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Postgraduate Courses 2016

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate programme you must contact the University directly. Although there are no fixed closing deadlines, we recommend you apply as early as possible and no later than three months before your intended start date.

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.

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 2016.

Further information for applicants


Applying for taught programmes

Most taught degrees begin in September although some may offer the opportunity to start in January.  We also offer a number of taught Master's with flexible start dates, while others also differ in duration.

You can apply for the all postgraduate taught programmes via our online application process. Please ensure all supporting documents are submitted with your online application form.

There is no fixed application deadline for most postgraduate taught degrees. However, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date.

For entry requirements, please refer to the inidividual programme pages.

Applying for research programmes

We 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.

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.

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