Universities in Canterbury, England UK
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Canterbury
  • 04 Jun, 2024: Publication of QS World University Rankings. University of Kent with highest ranking among universities in Canterbury ranked #380.
  • 14 May, 2024: The University League Tables published most recent results of CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Business & Management Studies). Includes 76 universities from Canterbury.
  • 14 May, 2024: The University League Tables published most recent results of CUG The Complete University Guide. Includes 3 universities from Canterbury.
  • 13 May, 2024: CWUR Center for World University Rankings published most recent results of CWUR Center for World University Rankings. University of Kent achieves position 678.

Residents and visitors tend to appreciate Canterbury’s vibrant natural scenery, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as its varied shopping and dining opportunities. This city offers a series of universities that between them satisfy a wide range of niches and specialist subjects, and perhaps of more interest to most newcomers to Canterbury is that Tankerton Beach is just 7 miles away, a popular option in the Summer months when residents need a break from the southern heat.


Rankings of universities in Canterbury, England UK 2024

  • #38 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #39 
  • #52 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 15 September, 2023]
  • #44 
  • #56 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 14 more rankings of University of Kent and subject specific rankings for 15 subjects
Student satisfaction, unemployment rate, salaries per course - 390 Bachelor and Master - University of Kent

  • #78 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #93 
  • #114 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 15 September, 2023]
  • #96 
  • #120 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 7 more rankings of Canterbury Christ Church University and subject specific rankings for 10 subjects
Student satisfaction, unemployment rate, salaries per course - 365 Bachelor and Master - Canterbury Christ Church University

  • #55 
  • #73 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 15 September, 2023]
  • #56 
  • #71 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
  • #69 
  • #85 
CUG The Complete University Guide
[Published 14 May, 2024]
Show 1 more rankings of University for the Creative Arts and subject specific rankings for 5 subjects
Student satisfaction, unemployment rate, salaries per course - 285 Bachelor and Master - University for the Creative Arts



Highest subject rankings of universities in Canterbury

Creative Writing The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#4 
University of Kent
Interior Design The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#8 
University for the Creative Arts
English The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#9 
Canterbury Christ Church University
History The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#14 
University of Kent
Architecture The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#21 
University of Kent
Mathematics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#23 
University of Kent
Chemistry The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#23 
University of Kent
Law The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#25 
University of Kent
Computer Science The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#37 
University of Kent
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#40 
University of Kent

Student Opinions About Studying in Canterbury

“Canterbury is densely populated with students, which means you’re constantly meeting new people. This place probably isn’t suited to those people who need the busy rush of a big city, because there’s a more relaxed pace to life here. Every day I take a walk through Westgate Gardens to feed the ducks, and people say hello here so I normally make an acquaintance.”

“This city is so rich in culture and history, and the cathedralis an impressive sight to walk by no matter how many times you see it. I could do with fewer tourists around town as it gets overcrowded at times, but overall it doesn’t impact me too negatively. I still enjoy my routine working in the centre.”

“Canterbury doesn’t have what I would consider a good nightlife scene, but there are a few dependable and legendary bars that everyone meets up in after work. Public transport is probably the aspect of living here that I would improve the most if I could, because the bus service is fairly limited compared to that of larger cities. This means I end up paying for taxis all the time.”

Canterbury Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • Students highlight the good education quality and the relatively good availability of part-time jobs.

  • The public transport connections with other cities are numerous, and students appreciate this as it enables them to visit cities such as Ashford, Crawley, or even London.

  • It’s a quiet place to live, and there are there are many spaces to meet with friends and socialise. One of the most popular locations is Westgate Gardens.

CONS

  • Canterbury isn’t well known for having a student culture, although there are places to go out if that’s what you’re looking for.

  • It’s a touristic city and often overcrowded, especially near the more famous attractions, and some students say they wish it were less busy.

  • Some students have mentioned that they would like there to be a better public transport service, there is an over-dependence on expensive taxis and Ubers.


3 out of 4 Universities in Canterbury Ranked in at least one ranking

17 Different Rankings list Universities in Canterbury (9 institution and 8 subject rankings)

5 Global Rankings rank Universities in Canterbury Among TOP 200

Population: 56000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: England, Kent

Living costs for students in Canterbury:
  • Big Mac price (England UK average): 3.42 £ (14% cheaper than in USA)
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

University of Kent ranks #1 in Canterbury in our meta ranking composed of 112 university rankings.

Among all universities in Canterbury University of Kent is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where University of Kent is listed.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Arts Visual & Performing (Creative Writing). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University for the Creative Arts is ranked best in Canterbury for Design (Interior Design). See all rankings for the University for the Creative Arts.

Canterbury Christ Church University is ranked best in Canterbury for Languages & Literature (English). See all rankings for the Canterbury Christ Church University.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Social Studies & Humanities (History). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Business (Marketing). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

Canterbury Christ Church University is ranked best in Canterbury for Sports Science (Sports Science). See all rankings for the Canterbury Christ Church University.

Canterbury Christ Church University is ranked best in Canterbury for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Canterbury Christ Church University.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Medicine & Health (Medicine). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:

Employer reputation 30% Alumni outcomes 25% Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25% Employer/Student Connections 10% Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian League Table:

Student to Staff Ratio: 15% Entry Standards: 15% Expenditure per Student: 5% Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects) NSS - Teaching: 8% NSS - Assessment & Feedback: 8% NSS - Overall Satisfaction: 4% Career Prospects: 15% Value added: 15%

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The Times and The Sunday Times

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide:

Entry Standards 12.5% Student Satisfaction 18.75% Student-Staff Ratio 12.5% Research Quality 12.5% Research Intensity 6.25% Academic Service Spending 6.25% Facilities Spending 6.25% Graduate Prospects 12.5% Degree Completion Rate 12.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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