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LLM / PgDip - Law (International Commercial Law)


University of Kent Kent Law School

Full time & Part time September, January PGDip, LLM 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (September start); 15 months full-time, 28 months part-time (January start)

About the course

The Kent LLM (and associated Diploma programme) allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas.

This pathway opens up access to a range of occupations that require specialist expertise. It equips you with the necessary intellectual tools to practise international commercial law, or work for relevant government departments, regulators and international organisations in a policymaking or advisory capacity. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field.

It combines a thorough grounding in technical legal instruments of international commercial law, with sophisticated training in interdisciplinary frameworks for analysis of global business regulation, as well as

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Entry Requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent, in law or a related subject. Students who achieve a high 2.2 standard may also be considered at the discretion of Kent Law School (KLS). The School may also take account of relevant work experience when considering applications.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Please see course website for further details.


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Student Profile(s)

Eva Cofie

LLM Ambassador

"My name is Eva Eleanor D. A. Cofie and I am a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. I have worked in private practice since I was admitted as a Solicitor in 2001 specialising in civil litigation in areas including commercial, contract, housing and employment law. I have always had an intense desire to try to right wrongs and to correct injustices and have enjoyed practising as a Legal Aid Solicitor helping the underdog. To expand on my knowledge of the law and broaden my client base, I decided to take the International Commercial Law LLM course at Kent University on a part time basis.

Kent University was for me, the obvious choice as I believed that I would have some of the best lecturers and research facilities in the UK. I was particularly attracted by the critical approach to law taught at Kent Law School, which has been one of the UK’s leading academic institutions with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research for almost fifty years. In addition, Kent Law School offers a broad range of interesting modules on the International Commercial Law course. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course so far and I believe that on completion of the course, I would have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to make a difference in the international commercial law arena."

Andrea Christoforide
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Kent Law School

"My name is Andrea Christoforide and I am Greek-Cypriot. I have graduated from a private English school in Cyprus. Onwards, I studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Kent for the academic years 2012-2015 and I successfully completed my BA in Accounting and Finance by achieving a First.
In order to broaden my academic knowledge I decided to do the LLM and more specifically the International Commercial Law. Cyprus is a country with an economy that relies a lot on foreign investment. I believe that the combination of the two, Accounting & Finance and Law in areas such as finance and foreign investment, will provide me with a competitive advantage in the recruitment process and help in my professional advancement.

My passion regarding Accounting and Finance is still my priority and therefore after the completion of my master’s degree in LLM, I will continue further and acquire the professional qualification of the ACA. This will be the final step towards my professional career.

Last summer I had the opportunity to do a summer internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cyprus which is one of the Big Four auditing firms in the world. The experiences I had were great and through this program I learned to work as part of a team and cooperate with the other participants to complete the tasks assigned to us.

I decided to continue my studies at Kent University because the interactions I had as an undergraduate were great. Not only the scenic environment of the university nor the beautiful buildings but mostly the teaching qualities. The professors were really supportive and the environment very stimulating. Since the programs of LLM are open to non-law graduates, and being a graduate with not an appropriate academic or professional background in the area of law, this was the best opportunity for me to develop an advanced understanding of law in the field of International Commercial Law in which I am interested in."

Scholarships

For entry in September 2019 or January 2020

Kent Law School is pleased to announce the Kent Law School Taught Masters Overseas Scholarship. 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. The decision as to the recipient of the Scholarship is at the exclusive discretion of Kent Law School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£15,200 in 2018/19) along with living expenses (equivalent to £14,777 in 2018/19)

Eligibility

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Application Procedure

For detailed rules, information to be provided by applicants and how to apply, please see our website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN37MAOVER02

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN37MAOVER02

Criteria
To be eligible candidates must:
• Hold a valid passport demonstrating nationality of Kenya, Thailand, or Nigeria OR have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree at a university in Kenya, Thailand or Nigeria (regardless of nationality)
• Be classified by the University of Kent as an international student for tuition fee purposes
• Be fully self-funding your studies
• Have firmly accepted an offer of a place on the taught Kent LLM at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent for entry in September 2019 or in January 2020, and have met the academic conditions of entry/be accepted for entry
Points to Note:
• This award can be held in conjunction with other awards and scholarships offered by the University of Kent, except where they are provided by Kent Law School (in which case the award which provides the greater monetary value overall will be given only).
• Graduates of the University of Kent are eligible for the award if they meet the above stated conditions. Where students are required to continue their studies beyond their original period of registration, the award will only be provided for that original period of registration.
• Due to strong demand, applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,500 (provided as a tuition fee discount)

Eligibility

For entry in September 2019 or January 2020:

The Law School has established a major fund to support overseas students from Kenya, Thailand, or Nigeria who undertake a full-time, taught LLM at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent. This award provides a tuition fee discount of £2,500 to entrants who meet the eligibility conditions stated below. 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.

Application Procedure

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.

Successful recipients will be notified by email after their offer to study on the Kent LLM is firmly accepted. Notification will take place in August, and September.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN37LLMTKN02

Eligibility - You must meet all of the following conditions:
• Have been awarded a First Class Honours degree in any discipline from the University of Kent or in law from Canterbury Christ Church University (proven by receipt of transcripts and/or a degree certificate clearly stating that this classification has been awarded)
• Have firmly accepted an offer of a place on the taught Kent LLM at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent for entry in September 2019 or January 2020 and have met the academic conditions of entry/be accepted for entry

POINTS TO NOTE:
• This award can be held in conjunction with other awards and scholarships offered by the University of Kent, except where they are provided by Kent Law School (in which case the award which provides the greater monetary value overall will be given only). Please contact us for further information
• Applicants must be fully self-funding their studies
• Where students undertake study on the Kent LLM on a part-time mode of study, the award will be made on a pro-rata basis
• Where students are required to continue their studies beyond their original period of registration, the award will only be provided for that original period of registration
• Successful applications will be notified by email after their offer to study on the Kent LLM is firmly accepted. Notification will take place in August/September for entry in September and December/January for entry in January
• Due to strong demand, applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee discount of 50% for students with a First Class Honours Degree

Eligibility

Kent Law School is delighted to announce a new scholarship to support 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 Kent LLM First Class Honours 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 scholarship provides a generous tuition fee discount of 50% to candidates who meet the eligibility conditions stated below.

Application Procedure

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 KLS PG Funding application form to klspgfunding@kent.ac.uk

Visit https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN37LLMFCH02 for a link to the application form.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN37LLMFCH02

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