University of Kent

Canterbury

  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

Student life

University is where people from near and far come to explore their ambition. At Kent, you’ll do this is a welcoming environment surrounded by new friends and with extensive student support services available to you. Not only will you learn about your chosen subject, but you’ll be able to learn more about (and expand) your interests. This could mean playing a new sport for the first time; trying your hand at adventure gaming, or even giving stand-up comedy a go! All students are invited to join Kent Union, which offers you the opportunity to join hundreds of societies, sports organisations and community action groups. If there’s not a society that appeals to you, they’ll help you to set up one that does!

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Medieval Canterbury and its picturesque surroundings have long been a place of pilgrimage. Now the site of several campuses, students are flocking here too.

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Campus and facilities

Canterbury is a vibrant city, offering plenty to do in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. If you’re based in Medway, there’s plenty to do locally.

Our UK locations offer expansive outdoor spaces – the Canterbury campus is set in 300 acres of beautiful Kent parkland and is less than an hour from London with easy access to the coast and countryside, as well as mainland Europe. Medway is set by the river in a fascinating mix of modern and historical buildings and is just 40 minutes from London by train. Whilst studying with us, you’ll enjoy our sports centre, cinema, a wide range of cafés, restaurants and bars, and an on-campus nightclub.

Our postgraduate centre in Paris is in the district of Montparnasse, an attractive place for writers and artists. Paris is your classroom with many academic resources integral to your study are dotted around the city.

Course locations

Paris School of Arts and Culture

Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 75006

Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,, Darwin Road, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Canterbury College (East Kent College)

New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AJ

University of Kent at Medway

Medway Building, Chatham, ME4 4AG

Medway campus

University of Kent at Medway, The Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 4AG

Canterbury campus

University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Accommodation