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Are you considering a PhD?

Are you considering a PhD?

Take a look at Kent, a top 20 research institution with a dynamic and challenging academic environment underpinned by an international perspective. We are known for the interdisciplinary nature of our programmes and research and were ranked in the top 20 for research output and research intensity in the Times Higher Education.

You will:

  • be part of a dynamic intellectual community of postgraduate students who are encouraged to take an active role in our academic community
  • supervised by world-class researchers and encouraged to present work at research seminars, participate in conferences and publish papers
  • choose to study in Brussels or the UK: programmes are offered in Canterbury and Medway, as well as in the political capital of Europe at our Brussels School of International Studies
  • apply to our £12m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund which includes UK Research Council awards plus subject and location-specific funds, sport and music scholarships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Doctoral Training Partnerships

Research students benefit from Kent being an active partner in several doctoral training partnerships including the

  • AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE)
  • ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS)
  • Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC)
  • ARIES NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
  • SoCoBio Doctoral Training Partnership (BBSCRC)
  • Global Challenges Doctoral Centre
Are you considering a PhD?

Choose your programme

Kent’s research covers the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology. You can search our programmes or use the Find a Supervisor tool to find an expert for your particular field. We offer a variety of start dates to suit your circumstances.

UK Government Doctoral loans

UK Government Doctoral loans PhD students can borrow up to £25,700 to cover the costs of studying. These loans can be used to support both part-time and full-time doctoral research in the UK.

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