University profile

Canterbury Christ Church University

2021/22 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 15,000 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

Nearly 90% of its research submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was assessed as world-leading, internationally significant or internationally recognised.

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.

New £65m Science, Technology, Engineering, Health and Medicine building for 2021

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 opens in January 2021. It will be 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.

New creative industries building opened 2019

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.


Canterbury Christ Church University is in the top ten for graduates in work after finishing their degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The figures are taken from the new Graduate Outcomes survey, the UK’s largest annual social survey.

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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