University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture



Paris as your campus – earn a degree from a renowned British university whilst immersed in Europe’s city of lights.

  • In the top 10% of the world’s elite universities
  • Kent is one of the world’s top 500 universities (ARWU)
  • Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s TEF
  • Winner of the Outstanding Support for Students THE award

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About Kent

Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture is a specialist postgraduate centre offering advanced humanities degrees, taught in English, in the heart of the French capital. The School is part of the University of Kent, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, and allows you to study exclusively in Paris or to take a split-site programme, where you spend your first term studying at our Canterbury campus in the UK, followed by a term in Paris.

With programmes across the arts, including in architecture, history of art, film, literature and history, we encourage interdisciplinary study so you can create a degree that combines your interests and follow in the footsteps of eminent intellectuals who have lived in, and taken inspiration from, this remarkable city.

Living and studying in Paris - one of the world's most intellectually and culturally influential cities - will inspire and stimulate you. Based at Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in historic Montparnasse, you are close to the famous Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne University and the Jardin du Luxembourg and can explore the exceptional architecture, libraries, museums and art galleries the city has to offer.

Our staff are known for their research-led teaching which is further enhanced by the cultural, linguistic and experiential immersion of Paris. With specialist knowledge of both Canterbury and Paris, we utilise the extensive resources available to bring your subject to life.

Living and studying in Paris not only provides a life-changing personal experience, it also fosters independence and confidence. By developing your cultural awareness and demonstrating your adaptability, you put yourself in an excellent place to achieve your ambitions. Recent graduate destinations include international marketing, the film industry, heritage management, teaching and academia.

“All my creative work revolved around walking through the city and taking inspiration from my immediate environment. Those experiences couldn't have been duplicated anywhere else.”

~ Claire Hurley, Paris School of Arts and Culture student

Our Paris centre is at Reid Hall, in the historic heart of Montparnasse where Picasso and Modigliani had their studios, and near cafés that were frequented by Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. We are only a five-minute walk from the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is an expansive, classically designed park, much frequented by students from the Sorbonne and other universities.

Reid Hall occupies traditional buildings grouped around two quiet and leafy inner courtyards. It was founded as a porcelain factory in the 18th century and has served as a centre for teaching and research since 1834. A more modern wing was added to the Hall, before the Great War of 1914-1918, by expatriate architect Charles White, who also designed a house for novelist Edith Wharton.

Kent postgraduates use facilities at Reid Hall alongside students and staff from Columbia University, Dartmouth College and other similarly prestigious institutions.

Paris is your campus, and many academic resources integral to your programme of study are dotted around the city. Most modules also include an exciting range of study trips to various settings in Paris designed to further enhance your understanding of material covered.

As Paris School of Arts and Culture students, you become members of the American Library in Paris and France’s premier research library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The University also organises your membership of specialist libraries and archives related to your subject. And, you can take advantage of English and French-language study centres – and improve your French.

The University offers an ongoing programme of cultural and social events, and you may also participate in Reid Hall’s programme of cultural activities, which includes concerts, lectures and conferences.



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