‘Sleep and States of Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century British and French Gothic Literature’, and ‘Comedy and the Spirit of Contingence: The Comic as Theorised in Modern Philosophy, and its Realisation in Post-War British and French Drama’.

The Department of Comparative Literature offers supervision from world-class academics with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, who are able to support and guide students through your research. Progress is carefully monitored to ensure that you are on track to produce a thesis to be valued by the academic community. Throughout the programme, PhD students are able to attend and contribute to research seminars, workshops, and research and transferable skills training courses.

More information about this specific PhD programme and how to apply can be found here.

Tuesday 1 March 2016 – Postgraduate event at Canterbury campus

Come and talk to specialist academics and admissions staff about postgraduate study at our campuses in the UK and specialist centres in Tonbridge and across Europe.

Canterbury campus:

  • Tuesday 1 March 2016, 5-7pm. For information about all our postgraduate programmes in Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Paris, Brussels, Athens and Rome. Book your place [5]

Kent’s open events give you the chance to:

  • Find out more about Kent’s £9m postgraduate scholarship fund
  • Get all the latest information about the new £10,000 loans for Master’s students
  • Get answers to your questions about postgraduate taught and research opportunities at Kent
  • Meet current postgraduate students
  • Speak to staff for expert advice about the application process, funding, accommodation and future career options
  • Talk to the Graduate School about how they support all Kent’s postgraduate students with additional training, study facilities and social events

Alternatively, our Canterbury and Medway campuses are open for informal and guided visits, we hold open events in Paris and Brussels, or you can make an appointment to visit an academic school or our European centres.

School of History to host ‘post-Napoleonic’ colloquium at University’s Paris Centre

The University’s School of History is proud to announce that it will be organising a colloquium on European history in the post-Napoléon age in August 2016 at the University’s Paris Centre.



The Price of Peace:
Modernising the Ancien Régime?

Europe 1815-1848

22 – 25 August 2016

This conference will revolve around the provocative historiographical issue of whether the post-Napoleonic order represented an attempt to reconcile the heritage of the ancien régime with a deeply transformed world. A number of themes will be explored by panels of invited experts from across Europe.

Please visit the conference website for more details and contact information of the conference organisers.


Seminar series: Patience Agbabi (Kent) on 31 March 2016

The University of Kent, Paris
in conjunction with its partner institutions
cordially invites students and guests to its

Spring Seminar Series

Patience Agbabi
Poet in Residence
University of Kent

Wordes Newe: A Canterbury Tales for a multicultural Britain

From the grime-inflected ‘Prologue’ to the ‘Backtrack’ retraccioun, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014) remixes Chaucer’s vernacular to a contemporary idiom. Patience Agbabi will perform from her collection and discuss the art of translating into new registers, poetic forms and subcultures.

Thursday, 31 March 2016
Grande Salle, Reid Hall

Free and open to the public

Please confirm your presence by writing to

Seminar series: Michael Moriarty (Cambridge) on 17 March 2016

The University of Kent, Paris
in conjunction with its partner institutions
cordially invites students and guests to its

Spring Seminar Series

Michael Moriarty
Drapers Professor of French, University of Cambridge
Fellow of the British Academy
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques

Religion, politics, and society in seventeenth-century France: the case of Jansenism

This seminar asks why the Flemish bishop’s treatise on St Augustine gave rise to a major ideological and political crisis in seventeenth-century France and considers the ultimate impact of the crisis on the French church and the ancien régime in general.

Thursday, 17 March 2016
Grande Salle, Reid Hall

Free and open to the public

Please confirm your presence by writing to

Spring seminar series announced

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cordially invites students and guests to its

Spring Seminar Series
featuring the theme
Politics of Translation — Translation of Cultures
in conjunction with its partner institutions

Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. in the Grande Salle at Reid Hall unless otherwise stated

Free and open to the public

For speakers, topics and further details please visit our events page.


Seminar series: Charles Forsdick (Liverpool) on 10 March 2016

The University of Kent, Paris
In conjunction with its partner institutions
Cordially invites students and guests to its

Spring Seminar Series

Charles Forsdick
James Barrow Professor of French
University of Liverpool

Locating world literature: monolinguals, multilingualism, translation

The talk opens with a focus on the manifesto, published in Le Monde in March 2007, advocating a literature-monde en français. It explores the (un)translatability of the concepts of world literature/’world-literature in French’/Weltliteratur, understanding these as a series of interlinked terms that have emerged multiply, in a range of different historical, cultural and linguistic contexts. The presentation seeks to outline the complex translation dynamics of a genuinely polyglossic ‘world’ literature, with this ‘world’ increasingly characterized by translingualism, multilingualism – as well as by a more general recognition of a ‘post-monolingual’ condition. As such, it raises questions about the credibility and sustainability of any exclusively monolingual ‘world-literature’, and investigates the ways in which the ‘world’ in ‘world-literature’ often remains a fundamentally divided one.

Thursday, 10 March 2016
Grande Salle, Reid Hall

Free and open to the public

Please confirm your presence by writing to