University of Kent

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Rank 541 Location England Established 1965 International Students 16%
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University of Kent in UK

The Institution of Kent (previously the University of Kent at Canterbury, abbreviated as UKC) is a public research university in Kent, England. The University received its Royal Charter on January 4, 1965, and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, was formally installed as the first Chancellor the following year.

By 1962, a site had been discovered at Beverley Farm, which straddled the administrative county of Kent and the City of Canterbury. The University of Kent at Canterbury was the university's initial name, selected in 1962 to reflect the fact that the campus straddled the county town of Canterbury and Kent County Council.  It was common practise at the time for universities to be called after the town or city within which they were located, and the names "University of Kent" and "University of Canterbury" were offered.

The university features a main campus north of Canterbury, which is set on 300 acres (1.2 km2) of parkland and houses over 6,000 students, as well as campuses in Kent's Medway and Tonbridge and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome, and Paris. The University is multicultural, with students from from 158 different countries and 41% of academic and research employees hailing from outside the UK.  It is part of the Santander Network, a group of European universities dedicated to promoting social and economic growth.

Services for International Students

Your international student experience will be one-of-a-kind, preparing you for all aspects of your life and future.You can have fun on a global scale with a student body representing over 157 nationalities. Participate in Worldfest and Europe Day, and observe holidays such as Holi, Thanksgiving, and Chinese New Year.Joining our world will change your life forever. Take advantage of new opportunities and form lifelong friendships.We offer a 34-point standard International Baccalaureate Diploma throughout all programmes of study, including any specific subjects at the higher or standard level required by the degree programme. For most programmes, instead of attaining 34 points, IB students will be given the option of passing the IB Diploma with specified achievement in higher/standard level subjects.


The Guardian newspaper placed Kent 65th in the United Kingdom for 2020, whereas The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 ranked Kent 25th, and The Independent's Complete University Guide ranked Kent 25th. Kent is ranked 46th in the UK and 366th worldwide by QS, while Times Higher Education ranks it 44th in the UK and in the 301-350 category globally by Times Higher Education. Kent was placed 48th overall in the UK in The Sunday Times 10-year average rating of British universities based on sustained league table performance (1998–2007).
Kent was ranked joint 20th in the UK in the National Student Survey in 2017, with an overall satisfaction rate of 90%.


For full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students with impairments and/or severe personal care needs, the University provides a number of accessible and adaptable rooms, as well as a variety of programmes to ensure an accessible and inclusive environment. This means that we will work together to discover the best alternative for you, and we will make any necessary reasonable accommodations for you, as well as assist you in obtaining any outside agency support if necessary.


The main Canterbury campus comprises 300 acres (1.2 km2) and is located in parkland little over two miles (3 km) from the city centre, with views of the city and the UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury Cathedral. There are around 12,000 full-time and 6,200 part-time students on campus, with over 5000 beds available, as well as 600 academic and research staff. In the middle portion of the campus, residential and academic buildings are mixed in, science buildings are clustered west of Giles Lens, and there is a specific student town on the western perimeter, a few minutes' walk from the main campus.


  • Martin Doherty (historian)
  • Tom Frame (bishop)
  • Krishan Kumar (sociologist)
  • David Fulton (English cricketer)
  • Simon Hall (writer)
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Under graduate

  • Cultural Studies and Media - BA (Hons)
  • Cultural Studies and Film - BA (Hons)
  • Criminology and Sociology - BA (Hons)
  • Criminology and Social Policy and Social Change - BA (Hons)
  • Criminology and Cultural Studies - BA (Hons)
  • Criminology - BA (Hons)

Post graduate

  • Architectural Practice - ARB Part 3 - PDip
  • Architectural Conservation - MSc
  • Applied Psychology - PhD
  • Applied Health Research - PhD
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (Intellectual and Developmental Disability) - PCert, PDip, MSc
  • Applied Actuarial Science with an Industrial Placement (International Master's) - MSc

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From September 2020, you will begin your first year (Stage 1) of undergraduate degree studies at the University of Kent's Canterbury or Medway campuses. will not be a part of the Higher Degree Apprenticeship programme. have met the University of Kent's entrance requirements


The academic year is divided into terms, with each term requiring the student to study. The length and pattern of the terms are determined by the student's programme of study. Between each term, there is a vacation time. The University will be closed throughout the Christmas holiday.

Welcome Week (Freshers’ Week) 20th September  to  24th September 2021
Autumn Term 27th September to 17th December 2021
Spring Term 17th January  to 8th April 2022
Summer Term 9th May to 17th June 2022.

NOTE- Postgraduate’s summer term ends on 18th September,2022.

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