University of Kent
University of Kent

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University of Kent  Ranking

31

location

University of Kent  Location

South England

University of Kent

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University Ranking

31

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South England

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Key Information
Location Kent, England
Established 1965
Percent International Students 20.2%
Famous For Drama, MBA, Architecture
International Fees £13,810-16,480
Key Information
Location Kent, England
Established 1965
Percent International Students 20.2%
Famous For Drama, MBA, Architecture
International Fees £13,810-16,480

Overview

The University of Kent is located just outside Canterbury in south-east England and was founded in 1965. Because of its location in the UK, Kent is known as the ‘The UK’s European University’, giving students plenty of opportunity to travel to Europe and beyond. The University offers numerous opportunities to travel and study at over 100 European partner institutions, while work placements are also encouraged both in the UK and around the world.

Kent is ranked amongst the top 80 'under 50' universities by the Times Higher Education and in the 2015 National Student Survey, the University ranked fifth overall, being in a select group of universities to score 90% or above.

Kent is continually expanding its facilities and courses offered. A secondary campus in Medway is shared with Canterbury Christ Church and Greenwich Universities is home to the new School of Pharmacy and a Faculty of Arts. Recent investment has taken place in refreshing the iconic Templeman Library and building new facilities for sculpture and music. Kent currently has just under 19,000 students from over 120 countries enrolled.

Services for International Students

The University of Kent’s Centre for English and World Languages offers lessons in English and other languages for all students. These are available as standalone courses before the start of term or as modules which can count towards a final degree. Each student is assigned a personal tutor who can assist them academically or personally with any problems. There are also numerous international student societies, both general and country-specific.

Ranking

  • 31st in the Times University Guide 2018
  • 22nd in the Guardian University Guide 2018

The following subjects performed well in the Guardian subject rankings: Architecture 3rd; Drama & dance 10th; Economics 9th; English & creative writing 8th; Film production & photography 3rd; History of art 6th; Journalism 6th; Politics 10th; Religious studies & theology 8th; and Social policy 4th.

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Kent ranked 17th of 122 institutions in the UK for research intensity, while 97% of research was judged to be of international quality.

Accommodation

New first year students who select Kent as their first choice are guaranteed a place in University accommodation. At the Canterbury campus, most rooms are en suite and many offer catering options, while all postgraduate rooms are en suite and self-catered. Rooms are available as flats, studio apartments or shared houses in the nearby student village and are generally arranged in a collegiate system.

Rooms at the Medway Campus are all en suite and recently built, arranged in flats of five to eight people. They are managed by Liberty Living, separate from the University, and shared with students from Canterbury Christ Church and Greenwich Universities.

Location

Kent’s main campus is in an area of parkland overlooking the historic city of Canterbury in Kent. The University has additional sites in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent, and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens and Paris. Kent is close to both London and Europe through the Channel Tunnel in Dover.

Alumni

  • Kazuo Ishiguro (Author)
  • Tom Wilkinson OBE (Actor)
  • Fu Ying (Vice Foreign Minister of China)
  • Alas Davies (Comedian and Actor)
  • Roys Poyiadjis (Entrepreneur)
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