Postgraduate study at Kent

If you’re thinking about staying on at Kent to pursue exciting areas in your field or to develop your career in a different sector, as a Kent graduate there’s lots more on offer.

Kent has a fantastic range of postgraduate course options, each will provide you with the tools, connections and experience to excel. Our Master’s courses give you an employability edge – there’s more to come on your Kent journey.  

Get ready to sharpen your focus and prepare for tomorrow's world, whatever you are looking to study, Kent provides a dynamic and supportive environment. 

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Exclusive Funding for Kent grads

To support your learning, Kent has over 100 awards for students with a First or 2.1 degree undertaking postgraduate study at any of our locations in UK and Europe. View the criteria to see if you’re applicable for these dedicated awards.   

Postgraduate programmes

We offer a mixture of taught and research postgraduate programmes. 

Taught Master’s programmes are like undergraduate degrees, delivered and assessed by a structured timetable of lectures, seminars and a research project, totalling 180 credits. 

We offer various types of research degrees at Master’s level, PhD (doctorate) and professional doctorate. You can study a Master's independently or you can aim to upgrade to a PhD after a year of study. 

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Progressing your studies within a familiar and supportive community will give you the confidence to develop further.  

Look out for Kent's series of events, student Instagram lives, webinars, workshops and more to give you all the information about PG study. We're here to support you and to help you reach your career goals. 

Conversion Master’s programmes

Did you know you can study a completely different subject to your undergrad degree? Kent offers a range of conversion courses such as business, economics and computing for students from any background, while our Master’s degrees in law or journalism develop your academic and professional skills in new areas.

Our conversion programmes teach you new skills to improve your job prospects and prepare you for a career in a different discipline. 

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Undergrad to postgrad support

As a postgraduate student at Kent, you will join a strong intellectual and social community. The Graduate and Researcher College offers a wide range of workshops, networking events and learning opportunities that complement your studies and enhance your postgraduate student experience. Find out about our Global Skills Award programme for Master's students.

The Careers and Employability Service are able to offer impartial advice and guidance on making the right choice of PG programme. You can book an appointment to speak to someone about your options.

The Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) provide appointments to support you with developing a research proposal or supporting statement for a postgrad application and can also help you to prepare for postgrad study.   

Scholarships finder

The University has a multimillion-pound scholarship fund to support our taught and research students including funding from the UK Research Councils, subject and location-specific scholarships, and discounts and scholarships for Kent alumni. There are many more fees and funding opportunities available for postgraduate applicants.

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