Subject Requirements

Subject Requirements, previously known as handbooks or programme rubrics, contain general information about selecting modules and the requirements for each degree programme of study and module outlines. Detailed information about modules can be found in the module catalogue.

The Undergraduate Stages 1 & 2+ and Postgraduate Taught Subject Requirements are produced and published annually, prior to the relevant module registration period.

Before viewing your subject requirements, please read the useful information and then click on your school/department link underneath the divisional headings.

Finding your division, school or department name

If you do not know the name of your school/department or division, you can find this information on KentVision under My Details and then My Course Details.

Where to find campus specific information

Brussels information can be found below.

Canterbury information can be found below.

Medway information can be found below and are clearly indicated as Medway specific documents.

Paris information can be found in the Postgraduate Subject Requirements under the School of English and School of Arts. Both schools are in the Division of Arts and Humanities.

Useful information

Please ensure that you have read our understanding your modules guide, which gives information on elective modules and Year In.

It is very important that you read this information before you decide which modules you want to take.

  • Full time Undergraduate students must study 120 Credits at each stage.
  • At least 90 Credits must be taken at Level 6 during Stage 3 (or Stage 4 in 4 stage programmes) to be eligible for an Undergraduate Honours degree.
  • Students are expected to register for 60 Credits in each term unless explicitly stated otherwise.
  • If a module is available at both Levels 5 and 6, then Stage 2 students should take the Level 5 and Stage 3 the Level 6. Students cannot take both versions of the same module.
  • Undergraduate Joint honours students must have a minimum of 90 credits in each subject across stages 2 and 3.
  • Modules may be subject to entry requirements or prerequisites. Please refer to the online Module Catalogue for full details of all modules.
  • Please note that module entry may be subject to random allocation. Modules may be cancelled in the event of low recruitment.
  • Full details of each programme can be found on the programme specification.
  • It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you are registered for the correct modules for your programme.
  • Once timetables are released at the start of term, it is your responsibility to check your timetable to ensure your modules DO NOT clash.

The information is correct at the time of publication. Please note, however, that if a module recruits fewer than 8 students it is possible that it will not run. In this event, you will be contacted and asked to select an alternative module. The University cannot guarantee whether all options will be available, or how they will be delivered, if Government covid restrictions are reinstated.  

Brussels School of International Studies

Global and Lifelong Learning

Global and Lifelong Learning

The above page also includes Subject Requirements for the:

  • Centre for Higher Degree Apprenticeships (CHDA)
  • Centre for Professional Practice (CPP)

Division of Arts and Humanities

Centre for American Studies

Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Centre for Music and Audio Technology

Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies

(previously part of the School of European Culture and Languages)

Department of Philosophy

(previously part of the School of European Culture and Languages)

Department of Asian Studies and Religious Studies

(previously part of the School of European Culture and Languages)  

Kent School of Architecture and Planning

School of Arts

School of Classics, English and History

(Previously the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, School of English and School of History)

School of Cultures and Languages

(previously known as the School of European Culture and Languages)

School of English

School of History

School of Music and Fine Art

Kent Business School

Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice

Division of Natural Sciences

Kent and Medway Medical School


Chemistry and Forensic Science

(previously part of the School of Physical Sciences)  

Physics and Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics

(previously part of the School of Physical Sciences)

Sport and Exercise Science

Education Directorate

Education Directorate

(previously known as the Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching)

Elective modules

Elective modules, previously known as wild modules, are modules that fall outside of the subject area of your programme of study.

Please view our elective module guidance for more information. Elective module Subject Requirements can be found below.

Year In

You may be interested in taking a ‘Year In’, where you can spend a period abroad or on work placement. The University offers the following:

Year in Computing

Full details of a Year in Computing

2023/2024 Year in Computing Subject Requirements

Year in Data Analytics

Full details of a Year in Data Analytics

2023/2024 Year in Data Analytics Subject Requirements

Year in Journalism (delivered at Medway)

Full details of a Year in Journalism

2023/2024 Year in Journalism Subject Requirements

Year in a Language

Full details of a Year in Languages

2023/2024 Year in a Language Subject Requirements

Year in Management

Full details of a Year in Management

2023/2024 Year in Management Subject Requirements 

Year in Television and Online Broadcasting (delivered at Medway)

Full details of a Year in Television and Online Broadcasting

2023/2024 Year in Television and Online Broadcasting Subject Requirements

Extra-curricular, co-curricular, study abroad and work placements

For guidance on extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that will enhance your employability and develop the skills prized by graduate employers, see Kent Extra. This also includes information about Study abroad and work placements.  

Please note: Full time undergraduate students must take 120 credits per year. If you want to drop a module, you must replace it with module(s) of the same value.

Modules with limited availability

The following list shows modules with limited availability. Please note that the list is for guidance only. It will be updated regularly and was correct at the time of publication but some information may become out of date quickly depending on student selections.

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