University of Kent

University of Kent Giles Ln, Canterbury CT2 7NZ, UK

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Postgraduate funding opportunities at University of Kent

Masters and Research Courses in South East England

Here at the University of Kent, we understand your passion to progress. Whether gaining advanced skills or joining a global academic research community drives you, our networks and facilities will help you achieve your ambition.

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Postgraduate programmes – Challenge Yourself.

Become a critical, creative and strategic thinker with high-level research, planning and communication skills – exactly the attributes all employers look for.

Kent, known for its teaching excellence, and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. Here’s just a few options we offer our students:

  • Many subject areas offer professionally accredited programmes
  • Career-focused conversion courses for those looking for a change of direction.
  • Part-time and full-time options for taught and research degrees. Many with industry placements
  • September or January starts
  • Kent will consider applicants either holding or projected 2:2 UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Some subjects offer online distance-learning options and short courses

Take a look at our extensive list of postgraduate courses on our online prospectus.

Multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarship fund.

Kent offers a range of funding opportunities, including full awards to support doctoral researchers and students undertaking a taught Master’s at our locations in the UK and Europe. We also offer several scholarships to support our international students including GREAT British Council Chevening Scholarship awards. We also have a range of Scholarships for students applying in January 2024. Our Research Council doctoral training partnerships give you access to a range of funding and research networks. Check out our bursaries and scholarships and see if you’re eligible.


The University of Kent has a long-standing relationship with Chevening, which has successfully placed scholars from all over the world at the university for many years. Kent is proud to be a Chevening partner, and offers three partner scholarships, in addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships. The University of Kent welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries for any one-year taught master’s degree starting in  September 2024, based at our UK campuses.  Find out how to apply.

For students starting a postgraduate taught course in  September 2024  at one of our UK campuses, we have several scholarships available. Check if you are eligible to apply and get more information on our scholarship’s webpages.

Here are Scholarships that might be of particular interest:

Award-winning Careers and Employability Service.

Alongside networking, skills and training, you’ll have access to Kent’s extensive careers support. One-to-one advice, workshops and resources from our Careers and Employability Service. Create the future you want – here’s what our graduates are doing now.

International experience – a diverse and supportive community

In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide. With a student body representing over 157 nationalities, you can live and learn in a truly diverse international community. Some programmes also include study abroad options.

Check out our international webpages for details on how to apply and international events as well as our country webpages to explore requirements specific to the country you have studied in.

Student support and wellbeing

Our Students Learning Advisory Service offers help with study, writing and research skills and our wellbeing team are on hand if you need emotional or mental health support or have a disability. The Graduate and Researcher College ensures you have access to the resources and additional training to support your research and employability. Kent have also teamed up with the Student Union to support all students to manage the cost of living.

Sustainability goals at Kent

Kent are aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Discover the plans, various projects and how students can get involved in the sustainability programmes at Kent.

A leading university – Our research changes lives.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), our reputation was confirmed as a world-leading research university across the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. For you, this means joining a community that pushes boundaries, that is ambitious, innovative and intent on making a positive difference to people’s lives. Learn from leading thinkers whose work informs their teaching and who understand what it takes to produce world-leading research.

Amazing locations – UK and Paris

Postgraduate study is offered at our UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway, both within easy reach of London, as well as at our specialist centre Paris School of Arts and Culture.

Join us at Our Open Events – Virtual or on-Campus

Come along to our upcoming Open Events, meet us in person at our beautiful Canterbury campus or online at our live virtual event. Chat to our incredible staff and students, find out more and shape your future with Kent.

Book your place today.

Or browse our latest on-demand event and social channels to get a taster of life and study at Kent.


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