School of History

Part-Time Study

The School of History welcomes part-time students on all of our programmes at the Canterbury campus.

We endeavour to be as accomodating as possible for part-time students, recording lectures and providing resources online for those unable to attend lectures in person, and being as flexible as possible with regard to seminar allocation (where multiple groups are available).

For those individuals returning to education after several years, we are confident that you will find yourselves able to flourish with our full range of student support measures available to you.


Following the same structure as full-time undergradutes, part-timers study the three year programme over six years.

Should a student be unable to continue their studies for the entire six years, we offer certification in the form of a Certificate of Higher Education (following successful completion of Stage One - typically after two years), and a Diploma of Higher Education (following successful completion of Stage Two, after four years).


Part-time postgraduate students also follow the same structure as full-time study, taking two years to complete one of our MA programmes, or five years for a PhD.

For more information on studying with us part-time please contact us on




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

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Last Updated: 14/08/2016