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  PhD Opportunities in Arts and Humanities at Kent


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About the Programme

The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with academic staff who are leaders in their field, outstanding facilities and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career. In these challenging times, Kent’s an ideal place for postgraduate study.


The Division of Arts and Humanities

The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of Kent covers a wide range of subjects, each School their own subject-specific research culture and a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research 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. International collaborations exist across the US, China and Hong Kong and beyond, and through projects such as the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral programme in Text and Event in Early Modern Europe in which Kent is the leading partner.


Postgraduate programmes

 The division is known for the quality of its teaching, gold-rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, 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 have postgraduate programmes on architecture, philosophy, ancient history, creative writing, drama, music, various modern languages and many other subjects also. We also offer a selection of arts’ conversion programmes within the division to develop your skills and improve your career prospects.


The division consists of the following Schools:

Kent School of Architecture and Planning

School of Arts

School of English

School of Cultures and Languages

School of History

Department of Philosophy

Department of Religious Studies

Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies

Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Centre for American Studies


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 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.


Open Days

We hold Postgraduate Information Events in the autumn and spring and host Information Evenings in Paris and Brussels. Alternatively, review our On-Demand Virtual Open Event and find out how you can pursue your passion at Kent. Watch presentations from specialist academics and admissions staff about postgraduate study.

For more information, see


Contact Details

For further information on all taught and research programmes, our postgraduate prospectus is available to download or you can request a copy.

To speak to a member of our dedicated team, please contact us

·      +44 (0)1227 764000


·      @UniKent

· of Kent

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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