Short-term study

Academic subject areas

Within our short-term programmes, Kent offers modules in a range of academic subjects. You can take modules across more than one subject or specialise in a particular subject – such as history – and choose modules in that subject area. All the modules on our short-term programmes are also offered on Kent’s undergraduate degree courses, where Stage 1 is the first year of full-time study, Stage 2 the second year and Stage 3 the third year.


Modules offered by the Faculty of Sciences are grouped according to broad subject headings taught by the Faculty:

  • Biosciences (BI)
  • Computing (CO)
  • Engineering and Digital Arts (EL)
  • Forensic Science (PS)
  • Chemistry (PS)
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (AH)
  • Physics (PH)

You can search for individual modules for each stage in our module catalogue.

The Stage 2 and 3 programmes provide single integrated modules and assume that you have taken the appropriate first year module or reached an equivalent standard in your courses elsewhere. Short-term students can take the full second year of a particular Stage 2 and 3 course but in many cases it is more appropriate for you to take combinations of Stage 1 and 2 modules which form coherent programmes related to your needs and previous work.


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Last Updated: 12/02/2019