University of Kent
Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Higher Education (Research)
PhD - Higher Education
The newly created Centre for the Study of Higher Education at Kent provides a base for taught postgraduate provision with a distinctive focus on the field of Higher Education. The Centre is also a focal point for research in this area, supported by seminars and events to which all postgraduate students are warmly welcomed.
We currently offer four postgraduate programmes, each tailored according to different levels of experience and designed for you to select subject matter according to your own professional interests and role. The emphasis throughout is on developing an understanding of the Higher Education context, the diversity of provision and the implications for all aspects of academic work in the 21st century.
Students on our taught programmes come from a wide range of subject backgrounds and bring a rich variety of experiences to their work, resulting in a lively interdisciplinary dimension to the taught modules and opportunities for debate.
Since 2012, the Centre has offered a new PhD programme in Higher Education. This programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and is aimed at those with a professional or scholarly interest in any aspect of higher education who wish to develop as independent researchers in the field.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 4950 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 12030 GBP