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University of Kent

University of Kent – a top 20 research university

Kent, a top 20 research university, provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with top ranked universities around the world. Our £9 million postgraduate scholarship fund allows us to support excellence and we have an enviable record for graduate employment.

Kent is known as ‘the UK’s European university’ with campuses in the UK and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome where studies are underpinned by the specialist resources of each location. In addition to these centres, we have a large number of academic partnerships across Europe, Asia and the United States; some of our programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications, as well as jointly supervised PhD awards.

The University is ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, we have world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of our research is deemed to be of international quality as shown by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The QAA (2015) recognised postgraduate study at Kent as having ‘a vibrant and interdisciplinary academic community’.

The Graduate School supports all postgraduate students and offers Researcher Development and other skills training as well as organising the annual Research Festival and encouraging student-led initiatives for social and academic events.

Postgraduate programmes

We offer a range of research opportunities including External PhDs across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology. We are active partners in the AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), the ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) and the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Kent website includes tools to search for programmes and potential supervisors – you can use the search function on the home page or the tabs on www’kent.ac.uk/pg.

£9m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

There are a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students including:

• Funding from UK Research Councils
• ESRC, AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC and STFC
• Graduate Teaching Assistantships
• University Taught and Research Scholarships
• Subject and location specific awards
• Excellence in Sport and Music scholarships
• Philanthropic awards
• International Student Scholarships

Superb locations

The University of Kent has exceptional study locations: the UK campuses in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, plus specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. Canterbury and Medway have quick and easy road and high speed rail access to London as well as mainland Europe, via Eurostar.

The facilities of all our locations are available to all our students, no matter where they are based; research students often use them to host conferences and colloquia.

Canterbury
-Over 50 subjects for study and research at a beautiful, cosmopolitan campus looking over the historic City

-Medway
Professionally focused programmes delivered at a stunning waterfront location with state-of-the art facilities

-Athens
Heritage Management, combining archaeology and business, studied in one of the world's most ancient cities

-Brussels
Advanced international studies in the political capital of Europe taught by academics and practitioners

-Paris
Postgraduate humanities enhanced by cultural immersion in the capital of European culture

-Rome
The study of the ancient world in this centre of classical antiquity

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