Humanities at Kent
The Faculty of Humanities’ Schools and Centres cover a wide range of subjects, have their own subject-specific research culture and the Faculty also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research. We are proud of our teaching and research in Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge as well as the leading contributions we make to the University's four European Centres in Brussels, Paris, Rome and Athens. International collaborations exist across the US, China and Hong Kong and beyond, and through projects such as the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral programme in Text and Event in Early Modern Europe in which Kent is the leading partner.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty belong to a thriving academic environment. There are over 100 research dedicated activities every year, organised by staff and students including lectures and seminars by high-profile visiting speakers from the UK and abroad. In addition, each School organises research seminars where members of staff and postgraduate students are able to present work in progress.
Kent’s Faculty of Humanities gave a very strong performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, which confirmed the excellence of the research conducted in our Schools and subjects. We submitted to eight units of assessment. Kent as a whole gained one of the largest increase in QR research funding in the country, up by £3m per year, and the Faculty itself saw a rise of £1.7m per year. A number of our subjects achieved excellent results, notably Modern Lanuages and Linguistics, Theology and Religious Studies, and Arts. You can read about our impact case studies here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/research/impact/
As a Faculty we have one of the largest ranges of subjects of any university in the UK, running programmes on architecture, philosophy, ancient history, creative writing, drama, music, various modern languages and many other subjects also. Our Schools and subjects consistently perform very well in league tables, such as the NSS and those tables published by the The Guardian and The Times. We do very well for student experience and graduate employment especially.
The Faculty is also responsible for programmes at many internationally recognised and prestigious institutions. These include the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, the London School of Contemporary Dance, the Central School of Ballet, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. We also validate many programmes within the local region.