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In the QS World University Rankings 2024, the University of Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

Kent is known for its teaching excellence 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. Many of our courses will consider applicants either holding or projected 2:2 UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, we also offer distance-learning options and short courses. We also offer career-focused conversion courses for those looking for a change of direction.

January 2024 starts - You can start some of our postgraduate degrees in January. If you’re taking a career break to study this could be the best option for you. Find out more about our January intake programmes.

Multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarship fund

At Kent, we offer a range of funding opportunities. Kent’s scholarships include full awards to support doctoral researchers and students undertaking a taught Master’s at our locations in the UK and Europe. We are also pleased to offer a number of Scholarships to support our international students including GREAT British Council and Chevening Scholarship awards. Our Research Council doctoral training partnerships give you access to a range of funding and research networks.

Supportive environment

Our Graduate and Researcher College helps to create a caring, stimulating intellectual and social environment. The dedicated team ensures our students have access to the resources they need, including study hubs exclusively for postgrads, running a series of training programmes, workshops and events to help you further develop transferrable and specialist skills to support your research and employability.

A leading university

Kent has been awarded Research Excellence in REF 2021 results. The Research Excellence Framework confirmed Kent as a leading research university, with many of submissions rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). The impact of Kent’s research spans the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences, with eight subjects ranked in the top ten for research quality. The approach to research at Kent has always been interdisciplinary and collaborative and our signature research themes reflect this.

Excellent career prospects

Kent has an excellent record for employment. 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. You will get specialist support and access to resources to help you find work anywhere in the world


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 centre: The Paris School of Arts and Culture.

Find out more

We hold Postgraduate Information Events in the autumn and spring, have Postgraduate Hubs at our General Open Days in October/November and June/July and host Information Evenings in Paris and Brussels.  Alternatively, you are welcome to come for an informal visit.

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Apply now to join our world and start building your future.

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 52/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 56/121
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