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Kingston University
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Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

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Welcome to Law

History Department iconThe Law department has a long and excellent reputation for providing undergraduate courses designed to meet the demands of today's organisations and the ever changing global economy. Our courses are suitable for students who are either keen on qualifying as a lawyer or for those who want to study the theories of law alongside another subject.


Postgraduate Law courses

Kingston Law department has a long and excellent reputation for providing masters courses designed to meet the demands of today's organisations and the ever changing global economy. If you choose to study our General Law LLM, and if you complete both the Evidence and Arbitral Award module and the Arbitration module, achieving 55% in both, you will qualify for membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Students are then able to sit a further Award Writing examination. If you receive 70% in this exam you will receive exemption up to module 4 of the arbitration pathway of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and can take a further examination with the Institute (a peer interview). If you meet the success criteria, you’ll be awarded Fellowship of the CIArb, the only globally recognised qualification in arbitration. If you’d like to specialise in certain areas of law, or if you want to progress your existing legal career, these law courses are suitable for you. You can study full or part time, whichever is most suitable for you. All of the courses also have a January start date, allowing you flexibility to take less time out of work or away from home life:


Research

Whether you are planning a career as an academic within the education sector or as a professional researcher within the public or private sectors, the Kingston Law PhD will enable you to both develop advanced research skills and enhance your professional credibility. You will research a topic of your choice. We particularly invite applications in the areas of Legal History; Criminal Justice; Public Administration; Employment Law; and Jurisprudence/Law and Social Theory. Your PhD thesis should be around 80,000 words and will be the subject of an oral examination in which you will show both how you have critically investigated your area of research and made an independent and original contribution to knowledge. View full course details: