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Postgraduate Courses 2016

How to apply

You can apply for a Kent postgraduate programme online:

  • Look up your course our course finder.
  • Click on the 'apply' tab and select the programme you wish to study.

You will then be taken to an online application form which will guide you through the application process. On the application form, you will be asked to:

  • explain your reasons for study/outline your research proposal (for research programmes)
  • provide details/evidence of your qualifications
  • provide two academic references
  • provide other personal information and supporting documentation.

You can save and return to your application at any time.

Applying for taught programmes

Most taught degrees begin in September although some may offer the opportunity to start in January.

There is no fixed closing deadline for applications to most postgraduate taught degrees. However, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date.

Applying for research programmes

It is strongly recommended that you contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the school where you wish to pursue your studies. If you already know the member of staff you wish to supervise your project, you should contact him or her directly. School or staff contact details can be found on the school's website or alternatively you can use our 'Find a supervisor' search to look up academics.

Academic staff welcome direct contact with potential students as it allows them the opportunity to discuss your research proposal. This is an important aspect of the application process as the University must be assured that it can provide a suitable programme of training and research support, a supervisor who has the requisite expertise, and suitable facilities and equipment where appropriate.

The University must also be satisfied that you have the necessary qualifications and experience. This early discussion also allows you and the Director of Graduate Studies/your potential supervisor to explore funding opportunities.

Deadline

There is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees but we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date. Research degree registration normally takes place in either September or January so you are able to take advantage of our induction programme.

Applying for accommodation

If you wish to apply for campus accommodation, you need to have received an offer for a place of study and make an online application for accommodation by 31 July 2016.

Further information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
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E: information@kent.ac.uk

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