Our English programmes cover traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and also allow you to examine American literature to gain a broader perspective on literature written in English. You are also given the opportunity to explore creative writing and recent developments in literary theory.
Within History you examine a wide range of sources and study varied historical opinion on subjects spanning different periods and regions – with areas of expertise including English and American History.
History at Kent was ranked 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 91% of our History students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.
History at Kent was ranked 12th in The Times Good University Guide 2018 and 14th in The Complete University Guide 2018. Of History students who graduated in 2016, 96% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).
English and Creative Writing at Kent was ranked 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2018 and Creative Writing was ranked 12th in The Complete University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 92% of our English students were satisfied with the quality of teaching.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
For indicative modules and course structure please visit the course website. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed on our website. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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