Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Second in UK for student satisfaction

In the National Student Survey 2014, our Social Policy students gave us a score of 95% for overall satisfaction, which has placed us second in the UK. The School has performed extremely well in the 2014 and 2015 league tables. Our students go on to become some of the country’s most employable graduates; we are consistently in the top 10 for career prospects – 85% of our Sociology students found employment or went onto further study within six months of graduating in 2013.

Why study at Kent?

  • Kent rated in top 3 for student satisfaction - our students are amongst the UK’s most satisfied with their academic experience
  • Innovative Distance Learning - SSPSSR offers a number of postgraduate qualifications through flexible learning
  • One of the top academic schools in the country - ranked 4th for social science research in the most recent assessment exercise
  • Friendly and lively campuses at  Canterbury and Medway.




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Book: Green Politics in China: Environmental Governance and State-Society Relations by Joy Y Zhang and Michael Barr



Book: The Double Crisis of the Welfare State and What We can Do About it by Peter Taylor-Gooby



Book: Framing Crime by Keith J. Hayward and Mike Presdee



Cover of book Affective Relations



Book: Poverty, Philanthropy and the State by Katharine Bradley



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Book: Fashion and Age by Julia Twigg


Book: Emotional Politics of Social Work and CP





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SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 09/12/2014