Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Psychology

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 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

Psychology at Kent scored 85% overall in The Complete University Guide 2024.

Career success

Psychology alumna Rebecca Pfaff tells us how her degree in Psychology prepared her for her career as an assistant psychologist. 

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 course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
ABB
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.

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.

Industry-standard environment

The School has excellent laboratory and field research facilities as well as modern teaching spaces. There are dedicated individual laboratories and specialised labs for different types of research.

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.

If you choose an undergraduate programme with a placement year you can spend a year working with professional psychologists in, for example, the NHS, the Prison Service or another government agency or in a business setting and gain experience that will enhance your employability.

Our experience schemes allow students to either gain practical experience of ongoing research projects or to gain an insight into the workplace and the local community.

Work-related schemes
"I took part in the Research Experience Scheme, where you get to be a research assistant on a current project. The work can include everything from data analysis to interviews."

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2025 entry

Fees for 2025/26 have not yet been set. As a guide the 2024/25 UK fees for this course are:

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700
  • UK
    £4,625
  • EU
    £11,350
  • International
    £11,350

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.

IT Equipment 

Students will require regular access to a desktop computer/laptop with an internet connection to use the University of Kent’s online resources and systems. Please see information about the minimum computer requirements for study.  

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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After Kent

Kent provided me with an all-rounded experience that moulded me into the practitioner that I am today.

Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Alexandria Olton.

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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