About University of Kent
The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with outstanding academic staff, excellent facilities, networking opportunities and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career. Develop the skills you need to stand out and succeed in tomorrow’s world.
Kent is a top UK and global University, known for its teaching excellence, 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. Many of our courses will consider applicants either holding or projected 2:2 UK Bachelors degree or equivalent, we also offer distance-learning options and short courses.
Kent celebrates outstanding REppF 2021 results
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 has confirmed Kent as a leading research university, with many of our submissions rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
The impact of Kent’s research and researchers spans the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and the University has eight subjects ranked by THE in the top ten for research quality, with a further seven subjects in the top 25. Read more about our results and REF success here.
Career-focused conversion Master’s
If you’re looking for a career change or want to study a different postgraduate degree to your undergraduate degree? Take a look at our Conversion Master’s Programmes at Kent. where you can learn new skills, improve your job prospects and prepare you for a career in a different discipline.
Postgraduate students who apply by June 2022 and meet the criteria of their course offer will have guaranteed accommodation offers on campus.
Impressive career prospects
Kent has an excellent record for employment. Alongside developing career skills on your programme, you’ll have access to Kent’s extensive careers support. This includes one-to-one advice, workshops and resources from our Careers and Employability Service.
The content of our programmes are designed to take advantage of the connections and resources we’ve built over the years, locally, nationally and globally. On some of our programmes, it’s possible to go on a work placement where you can test what you’ve learnt or you could gain experience living in another country by studying or undertaking research abroad.
Take a look at what are graduates are doing now – read our alumni profiles
Multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarship fund
At Kent, we offer a range of funding opportunities. Kent’s scholarships include full awards to support doctoral researchers and over 100 awards for students with a First or 2.1 degree undertaking a taught Master’s at our locations in the UK and Europe. These include taught and research student scholarships, location-specific awards, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for students who pay overseas fees. Our Research Council doctoral training partnerships give you access to a range of funding and research networks.
A leading research university
Interdisciplinary, international and highly influential, our research addresses some of the most critical issues of our time such as cancer treatment, dissolving plastic pollution; improving UK productivity and creating original forms of poetry and creative writing. The approach to research at Kent has always been interdisciplinary and collaborative and our signature research themes reflect this.
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.
Our dedicated Graduate and Researcher College ensures our students have access to the resources they need, including study hubs exclusively for postgrads, running a series of training programmes, workshops and events to help you further develop transferrable and specialist skills to support your research and employability.
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
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. The School offers a variety of study options and networking opportunities in politics, law and international studies.
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. The School offers advanced, flexible Master’s degrees across the arts, including in architecture, history of art, film, and creative writing.
Find out more
We hold Postgraduate Information Events throughout the year with our upcoming virtual events in November and February and onsite events in April. We also 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
Review the University of Kent’s On-Demand Virtual Open Event and find out how you can pursue your passion at Kent. Watch presentations from specialist academics and admissions staff about postgraduate study. Discover our dedicated Graduate School, and get the latest funding information, including loans for Master's students. Explore our world through Kent’s virtual experience, which campus will you explore first?
Kent's Summer Open Days and Event on-Demand
Meet us in person at one of our summer Open Days or join us online - our Medway Open Day is on Saturday 25 June from 10.00, and our Canterbury Open Day is on Saturday 2 July from 10.00. Find out more and book your place on our events page
Or review the University of Kent’s On-Demand Virtual Open Event and discover how you can pursue your passion at Kent. Watch presentations from specialist academics and admissions staff about postgraduate study. Discover our dedicated Graduate School, and get the latest funding information, including loans for Master's students. Explore our world through Ke’t’s virtual experience, which campus will you explore first?
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