Kent Business School is ranked 20th in the UK for business studies. We focus on your career aspirations and the professional skills valued by employers. Kent Business School is ranked 20th in the UK for Business Studies. We offer an eminent business education and student experience, focussing on criteria that are important to you as a postgraduate student. Studying at Kent Business School is an exciting life experience, especially if you are moving away from home. We have combined a solid academic portfolio with excellent accommodation options, as well as hosting plenty of social and cultural activities.
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About

1. Education

Kent Business School delivers a high standard of business education and is the largest department at the University of Kent. Our academic research and links with businesses inform our teaching. We are a top 30 UK business school for our academic teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold professional accreditations, providing exemptions from several papers required for CIM, CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW qualifications.

Our programmes are flexible and available as joint degrees with Law, Economics, Maths, Philosophy, Computing or languages. There are also options to study abroad.

Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.

2. Your Career
KBS students are ambitious, aspirational and enthusiastic about their future career. Career Services is a strategic priority for the school and we perform exceptionally well for career prospects:
  • 19th in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing graduating students’ career prospects
  • 14th in the UK for Accounting & Finance graduating students’ career prospects
3. Scholarships & Funding
Kent Business School offers an Early Bird discount of 10% to applicants who apply before 31 March and pay their deposit by 30 April. We also provide exclusive bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate students upon application.

The University of Kent has further funding options available. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities.

4. Location
KBS has two campuses well-located in South-East England, close to London.

Canterbury

Our main campus is in historic Canterbury; well-known as a city-break destination. The campus is set in parkland, within easy walking distance of the city centre. Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris.

Medway

The Medway campus is urban with a maritime heritage, close to the towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham in North Kent. The campus is known for its excellent facilities, award-winning buildings and lively, vibrant community and social life. Medway is 40 minutes by train to London and 75 minutes by train to the Channel ports.

The UK is a popular place to study, and KBS is particularly well-located in South-East England. Our campus is in the historic and beautiful city of Canterbury; well-known as a city-break destination for art, culture, history, restaurants and night-life. The campus itself is set in woodlands, and is walking distance from Canterbury city centre. Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris. Public transport is easily available and reliable.

5. Research & Faculty

In the Research Excellence Framework2 (REF) 2014, business and management at Kent was ranked 25th for research intensity in the UK. An impressive 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality with 67% being ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff. We host many externally funded research projects with high profile partners. Recent and current examples include the Economic and Social Research Council, the World Bank and the European Commission.

Information for International Students

There is support available for our international students as soon as your application is made, ranging from practical information on visas to English language skills. This support continues when you become a student, helping you make the most of your time at the University. KBS values the input of international students - business is global, and so is our outlook.

Studying at Kent Business School is an exciting life experience. We have designed an excellent academic experience, and also a pleasant environment for social and cultural engagement.

There is support available for our international students as soon as an application is made, from practical information on visas, to language skills and finding accommodation. This support continues when you become a student to help you make the most of your time at the University.

KBS values the input of international students to the learning experience. Business is global, and so is our outlook.

Information for UK Students
Studying for a business Masters is more and more popular with UK employers. Whether full-time or part-time, studying business at this level is a huge differentiator and allows you to further specialise and develop your skills.

Kent Business School performs exceptionally well for career prospects:

  • 19th in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing graduating students’ career prospects
  • 14th in the UK for Accounting & Finance graduating students’ career prospects
91% of our postgraduate students agree that they feel better prepared for their future careers and that their course was intellectually stimulating.Join KBS. We look forward to hearing from you:
  • Open days
  • information@kent.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)1227 827272 – Recruitment and Admissions Office
Join KBS. We look forward to hearing from you:
  • kbsadmissions@kent.ac.uk
  • http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/contact-us
  • +44 (0)1227 824650 - Graduate Admissions Office
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PhD Programmes

Business & Management (4)
Education & Training (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Kent Business School!

Services

There are a wide variety of support services available on campus and students are encouraged to make the most of them. These services include:

  • Careers Advisory Service

They offer a range of information, advice and guidance services free-of-charge to all students at the University of Kent. Their services include careers advice, careers information, talks, workshops and vacancy information.

  • Centre for English and World Languages

They specialise in the delivery of internationally-focused programmes, modules and courses in English and other World languages.

  • Computing and IT Services

They provide support and training for using University of Kent IT facilities, including files and resources on the Kent network, printing, email and software.

  • Counselling Service

They offer practical advice on areas such as stress management, time management and homesickness. This service is available free of charge to all part-time and full-time staff and students.

  • Equality and Diversity

The University of Kent is committed to the creation and support of a balanced, inclusive and diverse community which is open and accessible to all students, staff, visitors and members of the public. The Equality and Diversity Team provides advice and support to both students and staff.

  • International Office

The International Office act as the first point of call for international students at the University of Kent, who are seeking advice, guidance and information on a wide range of issues.

  • Kent Union

They provide services which can support and enhance your experience at the University of Kent. These include sports clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities and fundraising events for example.

  • Library Services

They provide library services, facilities and resources to support students, staff and visitors at the University of Kent.

  • Medical Centre

The Medical Centre is an NHS general practice based on the University of Kent Canterbury Campus. The practice is open to all students at the Canterbury Campus living within a six mile radius.

  • Student Finance

They cover all financial matters concerning students studying at the University of Kent. This includes, information on tuition fees, how to make payments to the University, and details of the financial support you may be eligible to receive.

  • Student Learning Advisory Service

This is a free, friendly advice service providing guidance and information on all aspects of effective learning and study skills to all students.

  • Student Services

There is a network of services available on campus that aim to meet the needs of students by providing high quality specialised guidance and welfare advice

  • Student Support & Wellbeing

Student Support are responsible for improving access to learning for all students and provide a wide range of educational support services. The Wellbeing Team offers free support to all students experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues.

Student Life

Kent Business School is committed to providing its students with a high level of support and guidance. As part of this commitment, we operate a Personal Academic Support System (PASS) that aims to provide the following services:

  • General academic guidance
  • Support and guidance
  • Monitoring of individual progress
  • Information and progression routes
Kent Business Society
The Kent Business Society in Canterbury and the Medway Business Society at Medway are both popular groups for students to join. Each society organises company presentations, networking events and social events throughout the year. Events and activities focus on business and career development, as well as having fun and making new friends.
Get involved
Kent Business School offers an enriching learning environment with real opportunities for you to unlock your talent and develop connections. We offer a variety of accessible ways for you to get more involved in academic and community life. There are many benefits to getting involved from widening learning opportunities to increasing your networking potential and increasing your employability.Please look at our current opportunities below to see how you can enhance your own student experience at Kent Business School.
  • Become a Student Representative
  • Groups and Networks
  • Become a Student Blogger
  • Join the E-buddy scheme
  • Join the Student Editorial Board

Accreditation

Rankings

Kent Business School is ranked in the top 30 business schools in the UK for the standard and quality of our programmes as well as our commitment to enhancing students' career prospects.

Accreditation

Our accreditations indicate our international excellence in business education.

  • Kent Business School is a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS)
  • Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD)
  • The Kent MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs, the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. An accreditation with AMBA is a global standard for all MBA, DBA programmes in nearly 70 countries.AMBA
  • Our MSc Human Resource Mangement is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Our MSc Financial Markets has an Academic Partner status with Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).
  • Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
  • Our MSc Marketing is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
  • Kent Business School has an exclusive partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD) for most programmes, providing students with free membership to the IoD.
  • Exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for graduates of our Accounting & Finance and Accounting and Management single honours programmes.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

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