Kent has also achieved a top 20 position in 14 subject areas, up from 12 in 2016.
Overall, the University has maintained its top level position with its 23rd place out of 127 UK universities.
Kent’s subjects in the top 10 are: Social Policy (3rd); American Studies (6th); Forensic Science (6th); Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism (7th); Social Work (9th) and Architecture (10th). Its activity in modules related to Occupational Therapy secured it a 1st place in this area.
Its subjects in the top 20 are: Art & Design (12th); Marketing (12th); Psychology (12th); Sports Science (13th); Anthropology (14th); History of Art (14th); Creative Writing (14th); Drama, Dance & Cinematics (16th); Italian (17th); Sociology (18th); Law (19th); Linguistics (19th); Theology & Religious Studies (19th) and Economics (20th).
Kent’s other recent league table achievements include: 16th in the Guardian University Guide 2016; 23rd in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016; and 12th in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2016.
In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16, Kent is in the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook and 66th in its table of the most international universities in the world. The THE also ranked the University as 20th in its ‘Table of Tables’ 2016.
Kent is also ranked 17th for research intensity by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of its research is deemed by the REF to be of international quality.