Universities in Canterbury, England UK
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Canterbury
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  • Universities in Canterbury
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
16
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Canterbury
  • (7 institution and 9 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Canterbury
  • Among TOP 200

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.

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 many places 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, as there is an over-dependence on expensive taxis and Ubers.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Canterbury
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with University of Kent ranked highest among 2 listed universities in Canterbury.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Chemistry). University of Kent with highest ranking among universities in Canterbury ranked #51.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Latest Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities from Webometrics. 3 universities from Canterbury appear in this ranking.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Includes 2 universities from Canterbury.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Canterbury

Italian
#2 
University of Kent
Social Work
#5 
University of Kent
Art & Design
#11 
University of Kent
Communications & Media Studies
#14 
University of Kent
Fashion & Textiles
#20 
University for the Creative Arts
Criminology
#22 
University of Kent
Physiotherapy
#32 
Canterbury Christ Church University
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
#34 
University of Kent
Physics & Astronomy
#37 
University of Kent
Agriculture
#435 
University of Kent

Rankings of universities in Canterbury, England UK 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (861 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #48 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #67 
  • #82 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


  • #58 
  • #71 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #33 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #48 
CUG The Complete University Guide
[Published 11 October, 2019]


  • #109 
  • #127 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #98 
  • #114 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #83 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


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

Population: 47000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: England, Kent

Living costs for students in Canterbury:
  • Big Mac price (England UK average): 3.11 £ (29% 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 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Canterbury University of Kent is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 25 rankings where University of Kent is listed.

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Languages & Literature (Italian). See all rankings for the University of Kent.

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

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

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

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

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

Canterbury Christ Church University is ranked best in Canterbury for Medicine & Health (Physiotherapy). See all rankings for the Canterbury Christ Church University.

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

University of Kent is ranked best in Canterbury for Natural Sciences (Physics & Astronomy). 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.

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%
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:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -University league tables:
Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Value added 15%
Entry Scores 15%
Career Prospects 15%
NSS - Teaching 10%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 10%

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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
Student satisfaction
Research quality
Research intensity
Graduate prospects
Student-staff ratio
Academic services spend
Facilities spend
Good honours
Degree completion

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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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