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Psychology and Social Anthropology - BSc (Hons)

UCAS code CL86

CLEARING 2018

We may still have full-time vacancies available for this course.

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2018

As social science subjects, Psychology and Social Anthropology complement each other well. On this programme, you scientifically examine cognition and behaviour in their social and cultural context and comparatively study different forms of human social life and cultural experience. The final year project encompasses both disciplines, combining knowledge, skills and methodologies.

2018

Overview

The prospects for graduates of the Psychology and Social Anthropology programme are wide-ranging and include possible progression to professional psychology.

Watch the School of Psychology video to find out what it's like to study with us.

Independent rankings

Psychology at Kent was ranked 9th in The Good University Guide 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016, 93% of Psychology students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

In the National Student Survey 2016, Anthropology at Kent was ranked 7th for overall satisfaction.

For graduate prospects, Psychology at Kent was ranked 1st in The Times Good University Guide 2017. Anthropology at Kent was ranked 5th for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Kent was 4th in the UK for the percentage of Psychology students who found professional jobs after graduation in 2015 (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). In the same survey, Anthropology and Conservation students who graduated from Kent in 2015 were the most successful in the UK at finding work or further study opportunities.

Teaching Excellence Framework

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Please see the University of Kent's Statement of Findings for more information.

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Course structure

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

In Stage 1 you take four double modules: Introduction to Biological and General Psychology, Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology, Psychology Statistics and Practical, and Social Anthropology.

In Stage 2 you take Psychology Statistics and Practical, Study Skills for Stage 2 Psychology, Ethnographies I and II and Advanced Social Anthropology I and II.

In Stage 3 you carry out a research project in Psychology. 

The remaining core Psychology modules (Child Development, Personality, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, The Social Psychology of Groups, and The Social Psychology of the Individual) and two optional Social Anthropology modules can be taken in either Stage 2 or Stage 3, with a total of 120 credits being taken in each stage. The core Psychology modules, together with the final year project, are a requirement for professional recognition by the British Psychological Society.

Teaching and assessment

Modules are taught by weekly lectures, workshops, small group seminars and project supervision. The Psychology Statistics and Practical modules include laboratory practical sessions, statistics classes, computing classes and lectures in statistics and methodology.

Most modules are assessed by examination and coursework in equal measure. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.

Programme aims

For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes will depend on your specific module selection:


Careers

For graduate prospects, Psychology at Kent was ranked 1st in The Times Good University Guide 2017. Anthropology at Kent was ranked 5th for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Kent was 4th in the UK for the percentage of Psychology students who found professional jobs after graduation in 2015 (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). In the same survey, Anthropology and Conservation students who graduated from Kent in 2015 were the most successful in the UK at finding work or further study opportunities.

Our students develop a broad range of transferable skills, such as excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to work independently, to analyse and summarise complex material and to respond positively to challenges, all skills considered essential for graduate employment.

Our graduates have gone into areas such as local government administration, social welfare, the Home Office, the probation service, teaching, special needs work, the NHS and health charities, or on to postgraduate professional training courses, for example, in educational, occupational or clinical psychology.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (provided you graduate with at least second class honours and pass your final-year research project). This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Entry requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. 

It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

New GCSE grades

If you’ve taken exams under the new GCSE grading system, please see our conversion table to convert your GCSE grades.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
A level

AAB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking

GCSE

Mathematics grade C

Access to HE Diploma

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 

If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.

International Baccalaureate

34 points overall or 17 points at HL with Mathematics 4 at HL or SL

International students

The University welcomes applications from international students. Our international recruitment team can guide you on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country.

If you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes.

Meet our staff in your country

For more advice about applying to Kent, you can meet our staff at a range of international events.

English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme. 

General entry requirements

Please also see our general entry requirements.

Fees

The 2018/19 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

UK/EU Overseas
Full-time

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Funding

University funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.

Scholarships

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

For 2018/19 entry, the scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages

The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either Mathematics or a Modern Foreign Language. Please review the eligibility criteria.

The Key Information Set (KIS) data is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. 

Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.

If you have any queries about a particular programme, please contact information@kent.ac.uk.