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About Canterbury

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  • Canterbury, historic town and surrounding city in the historic county of Kent, southeastern England. Its cathedral has been the primary ecclesiastical centre of England since the early 7th century. Within the county of Kent, includes the town of Canterbury, the surrounding countryside, and an area extending to the Thames estuary, including the seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay.
  • Canterbury is a popular tourist destination: consistently one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom, the city’s economy is heavily reliant upon tourism.
  • Many historical structures fill the area, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and a Norman castle, and the oldest extant school in the world, the King’s School

University of Kent Facts

  • Established in 1965, it has various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Athens, Brussels, Paris, and Rome.
  • The extensive range of subjects we offer at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels are supported by a substantial scholarship fund including awards for excellence, subject and locations specific study, and bursaries to provide eligible students with financial support.
  • Its reputation for research and academic excellence is confirmed by its success in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
  • Kent is also ranked among the best in the UK by three national league tables: The Guardian University Guide, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide.
  • TEF Gold


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