What will I learn?

Studying History at Kent teaches you to find your own critical voice. You’ll view the past through the eyes of different people, making sure that forgotten stories are heard, and you’ll explore challenging questions about justice and injustice, race and religion, conflict, science and medicine, art, literature and music.Choose to study History at Kent because:• we are ranked 24th in The Times Good University Guide 2022• over 92% of final-year History students were satisfied with the quality of teaching on their course in The Guardian University Guide 2022• you will meet history face-to-face every day as you study in the historical city of Canterbury• we have excellent links with the National Trust as well as local heritage organisations• our History course gives you the freedom to explore your subject and tailor the degree to your own interests• we are ranked 1st for research intensity in The Complete University Guide 2022• you will learn to think critically, take part in debate and make informed decisions – all crucial transferable skills in the graduate job market• you can spend a year or term abroad as part of your degree programme. Previous destinations include the USA, Canada, France, South Africa, Hong Kong and Japan.On this degree there is a huge choice of modules on offer, which reflect the wide-ranging expertise of our academics. You can explore topics from the crusades to the Cold War, and from the impact of science on 19th-century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich. You’ll be able to develop your own research through our final year special subject modules.

Which department am I in?

School of History

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,400.00 (US$ 23,583) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 September 2022


Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,,

Darwin Road,



CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry to a Kent undergraduate degree programme, US students typically need to have: A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum final GPA of 3.2/4.0. PLUS one of the following: SAT with a score of between 1290 – 1380 depending on the subject you are applying for OR ACT with a score of between 27-29 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 3 SAT Subject Tests with scores of between 600-700 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 2 Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of between 4-5 depending on the subject you are applying for. Applicants will also be considered with the following: A combination of SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement (AP) tests; An Associate Degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; 1 or 2 years of a US Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates as per standard University of Kent requirements; College-level classes/honors classes on a case-by-case basis. Students who have completed 2-3 years of a Bachelor’s degree in the US with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 may be considered for 2nd year entry to a Kent undergraduate programme provided they have taken sufficient classes in their major. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Kent

Alongside outstanding tuition from expert faculty, the University of Kent offers excellent career skills training and support to graduates.

  • Top-ranked UK university with modern facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse student body from 150+ countries
  • Key focus on employability and career skills
  • Excellent support facilities and safety measures

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