Get ahead and discover your options for postgraduate study in 2019

University of Kent – a top 20 research university

University of Kent


It’s never too soon to start thinking about postgraduate study for 2019. Whether you are progressing from previous study or returning to learning, you can start to research and plan the subjects you are interested in and explore all the options including short courses, stand-alone modules, start dates, funding and more:

• If you are planning to apply to Kent’s £11m postgraduate scholarship fund for PhD funding you need to get your application ready as soon as possible as a lot of the funding closes in mid-January
• The Kent Law School, Centre for Child Protection and Kent’s specialist Brussels School of International Studies all offer January start programmes, as do most PhDs
• If you want to understand more about studying at Master’s level you could register for one of Kent’s postgraduate taster courses taught at our Tonbridge Centre or the Introduction to Master’s level online short course
• Prospective career changers should look at the range of conversion programmes Kent offers
• Visit one of November open events in Canterbury, Brussels or Paris

Kent is known as the UK’s European university with campuses in the UK and specialist European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome where studies are underpinned by the specialist resources of each location. We also have a large number of academic partnerships across Europe, Asia and the United States. Kent’s postgraduate students come from over 140 countries and range in age from 21 to their 70’s. We welcome everyone and have a large cohort of students studying for a career change or to indulge a long-held passion for a subject.

£11m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
Funding includes several hundred taught and research scholarships for UK, EU and overseas fee paying students including location and subject-specific funding, awards and discounts for alumni, and sport and music scholarships,. The majority of Kent’s programmes, including some split-site options in Brussels, Paris and Rome, are eligible for the Master’s and Doctoral Loan Schemes.

Superb locations
The University has seven exceptional study locations: the UK campuses in Canterbury and Medway and specialist centres in Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge are close to London with easy access by road and high-speed train and there are fast travel links to mainland Europe, including Paris and Brussels, by air, Eurostar or ferry.

Kent’s taught programmes and research opportunities include External PhDs, distance learning and short courses across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology as well as taster and short courses.

Brussels School of International Studies
Kent is the only UK university to have a postgraduate centre in ‘the capital of Europe’, home to major international organisations such as the EU and NATO and offers postgraduate programmes taught by world-leading academics and experienced practitioners

Paris School of Arts and Culture
Spending either a full year or a term studying in the heart of this beautiful and historic city, teaching is enhanced by your immersion in a leading centre for European culture. Reid Hall provides modern study and support facilities within 18th-century buildings in a historic corner of Montparnasse, with easy access to the city’s resources.

Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies
Our centre in Rome combines our specialist teaching and research in classical and archaeological studies with the facilities of the American University of Rome and the cultural and learning opportunities the city offers.

Athens: Combine the worlds of Heritage and Business
Kent’s dual-award MA in Heritage Management, combining archaeology and business is taught in partnership with the Athens University of Economics and Business in Elefsina, – one of most important archaeological religious sites in the world.

Find out more

Kent holds regular Open Events in the UK, Paris and Brussels where you can meet students and academics, discuss funding opportunities and tour the campuses. If you can't attend but would like to find out more you can come for an informal visit, contact our information team or find out more on our website.


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:
T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Funding information

Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries