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PhD Opportunities in Arts and Humanities at Kent


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. For Arts & Humanities, 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: 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, and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. The list below details wide range of areas offering PhD programmes in the division. The division is also known for its world-leading research. Following REF 2021 (Research Excellence Framework 2021) the Division was recognised with all areas being in the top 25 for Research Quality in their respective areas, 5 of these being in the top 10, and History placing 1st in the UK.

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

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 throughout the year and host Information Evenings in Paris too. Alternatively, review our On-Demand Virtual Open Event or sign up to our next event, and find out how you can pursue your passion at Kent..

For more information, see kent.ac.uk/visit

Contact Details

For further information on all taught and research programmes, view online postgraduate prospectus.

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

+44 (0)1227 764000



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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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