Postgraduate study

Our postgraduate programmes cover a broad range of topics in social and biological anthropology, ethnobotany, and biodiversity conservation. We pride ourselves on the extent of our international reach, the quality and reputation of our research, and the outstanding facilities we offer.

You can choose to study on either a taught Master's or a research programme. A research Master's degree is studied over one year full-time while a PhD involves extended study over three or four years. All our postgraduate programmes can also be studied part-time. 

We offer a range of competitive scholarships


Anthropology at the University of Kent is ranked 7th out of 75 UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2022 subject rankings. 

Geography and the Environment at the University of Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for research output in the Times Higher Education (REF 2021). 

Postgraduate courses