Choosing your course

Studying at university is very different to school. It requires independent learning and self-motivation so it’s important you choose a subject that really interests you.

With over 400 honours degrees to choose from, and a wide range of modules within each programme, there is a course to suit you at Kent. You can browse all undergraduate degrees using the course finder. Then once you’ve decided what to study, it might help you to use the application checklist below.  

What are the entry requirements?

Check the general entry requirements and admissions criteria for the University. Then check the specific requirements for your course on the programme page.

International students should check the entry requirements for their country and also make sure you meet our English language requirements.

What modules can I take?

Most full-time programmes are made up of compulsory and optional modules. Use our course finder to view the degree of your choice. Click on the course structure tab for information about the academic modules taught for your chosen programme.

You can also search our module catalogue by subject or location to view academic modules taught at the University.

What study options are available?

Study or work abroad

Many of our degree programmes allow you to study or work abroad during your studies. You experience a different culture, develop your language skills, gain a new perspective and establish international contacts – all of which enhances your employability.

Kent is an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme, exchanging some 600 students per year with over 100 European partner institutions.

For a list of courses that include the opportunity to work or study abroad see Go Abroad. We also offer a European Summer School programme at our centres in Paris or Brussels.

Work in industry

Many of our degree programmes give students the option to spend a year in industry. You can immerse yourself in the working world, gain hands-on experience, learn new skills and put into practice what you have learned.

Use our course search to view a list of programmes with a year in industry. Each course page tells you more about the year in industry, including eligibility criteria and any academic work that you must undertake while on your placement.

Foundation programmes

If you do not have the qualifications, study skills or English language ability you need to take the degree of your choice, you can apply for one of our foundation programmes. They can help you to achieve the qualifications required for degree-level entry at Kent.

Part-time and short courses

If you don't want to do a full degree or would like to ease yourself back into education, we have part-time and short courses that you can take, including general interest, professional development and access to HE courses. Please note: international students who are in the UK on a student visa cannot study part-time.

Where can I study?

Our undergraduate programmes are taught at Canterbury and Medway, as well as at our partner colleges. We teach different subjects at each location, so it is a good idea to check the location of your chosen course to explore the facilities and the opportunities available there.  

Where will my degree take me?

Some of our degree programmes are accredited by a relevant professional body, so you gain an industry-recognised vocational qualification alongside your degree. This offers a route into qualifying for a profession and gives exemption from entrance exams, for example Law, Architecture, Accounting & Finance and Actuarial Science. Occasionally, these subjects offer joint honours options that may not include all the topics you need to study to qualify – contact the University if you are in any doubt.

If you have any questions about your application or studying at Kent, see our FAQs.

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