University of Kent – a top 20 research university

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Institution: University of Kent

Kent, a top 20 research university, provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with top ranked universities around the world. Our £9 million postgraduate scholarship fund allows us to support excellence and we have an enviable record for graduate employment.

Kent is known as ‘the UK’s European university’ with campuses in the UK and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome where studies are underpinned by the specialist resources of each location. In addition to these centres, we have a large number of academic partnerships across Europe, Asia and the United States; some of our programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications, as well as jointly supervised PhD awards.

The University is ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, we have world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of our research is deemed to be of international quality as shown by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The QAA (2015) recognised postgraduate study at Kent as having ‘a vibrant and interdisciplinary academic community’.

Postgraduate programmes

We offer a range of taught programmes and research opportunities including External PhDs, distance learning and short courses across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology. We are active partners in the AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), the ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) and the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. For those focused on career development we offer a variety of taught conversion degrees for career changers as well as professional training programmes, some of which are by distance-learning.

£9m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

There are a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students including:

• Funding from UK Research Councils – ESRC, AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and STFC
• Graduate Teaching Assistantships
• University Taught and Research Scholarships
• Subject and location specific awards
• Excellence in Sport and Music scholarships
• Named awards from donors
• International Student Scholarships

The majority of Kent’s programmes, including some in Paris, Brussels and Rome, are also eligible for the £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Superb locations

The University of Kent has exceptional study locations: the UK campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, plus specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. Canterbury and Medway have quick and easy road and high speed rail access to London as well as mainland Europe, via Eurostar. The facilities of all our locations are available to all our students, no matter where they are based.

Over 50 subjects for study and research at a beautiful, cosmopolitan campus looking over the historic City

Professionally focused programmes delivered at a stunning waterfront location with state-of-the art facilities

Part-time learning in a wide range of subjects including postgraduate taster courses in humanities and social sciences

Heritage Management, combining archaeology and business, studied in one of the world's most ancient cities

Advanced international studies in the political capital of Europe taught by academics and practitioners

Postgraduate humanities enhanced by cultural immersion in the capital of European culture

The study of the ancient world in this centre of classical antiquity

Impressive career prospects

Kent has an excellent record for employment. Our postgraduates have gone on to work for major companies and organisations, such as Renault, Accenture, the Government Statistical Service, Cancer Research UK, Guardian News & Media, the European Commission, Deutsche Bank and Lucasfilm.

Competitive Fees

To enable as many people as possible to benefit from the Kent postgraduate experience we endeavour to keep fees as competitive as possible, for 2017 fees for taught Master’s started at £6500 for Home/EU students.

Find out more

Kent holds regular Open Events where you can meet students and academics, discuss funding opportunities and tour the campuses. If you can't attend but would like to find out more you can come for an informal visit, contact our information team or find out more on our website. General Open Days will be held throughout 2017 and 2018 at locations in the UK and across Europe.

Contact details

University of Kent
United Kingdom

Masters Courses