Department profile

Kent Business School

University of Kent
2018/19 edition

About Kent Business School

Kent Business School is committed to excellence by providing world-class, thought-provoking Master’s programmes. We focus on professional skills and knowledge in specific areas of management, which are readily transferable to real-world applications.

Kent Business School is ranked 20 in the UK for business and management studies by The Complete University Guide 2018. We were ranked 25 in the UK for student satisfaction and we are part of the University of Kent, ranked 21 by the Times Higher Education (THE) 2017. Our focus is on providing the best education possible to our postgraduate students in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and impact.

We have an international reputation for the high standard and quality of our programmes, which have received accreditation from leading professional bodies including the Association for MBA’s (AMBA) and the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI).

At postgraduate level, the student body at Kent is so diverse that it creates a welcoming and accepting community, where the opportunities to get involved are limitless. My best advice would be to reach out to your peers, learn about their cultures, take part in programmes like the Global Skills Award, and really make an effort to make the most of your time here. There is no other experience like it.

Cathryn Andrews, MSc Marketing

Postgraduate Study

Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Our academic staff work with businesses and bring their experience and research insights into the curriculum. New modules are assessed and added to programmes annually to keep pace with the industry.

£9m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

Kent Business School offers exclusive scholarships and bursaries of up to 50% off your tuition fee for postgraduate students upon application. In 2017, Kent Business School awarded over £470,000 worth of bursaries and scholarships to postgraduate students.

In 2017 we launched three new MBA scholarships offering 50% off your tuition fee:

  • Women in Leadership Scholarship
  • Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship
  • SME Entrepreneur and Innovator Scholarship

If you are looking to accelerate your career, the Kent MBA could be the right choice for you and your organisation.

We also provide an Early Bird discount of 10% to applicants who apply before 31 March and pay their deposit by 30 April. Please note, the Early Bird offer is open to self-funded postgraduate students only. For more information, visit our funding page.

The University of Kent has a scholarship fund of over £9 million. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities.

State-of-the-art facilities

Study in Sibson, our new, state-of-the-art building. With new teaching and learning spaces and modern social and breakout areas, Sibson encapsulates KBS academic values and identity.

In Medway, Kent Business School has recently relocated to the historic dockyard, occupying the ‘Sail and Colour Loft’. Here, modern learning facilities feature within an iconic historic building forming inspiring learning spaces.


The UK is a popular place to study, and KBS is particularly well-located in South-East England with programmes being delivered at both the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Canterbury is well-known as a city-break destination for art, culture, history, restaurants and night-life. The campus itself is set in woodlands and is within walking distance to Canterbury city centre. Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris. Public transport is easily available and reliable.

The Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mixture of modern and historic buildings with excellent facilities. A free Wi-Fi enabled shuttle bus runs regularly between the Canterbury and Medway campuses during term time. Plus, the ports of Dover, Ramsgate and the Channel Tunnel are all about an hour’s drive away, and London is 45 minutes away by train.

International Student Support

Studying at Kent Business School is an investment in your future. We have designed an excellent academic experience and a multicultural environment for social and cultural exchange.

There is support available for our international students as soon as an application is made, from practical information on visas to language skills and finding accommodation. This support continues when you become a student to help you make the most of your time at the university.

Future Career Prospects and Support

Kent has an excellent record of graduate employment: 98% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2016 found a job or further study opportunity within six months. Our students are consistently targeted by leading international organisations and recent graduates of Kent Business School have gone on to work for top global companies, including Apple, Boeing, EY (Ernst & Young), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), HSBC, IBM and The Walt Disney Company.

  • 10th in the UK for business, management and marketing graduating students’ career prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • Eighth in the UK for accounting and finance graduating students’ career prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2018)

The graduate school runs a programme of skills training workshops and events specifically for postgraduates, and the Careers and Employability Service can provide personal careers advice at any stage of your studies.

How to Apply

You can apply for our postgraduate taught masters programmes via the online application process. Please ensure all supporting documents are submitted with your application form or scanned and emailed. We will ask to see the originals of your documentation when you enrol into the programme. For more information visit our How to Apply page.

Visit Us

Please visit our postgraduate events page to see upcoming opportunities to visit us.

Contact details

01227 827726
Kent Business School
Park Wood Road
University of Kent