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Postgraduate Courses 2016

How to apply

You can 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.

Applying for taught programmes

Most taught degrees begin in September although some may offer the opportunity to start in January.

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.

Applying for research programmes

We strongly recommended that you contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the school where you wish to study. If you already 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.


There is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees but we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date. Registration normally takes place in either September or January so that you can take part in our induction programme.

Applying for accommodation

If you wish 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

Recruitment and Admissions Office
T: +44 (0)1227 827272
F: +44 (0)1227 827077
E: information@kent.ac.uk

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