Faculty of Humanities


Any study of History engages a natural human curiosity about the past, and how it relates to our present. History is an exciting and diverse subject, a fact which is reflected in all of the programmes we offer at Kent and several of our courses include a term or year studying in Paris or other European cities.

History at Kent is dynamic and research-led where students are given the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields. Renowned for its research excellence and quality teaching, we are placed second nationally in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) and consistently score highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Kent has particular areas of expertise in African, American, British, European, Irish, Indian and Russian history, with strengths in the history of medicine and science, military history, propaganda and medieval culture.  Cross-disciplinarity is an important feature at Kent; examples include innovative collaborations with English and Biosciences for taught and research postgraduate programmes.


Contact csao@kent.ac.uk for undergraduate administration, fso@kent.ac.uk for Faculty matters & student appeals.

Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR

Last Updated: 30/07/2012