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The University of Kent offers postgraduate study both in the UK and at its specialist centres in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. Students can study for postgraduate certificates, master's or a PhD and some programmes are available through distance learning.  The university has an £11 million postgraduate scholarship fund and a vibrant Graduate School.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,485 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 65%
  • Part Time 35%

Domicile

  • UK 63%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 25%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 15 630 645
Psychology 95 315 410
Computer Science 35 310 345
Accounting & Finance 15 275 290
Biological Sciences 165 90 255
Education 5 240 240
Politics 50 175 225
Business & Management Studies 25 195 220
Law 50 105 150
History 75 75 150
Social Work 10 120 130
English 60 70 130
Sociology 50 80 130
Architecture 10 105 120
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 85 25 110
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 35 60 90
Economics 40 50 90
Marketing 5 65 70
Sports Science 30 35 65
Anthropology 35 25 60
Social Policy 25 35 60
Creative Writing 20 30 55
Mathematics 30 20 55
Music 10 30 40
Physics & Astronomy 35 5 40
History of Art, Architecture & Design 15 15 30
Communication & Media Studies 5 25 30
Chemistry 25 0 25
Theology & Religious Studies 15 10 25
Classics & Ancient History 0 25 25
Art & Design 5 15 20
Linguistics 10 10 20
American Studies 10 10 20
Archaeology 10 5 15
Philosophy 10 5 15
Librarianship & Information Management 0 15 15
Agriculture & Forestry 0 15 15
French 5 5 10
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
Iberian Languages 5 5 5
Italian 5 0 5
German 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,500
Mixed -
Laboratory 6,500
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University of Kent's £11 million postgraduate scholarship fund allows it to support excellence. Postgraduate funding support includes:

  • University research scholarships and Study Abroad scholarships.
  • Excellence in sport and music scholarships.
  • Named awards from donors.
  • Funding to support international students.
  • Discounts for Kent graduates.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university has dedicated postgraduate accommodation and offers a number of choices to meet the student's budget and other needs. 
  • For students with families or those who want to live in a non-shared house, the university has collated useful information about suitable accommodation, schooling, the local area and more.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.