Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Canterbury is an attractive and historic city in in the southeast of England, around 50 miles from London. In addition to famous heritage sites that attract large numbers of international tourists, Canterbury's three universities around 30,000 resident students.
With architectural features and heritage sites from a range of periods, Canterbury is one of the most historic cities in England. Following the murder of St Thomas Beckett, its cathedral became a major site of medieval pilgrimage, a tradition celebrated in one of the earliest great works of English Literature, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
This practice helped enrich Canterbury, which also featured a range of other important religious sites and buildings, ranging from the remains of St Augustine's Abbey (the first to be constructed in England) to several friaries associated with different monkish orders.
Much of this heritage is carefully preserved within the city, including cobbled shopping areas as well as Canterbury's sole surviving medieval gate, the Westgate, through which traffic still enters the city centre (few other destinations for postgraduate study allow you to watch a double-decker bus pass through a fourteenth-century stone gate).
This exceptional heritage, together with an attractive city centre and the vibrant nightlife generated by a large student population, make Canterbury is an appealing university city.
Students enjoy discounted entry to landmarks such as the cathedral and the abbey ruins, whilst many of the city's impressive number of pubs and bars are themselves housed in historic inns that once catered to pilgrims and tourists.
The oldest university in Canterbury is the University of Kent, situated on a large hilltop campus above the city centre. Founded in 1965, Kent is usually ranked in or around the top 50 UK universities.
The city's other large university is Canterbury Christchurch University. Christchurch was originally founded in 1962 as a teacher training college (gaining university status in 2005) and its programmes in education are still regarded as being of particularly high quality.
Canterbury is also home to the University for the Creative Arts, a specialist institution which formed in 2005 following the merger of two art and design colleges.
Back to results
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
The programme is delivered by Kent's Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) and is a joint collaboration between the Centre and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP (UK)). Read more
This degree equips you with advanced knowledge and skills for a range of careers from data analyst to computer scientist or IT consultant. Read more
This is an advanced professional development programme for psychology and social science graduates and professionals. Through this programme you will undertake analysis of issues appertaining to the care and progression of individuals with developmental disabilities. Read more
The major civilisations of the ancient world still shape global culture today, with the Roman Empire spanning Europe, Africa and Asia. Our MA in Ancient History enables you to gain an advanced understanding of ancient culture, whether you focus on literature, thought, art or religion, and includes your second term spent in Rome, the heart of the Roman Empire. Read more
The major civilisations of the ancient world, including those of Egypt, Greece and Rome, still shape global culture today. Our MA in Ancient History enables you to gain an advanced understanding of ancient culture, whether you focus on literature, thought, art or religion. Read more
This programme seeks to develop a critical understanding of concepts and principles of applied behaviour analysis. It provides you with a detailed knowledge of intellectual and developmental disabilities and experience of practice or conducting research in this field, and is aimed at recent graduates as well as experienced practitioners. Read more
Kent's MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) provides teachers with advanced knowledge of linguistics and language pedagogy, informed by research and scholarship, to enhance, develop and inform an understanding of language learning and classroom practice. Read more
The MA in Archaeology at Kent introduces you to the archaeology of selected periods and regions, through a distinctive programme that relates this to wider spheres of evidence and understanding in archaeology. Read more
Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision. Read more
The research degree programme carries the generic title of Biodiversity Management, in order to allow a student to undertake any relevant research project that relates to conserving and managing biodiversity. Read more
Kent Business School, top 30 in the UK and is committed to excellence by providing world-class, thought-provoking Master’s programmes.
The School of Arts 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.
The School of English at the University of Kent has established a reputation as one of the leading departments in the country. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) the School ranked 10th out of 89 English Departments for Research Intensity (THE) with 74% of our work graded as world-leading or internationally excellent. With over forty permanent members of academic staff the school is a lively and intellectually stimulating environment.
A range of courses developed with public sector organisations within the education, teaching, business, health, law and psychology spheres.