Academic life - Undergraduate courses

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Academic life at Kent

Strike a balance between your social and academic life to have a great student experience and get the degree you want


Excellent teaching

A great teacher doesn't just teach you, they inspire you. Here at Kent, we are renowned for a teaching style that brings your subject to life and encourages you to think independently.

Our academics have an outstanding ability to pass on their passion for study and debate. As some of the most influential thinkers in the world, they put you in touch with the latest ideas and ensure you are intellectually challenged.

TEF Gold Award

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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Excellent student support

We have been recognised for the second year running for our outstanding support for students at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

University is very different to school. You'll need to be self-motivated and passionate about your studies but we'll give you the knowledge and support you need. If you are committed and hard-working, Kent is the perfect place to find out what you can achieve.

We offer flexible programmes, a wide range of modules and the opportunity to study or work abroad as part of your degree. So it really is up to you where your degree takes you.

Rise to the challenge

Make the most of your time at Kent and get even more from your degree. Enhance your knowledge, learn new skills and improve your CV with our range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

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Excellent employability

Why are Kent graduates so employable and well-paid? Because we focus on giving you the right abilities, experience and knowledge to succeed after you graduate.

Our academics teach you in a real-world context, assist you in the development of your own interests and equip you with essential skills that enable you to compete effectively in the graduate job market.

A successful future

Over 95% of Kent graduates who responded to the most recent national survey of graduate destinations were in work or further study within six months (DLHE, 2017).

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Vibrant community

Embrace the opportunity to debate, discuss and share opinions with people from all over the world. Join societies and clubs, take part in activities and events and make life-long friends both on and off campus.

We pride ourselves on our strong international focus and encourage all students to develop their studies within an international perspective. Many of our programmes tackle issues and topics that are of global significance, delivering your teaching with an international context.

A Global Outlook

We have an international community with 40% of Kent’s academics coming from outside the UK and students representing 159 nationalities.

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