About us


The School of History at the University of Kent has established itself as one of the leading departments in the country, ranked 8th for Research Intensity in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and consistently scoring above 90% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

All of our undergraduate programmes are carefully crafted, offering a wide-range of modules and the flexibility to tailor your degree programme to the areas that you are most interested in. There are very few core modules to ensure that you get as much choice as possible and with over 80 undergraduate modules available, our students are spoiled for choice!

The School also offers fantastic student support arrangements, and plenty of opportunities for work experience and study abroad.

The School of History at Kent is a dynamic, research-led department where postgraduate students are given the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields.

Independent rankings

History at Kent was ranked 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 91% of our History students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

History at Kent was ranked 12th for graduate prospects in The Times Good University Guide 2018. Of History students who graduated in 2016, 96% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

The medieval city of Canterbury is the ideal setting for the study of history, with its heritage apparent in its ancient streets and buildings. Kent is also a unique geographical location for the study of military history, with its significant sites ranging from Roman forts to a Cold War nuclear bunker.


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