As ambitious and forward-thinking as its students, the University of Kent is committed to the transformative power of education and research. Known as the UK’s European university, Kent is truly international in its outlook with 150 nationalities represented in the student body, including many NCUK students each year.
The University of Kent
The University of Kent
Why Study at The University of Kent?
- £4.8 million redevelopment of Kent sports facilities and programmes has been recently completed
- The Templeman Library at the heart of the Canterbury campus has recently opened a new wing with 500 study spaces, a café and an exhibition gallery
- A new £35 million building for the Kent Business School and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science will be the biggest on campus, due to be completed in 2017
- The majority of degrees offer the opportunity to spend a term or year studying or working abroad
Awards and Achievements
- Ranked 17th out of all UK Higher Education Institutions for research intensity (REF 2014)
- 4th highest score in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2016)
- Shortlisted for the University of the Year (2015 and 2016) and Outstanding Support for Students Awards 2015
- 97% of Kent’s research is of international quality (REF 2014)
- Ranked 12th out of 125 UK universities in the 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards
- Recognised as one of the leading law schools in the UK, the School has an international reputation both for its world-leading research and for the high quality, innovative, critical and socio-legal education that it provides.Carefully designed and wide-ranging curriculum, an institutional commitment to teaching excellence, as well as extensive international links.
- In addition to offering a highly successful mooting programme and a variety of activities to prepare students for successful future careers, the Law School also houses a multi-award winning Law Clinic that offers students the opportunity to gain unparalleled experience of legal practice, enabling them to advise and represent clients under the supervision of qualified solicitors.
- The Kent electronic Law library, Lawlinks, is one of the best in the UK. All modules have their own websites and many of the lectures are recorded when given live and made available as MP3 files.
- Kent School of Architecture has a reputation for tackling global issues at a local scale, with many projects set in the south-east region. Through this work and open lecture programmes and events, the School continues to build links with the profession and the wider community. The School is also committed to the development of sustainable design and this is taught at all stages of the curriculum.
- Kent offers both the BA and MArch degree programmes, which together can lead to exemption from RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 examinations. Both offer multidisciplinary learning experiences, studying areas such as regeneration and sustainability, landscape, community and the quality of urban life, which equips students with the skills they need to practise in the profession.
- The degree focuses on the skills needed for the practical application of computing to areas typically found in industry. These include e-commerce, information systems and computer consultancy. It incorporates much of the degree course in Computing BSc but also includes business-oriented modules.
- The Kent IT Consultancy option offers students the opportunity to learn how to become an IT Consultant by providing computing support to local businesses while earning credits towards their degree.
- The School of Computing at Kent is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of research judged to be of international quality.
- Kent offers degree programmes teaching state-of-the-art technology, which means graduates can work at the forefront of all the major areas of Electronic Engineering.
- The School at Kent has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Several visiting industrial professors contribute to the strong industrial relevance of the courses.
- Staff meet regularly with a team of senior industrialists to ensure that the course keeps up to date with industry.
- The BSc degree gives students the opportunity to gain the maximum possible exemptions from the professional exams set by the UK actuarial profession. Together with the MSc Applied Actuarial Science, Kent is one of the few universities in the UK to offer both degrees with full accreditation from the profession.
- Core modules on the degree are taught by professionally qualified actuaries with many years’ industry experience. The course offers an optional year in industry and the Invicta Actuarial Society at the university provides good links with industry.
- Employment prospects are good and students who have completed this course have also gone on to successful careers in other areas such as accountancy, banking or operational research.
- BA Sociology 7th in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2017
- This programme provides students with an understanding of core traditions and contemporary developments in sociological thinking and research.
- Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) has consistently achieved the highest ratings for the quality of its teaching and research.
- Within the School, students are also encouraged to explore diverse areas such as social theory, terrorism, globalisation, the sociology of work, drugs, street culture and popular culture.
- The degree programme enables students to study the application of science to issues in the sport and exercise sciences and to gain the key skills needed to become an excellent practitioner within the sports, exercise and fitness industries.
- Students benefit from links with high-profile sports teams and bodies such as the RFU, English Institute of Sport, British Cycling and UK Sport, individual Olympians and Paralympians, and companies such as Science in Sport, as well as a range of community links.
- Equipment available to all students is second-to-none. New sports science laboratories, in the £11 million development at Medway Park, house a range of the latest sports science equipment, including an environmental chamber, an anti-gravity treadmill, 3D video analysis, ultrasound imaging, gait analysis and force pedals, in addition to teaching and student clinics, blood laboratories and a rehabilitation gymnasium.