Kent Business School at the University of Kent

Kent Business School is a top 30 UK business school, committed to excellence by providing world-class Master's programmes including the Kent MBA. Ranked 19th in the UK for Business Studies*1, we offer an eminent business education with excellent employment prospects and student experience.


Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education at a top 20 UK university. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked 19th in the UK for Business Studies*1 and have a high for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.

Scholarships & Funding

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


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 anyone that enjoys art, culture, history, restaurants and night-life. The campus itself is set in woodlands and is walking distance from Canterbury city centre. In addition, Canterbury is 56 minutes by train to London, and 2.5 hours to Paris. Public transport is easily available and reliable.

Research & Faculty

67% of our business and management research is rated "internationally excellent" or "world leading"*2. 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

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 now a desirable option in the UK. Whether full-time or part-time, studying business at this level is a huge differentiator for functional specialists, and allows business practitioners to further specialize and reinvigorate their strategic thinking. Kent Business Schools performs exceptionally well for career prospects*3:

  • 19th in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing graduating students’ career prospects
  • 19th 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*4.

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  • *1 The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015
  • *2 Research Excellence Framework, 2014
  • *3 Guardian University Guide 2015
  • *4 Postgraduate Taught Student Experience Survey (PTES) 2014

In addition to the Finance programmes available within this School, the University of Kent offers other postgraduate Finance degrees through its Centre of Finance, a strategic initiative by the University to meet the increasingly exacting demands of employers, financiers and policy-makers keen to secure success for their organisations.

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Kent Business School, University of Kent

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you ... [+]

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high-quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms:

Accounting Finance Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research

Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates. All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honors degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June).... [-]

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