University profile

University of Kent

2019/20 edition

About University of Kent

Step up, stand out and specialise at University of Kent with career-focused postgraduate courses taught by expert academics. Build a global network of connections by joining our thriving, supportive, international community of staff and students. We welcome everyone and have a large number of mature students studying either for career purposes or to indulge a long-held passion for a subject.

Kent is a leading research institution with a dynamic and challenging academic environment underpinned by an international perspective, take a look at our multimillion-pound scholarship fund to support our postgraduates.

Multi-million pound Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

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Funding includes taught and research student scholarships, location-specific awards, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for students who pay overseas fees. We also have a Graduate Teaching Assistantship scheme whereby postgraduate research students receive financial support in return for teaching.

Postgraduate Virtual Event

We are planning our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Event soon, where you can hear from specialist academics and attend live Q&A sessions to discover all about studying on one of Kent's postgraduate programmes in the UK and Europe. Register your interest today.

A leading university

Kent is a top 20 research university with a dynamic intellectual community of students and staff. Postgraduate students are encouraged to take an active role in our academic community; they are taught and supervised by world-class researchers and encouraged to present work at research seminars, participate in conferences and publish papers.

Supportive graduate community

The Graduate School creates a vibrant interdisciplinary academic community across all our campuses and centres through the provision of support, funding opportunities and employability focused skills training for its postgraduate students. The Researcher Development Programme for research students and Global Skills Award Programme for Master’s degree students offer over 300 training sessions annually across a range of topics.

Kent’s postgraduate students come from over 140 countries and range in age from 21 to their 70’s. We welcome everyone and have a large cohort of mature students studying either for a career change or to indulge a long-held passion for a subject.

Impressive career prospects

Kent has an excellent record for employment. A postgraduate qualification from Kent opens up career opportunities by providing specialist knowledge and an impressive portfolio of skills that are essential within the competitive world of employment.


The University of Kent has seven exceptional study locations: the UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway are close to London with easy access by road and high-speed train and there are fast travel links to mainland Europe, including Paris and Brussels, by air, Eurostar or ferry.

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 and June/July and host Information Evenings in Paris and Brussels. Alternatively, you are welcome to come for an informal visit.

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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.

To speak to a member of our dedicated team, please contact us

Conversion programmes

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.

Contact details

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