Kent is one of the UK’s top universities. Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and with a global reputation for excellence – three of Kent’s subject areas are ranked within the world top 100, with a further eight in the top 200 – the University offer students outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations and a superb student experience.Kent offer a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study abroad and year in industry opportunities, summer schools, and a generous scholarship fund including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence.In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity by Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. Because Kent academics are engaged in high level research, as well as teaching, you will study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field.The UK’s European university, Kent has beautiful UK campuses close to London, and specialist centres in Paris, Brussels, Athens and Rome. Each offers a safe and welcoming environment for your studies.
- 48th in the Times University Guide 2021
- 82nd in the Guardian University Guide 2021
- 383rd in the QS World University Rankings 2022
The Guardian subject rankings also revealed strong performances in the areas of Architecture, Drama & Dance, Economics, English & Creative Writing, Film Production & Photography, History of Art, Journalism, Politics, Religious Studies & Theology and Social Policy .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.
- Former name: University of Kent at Canterbury
- Motto: Latin: Cui servire regnare est
- Motto in English: Literal translation: ‘Whom to serve is to reign’
- (Book of Common Prayer translation: ‘whose service is perfect freedom’)
- Type: Public
- Established: 4 January 1965
- Chancellor: Gavin Esler
- Vice-Chancellor: Karen Cox
- Visitor: The Archbishop of Canterbury ex officio
- Location: Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge, United Kingdom; Brussels, Belgium; Athens, Greece; Paris, France; Rome, Italy,
- Campus: Semi Rural