University of Kent: Kent Business School

University of Kent
Kent Business School



Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation. Ranked 25 in the UK for research intensity in Business and Management (REF 2014 -2021) KBS offers an engaging teaching experience underpinned by world-class research. This experience is further strengthened by our professional partnerships and international community and faculty, creating an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged and challenges welcomed.

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*9th for Marketing in the Complete University Guide 2020
*22nd for graduate careers after 6 months in The Guardian University Guide 2020
*Ranked 25th in the UK for research intensity in Business and Management (REF 2014-2021)
*Top 250 for Business & Economics in The World University Rankings 2019

Postgraduate programmes
Our postgraduate programmes are informed by our research and taught by experts with international reputations for the quality of their work. Our flagship MBA programme attracts students from around the world, looking to take the next step in their careers, while our other taught Master's programmes allow you to specialise in areas of interest to you. Our programmes are delivered at our Canterbury and Medway campuses, both located under an hour from London by train with excellent transport links to Europe. 

The UK is a popular place to study, and KBS is particularly well-located in South-East England with programmes being delivered at both the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Canterbury is 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.

Study in our state-of-the-art building: Sibson. With dedicated teaching and learning spaces and modern social and breakout areas, Sibson encapsulates KBS academic values and identity. View the Sibson building virtual tour here.


The Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mixture of modern and historic buildings with excellent facilities. A free Wi-Fi enabled shuttle bus runs regularly between the Canterbury and Medway campuses during term time. In addition, the ports of Dover, Ramsgate and the Channel Tunnel are all about an hour’s drive away, and London is 45 minutes away by train.

In Medway, KBS has recently relocated to the Historic Dockyard, occupying the ‘Sail and Colour Loft’. Here, modern learning facilities feature within an iconic historic building forming inspiring learning spaces. View the Sail and Colour Loft building virtual tour here.

Scholarships and funding 
Kent Business School is delighted to be able to offer a range of funding opportunities, which includes scholarships, bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent Graduates and the KBS Early Bird discount of 10% to applicants who apply before 30 April 2020 and pay the required deposit by 31 May 2020. Please note, the Early Bird discount is open to self-funded postgraduate students only. We also provide exclusive bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate students upon application. 

The University of Kent has a Multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarship fund. Use the university guide to financial assistance as a foundation for your research into the full range of funding opportunities.

You gain so much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School - we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects. From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace. Recent graduates have gone on to work for including, Deloitte, Fujitsu Services Ltd, Pace Capital, City Sprint, J.P Morgan & Chase and BP.

Information for International Students
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.

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

Information for 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 specialise and reinvigorate their strategic thinking.

Two-Year Post-Study Work Visa
Did you know, from 2020, international students who have studied a bachelor’s or master’s course in the UK will be eligible for a two-year Post-Study Work Visa? Take advantage and continue to enhance your employability in the UK after your studies. Find out more.

How to Apply
You can apply for our postgraduate taught master’s programmes via the online application process. Please ensure all supporting documents are submitted with your application form or scanned and emailed. We will ask to see the originals of your documentation when you enrol into the programme. For more information visit our How to Apply page.

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