Masters study opportunities at University of Kent

Masters and Taught Courses in South East England

The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with academic staff who are leaders in their field, outstanding facilities and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career. In these challenging times, Kent’s an ideal place for postgraduate study.

Postgraduate programmes Kent Student

Kent is known for the quality of its teaching, gold-rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. We understand that postgraduate students need flexibility, so many of our taught and all of our research degrees offer September or January starts. We also offer distance-learning options and short courses. We also have a range of Conversion Master’s Programmes where you can learn new skills, improve your job prospects and prepare you for a career in a different discipline.

‘For 2021, in response to the challenges caused by Covid-19 the University of Kent will consider applicants either holding or projected a 2:2. This response is part of Kent’s flexible approach to admissions whereby we consider each student and their personal circumstances. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarship fund

To support you as you expand your knowledge and develop your ideas, we offer a range of funding opportunities. These include taught and research student scholarships, location-specific awards, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for students who pay overseas fees. We also have doctoral training partnerships with several bodies, which give you access to a range of funding, these include the UK Research Councils.

A leading university

Kent is a top 20 research institution. Our academics are involved in research that could lead to new approaches to cancer treatment; end plastic pollution; improve UK productivity; and create original forms of poetry and creative writing. Join a community that’s already shaping tomorrow’s world and discover where it could take you.

Supportive environment

Our Graduate and Researcher College helps to create a caring, stimulating intellectual and social environment, so that whether you’re returning to study after a break, studying part-time while continuing to advance your career, or a recent graduate, you can thrive and enjoy the challenge that postgraduate study provides.

We offer over 300 training sessions annually to help you develop a wide range of skills that not only ensure you get the most out of your studies, but also that you are ready to take your place in the professional world.

Impressive career prospects

Kent has an excellent record for employment. In a competitive market, a postgraduate qualification from Kent can help you to get into your favoured profession, move on in your career or change direction. Alongside the support you receive from academic staff, our Careers and Advisory Service provides expert advice and can help you prepare for interviews and assessment days.


Postgraduate study is offered at our UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, both within easy reach of London, as well as at our specialist European centres: the Brussels School of International Studies and the Paris School of Arts and Culture.

Specialist postgraduate centres in Europe

Brussels School of International Studies

Kent is the only UK university to have a postgraduate centre in ‘the capital of Europe’, home to major international organisations such as the EU and NATO and offers postgraduate programmes taught by world-leading academics and experienced practitioners.

Paris School of Arts and Culture

Spending either a full year or a term studying in the heart of this beautiful and historic city, teaching is enhanced by your immersion in a leading centre for European culture. Reid Hall provides modern study and support facilities within 18th-century buildings in a historic corner of Montparnasse, with easy access to the city’s resources.

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Visit our website to find alternative ways to meet us,  chat to students and discover more about how Kent can support your postgraduate study and research.

Virtual Open Event On Demand

Our most recent Postgraduate Virtual Open Event was held on Thursday 20 May 2021 and is now available on demand. You can review the talks and presentations, simply sign up here and it will direct you the event. If you have a question about any aspect of studying at Kent, then please do get in touch with us.

Postgraduate Campus Tours 

The University of Kent are delighted to be offering Campus Tours for both undergraduate and postgraduates looking to join Kent this September or in the near future.

Book for a tour for either Canterbury or Medway campus. Booking is essential and open from 9.30 -16.60 Monday to Friday. Tours at both campuses will last approximately 45 minutes and pre-booking is essential. Once you’ve booked a tour, we’ll send further information.

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For further information on all taught and research programmes, our postgraduate prospectus is available to download or you can request a copy.

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