University of Kent: Paris School of Arts and Culture

University of Kent
Paris School of Arts and Culture


Taught in Paris: advanced degrees across the arts and humanities that capitalise on the city's heritage and culture

Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture is a specialist postgraduate study centre in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. We offer one year flexible Master’s across the humanities, including in architecture, history of art, film, creative writing, history, English and comparative literature, with modules that capitalise on the city's vast artistic, cultural and scholarly resources.

Paris programmes are taught in English and offer a unique selection of innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches in an inspirational location. We offer options where you study solely in Paris and others where you split your time between Paris and our Canterbury campus. Depending on the subject, possibilities include full or part-time study, a January or September start, and extended programmes.

MA Programmes

  • Architecture and Urban Design 
  • Comparative Literature
  • Creative Writing 
  • English and American Literature
  • Film 
  • History & Philosophy of Art
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • The Contemporary

Paris is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, renowned for its stunning architecture, museums, galleries, and literary and film cultures. You can immerse yourself in this rich cultural life, taking advantage of English and, if you want to, French-language study centres – improving your French. The French capital, is consistently ranked as one of the best student cities. Situated in the heart of Western Europe, it makes travel to other popular European destinations easy.

Your study is based at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in the district of Montparnasse, next to the Latin quarter, a district teeming with student life focused around the historic Sorbonne. Montparnasse was made famous by Hemingway, Stein and Picasso and Modigliani had studios there. Today, Paris still attracts writers, artists and filmmakers from across the globe, who continue to forge Paris's reputation as an intellectual and creative hub.

Your main classroom though, is Paris itself. The content of all our programmes is designed to take advantage of your location and growing familiarity with the city. Study trips to the city’s museums, art exhibitions, archives, cinemas and architectural riches are an integral part of your studies. Led by internationally respected academics, these trips give you the chance to illuminate theory with experience.

Paris students come from across the world, some direct from undergraduate study and others to fulfil a life-long passion for learning in this unique environment; whatever your motivations you will find yourself surrounded by similarly passionate students and academics.

January 2021 starts 
You can start some of our postgraduate degrees in January. If you’re taking a career break to study this could be the best option for you. A January start also works well for overseas students as it allows more time to meet visa requirements. Find out more about our January intake programmes. 

There is a Paris scholarship fund of £25,000 from which are offered awards of up to £5000 based on academic excellence.  In addition, students registering for our Canterbury programmes with a term in Paris may be eligible to access the UK Master’s loans of up to £10,906, and there is also other nationality and subject-specific funding that may be available.

Earn a degree from a renowned British university while studying for a term or a year in Paris, guided by specialist academic staff and in the company of students who share your passion for art and culture.

For more information about the study options, funding, accommodation are more please see the Paris website or contact us as below. 









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