|Degree:||Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB (Hons))|
Gain knowledge of the law, accounting and finance on our exciting joint honours programme. You develop a variety of skills that put you on track for a career in the financial and legal sector. You also have the opportunity to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree
Kent Law School is renowned for its world-leading research and its distinctive ‘critical approach’ that places the law within the wider context of society. Our popular mooting programme gives you the chance to get hands-on experience as you develop advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom setting before a bench comprised of local judges, practising barristers, solicitors and lecturers.
Kent Business School has expert accounting staff from the business world and our links with global businesses ensure that our teaching is always internationally relevant. Our teaching methods are varied; you take part in workshops, individual and team presentations, and use case studies to apply the theory to actual companies.
In your first year, you are introduced to the English legal system and to some of the foundational principles of accounting, finance, business studies and economics.
In your second year and third year, you engage in more detail with various aspects of private and public law and develop your knowledge in management, accounting and finance.
You analyse judgments and legal developments while taking into account the political, ethical and social dimensions of the law.
In your third and fourth year of study, you can choose from a wide range of different modules allowing you to develop specialist knowledge on topics such as banking law, international law, consumer law or management accounting. You also have the option to complete a dissertation in law. This provides you with the opportunity to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.
Kent Law Clinic is based within our new, purpose-built building. It is ideal for developing your practical skills and has a replica courtroom for mooting.
Through Kent’s Templeman Library you have access to a wide range of materials and topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format including:
Your designated academic advisor provides guidance for your studies and academic development. At our Skills Hub you can receive tailored support for your studies during term time.
Kent’s Student Learning Advisory Service also offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing.
There are a number of student-led societies which you may want to join such as:
Kent Business School’s ASPIRE centre provides guidance and practical support on how to turn your idea into a successful business.
Kent Law School regularly holds careers talks given by practising lawyers (many of whom are Kent alumni) and hosts guest lectures by some of the leading legal figures of our time.
We have approximately 100 legal professionals registered on our Professional Mentoring Scheme, and leading law firms visit the campus to attend the annual Kent Law Fair, offer mock interviews, or run workshops.
At Kent Business School, we pride ourselves on the strength of our global connections. These include links with:
All of our undergraduate Law degrees are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as Qualifying Law Degrees for entrants in 2020. They also contain the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers.