The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
High academic standards
Kent has some of the best teaching staff in the country. Kent's excellent performancce in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed our position as one of the UK's leading universities: our 19 academic schools are engaged in research of international and world-class standing.
At Kent, all of our academic schools produce world-class researchy and our teaching is designed to put you in touch with the latest ideas, no matter what subject you are studying.
One of the exciting things about studying at Kent is the way in which you are encouraged to express your own views and develop your own academic skills.
As well as attending lectures, you also take part in seminars (small grous that encourage informal discussion). Teaching may also include workshops or guided research. If you are taking a science or a technical subject, you will spend time in a laboratory session or practical classes. Language students take conversation calseses and have language laboratory sessions.
Wide range of subjects
Within our short-term programmes, Kent offers modules in a range of academic subjects. You can take modules across more than one subject or specialise in a particular subject - such as history - and choose modules in that subject area.
All the modules in our short-term programmes are also offered on Kent's undergraduate degree courses, where Satge 1 is the first year of full-time study, Stage 2 the second year and Stage 3 the third year.
Internationally recognised credits
All Kent's study programmes divide into a number of modules, with a credit rating of 15, 30 or 45 credits. Your marks and your academic credits can be transferred to your home university.
The National Student Survey (NSS) 2011 ranked Kent 6th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
Kent is 24th overall in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Five subject areas have had 30% of their research rated 4*. Six of our subject areas are in the top ten nationwide.