Research programmes

Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research develops your specialist knowledge in a specific field of study. Working closely with a senior academic, you conduct an original research project that could have a far-reaching impact on the global community.

If you're looking to study a research degree at Kent, we recommend you choose a topic and identify an appropriate supervisor before you apply.

Scholarships and funding

Research needs an open mind, resilience, a willingness to ask, and answer, difficult questions and the ability to collaborate. It also needs funding. That's why we've devised a range of packages to ensure you have financial support, including funding for American students and loans for Canadian students.

Research impact

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 has confirmed Kent as a leading research university, with the majority of our submissions rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Kent also rises by 11 places to 38 in the Times Higher Education’s ranking for overall quality in the REF.

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Facial identification software system

Counting Butterflies

Restoring the Palace

The Science of Making Babies

Mary Rose: A Chemical Conundrum

Researcher Development Programme

As a Postgraduate Researcher, you will take part in the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) delivered by the Graduate and Researcher College. This invaluable training will equip you with a full range of skills, improve your effectiveness as a researcher and ensure that by the end of your research project, you are highly qualified and employable in a variety of careers.