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University of Kent

Kent, a top 20 research university, provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with top ranked universities around the world. Our £11 million postgraduate scholarship fund allows us to support excellence and we have an enviable record for graduate employment.

Kent is known as 'the UK's European university' with campuses in the UK and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome where studies are underpinned by the specialist resources of each location. In addition to these centres, we have a large number of academic partnerships across Europe, Asia and the United States; some of our programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications, as well as jointly supervised PhD awards.

The University is ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, we have world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of our research is deemed to be of international quality as shown by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The QAA (2015) recognised postgraduate study at Kent as having 'a vibrant and interdisciplinary academic community'. 

Postgraduate programmes

We offer a range of taught programmes and research opportunities including External PhDs, distance learning and short courses across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology. We are active partners in the AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), the ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) and the ARIES NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. 

University of Kent

£11m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

There are a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students including:

  • Funding from UK Research Councils - ESRC, AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and STFC 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships
  • University Taught and Research Scholarships
  • Subject and location specific awards
  • Excellence in Sport and Music scholarships
  • Named awards from donors
  • International Student Scholarships 
University of Kent

Superb locations

The University of Kent has exceptional study locations: the UK campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. Canterbury and Medway have quick and easy road and rail access to London as well as mainland Europe, including Paris and Brussels, via the Eurostar. The facilities of all our locations are available to all our students, no matter where they are based.


Over 50 subjects for study and research at a beautiful, cosmopolitan campus looking over the historic City


Professionally focused programmes delivered at a stunning waterfront location with state-of-the art facilities


Part-time learning in a wide range of subjects including postgraduate taster courses in humanities and social sciences


Heritage Management, combining archaeology and business, studied in one of the world's most ancient cities


Advanced international studies taught in the political capital of Europe by academics and practitioners


Postgraduate humanities enhanced by cultural immersion in the capital of European culture


The study of the ancient world in this centre of classical antiquity

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    The Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent is a centre of excellence and innovation in training, research and practice. It is aimed at the full range of professionals involved in child protection.

    Co-Directors Professor David Shemmings and Dr Jane Reeves established the Centre following the Munro Review (2011), which stressed that Continuing Professional Development is crucial for professionals working to safeguard and protect children.

    The Centre offers:

    A part-time distance learning Master's in Advanced Child Protection, study starts in January each year.

    Child protection simulations (serious games) to assess and reflect on complex inter-professional cases. Training packages also include expert lectures, video clips, videoed role-plays and links to research.

    Engaging in research projects and publishing related papers remains a key part of the Centre's activities. Recent achievements include being selected as 1 of only 25 partners from across the UK to be involved in a research project led by the Technology Strategy Board. 'RITA' (Responsive InTeractive Advocate) is a TSB funded project in collaboration with The University of Portsmouth; We Are Snook; Affective State. Other current activity includes an ESRC bid seeking to support the development of 'Zak' and a health care bid researching the effects of child protection practice upon the welfare of practitioners.

    Providing high quality, targeted and innovative child protection training and research, the Centre aims to support all health and social care practitioners worldwide: teachers, social workers, youth workers, probation officers, GPs, lawyers, police officers, health visitors and voluntary organisations. The Centre is dedicated to providing training opportunities, CPD tools and research to raise professional and organisational standards.

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    The Centre for English and World Languages specialises in the delivery of internationally-focused programmes, modules and courses in English and other world languages. We deliver the University’s International Foundation and Pre-Master's/Graduate Diploma Programmes; its Pre-sessional English and in-sessional English Language support, as well as a wide range of credit and non-credit bearing world language programmes. For general enquires relating to our provision, please contact us on [email protected]

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    The Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent has scored 92/100 for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2019. Staffed by award-winning journalists from television, radio, newspapers, magazines and online publishing, the department is a centre of excellence in professional vocational training and academic rigour. Our MA programmes adhere fully to these principles. Students are taught in state-of-the-art facilities, and all have access to industry-leading facilities and equipment including three dedicated multimedia newsrooms equipped with state of the art technology. KMTV, the independent television news channel for Kent and Medway transmits on Freeview Channel 7 from studios located in the Centre. Qualified students may work as paid interns at KMTV. Work experience with local and national newspapers and websites is also arranged. The Centre is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists and successful graduates can expect to move straight into jobs with employers including broadcasters, newspapers and online news providers. If you want to learn to speak truth to power in the era of fake news, there is no better place to learn the skills required to be a superb, ethical reporter.

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    The Centre for Professional Practice at the University of Kent offers part-time academic work-related programmes for Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. Our programmes and short courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals wishing to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role. Taught sessions are delivered in a welcoming, supportive and flexible academic environment, by an academic team with extensive professional practitioner experience.

    The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice.We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond.

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    Kent Business School is ranked 20th in the UK for Business Studies1. We offer an eminent business education and student experience at a top 20 UK university, focussing on criteria that are important to you as a postgraduate student. Education Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies. Scholarships & Funding Kent Business School offers an Early Bird discount of 10% for applications submitted and approved before 31 March. Please note, the Early Bird offer is open to self-funded postgraduate students only. We also provide other exclusive bursaries and scholarships for our postgraduate students upon application. The University of Kent has further funding options available. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities. Location The UK is a popular place to study, and KBS is particularly well-located in South-East England. Our campus is in the historic and beautiful city of Canterbury; well-known as a city-break destination for anyone that enjoys art, culture, history, restaurants and night-life. The campus itself is set in woodlands, and is walking distance from Canterbury city centre. In addition, Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris. Public transport is easily available and reliable. Research & Faculty 55% of our business and management research is rated "internationally excellent" or "world leading"2. Our faculty conduct world-leading research across a variety of topics having specialist expertise in areas such as sustainability, enterprise, diversity and finance. We host many externally funded research projects with high profile partners. Recent and current examples include the Economic and Social Research Council, the World Bank, the British Academy and the European Commission. Information for International Students Studying at Kent Business School is an exciting life experience. We have designed an excellent academic experience, and also a pleasant environment for social and cultural engagement. 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. KBS values the input of international students to the learning experience. Business is global, and so is our outlook. Information for UK Students Studying for a business Masters is now a desirable option in the UK. Whether full-time or part-time, studying business at this level is a huge differentiator for functional specialists, and allows business practitioners to further specialise and reinvigorate their strategic thinking. Kent Business School performs exceptionally well for career prospects3: 15th in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing graduating students’ career prospects 18th in the UK for Accounting & Finance graduating students’ career prospects 91% of our postgraduate students agree that they feel better prepared for their future careers and that their course was intellectually stimulating4. Join KBS. We look forward to hearing from you: [email protected] +44 (0)1227 824650 - Graduate Admissions Office Kent Business School University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7PE 1 The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015 2 Research Assessment Exercise, 2008 3 Guardian University Guide 2015 4 Postgraduate Taught Student Experience Survey (PTES) 2014

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    Kent Law School at the University of Kent is a leading UK law school, ranked 8th for research intensity in the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework and 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2018 for law.

    The Law School also has an excellent international reputation; ranked 50th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for law 2018, it is also listed amongst the top 100 law schools in the world in both the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 and the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

    We offer a broad choice of taught Masters in Law (LLM) programmes and research degrees, all of which are taught with an international and contemporary focus in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. Teaching and research is based upon a critical and socio-legal approach, viewing the law within the broader social, political and economic context in which it operates. The School is home to a range of active research centres with academic staff actively involved in a broad variety of research projects.

    Our flagship taught Master’s in Law programme, the Kent LLM, is offered at Kent’s beautiful 300-acre parkland Canterbury campus. The campus overlooks the historic cathedral city of Canterbury located close to continental Europe and with London just one hour away by train.

    The Kent LLM offers you the certainty of gaining an LLM in a specialist area of Law, and the freedom to leave your choice of LLM open until after you arrive, determining your pathway through the modules you choose.

    You can tailor your studies to your particular needs and interests to obtain an LLM in a single pathway, in two pathways jointly, or by choosing a broad range of modules in different areas of law to obtain a general LLM or Diploma/Certificate in Law.

    Our programmes are open to graduates from a relevant discipline (an undergraduate degree in law is not a requirement) and will be of particular interest to students and/or professionals interested in developing their legal skills. Applications are welcomed from all around the world. All our programmes have both a September start date and a January start date and all are available to be studied on either a full-time basis (over one year) or on a part-time basis (over two years).

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    Kent School of Architecture and Planning has a forward-thinking philosophy. We combine contemporary research with an educational framework that prepares you for the academic and professional world. We are ranked 12th in The Times Good University 2019.

    Our students benefit from one of the most advanced learning environments in the UK. As well as a creative studio culture, you gain experience in using the latest facilities and equipment, which prepares you for work in the industry or further study.
    We have developed and maintain strong links with local businesses, regional communities and built environment professionals. This has led to our students and graduates working alongside each other on projects directly affecting the local region, as well as many of our students going on to work at professionally respected architectural practices across the world.

    Kent School of Architecture and Planning is equipped with the latest resources including modern design studios, a dedicated model workshop featuring laser-cutting facilities and 3D printing, and a computer studio with the latest technology.
    Our state-of-the-art digital crit space has eight high-tech, 70-inch uTouch screens with HD resolution. These give our students and tutors the chance to interact and contribute to presentations and tutorials.
    We offer the following master's programmes:
    - Architectural Conservation
    - Architectural Visualisation
    - Architecture and the Sustainable Environment
    - Architecture and Urban Design
    - Urban Planning and Resilience

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    KentHealth is the University of Kent's one-stop-shop for health and social care expertise in research, training, innovation and partnerships with the regional NHS. A key aim is to bring the region's healthcare agencies together to promote collaborative practice.

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    Studying at the Medway School of Pharmacy enables students from diverse backgrounds to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional career in pharmacy. At Medway, you will develop a sense of professionalism, ethical responsibility and a commitment to lifelong learning.

    We currently offer the following programmes and courses:
    •MSc Applied Drug Discovery
    •MSc Medicines Management
    •PgCert in Independent/Supplementary Prescribing
    •PgCert / PgDip in General Pharmacy Practice
    •Short Course provision
    •Postgraduate Research Training

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    The School is at the centre of contemporary global debates about environmental change, human evolution, biodiversity loss and the response of distinctive social-cultural communities to globalisation and our expertise is broadly encompassed within four research pillars: Biological Anthropology; Socio-cultural Anthropology; Conservation Biology and Human Ecology.

    Due to the international and significant impact of our research the School attracts grants and scholarships from funders including Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, NERC, European Research Council and various government and non-government agencies around the world. We have been especially successful in winning Darwin Initiative projects securing more funds than any other University in the UK.

    We have worked in over 80 countries and currently have projects in many diverse locations including Western Ghats India, Aceh Indonesia, Niger West Africa, Panama Central America, East Timor South East Asia, and Madagascar and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

    We publish in some of the world’s most prestigious journals in our fields (Nature, PNAS, Cultural Anthropology, Journal of Human Evolution) and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 55% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

    Our active research expertise, internal research profile and diverse community make Kent an excellent choice for postgraduate studies.

    Anthropology prides itself on its inclusive and interdisciplinary focus. It takes a holistic approach to human society, combining biological and social perspectives. We offer a range of MA, MSc and PhD programmes across the fields on Environmental, Social, Biological and Visual Anthropology and also Ethnobotany.

    Conservation programmes, delivered through DICE, seek to integrate international conservation and development sustainability through combining natural and social sciences to design measures that help to conserve biological diversity. We also offer a PhD in Biodiversity Management which attracts highly motivated students from around the world who then go on to highly successful careers in academia or in top flight jobs in biodiversity conservation.

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    The School of Arts at the University of Kent is a multidisciplinary school, offering a range of flexible postgraduate degree programmes in the following areas: Drama and Theatre, Film and History and Philosophy of Art. Our community of graduate students follow a wide variety of taught and research programmes at our main campus in Canterbury, and also at Kent's specialist postgraduate centre in Paris. Students have access to state of the art facilities at our campuses and all the support and learning resources of a major, research-led university.

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    The School was founded in 1970 on the principle that there is much to be gained through exploiting multidisciplinary approaches in our research and teaching. World class research facilities coupled with significant year-on-year increases in competitive research funding from a range of national and international agencies, provide the infrastructure to support our researchers. Our undergraduate teaching in the areas of biochemistry, biomedical sciences and biology is research-led and benefits from the research expertise and standing of our academic staff, covering the full spectrum of modern organismal, cell and molecular biosciences. Our postgraduate degrees provide the high quality training that ensures our students can pursue science-related careers at the highest level. With successes in translating the research output and training to the pharmaceutical and clinical sectors, in attracting young world class researchers to start their careers here, and promoting engagement of the public at all levels with science, the School provides a dynamic and stimulating environment in which to study.

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    The University of Kent offers you a range of taught Master’s and research degrees in Computer Science. The School of Computing at Kent excels in both teaching and research, with award winning staff and impressive research results. Why our students choose us: - We offer a Conversion Master’s programme, suitable for graduates from ANY degree discipline. Ideal for career changers or graduates who wish to combine computing with their first degree subject. - Our Advanced Master’s programmes for computing graduates can serve as a springboard for employment or research. - Exciting placement opportunities with leading companies including Cisco Systems in California, and Microsoft and IBM in the UK. - World-leading research in computational intelligence, computing education, security, programming languages and data science. - Strong graduate industry links with IBM, Microsoft, Disney, HSBC, Oracle and Morgan Stanley. - Real consultancy experience at the Kent IT Consultancy (KITC) - Dedicated makerspace with 3D printers, laser cutters and Oculus Rift for study or personal projects. - Dedicated study facilities for Masters students. Research students have their own desk and PC/laptop in an office within the School. Teaching and research Our staff have written best-selling academic text books and won national and international prizes for teaching innovation. We have pioneered teaching in many areas such as programming languages, computer security, networks, artificial intelligence and IT consultancy. Kent courses are underpinned by the latest research and reviewed regularly to ensure they are among the most up-to-date available. Employment prospects Kent is consistently ranked as one of the top computing departments in the UK for job prospects. Over the years our graduates have consistently enjoyed an excellent employment rate. Our graduates are particularly sought after because they offer a combination of skills in addition to computing knowledge. Students from our MSc courses are working across the globe for companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Reuters, Shell, Morgan Stanley and Zurich Financial. Funding The School of Computing offers scholarships to students of any nationality registering on our standard taught Masters courses. For up to date information please see our scholarships page: Location The Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland in the midst of the Kent countryside on a hill overlooking the city. Founded in 1965, it combines modern architecture with open green spaces, courtyards, gardens, ponds, woodland and a picturesque view across Canterbury. It has a thriving cosmopolitan atmosphere that provides a stimulating environment in which to live and learn. There are convenient road and rail links to London and continental Europe. Degree ceremonies are held in the historic Canterbury Cathedral. Facilities There are dedicated study facilities for Masters students in the School of Computing. Research students have their own desk and PC/laptop in an office within the School. Links with industry We have strong links with industry both nationally and internationally including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Philips, BT, BAE Systems, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Our students also have the opportunity to work in the Kent IT Consultancy (KITC) which provides computing support to local enterprises. For further details see

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    Economics at Kent is ranked highly in the UK for student satisfaction and teaching quality. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building their personal skills and their enhancing career prospects. Our cosmopolitan academic and student community, coupled with a thriving research culture, creates an inspiring and challenging environment to study economics.

    We offer various pathways to MSc study for both economists and non-economists, on a full-time and part-time basis. In addition, we have an MSc Conversion programme (full-time only) for students who do not have the necessary background in economics to gain direct entry to an MSc degree. It is a two-year programme where the first year prepares students for postgraduate study of economics and the second year is the MSc programme itself.

    Our taught postgraduate degrees combine up-to-date real-world applications with solid theoretical knowledge. They offer an excellent training in core postgraduate economics – advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics - plus the opportunity to specialise in areas such as financial economics, econometrics, international finance, growth and development, and the environment.

    At the School of Economics you will be taught by staff whose research has gained national and international recognition, and who make use of their current research in the teaching of our postgraduate programmes. Many of our staff members serve as academic advisers and experts to UK and international agencies, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK Treasury and many other organisations.

    We equip our postgraduates with the skills and knowledge to excel at a senior level and go on to successful careers in government, business, industry and academia. Our graduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, UK and overseas governments, and to academic careers.

    In the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) in 2017, our performance placed us in the top quarter in four key theme areas:

    • - Quality of Teaching and Learning (92% satisfaction)

    • - Engagement (83% satisfaction)

    • - Resources and Services (94% satisfaction)

    • - Skills Development (84% satisfaction)

    Visit our website for further information about the School, plus details of the generous scholarships we have to offer.

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    The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has an excellent reputation, recognised for both the quality of our teaching and impact of our research, within a friendly and supportive environment. We are consistently first for student satisfaction in major league tables and offer an inspiring and challenging student experience in a safe and very pleasant environment with the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury. We prepare our students for a wide range of occupations enabling them to pursue dynamic professional careers in the UK and overseas. A forward looking School, our courses are regularly reviewed, ensuring that they are up-to-date, contain strong industrial and research input and are relevant to employers’ needs.

    The School was established over 40 years ago and has developed a top-quality teaching and research base, receiving excellent ratings in both research and teaching assessments. The School is engaged in high-quality research with significant national and international impact while offering excellent opportunities for graduate studies. We have been consistently attracting substantial research funding from the UK Research Councils, European research programmes, industrial and commercial companies, government agencies and others and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments.

    Our 31 academic staff and over 130 postgraduate students and research staff form teams providing an ideal focus to effectively support a high level of research activity. There is a thriving student population studying for postgraduate degrees in a notably friendly and supportive teaching and research environment.

    A postgraduate qualification from Kent opens up a wealth of career opportunities by providing an impressive portfolio of skills and specialist knowledge. Employers recognise that a postgraduate qualification demonstrates a wide range of skills. During your programme, you acquire a high level of academic knowledge and specialist practical skills. Graduates from our postgraduate programmes have excellent employment prospects. We are 7th place across the sector in the Complete University Guide 2014 for employability, and 90% of our graduates take up work or are in further study six months after graduate. This is testimony to our strong links with industry. Our graduates have gone on to achieve great success in leading global organisations. We would encourage you to read our student and alumni profiles which appear on our web site.

    Postgraduate resources
    The School is well equipped with a wide range of laboratory and computing facilities and software packages for teaching and research support. There is a variety of hardware and software for image acquisition and processing, as well as extensive multimedia computing resources.

    We have research funding from the UK Research Councils, European research programmes, a number of industrial and commercial companies and government agencies – such as the Ministry of Defence, and many others. Our Electronic Systems Design Centre and Digital Media Hub provide training and consultancy for a wide range of companies. Many of our research projects are collaborative, and we have well-developed links with institutions worldwide.

    An active school
    As a postgraduate student, you are part of a thriving research community and receive support through a wide-ranging programme of individual supervision, specialised research seminars, general skills training programmes, and general departmental colloquia, usually with external speakers. We encourage you to attend and present your work at major conferences, as well as taking part in our internal conference and seminar programmes. The atmosphere of our School is informal, friendly and has at its centre, a thriving and diverse postgraduate community from all over the world. We also have a lively community of students and graduates participating in our social media communities on Facebook and Twitter which you are encouraged to be a part of.

    Dynamic publishing culture
    Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: IEEE Transactions; IET Journals; Electronics Letters; Applied Physics; Computers in Human Behaviour. Details of recently published books can be found on our research web pages.

    £8m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
    The University allocates over £6 million from its own funds and attracts an additional
    £2 million to provide a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students. These range from a generous number of research student scholarships, through to location specific funding, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for overseas fee-paying students. In addition to University scholarships, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts also offers a number of generous funding schemes, designed to assist worthy students in undertaking postgraduate study.

    For further information, please contact:
    Postgraduate Admissions Officer
    E-mail: [email protected]

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    The School of English at the University of Kent has an international reputation and a lively research culture. The expertise within the department ranges from the medieval to the postmodern including; British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory, and cultural history. The international reputation of the School ensures that we have a highly developed research culture and a vibrant intellectual community. The School also counts a number of highly acclaimed creative writers among its staff, many of whom are both critics and widely published authors of novels, short stories, or collections of poetry. We actively explore crossovers between creative and critical writing in all our areas of teaching and research.

    The School of English is research intensive and the wide ranging specialisms within the department are represented in the choice of Master’s programmes and module choices. The courses on offer are taught by experts in their field and bring together dynamic research and excellent teaching. As a postgraduate within the school you will be part of a diverse and thriving academic environment which allows you to develop your academic skills in a supportive environment.

    The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has produced very strong results for the School of English at Kent. With 74% of our work graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, the School is ranked 10th out of 89 English departments in terms of Research Intensity (Times Higher Education). The School also received an outstanding assessment of the quality of its research environment and public impact work.

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    The School of History at the University of Kent is recognised as one of the leading history departments in the country. Ranked second in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, our students work alongside lecturers and tutors who are not just excellent teachers, but world-class researchers actively working at the forefront of their chosen field.

    Our wide range of postgraduate degrees provide students with the opportunity to hone in on their particular interests, including a Modern History MA which has the option of studying for a term in Paris.

    For the past five years, the School has consistently scored above 90% for student satisfaction on the National Student Survey - reflecting our inspiring teaching, lively and engaging student body and fantastic student support.

    The strength of our degrees means that our graduates are highly sought after; the 2014 National Student Survey showed that 85% were in employment or further study shortly after graduation.

    The medieval city of Canterbury is the ideal setting for the study of history, with its heritage apparent in its ancient streets and buildings. Kent is also a unique geographical location for the study of military history, with its significant sites ranging from Roman forts to a Cold War nuclear bunker.

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    The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science is a forward-thinking research-led school. Our internationally recognised researchers and leading industry experts use their research and professional experiences to inform our degree programmes.

    We put students first and are committed to ensuring all students have the guidance, skills, opportunities and support they need to excel both at university and in their chosen career.

    Our academic staff have strong links with industry, professional societies and influential research organisations. Our research touches on many areas of society including, ecology and conservation, pensions and finance, health, and medical science.

    We are an outward looking school, working with businesses, locally, nationally and internationally to help them address the challenges they face. We also work closely with local schools and groups to promote maths.

    We welcome students and staff from around the world and provide an inclusive environment for all. We have an ongoing commitment to embedding equality, diversity and inclusivity into everything we do, as demonstrated by our Athena SWAN Silver Award.

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    The School of Music and Fine Art offers distinctive programmes in Music, delivered in the unique waterfront location in the Chatham Historic Dockyard in culturally vibrant Medway. You will study in an environment rich in academic excellence with a recognised excellence in teaching and a global reputation in research, with inspiring, dedicated staff.

    The University of Kent is an internationally recognised Top University, ranked 21st in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2017 and ranked 22nd in The Guardian University Guide 2018.
    For research quality, Music at Kent was ranked 13th in The Complete University Guide 2018 and 16th in The Times Good University Guide 2018.
    For graduate prospects, Music at Kent was ranked 14th in The Times Good University Guide 2018.

    As a postgraduate student you will have access to state of the art facilities and equipment plus a dedicated postgraduate room for your study, as well as all the support and learning resources of a major, research-led University.

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    The School of Physical Sciences is situated in a newly refurbished teaching and laboratory building on the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent. The School is part of the Faculty of Sciences and offers a variety of postgraduate taught and research programmes in Chemistry, Forensic Science and Physics. Our student and staff community come from a diverse range of backgrounds and from all over the world. SPS graduates do very well in the employment market as a result of our high-quality teaching, and many of our alumni around the world also occupy prominent positions in the public sector, in industry and in academia. The School offers both taught and research postgraduate opportunities. The research programme leads to Doctorate and Masters' degrees with a range of cutting-edge research projects available. The EuroMasters in Physics is a taught programme, based on what has become the European standard, combining one taught year with a second research year. Scholarships are available. The new MSc in Forensic Science Taught launched in 2012. SPS is a dynamic department achieving national and international excellence in both teaching and research. The research is led by four groups: Applied Optics, the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Forensic Imaging and Functional Materials. The Functional Materials Group was awarded a rating of 3.05 in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (most recent RAE) which placed the group second nationally in its discipline. We have numerous collaborative links with colleagues in other universities and research institutions, both in the UK and overseas. Our research effort is constantly expanding with a significant growth in our academic staff and a subsequent growing number of postgraduate research students - who become involved in our teaching and outreach activities. The recent expansion has meant that our research expertise as a School has increased, particularly in the field of Chemistry which has further developed our standing in Materials Chemistry. The School is also part of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet), a consortium of seven world-class universities whose aim is to change the face of physics, by leading the way with high quality research, teaching and outreach activities. This is an exciting time for the School with new facilities and new academic experts joining us to compliment our expanding student population.

  • 11 programme(s)

    The School of Politics and International Relations at Kent is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world. All lectures and seminars on postgraduate modules are informed by the latest research and scholarship, and are given by full-time academic staff who have internationally recognised expertise.

    We pride ourselves on our global outlook which is reflected in our wide range of International partnerships. We are the only politics and international relations school in the country with a postgraduate centre in Brussels, which allows students on some of our programmes to follow part, or all, of their programme in Brussels. Agreements with partner institutions in Germany and Russia enable us to offer a Double Award version of the MA in International Relations and a Joint MA programme in Peace and Conflict Studies.

    All our teaching is underpinned by the research interests of our academic staff. This means that you will be taught by leading experts in each particular field, who are currently engaged in writing papers, books and articles, attending conferences and playing a significant role in the development of modern political thought. The size and strength of our academic body generates a vibrant research culture and has led to the existence of four University-recognised research centres: the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), the Global Europe Centre (GEC), the Centre for Critical Thought (CCT) and the Centre for Federal Studies (CFS),

  • 8 programme(s)

    Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. Applications are welcome for our MSc degrees, which start in mid-September, and for PhD studies to begin either in January, May or September. For information on funding, please see Most of our PhD students are funded by a combination of UK ESRC awards, departmental studentships and part-time teaching. Psychology at Kent scored 95.5 out of 100 and was ranked 13th in The Complete University Guide 2019. Research conducted by academic staff in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent is ranked 11th/82 in the UK. This is based on Research Intensity calculated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our taught MSc programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research. The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is also accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who pass the course and wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists. We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. We also have experts in organisational and political psychology. The School has a dedicated laboratory building which includes individual labs as well as specialised labs for different types of research. These include: Observation Suite and Fully-equipped Video Studios Group Dynamics Laboratories Networked Small Groups/Interpersonal Interaction Laboratory and Hub room Four Electrophysiology (ERP/EEG) Laboratories Six Eye-Tracking Laboratories Three Electrical Brain Stimulators for transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation and simultaneous EEG (Neuroconn) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) PowerMAG Research 100 High Frequency Stimulator Two Physiological Measurement Laboratories (Biopac) Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Laboratory (GVS, Magstim) Immersive Virtual Reality Laboratory (including integrated eye-tracker) Social Cognition Laboratory Visual Cognition Laboratories equipped with PCs and Macs (including face recognition suite) The School of Psychology is based on an attractive and friendly campus overlooking the city of Canterbury, one hour by train to London and 30 minutes from ferry, Eurostar and Channel Tunnel links to mainland Europe. From the University, it is only a short walk into the city centre where you will find shops, bars and restaurants. The picturesque costal town of Whitstable with its world famous oysters is five miles to the north. Situated on 300 acres of parkland in the midst of the Kent countryside, the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus combines modern architecture with open green spaces, courtyards, gardens, ponds and woodland. The University was founded in 1965 and today has 16,600 students of over 158 different nationalities. Degree ceremonies take place in the historic setting of Canterbury Cathedral.

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    The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent is one of the UK's leading academic schools (and one of the largest), providing award-winning teaching and internationally-recognised research in the historic city of Canterbury and our Medway campus at Chatham Maritime.

    Consistently ranking highly in terms of student satisfaction and the quality of our teaching and research, the School offers a wide range of degree programmes. Our teaching is informed by the latest research and we have a global network of professional contacts, partners and alumni contributing to the success of our programmes.

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    The University of Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is located on our Medway Campus close to Chatham’s historic docklands. Our aim is to establish the University of Kent as a leading institution in the UK for the study of sport through exciting and innovative research and teaching in the area of Sport and Exercise. Our school produces rigorous and applicable knowledge, develops employable graduates, and impacts the training and performance of coaches and athletes. We have recognised expertise, are a research-intensive, and produce high-quality research in the fields of: Physiology, Nutrition, Respiratory health, Endurance exercise, Sports therapy, Sport Legacy and Biomechanics. To support our research we have state-of-the-art facilities located both on campus and at Medway Park, a centre of sporting excellence that was used as an Olympic training camp in 2012. The School has recently invested heavily in its equipment and other resources, and has excellent sport science and sport rehabilitation facilities. Campus facilities include a 12-couch teaching clinic and rehabilitation gym, two state-of-the-art sports and human performance testing laboratories and a biomechanics laboratory. In addition, at Medway Park, we have another large state-of-the-art physiology-testing laboratory, a professional sport therapy and rehabilitation clinic and gym for our Sport Ready and Respiratory clinics. There is a wide range of equipment throughout our facilities, including treadmills, cycle ergometers, isokinetic dynamometry, analytical chemistry equipment, as well as an environmental chamber. We also have more specialist equipment, including an AlterG treadmill, 3D video analysis systems, ultra-sound imaging, and near-infrared spectroscopy. For more information about the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and our Post Graduate programmes please visit our website.

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