Kent rises to 16th in Guardian University Guide 2016

Gary Hughes
Kent graduates celebrating by University of Kent

More good news for the University with the announcement that it has achieved its highest league table position to date with a rise of four places in the Guardian.

Kent has also achieved a top ten position in ten subject areas, with a further 15 in the top 20.

Its top ten subjects are: Architecture 3rd; Drama & dance 10th; Economics 9th; English & creative writing 8th; Film production & photography 3rd; History of art 6th; Journalism 6th; Politics 10th; Religious studies & theology 8th; and Social policy 4th.

Its top 20 are: American Studies 11th; Anthropology 13th; Art 17th; Biosciences 20th; Classics & ancient history 14th; Design & crafts 18th; Forensic science & archaeology 19th; History 15th; Law 17th; Modern language & linguistics 15th; Pharmacy (Medway School of Pharmacy) 18th; Philosophy 17th; Social work 18th; Sociology 19th; and Sports science 14th.

This latest good news for the University follows Kent’s success in the REF 2014, where it was ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity and achieved the third largest increase of the top 50 research intensive universities for research power. It also achieved one of the largest increases in research funding following its REF success.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, said: ‘This excellent news confirms Kent’s position as one of the best research and teaching universities in the UK. It is also further recognition and endorsement of the hard work and dedication of our staff, all of whom are determined to provide our students with a stimulating academic experience and invaluable preparation for the future.’