University of Kent: Kent Business School

University of Kent
Kent Business School



Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and is 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. Engaging teaching, world-class research, professional partnerships and an international community create an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, where innovation is encouraged and challenges welcomed.

Scholarships and funding 
KBS offers an Early Bird discount of 10% to applicants who apply before 31 March. 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 scholarship fund of over £12 million. 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 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.

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.

Research & Faculty
Based on our results in the Research Excellence Framework, ‘business and management’ was ranked 25th for research intensity in the UK by the Times Higher Education. The School was also ranked 24th for its depth and breadth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools.2 Our faculty conduct world-leading research across a variety of topics having specialist expertise in areas such as sustainability, enterprise, diversity and finance. 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, the British Academy 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.

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.

Kent Business Schools performs exceptionally well for career prospects:3

  • 88 out of 100 in the UK for Business, Management & Marketing graduating students’ career (The Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • 90% in the UK for Accounting & Finance graduating students’ career prospects (Times Good University Guide 2019)

91% of our postgraduate students agree that they feel better prepared for their future careers and that their course was intellectually stimulating.4

 The Complete University Guide 2018
2  Association of Business Schools
3  Guardian University Guide 2018
Postgraduate Taught Student Experience Survey (PTES) 2014


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