University profile

Canterbury Christ Church University

2023/24 edition

About Canterbury Christ Church University

At Canterbury Christ Church University, we offer a wide range of postgraduate courses in many subject areas including teacher education, health and medicine, digital and creative arts, humanities, social and applied sciences, and technology and engineering. Our students and graduates connect with industries, businesses and professionals in both the public and private spheres.

Our modern, multi-campus university, with its outstanding facilities, is home to around 20,000 students, around one-fifth of whom are postgraduate students.

PG subjects available

Our postgraduate courses are broadly split into two groups, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate by Research. Ranging from Postgraduate Certificates to MPhils and PhDs. We currently offer over 400 different subjects and are constantly looking to expand our offering.

World-class and internationally-renowned research in most recent REF

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, which assessed the quality of research in the preceding seven years, found that Canterbury Christ Church University had more than doubled its proportion of world-leading (4*) research and quadrupled its proportion of world-leading (4*) impact since 2014.

Graduate College

The Graduate College at Canterbury Christ Church University offers a fantastically supportive and friendly environment in which to be a postgraduate student. We welcome students of all ages and all backgrounds and provide an intellectually stimulating environment for your studies.

All of our postgraduate research degrees are managed by the Graduate College which also runs the year-long Researcher Development Training Programme, and provides many educational and training workshops, as well as social events, thesis-writing boot-camps, writing together and well-being sessions.

The student-led Postgraduate Research Association also provides social and academic opportunities, including an annual postgraduate researcher conference, as well as mentoring and support throughout the year.

Significant Investment in Facilities

We want all our students to achieve their full potential. This is why we have invested millions of pounds into creating high-quality facilities, such as our new multi-million-pound facility for Science, Technology, Health, Engineering and Medicine, which opened in January 2021. It is home to the Kent and Medway Engineering, Design, Growth and Enterprise (EDGE) Hub, alongside new specialist health, science and medicine facilities. Providing innovative learning and teaching, our industry focused courses support highly skilled work-ready graduates into a range of careers and sectors.

Our stunning arts facility, the Daphne Oram building, offers a wide range of new and established courses to promote careers in the creative and digital industries. The building houses specialist teaching facilities, including space for performance and music, design studios and the latest technology to support new and existing courses.


97% of CCCU postgraduates were in work or further training 15 months after finishing their course. This ranks us 2nd among large UK universities*
(HESA: Graduate Outcomes 2022)
*Out of 92 universities with 500 or more postgraduate leavers, who were available for work or study.

Find out more

We hold a range of Postgraduate Information events throughout the year, both virtual and on campus.

Department / School information and available programmes

Contact details

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Course Enquiry Team
01227 928000
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