Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Clinical Psychology
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Gain an understanding of human behaviour and open doors to a wide range of careers.

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Course overview

How do people think, perceive and feel? Psychology is the scientific understanding of human behaviour that opens doors to a wide range of careers, from clinical, business and forensic psychologist to social work and roles in marketing, public relations and human resources.

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree enables you to confront the issues that humans face with psychology's scientific principles. From brain injury to prejudice reduction, child development to offending behaviour and rehabilitation. We provide you with the tools to develop interventions for hospitals, schools and businesses, making a difference to society through innovations in policy and research.

Why study Psychology with Clinical Psychology at Kent?

Experience schemes

Gain practical experience of ongoing research projects or gain an insight into the workplace and the local community.

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Impressive prospects

Kent ranked 16th for Psychology in the UK for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Immerse yourself

Test out your own theories and hypotheses in our excellent facilities, including brain stimulation and virtual reality laboratories.  

Professional recognition

We have 25 years’ continuous accreditation by The British Psychological Society.

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Everything you need to know about our Psychology with Clinical Psychology course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
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The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You study the core areas required for accreditation: statistics, biological and general psychology, social and developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, child development and personality. Clinical psychology will feature throughout your degree in modules and work on a reflective diary.

How you'll study

You’ll be inspired by our exciting modules, providing you with fresh perspectives from world-leading experts in cognition and neuroscience, business, developmental, forensic, organisational, political and social psychology.

Your future

Our graduates currently have excellent graduate employment prospects, working in clinical, forensic and occupational psychology or in allied fields related to therapy, teaching, or social work. Many work in communication-focused roles in marketing, public relations and publishing.

Jobs our students have gone on to work after a clinical degree at Kent:

  • Assistant Psychologist - Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Crisis recovery worker - Mental Health Matters
  • Clinical Psychologist - Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Assistant Psychologist - NHS
  • Assistant Psychologist - Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
  • Clinical Psychologist - NHS Sussex Partnership Trust

Work experience

The School of Psychology has valuable links with educational establishments, hospitals and prisons in the area, offering you the possibility of both visits and work placements. We also offer a Research Experience Scheme that gives you a taste of working within a research environment.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

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.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

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

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

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.

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