Kent’s reputation for world-leading research was confirmed by our outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Join a community that pushes boundaries, that is ambitious, innovative and intent on making a positive difference to people’s lives. You’ll learn from leading thinkers whose work informs their teaching and who understand what it takes to produce world-leading research.
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 doctoral training partnerships reflect this.
At the heart of our research and innovation activity is our commitment to delivering significant cultural, social and economic benefits to communities regionally, nationally and internationally. We have wide-ranging research strengths – recognised in our strong results from the REF2021 research evaluation exercise – with particular areas of excellence in:
- Creativity, Culture and Heritage
- Cyber Security, Digital Technology and Communication
- Health, Social Care and Wellbeing
- Social justice, Inequalities and Conflict
- Sustainability, Environment and Natural Resources.
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 degree at our locations in the UK. We are also pleased to offer a number of Scholarships to support our international students. Our Research Council doctoral training partnerships give you access to a range of funding and research networks.