Kent among top 50 universities in the UK

Gary Hughes
Canterbury campus
Canterbury campus by University of Kent
Aerial view of Canterbury campus

Kent remains one of the best universities in the UK according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Kent is ranked 48th out of 131 UK higher education institutions, a rise of six places from the previous year.

Kent has also achieved a top 10 position in History of Art, Social Policy, and Social Work, with Anthropology, Architecture, Art & Design, Communications & Media, German, Law, Linguistics, Theology, and Sociology ranked in the top 20.

Psychology and Drama, Dance & Cinematics both placed in the top quarter of their subject areas, with Chemistry and Electronic Engineering among those to have achieved the largest climbs in subject rank.

The University has also maintained its position on Research Quality in the top quarter of institutions, where it has placed consecutively for three years since 2018.

Earlier this year, Kent was placed by the Times Higher World University Rankings amongst the top 30% of universities across the globe, in recognition of excellence in teaching, research and international outlook.

Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura, Kent’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance, said: ‘This latest ranking is due to the outstanding work and dedication of colleagues during the past year. It also reflects our ongoing commitment to ensure that the quality of our teaching and research remains of the highest standard, as well as the student experience for which Kent has long been recognised.’

The criteria used by the Times and Sunday Times are teaching quality, research quality, entry standards, graduate job prospects, degree outcomes achieved, student-staff ratios, services and facilities spend, good Honours, graduate prospects, student experience, and completion rates.