• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    353
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.13 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.95 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.85 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    80.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    13.3
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,092
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    573
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    79.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    90.4 / 100.0
  • Kent is a research-intensive university and is ranked in the top 20 for research and student experience.
  • Known as the UK’s European university, Kent offers many opportunities to study and work abroad.
  • Kent offers academic excellence and a superb student experience.

Entry Requirements

  • Kent accepts a wide range of qualifications.
  • Applications are judged on the basis of academic potential and take into account the student's experience, alternative qualifications, and other information entered on the application form.
  • The university tries to ensure that students are not treated differently on grounds of race, colour, religion, disability, gender, sexuality or any other distinction.
  • Please refer to the university website for entry requirements for specific courses.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Full and part-time study options available.
  • Fully modular degree programmes provide students with the opportunity to study a wide range of options.
  • A vast range of degree combinations are available, with joint degrees and major-minor degree subject options.
  • Foundation degrees, Higher National Diplomas and Top-up honours degrees are also available.
  • Many of Kent’s subject areas give students the opportunity to study or work abroad, or spend a year in industry.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The Templeman Library on the Canterbury campus, and the Drill Hall Library on the Medway campus, both have extensive print and electronic collections, along with study spaces and cafés. Students are able to use both libraries.
  • IT facilities include hundreds of networked PCs across both the Canterbury and Medway campuses. Within the libraries, the Templeman has PCs, loan laptops, wireless Internet access and printing and photocopying facilities; while the café at the Drill Hall features booths for group study work, equipped with 40-inch LCD screens and a networked PC.
  • The university has a mobile app which puts live PC availability, course timetables and other university essentials at the students’ fingertips; and also offers free skills training workshops, online tutorials and the chance to earn a recognised IT qualification (ECDL).

Disability Services

Student Support may be able to help with the following:

  • Applying for DSA funding to pay for specialist equipment and helpers.
  • Arranging 1-to-1 support or signers, note-takers or other support workers as specified by independent assessors.
  • Equipment loan.
  • Liaison with academic and other departments about specific assistance you may require, and discussing any special arrangements students need for exams.

 

Students' Union

  • Kent Union, the Students' Union at Kent, is run by the students, for the students to represents students’ interests at the University and in the wider community.
  • It provides a wide variety of facilities; and offers help, support and advice when needed.
  • In Medway, students belong to GK Unions, a joint student union between Kent and Greenwich.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Jobshop is a service run by Kent Union, and Greenwich and Kent Students' Associations Together (GK Unions).
  • Students are employed by the university in a variety of roles including catering or bar staff, Student Ambassadors and temping. 
  • There are also opportunities for part-time employment in Canterbury and the Medway region.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers and Employability Service provides guidance on all aspects of career planning and decision making for all students, up to 3 years after graduation.
  • Support is available via drop-in sessions, and includes planning and searching for work, making applications and preparing for interviews; and also a focus on study, whether changing or leaving a course of study or continuing on to postgraduate courses.
  • Workshops and events aim to enhance student’s employability, for example seminars on finding and getting work experience.
  • The service also advertises internships, work shadowing, graduate vacancies and local opportunities; a database of job vacancies allows students to search on the basis of a range of complex criteria including worldwide locations.
  • The Employability Points (EP) Scheme rewards students for their involvement in extra-curricular activities whilst studying at the University of Kent. Students can claim ‘Employability Points’ for each activity completed which can be redeemed for rewards that include paid internships, project placements, work experience, training, vouchers and more, offered by businesses and organisations.

Student Mix

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5,000–10,000
Large
>10,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 91%
  • Part Time 9%

Where students come from

  • UK 76%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 15%

Student gender

  • Male 48%
  • Female 52%

History

  • A Royal Charter was granted in 1965, creating the University of Kent at Canterbury, and the first 500 students enrolled at Canterbury campus.
  • With the development of the new Medway campus in 2004, the university changed its name to the University of Kent in 2003.
  • The university has expanded its provision to a number of European locations, with the University of Kent at Brussels postgraduate centre opening in 1998, a humanities postgraduate centre opening in Paris in 2009, and specialist postgraduate programmes in Athens in 2011 and Rome in 2013.

Notable Alumni

  • Alan Davies – comedian and actor, team captain of the BBC’s long-running quiz show, QI.
  • Gavin Esler – BBC journalist and Chancellor of the University of Kent.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro – author of Remains of the Day.
  • Dame Carolyn McCall OBE – CEO of EasyJet.
  • Mark Mardell – presenter of The World This Weekend on BBC Radio 4.
  • Asef Bayat – the Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • YolanDa Brown – saxophonist and composer, winner of 2 MOBO "Best Jazz" awards.
  • Jane Hutt – Welsh Labour politician and Minister in the Welsh Government, representing her Vale of Glamorgan constituency since the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999.
  • David Fulton – former English cricketer, now a cricket journalist for The Times and Sky Sports.
  • Ivo H. Daalder – was the 20th United States Permanent Representative to NATO until 2013, now President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Further Details

Address The University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NZ
UCAS Code K24