Student Accommodation

  • 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.

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 -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University of Kent’s £9m postgraduate scholarship fund allows it to support excellence and the university has an enviable record for graduate employment. Postgraduate funding support include:

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


  • The university offers a range of taught programmes and research opportunities including External PhDs, distance learning and short courses across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medical studies, and science and technology. 
  • It is an active partner in the AHRC Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), the South-East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC) and the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

4,057 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 68%
  • Part Time 32%


  • UK 60%
  • EU 14%
  • Other 26%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Biological sciences 255 330 590
Business & administrative studies 40 520 560
Social studies 190 365 555
Subjects allied to medicine 25 425 450
Computer science 40 270 315
Education 5 300 305
Languages 110 110 220
Historical & philosophical studies 130 75 205
Law 65 110 170
Creative arts & design 70 95 165
Engineering & technology 75 50 125
Architecture, building & planning 20 75 100
Physical sciences 60 5 70
Mathematical sciences 35 25 65
Mass communications & documentation 5 30 35
Agriculture & related subjects 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: