School of History

International students

The University of Kent is a popular choice for international students, offering inspirational teaching informed by world-leading research, study abroad opportunities and a generous range of scholarships.

The School of History is recognised as one of the leading history departments in the country, renowned for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. During recent years, we have welcomed students from across the world.

In addition, a wide range of nationalities are represented through the School's staff. Academic staff currently working with us originate from all over the world, from Australia to Germany, Switzerland to the United States, amongst others.

What do our students think?

Some of our international students discuss what they love about studying with us.

Canterbury campus


The University of Kent is the closest British University to mainland Europe, making it the UK's European University. We have a large number of international students studying with us, with over 140 nationalities currently represented on campus.

The medieval city of Canterbury is an ideal setting for the study of history. The city is home to Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church, which together are recognised as a World Heritage Site.

There are also several significant sites for military historians, with Roman forts and a Cold War nuclear bunker located in Kent.

In addition, Canterbury is very easily accessible - just an hour from London by train.






School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 30/09/2016