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The University of Kent is a place where people can sharpen their focus with postgraduate study.

It is known as the UK’s European university and has postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris, as well as two UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway.

As a postgraduate, students will have the opportunity to study full or part-time on the majority of programmes offered in one of Kent’s European centres. Kent offer postgraduate students flexibility, with many of their taught and all of their research degrees offering both September and January start dates. They also offer distance-learning options and short courses. 

The University of Kent offers a range of Conversion Master’s Programmes where students can learn new skills, improve their job prospects and prepare themselves for a career in a different discipline.

The university is made up of six divisions, comprising academic schools and centres:

  • Arts and Humanities: Kent School of Architecture and Planning, School of Arts, School of English, School of European Culture and Languages, School of History, Centre for Music and Audio Technology
  • Natural Sciences: School of Biosciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Medway School of Pharmacy, Kent and Medway Medical School
  • Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences: School of Computing, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Kent Business School
  • Human and Social Sciences: School of Anthropology and Conservation, School of Economics, School of Politics and International Relations, School of Psychology
  • Law, Society and Social Justice: Kent Law School, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, Centre for Journalism

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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, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

33% Part Time
67% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

15,765 Undergraduate
3,940 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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