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The University of Kent is known as the UK’s European university and has postgraduate centres across four major European capitals – Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome, as well as three UK campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge.

The university is made up of 3 faculties, comprising academic schools and centres. These are:

  • Humanities: Kent School of Architecture; School of Arts; School of English; School of European Culture and Languages; School of History; Centre for Music Technology, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Centre for American Studies
  • Sciences: School of Biosciences; School of Computing; School of Engineering and Digital Arts; School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science; Medway School of Pharmacy; School of Physical Sciences; School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
  • Social Sciences: School of Anthropology and Conservation; Kent Business School; School of Economics; Centre for Journalism; Kent Law School; School of Politics and International Relations; School of Psychology; School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research;; Centre for Professional Practice.

As a postgraduate student, you will have the opportunity to study full or part-time on the majority of programmes or you can choose a degree offered in one of Kent’s European centres. There is also the opportunity to study abroad if you are undertaking a research degree.

Kent has been recognised as a leading university, and 97% of the university’s research was deemed as ‘international quality’ by the Research Excellence Framework 2014, and ten subject areas are in the ‘top ten’ in the UK.

The university came third in the postgraduate category at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

University of Kent students on Whatuni say:

"Amazing. There is so much support from the university on all student matters be it academic, social, accommodation related and similar others. This university is a highly student-centric one and has left no stone unturned for facilitating its students."

"Everything from the courses to the accommodation facilities are great. Joining for my postgrad is probably one of the better decisions I’ve made."

"I loved my undergrad so much I came back for a masters degree!! The breadth of views given by both staff and students, the opportunities to learn new skills and get involved are wonderful."

"The staff are helpful and friendly. The teaching team are nice and easily approachable. The library is massive and have many resources that help a lot in the course."

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About the University of Kent

Kent is a top 20 UK university and ranked 17th for research intensity (REF 2014). Their programmes are informed by a commitment to research excellence which leads directly into teaching. The University is proud of its thriving intellectual community and all Kent's degrees are supported by specialist facilities at inspiring locations across Europe.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

35% Part Time
65% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

15,590 Undergraduate
4,510 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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