Kent School of Architecture and Planning

Kent School of Architecture and Planning has a forward-thinking philosophy. We combine contemporary research with an educational framework that prepares you for the academic and professional world.Our students benefit from one of the most advanced learning environments in the UK. As well as a creative studio culture, you gain experience in using the latest facilities and equipment.



The School of Architecture and Planning has an enthusiastic team of academic staff with many years of teaching experience at degree level and post-graduate level. The School aims to promote a creative studio culture and encourages students to interact with each other, with members of staff, and with practising professionals both locally and nationally. In addition, Kent is very close to continental Europe and has excellent links with schools of architecture in Lille, Rome, Istanbul and in the US and can facilitate exchange opportunities.


Research at the Kent School of Architecture and Planning is growing fast in scope and reputation. Since our inception in 2005 we have established exciting new directions in both the history and theory of architecture and in sustainable design. The School is committed to nurturing and developing young scholars, with eight new research appointments added to our team since 2010.


Our friendly, helpful team of professional advisers are available to help you with all aspects of your career planning and decision-making, such as:

  • making decisions about your future career
  • getting relevant work experience
  • planning your job search strategy
  • making applications and preparing for interviews
  • looking at postgraduate study options
  • changing or leaving your course of study
  • taking psychometric tests and preparing CVs

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Student services

First of all, thank you for considering Kent School of Architecture for your studies. Coming to study in a new university is very exciting; however, coming to study in a new country can seem a little daunting. Don't worry, we are here to help you find all the information that you will need in order to make that all important decision!

Housing services

Here at Kent we have a variety of different accomodation styles to suit each individual. There is accommodation within our five colleges, self-catered accommodation in Park Wood student village or one of our courts on central campus.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is self-contained and includes student accommodation, a library, sports centre, theatre, music performance centre, places to socialise and eat, cinema, shops (including a bookshop), medical centre, public access computer rooms, launderettes and bus stops. We find that our students very much enjoy the campus life and like how everything is so easily accessible with Canterbury only a short bus ride/walk away.

Sports facilities

  • Coaching and courses
  • Fitness and dance classes
  • Health and fitness
  • Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Intramural sport

Student clubs

CREAte, The Centre for Research in European Architecture, came into existence in 2007 to establish the foundation for KSA’s Research and to produce and disseminate excellence in architectural research across wide range of subjects.CASE, the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment, the most recent of our Centres, promotes research in the field of sustainable design.


KBS is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). KBS is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD). The Kent MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs, the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Our MSc Human Resource Mangement is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

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