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Postgraduate Courses 2017/18

How to apply

To apply for postgraduate study you must complete an online application form (see 'How to apply online' below). Before you do, please read the advice below depending on whether you are applying for a taught or research programme.

Applying for taught programmes

Most taught degrees begin in September although some may start at other times of the year. Please check when your course will start by looking at the programme's web page.

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date.

For international students, the deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

For entry requirements, please refer to the programme's web page.

Applying for research programmes

We strongly recommended you contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the school where you wish to study. If you have a supervisor in mind, you should also contact him or her directly to discuss your research proposal.

This is an important part of the application process as we must be confident that we can provide you with suitable supervision, support, training and facilities. The University must also be satisfied that you have the necessary qualifications and experience.

This early discussion also allows you and the Director of Graduate Studies/your potential supervisor to explore funding opportunities.

School or staff contact details can be found on the school's website or alternatively you can use our 'Find a supervisor' search to look up academics.

Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date.

Research degree registration normally takes place in either September or January so you are able to take advantage of our induction programme.

How to apply online

To apply for a Kent postgraduate programme online:

  • Look up your course on our course finder.
  • Click on the 'apply' tab and select the programme you wish to study.

You will then be taken to an online application form which will guide you through the application process. On the application form, you will be asked to:

  • explain your reasons for study/outline your research proposal (for research programmes)
  • provide details/evidence of your qualifications
  • provide two academic references
  • provide other personal information and supporting documentation.
You can save and return to your application at any time. Please ensure all supporting documents are submitted with your application.

Applying for funding

Kent has a substantial postgraduate scholarship fund and a scholarship finder which might help you find funding for your studies. Deadlines for different types of funding vary.

Applying for accommodation

If you also want to apply for campus accommodation, you need to have received an offer for a place of study and make an online application for accommodation by 31 July 2017.

Further information for applicants


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