University of Kent
Higher Education PgDip
University of Kent

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £34500 £44500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £34000 £26000 - £41000 £32000 - £55500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Finance, Banking, Corporate Finance, Fintech

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24406 £24662 £30689
25-75 percentile range £21389 - £28940 £19296 - £31978 £22604 - £41672

Course Description

This programme offers theoretical and practical support for those embarking on a career in Higher Education (HE). It considers different approaches to teaching and learning, grounded in educational research, and related aspects such as curriculum design and delivery and the principles and purposes of assessment. It enables you to bring these considerations to bear on your own work and experience as a teacher, researcher or practitioner.

The emphasis throughout is on developing an understanding of the HE context, recognising the diversity of provision – universities, Further Education institutions, specialist institutions, professional providers – and practices, for example, in different disciplinary fields.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Higher Education PgDip at University of Kent

30% Managers, directors and senior officials
20% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
20% Business and public service associate professionals
20% Administrative occupations
5% Health associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
0% Sports and fitness occupations
0% Therapy professionals
0% Teaching Professionals
0% Caring personal services

Assessment is by an essay of 3,000 words or negotiated equivalent for each module.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Higher Education, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

You should be teaching at Higher Education (HE) level for at least two hours per week throughout one term, so that there are opportunities for sustained teaching observation. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Kent in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Kent in related subject specific rankings.


    • #33 
    • #324 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 24 university rankings of University of Kent

About University of Kent

The University of Kent is a publicly funded research university located in Kent, England. The university’s main campus is situated north of Canterbury, while its other campuses are found in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent. Additionally, the university operates postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris.

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Where is this programme taught

Canterbury campus
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