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University of Kent - Rome campus

The University of Kent, ‘the UK’s European university,’ is currently expanding programmes at our newest European centre in Rome. Programmes are tailored to take full advantage of their particular locations and Rome’s wealth of history, architecture, and art offer students a unique opportunity to have direct access to archaeological sites, museums, and galleries.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Students begin their one-year MA in the world heritage city of Canterbury and relocate in the spring term to The American University of Rome, where the Kent programmes are hosted at their lovely campus atop the Janiculum Hill.

The programmes are taught entirely in English, with the possibility to develop language skills in Latin, Greek, and Italian during both the autumn term in Canterbury, and the spring term in Rome.

Visits to sites in Rome are included in all core modules and assessments reflect the additional resources available to Kent students in Rome.


Kent has an excellent postgraduate employability record: over 90% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2012 found a job or further study opportunity within six months. Recent Kent at Rome graduates are now building careers with a range of public and private employers.

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Housing services

The American University of Rome can, if you wish, arrange accommodation for you. All Rome students spend their first term in Canterbury.

Most Rome students decide to live on campus, as they want to have the campus experience and to fully make use of all facilities offered on campus (library, shops, cafés, theatre, cinema, sports centre…)

Library services

  • The American Academy of Rome
  • The Norwegian Institute
  • British School of Rome
  • Biblioteca di Archeologia and di Storia dell’Arte (Library of Archaeology and the History of Art)
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana

ICT services

The main computer lab is located in Building A on the ground floor and is equipped with approx. 55 Windows-based PCs. All campus computers are networked to provide students with printing facilities and internet access over a high speed 100Mbit/s fibre optic connection.

Medical services

In Rome and throughout Italy, pharmacies are marked with a red or green neon cross sign. There is a rotation system for nights and holidays and each pharmacy lists the closest open pharmacy. In Italian pharmacies you can find over-the-counter medicine for minor illnesses like colds and pains. The inventory is generally limited to pharmaceutical and personal hygiene products.

Student Life

Campus life

Our Rome postgraduate centre is based at The American University of Rome (founded 1969), which teaches subjects including Archaeology, Classics, and Cultural Heritage. The main campus is formed of two buildings, an auditorium and a spacious garden.

  • Evans Hall
  • Computer labs
  • Auriana Auditorium
  • Surrounding the campus are a range of amenities including restaurants, shops, cafes and an outdoor market.
Surrounding the campus are a range of amenities including restaurants, shops, cafes and an outdoor market.

Student Reviews

Live and Study in Rome
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
The experience was remarkable, to be living and studying in Rome and the subject matter you love was truly an enriching experience.

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