International Legal Studies with a Year Abroad - LLB (Hons)

Law is a stimulating degree that sharpens your thinking and your powers of persuasion while giving you extensive legal knowledge. This programme brings valuable added depth and an international dimension to your degree, as well as offering an unforgettable experience in another country, without a requirement to learn another language.


At Kent, we have one of the top law schools in the UK. Kent Law School is renowned for its world-leading research and its distinctive ‘critical approach’ that places law within the wider context of society. This creates an exciting environment in which to gain your Qualifying Law Degree.

Our degree programme

This distinctive four-year programme offers you the unparalleled opportunity to obtain a Law degree (LLB) while developing an enhanced understanding of law in an international context. Your studies include an additional year, taught in English, at one of our partner universities in Canada or Asia.

You study the detail of the law, as well as its history. You analyse judgments and legal developments while taking into account the political, ethical and social dimensions of the law. This ‘critical approach’ enhances what is already a fascinating subject. It helps you to fully understand the law and there are many chances to discuss and debate its role in society.

Teaching is via lectures, small group seminars and case studies. Our popular mooting programme, hosted in a dedicated space within the £5m Wigoder Law Building, gives you the chance to develop advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom setting before a bench comprised of local judges, practising barristers, solicitors and lecturers.

Kent Law School has a supportive environment and your lecturers have office hours where they provide guidance on a one-to-one basis. We also provide:

  • the Skills Hub offering tailored guidance, five days a week in term time
  • a law librarian to guide you in the use of online and printed resources.

If you are interested in developing your skills in a modern European language, we also offer the following three-year programmes:

Year abroad

An alternative to the International Legal Studies with a Year Abroad programme isEuropean Legal Studies, where you spend a year abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, and teaching is also in English. 

We also offer English and French Law, which includes a year at one of our partner universities in France. Teaching on this programme is in French.

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Regular fees: 9250 GBP

International Fees : 13810 GBP

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