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LLM / PgDip - Law (Law and Health)


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) 29 January 2023 25 September 2022

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.

COVID-19 has affected all of us. The legal issues it raises are also acute. For example, how far should individual liberties be curtailed in order to protect public health? To what extent should legal standards and regulatory controls be relaxed in the context of pandemic? How do we fairly allocate resources if it is impossible to offer the best available to treatment to all? How should states regulate on the basis of scientific advice in a context of scientific uncertainty?

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Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in law or a related subject. The School may also take account of relevant work experience when considering applications.

For 2022, in response to the challenges caused by Covid-19 we will consider applicants either holding or projected a 2:2. This response is part of our flexible approach to admissions whereby we consider each student and their personal circumstances. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


Fees

See programme website for details

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Student Profile(s)

Judith Ngozichinyere Onwubiko

LLM Ambassador

"My name is Judith Ngozichinyere Onwubiko. I am a Dispute Resolution Specialist and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2014 and have since worked with the Department of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Enugu State, Nigeria.
I obtained my Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Kent Law School in 2013. I am studying the Master of Laws (LLM) with Specialization in International Law with Medical Law and Ethics. I chose to return to Kent because during my undergraduate studies I experienced, first-hand, the Kent Law School’s critical approach to the study of law. This helped me stand out at the Nigerian Law School and in my legal practice. I believe that this is what I still need for my post-graduate studies and for the future.
I am interested in International Human Rights Law, especially as it relates to the human rights of women. I chose to specialise in International Law with Medical Law and Ethics because, while practicing law in Nigeria I observed certain problems in the Nigerian legal system that adversely affect the rights of Nigerians, especially Nigerian women. I was particularly drawn to issues relating to medical negligence and malpractice, as this has caused the death of several women and children. I believe that the combined Kent LLM will equip me with the knowledge and skill needed to positively influence the law in this area."

Mathilde Formet
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LLM Ambassador

"I did a European LLB in Paris for three years to study French, English, Spanish, European and International laws with visiting professors from various countries. Through my degree and thanks to internships in law firms and in a charity organization, I have found my vocation: medical law and ethics. Following the purpose of my LLB, I really wanted to study abroad and even more in England, regarding the reputation of its universities, its teaching methods and its peculiar approach of the law, especially in my area of interest. After looking at the different programmes, the one proposed by Kent Law School appeared to me as evidence: it fits perfectly with my expectations combining medical law and ethics, two areas closely related and which seem to me inseparable. I was also attracted by the international dimension of this university and its campus with a lot of facilities, located in the countryside near the lovely city of Canterbury. So I am here for one year, studying the full-time LLM in Medical Law and Ethics, focusing on important issues which are medical practice and malpractice, consent to treatment, death and dying, reproduction and the beginning of life, privacy and data protection law and the foundations of the English legal system, in order to enrich my legal background to deal with such concerns."

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


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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.


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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.


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