Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


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    An impressive 95% of BA Social Policy students at Kent were satisfied with the quality of the course, according to the National Student Survey 2014
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    90% of our Sociology students found employment or went onto further study within six months of graduating in 2014 (Source: Unistats)
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    In the Guardian University Guide 2015 league table for Social Work, Kent is ranked 8th in the UK

World-leading research

Our School is recognised worldwide for producing excellent research and was ranked 2nd for research power, 3rd for research intensity and 5th for both research impact and research quality (GPA) by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Welcome from Head of School, Professor Sarah Vickerstaff

We are a multi-disciplinary School committed to providing world-class and innovative degree programmes and research.

Our academic staff work within a variety of intellectual and research traditions and are actively engaged in current research projects. An impressive 94% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF 2014, with 99% of the research submitted judged to be of international quality.

We provide a supportive environment for students interested in a wide range of social science subjects. Please browse our pages to find out more about our School.

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Last Updated: 09/04/2015