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The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with academic staff who are leaders in their field, outstanding facilities and award-winning student support. Our programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career.
Kent is known for the quality of its teaching, gold-rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, 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. We also offer distance-learning options and short courses. We also have a range of Conversion Master’s Programmes where you can learn new skills in a different discipline.
We offer a range of funding opportunities, including taught and research student scholarships, location-specific awards, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for students who pay overseas fees. We also have doctoral training partnerships with several bodies, with access to a range of funding, including the UK Research Councils.
Kent is a top 20 research institution. Our academics are involved in research that could lead to new approaches to cancer treatment; end plastic pollution; improve UK productivity; and create original forms of poetry and creative writing. Join a community that’s already shaping tomorrow’s world.
Our Graduate and Researcher College helps to create a caring, stimulating intellectual and social environment. We offer over 300 training sessions annually to help you develop a wide range of skills that will prepare you for your place in the professional world.
In a competitive market, a postgraduate qualification from Kent can help you to get into your favoured profession, move on in your career or change direction. Alongside the support you receive from academic staff, our Careers and Advisory Service provides expert advice and can help you prepare for interviews and assessment days.
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.
Brussels School of International Studies
Kent is the only UK university to have a postgraduate centre in ‘the capital of Europe’ 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 city, teaching is enhanced by your immersion in a leading centre for European culture.
We hold Postgraduate Information Events throughout the year, both virtual and general open events.
For more information, see kent.ac.uk/visit
For further information on all taught and research programmes, our postgraduate prospectus is available to download or you can request a copy.
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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.
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.
The Centre for Professional Practice at the University of Kent offers multi-professional, part-time, work-related CPD programmes for Postgraduate 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.
Kent Business School
Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation. Engaging teaching, world-class research, professional partnerships, and an international community create an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged and challenges welcomed.
Scholarships & Funding
Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include scholarships, bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees.
For more information on funding available from The University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page. Further information: https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/postgraduate/funding/
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
Following the most recent Research Excellent Framework, Kent Business School was ranked 25th out of 101 UK institutions for research intensity in the Times Higher Education. In addition, 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. 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 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.
Join KBS. We look forward to hearing from you.
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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 16th in The Guardian University Guide 2020 for law.
The Law School also has an excellent international reputation; ranked 51st in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for law 2020, it is also listed among the top 150 law schools in the world in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 and among the top 200 law school in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
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). 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).
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
- Bio Digital Architecture
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 cyber security, computational intelligence, computing education, 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
At the School of Computing you have the opportunity to study key areas of computer science taught by staff who are research leaders. The independent website CSRankings.com rates us in the top 10 worldwide for our research into programming languages since 2014. The University of Kent has has also been recognised by the UK Government's National Cyber Security Centres an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. Our staff are frequently called upon by the media to give their expert opinions and are authors of widely used textbooks.
We excel in computer science teaching and our students benefit from a high level of access to academic staff.
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.
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: https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/masters/scholarships.html
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.
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 http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/masters/
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:
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 50 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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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),
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 www.kent.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate/sources/index.html 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.
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.
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. www.kent.ac.uk/sportsciences