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About University of Kent
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.
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.
January 2021 starts
You can start some of our postgraduate degrees in January. If you’re taking a career break to study this could be the best option for you. A January start also works well for overseas students as it allows more time to meet visa requirements. Find out more about our January intake programmes.
Multi-million 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.
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.
Find out more
We hold Postgraduate Information Events in the autumn and spring, have Postgraduate Hubs at our General Open Days in October/November and June/July and host Information Evenings in Paris and Brussels. Alternatively, you are welcome to come for an informal visit.
For more information, see kent.ac.uk/visit
For further information on all taught and research programmes, our postgraduate prospectus is available to download or you can request a copy.
To speak to a member of our dedicated team, please contact us
At Kent, 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 example, we offer business, economics and computing programmes for students from an entirely different background, while our Master's degrees in law or journalism develop your academic and professional skills in new areas. Find out more here
Whether you’re changing direction or honing your skills, Kent will be here to help you take on tomorrow’s world. Get ready to sharpen your focus.
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