Part-time and short courses

Short courses for international students

Whether you want to get a head start in your studies or need to upgrade your qualifications, there are a variety of options available.

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International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) prepares international students for academic study on a range of undergraduate degree programmes.

If you complete your IFP course successfully and meet the progression rules, you are guaranteed a place on an undergraduate degree course.

IFP students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus.

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Business, Management and Finance Pre-Master's

This programme is aimed at international students who may not qualify for direct entry on to a Master's degree. It develops your knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate and how they are managed.

Build your language skills with dedicated modules in English for the purposes of study in the fields of business and finance and develop a broad set of academic skills to prepare you for a Master's degree in business, management or finance.

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Pre-sessional courses

These specially designed courses prepare international students for study at Kent. As well as improving your English, you develop skills in:

  • UK academic culture
  • academic reading, writing, critical thinking and using academic sources
  • note-taking in lectures
  • speaking in seminars and delivering presentations; and using the facilities, IT systems and e-learning platforms on campus.
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Cambridge English CAE and CPE preparation courses

The Centre for English and World Languages runs preparation courses for Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) and Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) in the autumn and spring terms. These highly regarded English language qualifications are suitable for business and academic purposes and are valid for life.

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Summer Schools

Summer schools can be studied for personal interest, professional training or as preparation for further learning. We offer a range of subjects including Architecture, Business, Psychology and more.

Short summer courses

The Centre for English and World Languages offers a range of short summer courses for both groups and individuals.

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Gain academic credit

Our short-term programmes (including Junior Year Abroad and Erasmus exchange) allow international students to spend a year or a semester at Kent, and gain academic credit from a leading British university.

Choose from a range of programmes to suit your academic ability, level of proficiency in English and the amount of time you would like to spend abroad.


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