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Masters degrees in Jurisprudence involve advanced study of the philosophies, principles, and technical theories of law and legal practice.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Legal Theory and Political Theory. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Law discipline.
Courses in this field train you to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of law and legal reasoning, as well as the foundations upon which legal systems and institutions are built.
Training is typically portioned into theories surrounding natural law, civil law, and the law of nations. As such, you may examine a range of law systems, from Commercial and Business Law, to International Law and Human Rights.
For example, you might investigate internal law and legal systems, such as the efficiency and fairness of legal procedure. Or you could examine law as a particular social institution and its impact in social contexts, examining issues such as ethical practise and theories relating to race and gender.
Typical activities undertaken in the traditional role of a jurist may include overseeing the writing of legal documents, consulting on high-profile court cases, or regulating legal procedures.
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The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, and human rights, and in different jurisdictions, as well as law in its relationship to society in the Middle East and North Africa. Read more
Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, this programme examines the theory and practice of human rights law, international criminal law, humanitarian law, transitional justice, migration law and other fields in the context of different policy areas and various academic disciplines. Read more
The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme, but have the option of pursuing a specialised LLM. Read more
This programme offers an advanced introduction to the study of Law with a specific emphasis on socio-legal methodology. It provides you with an excellent preparation for doctoral study in the area of socio-legal research, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study. Read more
Governments and international institutions regulate our lives, from what we wear in public to what we say about others. This raises profound questions about how we relate to each other and to our government. Read more
available as Full-time available as Part-time Develop a deep insight into crime and what causes criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course Studying applied criminology and forensic psychology at postgraduate level will allow you to develop a range of enquiring, analytical and practical skills benefitting you as a practitioner or researcher. Read more
The underlying philosophy of the LLM is to develop specialists in the field of International and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. Read more
Ideally suited for those who are interested in specific international law issues or want to work for international organisations, NGOs and governments, this course is designed to develop specialist knowledge of this important, ever expanding, area of legal knowledge. Read more