Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


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  • CUG Top Ten for Social Policy
    BA Social Policy achieved a top ten position in the Complete University Guide league tables - www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk
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    Sociology student April-Louise Pennant, named 2015 Kent Student of the Year, accepting her award at the gala ceremony in May
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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)

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.

Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

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

Last Updated: 23/07/2015