Get ready to sharpen your focus and prepare for tomorrow's world. With our ambitious postgraduate programmes, we offer inspirational teaching and supervision alongside first-class library and IT facilities. Whatever you are looking to study, Kent provides a dynamic and supportive environment.
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.
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 more about the opportunities available and how to apply.
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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.
Did you know you can study a completely different subject at PG level? We offer business, economics and computing programmes for students from an entirely different background, while our Master's degrees in law or journalism develop your academic and professional skills in new areas. Our postgraduate conversion programmes teach you new skills, improve your job prospects and prepare you for a career in a different discipline.
Early in 2021 we’ll be launching a new range of funding for Kent graduates who progress directly onto postgraduate study, complete the form at the bottom of the page to be one of the first to get the details.’
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.
Also, feel free to join and follow our dedicated facebook group - Kent Graduate Student Association which is run by our postgraduate student committee. Get a taster of our PG community and other activities our students are involved with.
Rowena Bicknell - PhD in Applied Psychology.
I’d recommend studying at postgraduate level for anyone who has an interest in a specific subject area. It’s very different to an undergraduate degree so you’ll only be able to make the most of it if you’re motivated to adapt and take on this more independent style of learning.
Studying a PG at Kent has given me a lot of experience in project management. I really enjoyed the interactions I had with my participants. Knowing that my research has real world applications felt very rewarding and it was wonderful to be able to share the enthusiasm I had for my subject with others also interested in the area.
The difference between being an Undergraduate and Postgraduate is there’s a lot more independence and you can make more decisions in the path your research will take. It takes a little while to adapt to this new style of learning but it’s a good change!