Part-time and short courses

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Part-time and short courses
Kent offers a variety of part-time degrees, short courses and summer schools across our locations in Canterbury and Medway, and at our specialist European centres in Brussels and Paris.

Part-time degree level study

Part-time study allows you to achieve the same academic qualifications as on a full-time programme over a longer period of time. You can search for part-time undergraduate and part-time postgraduate programmes.

There are more opportunities to explore whether you wish to study for personal interest or as your first step towards a degree.

Pre-degree level

Valuable stand-alone qualifications, as your first step towards a degree, or just for interest.

Continuing Professional Development

VALUE MaP is a free programme of study skills development for Mature and Part-time students. A wide variety of practical workshops teach learning strategies that help you to succeed your studies.  Many of the sessions are held on a Saturday and repeated across Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Professional development courses
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General interest courses

There is ample opportunity for informal study at the University of Kent. Short courses, study days and lectures are open to all - staff, students and members of the public. 

Learn a new language with 10 week and 20 week Language Express courses offered by the Centre for English and World Languages.

You can choose a Summer School for interest, credit, professional training or as preparation for further learning.

Learning support

VALUE MaP is a free programme of study skills development for Mature and Part-time students. A wide variety of practical workshops teach learning strategies that help you to succeed your studies.  Many of the sessions are held on a Saturday and repeated across Canterbury and Medway campuses.  

Value MAP programmes
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International students

Kent International Pathways offers programmes designed to give international students the best possible start to your undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) prepares you for academic study at undergraduate degree level, while pre-sessional and language preparation courses are designed to prepare you  for your study at Kent.

Summer schools and short-term exchange programmes can be studied for personal interest, professional training or as preparation for further learning.