University of Kent - Rankings

The University of Kent is one of the top UK universities with strong international reputation for its world-class research. It has consistently achieved high ratings in national surveys for both teaching and research.

The University has excellent postgraduate employability record. Kent’s postgraduates have gone on to work for major companies such as Ford Motor Company, IDT Global Ltd, the Government Statistics Service, Cancer Research UK, etc.

University Rankings:

- Placed within the UK’s top 30 universities in the Guardian University Guide 2011, ranked 27th out of a total of 118 universities. The University also achieved a top ten position in the nation for the following subjects: Social Work (7th), Economics (9th), Anthropology (10th) and American Studies (10th).

- Ranked 38th out of 115 universities in the 2011 Complete University Guide, published in the Independent. It is also ranked top of the universities in Kent and Medway. Additionally, more than 80 per cent of subjects taught at Kent were placed in the national top 30. It is ranked 7th nationally for Art and Design subjects, 6th nationally for Tourism, and in the top 20 for several other courses including Accounting and Finance, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Psychology and Social Work.

- 6th in the UK for Art and Design, 9th for Social Policy (The Times 2010).

- 12th in the UK for student satisfaction in the Sunday Times University Guide 2009.

- Placed among the world's top 500 institutions in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009.

- 2nd for Anthropology graduate employment prospects; and 7th for Biosciences graduate employment prospects; 8th for Drama, Dance and Cinematics (The Times 2009). In addtion Kent was ranked in the top ten for student satisfaction.

- The Medway School of Pharmacy has been rated the best in the country for overall course satisfaction by an overwhelming 97%, according to the National Student Survey 2009.

- Rated 24th out of 159 participating institutions in terms of the best (or 4*) research (according to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 league tables in The Times Higher Education Supplement). Five subject areas have had 30% of their research rated 4*.

* Suggested Reading: Kent Business School & Rankings