Why Kent?

Why come to Kent?

Sharpen your focus and prepare for tomorrow’s world

Build a global network of connections by joining our thriving, supportive, international community of staff and students studying in the UK and Europe.

Join our community

Our graduate community includes people returning to study after a break or studying part-time while continuing to advance their career, as well as recent graduates inspired by their studies and intent on discovering more.

Whatever your reasons for deciding on postgraduate study, you’ll work with outstanding academics who share your passion and can guide you towards new areas in your field.

Join us in Canterbury, Medway, Brussels or Paris to step up, stand out and specialise.

Financial support

Postgraduate study is a significant investment in your future that enables you to expand your knowledge, skills and career options. We have devised a range of packages to ensure you have the necessary financial support.

Working with you

The Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) supports all postgraduate students at Kent with a focus on enhancing overall experience. The GRC provides stimulating opportunities to improve your skills, build your social and academic networks, and prepare you for career development and progression.

Leading the way

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

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

Cally Choy

Marketing MSc

Cally Choy completed her Marketing MSc in 2018, gaining a distinction, and now works as a Content Marketing and Social Media Specialist for a software company.

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Carolina Tenorio-Espinosa

Ancient History MA

Carolina Tenorio-Espinosa graduated in 2019 and now works as a Digital Learning Coordinator at a leading business school.

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El Suliman

Computer Animation MSc

Kent graduate El Suliman has built a highly successful career in animation and his work now plays in cinemas around the world. We caught up with him to discuss his journey from student to Lead Animator.

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Sally Lingjun Gao

Electronic Engineering PhD

Sally Lingjun Gao completed a PhD in Electronic Engineering at Kent and is now a trainee patent attorney.

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Tobias Gehrke

International Law LLM

Tobias graduated from Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) with an LLM in International Law. He is working as a research fellow in a Brussels foreign policy think tank.

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Alastair Goss

Human Resource Management MSc

A Master’s in Human Resource Management has enabled Alastair Goss to take the next step in his career.

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Duygu Yücesoy

EU External Relations MA

Duygu Yücesoy graduated with an EU External Relations MA from the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) and now works in the Ministry of Treasury and Finance of Turkey.

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Wang Peng

Biotechnology and Bioengineering MSc

Wang Peng graduated with an MSc in Biotechnology and Bioengineering in 2017. He is now studying for a PhD at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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I look forward to welcoming you to Kent and working with you to ensure excellence in all aspects of your postgraduate study experience.

Professor Paul Allain Dean of the Graduate and Researcher College