Kent became a university in 1965. It calls itself the ‘UK’s European university’ and has 7 locations across europe. As well as 2 UK campuses and 1 centre, it also has 4 european centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome offering programmes that draw on these cities’ strengths as sites of cultural, political and historic significance. Many of the university’s programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications.
Based on the Canterbury campus itself, the university owned accommodation houses over 4,000 students. The Canterbury campus is about 30 minutes walk from Canterbury city centre. On the Medway campus the Liberty Quays accommodation complex is just over half a mile from the campus. Liberty quays has its own supermarket and bistro. There is a free term time shuttle bus operating between the 2 campuses, it runs 7 days a week and the last bus leaves at midnight.
Kent is ranked between 351-400 in the Times Higher Education World rankings; 401-500 in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings and is not a member of the Russell Group of universities.
Kent is ranked =20th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
Kent currently has over 3,000 students studying at the university from over 140 countries representing approximately 15.5% of the total student body.
Kent has over 15,000 undergraduate students and over 2,000 post graduate students.
94.1% of Kent’s graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source:HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
Kent has 2 campuses. The main campus, where the majority of courses are taught, is in Canterbury and there is another campus in Medway and a centre in Tonbridge focused on part time study options.
The Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland and is half-an-hour’s walk from Canterbury city centre. The campus is home to sports and social facilities including a theatre, cinema and nightclub. The Canterbury campus accommodates over 4,300 students in rooms, flats and houses.
The Medway campus is based about 30 miles away, and is about 30 miles from London. It too has on campus accommodation and Medway Park is a multi-sport, facility, located near to the campus. Kent students receive preferential rates to use its sports halls, pools, squash courts, health suites and athletics track.
There are over 150 sports clubs and societies running at Kent.
There are many university accommodation options at Kent on the Canterbury campus ranging from self catering, en suite rooms, to bed and breakfast and ‘flex’ meal options. Self catering accommodation runs for 39 weeks per year.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £108.64 per week.
There is no catered university accommodation.
International undergraduate tuition fee examples – BA or BSc:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £15,700 for Accounting & Finance and rise to £15,920 for subjects such as Bioengineering and Wildlife Conservation.
International postgraduate taught tuition fee examples – MA or MSc:
Full time masters (taught) postgraduate course fees start at £14,500 to study Community Care, rise to £15,690 for Management International Business and up to £15,920 for Computer Animation.
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
- Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
- Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
Kent offers a range of postgraduate online courses, ranging from certificates and diplomas to MA’s and MSc’s in subjects such as; Advanced Child protection and Applied Drug Discovery.
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