Short-term study

Academic excellence

All of our academic schools produce world-class research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 elite Russell Group universities. Because our academics are engaged in high level research as well as teaching, you study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field.

Inspirational teaching

At Kent, all of our academic schools produce world-class researchy and our teaching is designed to put you in touch with the latest ideas, no matter what subject you are studying.

One of the exciting things about studying at Kent is the way in which you are encouraged to express your own views and develop your own academic skills.

As well as attending lectures, you also take part in seminars (small grous that encourage informal discussion). Teaching may also include workshops or guided research. If you are taking a science or a technical subject, you will spend time in a laboratory session or practical classes. Language students take conversation classes and have language laboratory sessions.

Wide range of subjects

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 in 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.

Internationally recognised credits

All Kent's study programmes divide into a number of modules, with a credit rating of 15, 30 or 45 credits. Your marks and your academic credits can be transferred to your home university.


In the most recent research rankings, 97% of research at Kent was found to be of international quality (REF 2014)

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Last Updated: 13/02/2019