University of Kent at Paris

One year MA programmes taught in English

  • Study a broad range of humanities subjects in two historic, cultural cities
  • Acquire a valuable postgraduate qualification in 12 months of study
  • Based in Canterbury in the autumn with the spring term in Paris
  • Dedicated Kent at Paris scholarships available
  • Eligible for Professional and Career Development Loans (for UK postgraduates)

These 12-month programmes are taught in English and are based in Canterbury with the spring term spent in Paris. Full academic guidance and pastoral support is available throughout your studies, and our staff also lead visits to related museums, exhibitions, landmarks and culturally important historic hot spots.


French lessons are also provided free of charge to help you get the most out of your experience.

Course and general enquiries

Dr Ana Medeiros, Director,
University of Kent at Paris,
School of European Culture and Languages,
Cornwallis Building,
Kent CT2 7NF

Admissions enquiries

T: +44 (0) 1227 824954
or, +33 1 76 73 92 81 (spring term only)

Why choose to study at the University of Kent in Paris?

Here are 10 reasons why.

About our Paris centre

Our Paris centre, the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall), is an 18th century building in the historic heart of Montparnasse where Picasso and Modigliani had their studios, and near cafés that were frequented by Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway.

The Columbia Global Center is a beautiful and convivial space where you can meet students and staff not only from Kent but also from other institutions established there, including Columbia University, Barnard College and Dartmouth College.

For students with a passion for literature, art, history and music, Paris offers an unrivalled choice of libraries, galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres, clubs, cabarets and concert halls.The Columbia Global Center is only a few minutes’ walk from the Luxembourg Gardens – an expansive, classically designed park, much frequented by students from the Sorbonne and other Latin-Quarter institutions.

Academic and support staff who are with you during your time in Paris will provide advice and guidance on how you can get involved in the life of the city and how such activities can both complement your studies and make your stay in Paris a life-enhancing experience.

Transport connections

Paris, its region and the whole of France have an excellent transport system, offering you the opportunity for trips to Zola’s house in Médan, Rodin’s house and studios in Meudon, Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny or, further afield, to the châteaux of the Loire, to Lyons, Marseilles or the Picasso museum in Antibes on the Côte d’Azur. Trips to Italy, Spain and other neighbouring countries are easily organised.

The city is served by three airports and is only around two hours from the UK by high-speed train. See further information on travelling to Paris.


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Last Updated: 10/04/2014