The University of Kent, formerly known as University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC) is a semi-collegiate public research university located in Kent, United Kingdom. The university has its main campus at Canterbury, housing over 6,000 students as well as a campus in Medway, European postgraduate center in Brussels and Paris. Awarded Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, the highest rating, the university offers outstanding teaching, world-leading research, safe and welcoming study locations, and superb student experience.
Exposing students to a globally-minded environment, Kent offers a number of undergraduate and graduate courses for students.
|4. Faculties and Programs|
|6. Tuition Fees|
|8. Work-Study Program|
|10. Alumni Benefits|
|Endowment||£ 5.528 million|
|Mode of Program||Full time, distance and online|
Its Social Sciences, Law, Psychology, and European Teachings programs are ranked #101, #58, #71 and #47 by The World University Rankings. The university has a main campus in Canterbury and an associated campus in Medway, Brussels and Paris. More than 5400 rooms are available to offer guaranteed accommodation to first-year students.
The main campus is located in parkland just 3 miles away from the city center facing the Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Establishes in 2001, the campus reinvents a former naval base as a 21st-century study space providing exceptional facilities and support to students. Medway campus is close to towns of Rochester and Chatham and has two sites, Pembroke and The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Both the sites are a 10-minute walk from one another. The accommodation that is Pier Quays is 30 minutes walk from both the sites. It can accommodate over 600 students.
The University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) was established in 1998. It is a multidisciplinary school offering masters and Ph.D. courses in law, politics, providing an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues. BSIS works closely with the School of Politics and International Relations at Kent. Students at BSIS represent 45+nationalities.
Paris school of arts and culture is a specialist postgraduate center in one of the culturally rich cities in the world. Flexible, advanced degrees are offered in arts, architecture, history of art, drama, and literature. The programs are capitalized on the city’s vast heritage and culture.
Programs at the school of arts and culture are combined together from four academic schools at Kent- the school of architecture, arts, English, and European culture and language. All modules offered at Canterbury are designed, taught, and assessed by the University of Kent staff.
The university is divided into three faculties which are further organized into 20 schools. Read More
|Kent School of Architecture and Planning||School of Bioscience||School of Anthropology and Conversation|
|School of Arts||School of Computing||Kent Business School|
|School of English||School of Engineering and Digital Arts||School of Economics|
|School of European Culture and Languages||School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science||Kent Law School|
|School of History||Medway School of Pharmacy||School of Politics and International Relations|
|School of Music and Fine Art||School of Physical Sciences||School of Psychology|
|-||School of Sport and Exercise Sciences||School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research|
Application: UG applications can be made through Universities and Colleges Admission (UCAS) while PG applications can be made through the University’s online application system. International students can also apply through university representatives in respective countries for admission to the University of Kent
Application deadline: UG Courses: January 15 (for Medicine –October 15) while for PG Courses: Varies as per programs
Exams to Study in UK and Apply for University of Kent are:
|English Test||Minimum scores required|
|IELTS||6.5 with 6.0 in each component|
|PTE||62 with 60 in each area|
|Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency||176 overall with a minimum score of 169|
|Expenses||Estimated cost (in GBP)|
|Average cost of living||12,968|
|BSc (Hons) (Accounts and Finance)||€16,800|
|BSc (Hons) (Actuarial Science)||€16,800|
|BSc (Hons) (Anthropology)||€20,500|
|BA (Hons) Architecture/Art and History/ Asian Studies||€20,500|
|BSc (Hons) Biochemistry/ Biology/ Biomedical Engineering/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Computing||€20,500|
|BA (Hons) Cultural Studies/ Architecture/ Social Policy/ Criminology/ Literature||€16,800|
|MArt (Digital Arts)||€20,500|
|MEngg (Computer Systems Engineering)/ MChem||€20,500|
Every year the University of Kent awards 3,000+ scholarships. The majority of these scholarships are common for domestic and international incoming students. Most of these scholarships are awarded on a merit basis while only a few scholarships are available based on merit.
Some of these Kent Scholarships are:
|International Scholarships for Undergraduate Students||8,000 GBP||Entering a UG program at Kent in 2020|
|Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2020||2,000 GBP||Satisfied entry requirements of Kent UG program|
|Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) Scholarship||6,950 GBP||Entering any MA or LLM degrees|
|MBA Women in Leadership Scholarship||50% tuition fee||Minimum 2:1 or First Class degree; 500-word statement|
In order to increase financial support to study in UK, students wish to pursue part-time work while studying, the University of Kent provides career options at their \enter as well as vacancies. International students with a tier 4 visa can access student circus.
Several courses at Kent provide the option of a placement year, that is spending the year at the industry. Students can spend up to 12 months employed and take graduate-level tasks and projects with a company. As per emoluments, the highest-paid graduates at Kent are Executive Management and Change professionals with $100,000 annually. The lowest-paid Kent university graduates are the Data professionals at $35,000. Read More on Jobs for International Students in UK
Top Kent University Graduates and Alumni salaries are as follows:
|Masters in Management||$67,000|
The University of Kent is home to over 181,000 alumni in 180 countries. Some of these notable Kent alumni are:
Former students are entitled to a range of benefit from Kent:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$19,270 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$19,270 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$19,530 / Year|
Started with some 500 students and 150 staff in 1965, the University of Kent has grown today to an institution serving 20,000 students and over 4,000 staff. Kent ranks among the best universities in UK according to three leading national league tables- The Guardian University Guide, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide.
Kent is awarded Gold, the highest rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework offering outstanding teaching, world-leading research, safe and welcoming study locations and superb student experience.
It is one of the top-ranking public universities in UK ranking at #380 according to QS Global World Rankings 2021. The university first entered the QS Rankings List in 2012 at #383. The university has seen some major changes in its world rankings.
According to rankings provided by Times Higher Education Kent ranks #351-400 in the World University Rankings 2020.
|Year||THE World University Rankings|
Both QS Top Universities and Times Higher Education have provided Kent with good scores for its international outlook, one of the ranking criteria. THE gave a score of 91.6 in international outlook while QS gave a score of 97.8 for international faculty and 59.4 for international students.
According to US News and World Reports, the University of Kent is ranked #584 in Best Global Universities and #47 in Best Global Universities in the United Kingdom.
According to QS, University of Kent ranks at #301-500 in the Graduate Employability Ranking 2020. The university saw a decrease in its ranking from #201+ in 2017 to #301-500 in 2020. The ranking is based on factors such as graduate employment rate, partnerships with employers, employer reputation, alumni outcomes, employer-student connection. The university scored between 15.8- 27.5.
With an overall score of 71.4-67.6, the University of Kent ranks #51-75 in THE Europe Teaching Ranking 2019. The results for THE Europe Teaching Ranking is based on THE European Student Survey that receives responses from 125,000 students across 18 countries.
The ranking measures student outcome, diversity of institutions’ environments, resources at the university that help to teach effectively. The chart below shows the scores earned by the University of Kent in the rankings.
With over 25 years of experience, Kent Business School is a leading business school in UK. The business school ranks not only for the standard of teaching but also for student satisfaction.
Kent Business School attracts high profile industries such as Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council. Kent MBA ranks #151-200 in the Global MBA Rankings by QS in 2020. In the United Kingdom, Kent MBA ranks #51-60.
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#380 [Out of 1000]
28.8 [Out of 100]
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