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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 a £12.2 million postgraduate scholarship fund and a vibrant Graduate School.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,919 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 67%
  • Part Time 33%

Domicile

  • UK 62%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 27%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Psychology 100 305 405
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 10 365 375
Accounting & Finance 20 255 275
Education 5 245 250
Computer Science 35 195 230
Biological Sciences 155 75 230
Business & Management Studies 25 200 225
Politics 45 105 150
Social Work 10 140 150
Sociology 45 100 140
History 70 70 140
Law 40 90 130
Architecture 20 105 125
English 55 55 110
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 75 30 105
Anthropology 40 55 90
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 30 50 85
Economics 45 30 70
Marketing 5 65 70
Mathematics 30 35 65
Creative Writing 25 40 65
Sports Science 30 25 55
Social Policy 25 15 40
Physics & Astronomy 30 5 35
Other 5 25 30
Agriculture & Forestry 0 30 30
Chemistry 30 0 30
Philosophy 10 15 25
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 15 25
Communication & Media Studies 5 20 20
Theology & Religious Studies 15 10 20
Classics & Ancient History 0 20 20
Linguistics 10 10 20
Music 10 10 15
American Studies 10 10 15
Art & Design 5 10 15
Librarianship & Information Management 0 15 15
Archaeology 10 5 15
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 10 10
French 5 5 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Italian 5 0 5
German 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,300
Mixed -
Laboratory -
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 £12.2 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.
  • Discounts for Kent graduates.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university does not guarantee accommodation. Full-time postgraduate students will be offered a room if they meet all of the eligibility criteria and apply by the specified deadline.
  • 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.