Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.
Course: Law Dispute Resolution LLM
Current position: head of legal and special service department, Local Government Service Board, Kaduna State, Nigeria
"Deciding to study the LLM at Kingston University has turned out to be a great decision in my life. The course content is good and challenging, the lecturers are sound and enthusiastic, the Learning Resource Centre staff are exceptionally polite, caring and very good in ensuring that you have the maximum benefit of the facility.
As a council legal adviser, secretary and officer in charge of all security matters of my organisation, I encountered several forms of disputes and conflicts on daily basis. And now with the skills and knowledge acquired in mediation and arbitration, I believe my work would be made much easier and beneficial to my employer.
But the most beneficial aspect of my time at Kingston University is the skills, exposure and knowledge acquired in legal research and methodology through the various coursework and tutoring that I underwent. And I now strongly believe that if I keep up the tempo, I will soon start authoring journals and books."
Course: Dispute Resolution LLM
Current position: solicitor at Theodore Goddard
"Commercial clients can be very demanding. Achieving results for such clients requires an understanding of the range of techniques available to resolve any particular dispute. As no two disputes are the same, there is no magic formula and a broad-based but in-depth knowledge is needed. To achieve this I spent some time looking at options to widen my knowledge and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I also found that Kingston was starting an LLM course ideally suited to my needs.
"The staff had a wide array of professional and practising experience, were enthusiastic and committed to helping us to get the most from the course. They appreciated that many of us had full time careers which our studies had to fit around. The reliance on coursework rather than exams made this possible and, I believe, allowed a far more detailed examination of the topics to be undertaken in a way which will not be forgotten.
"My work is all about looking at commercial issues from more than one side. The LLM gave me a tremendous breadth of legal knowledge to draw upon, as well as increasing my expertise in the practical issues of concern to my clients and those with whom they are in dispute. It has also enabled me to be elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The understanding I gained on the LLM has undoubtedly boosted my value to the firm and to its clients and consequently to my career development."
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.