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University of Kent

Kent is known for the quality of its teaching 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  .

The University of Kent offers  postgraduate study  both in the UK and at its specialist centres in Brussels and Paris. Students can study for postgraduate certificates, master's or a PhD – and some programmes are available through distance learning. The University has a multi-million postgraduate scholarship fund and a vibrant Graduate School

Multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarship fund

To support you as you expand your knowledge and develop your ideas, we offer a range of  funding opportunities . These include  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, which give you access to a range of funding, these include the UK Research Councils.

A leading university

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 and discover where it could take you.

Supportive environment

Our  Graduate and Researcher College   helps to create a caring, stimulating intellectual and social environment, so that whether you’re returning to study after a break, studying part-time while continuing to advance your career, or a recent graduate, you can thrive and enjoy the challenge that postgraduate study provides.

We offer over 300 training sessions annually to help you develop a wide range of skills that not only ensure you get the most out of your studies, but also that you are ready to take your place in the professional world.

Impressive 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.


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.

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 2022 Ranking 46/131
Guardian 2022 Ranking 50/121
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