Ten reasons to choose Psychology at Kent
1. Student experience
- The School of Psychology has a dedicated student support team to provide advice and assistance to undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students.
- We also have an Academic Peer Mentoring scheme which fosters cross-year support between students.
- There is a student-led, active Psychology Society on campus who arrange special events and trips.
- We host regular Café Psychology events where staff and students gather to talk about topics of interest.
2. Skills for life: careers and employability
- Psychology at Kent was ranked 1st for Graduate Prospects in The Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2018.
- Graduate destinations include the NHS, the Ministry of Justice, charities such as Mind, and also local prison and probation services.
- Our Work Experience Scheme allows student volunteers to collaborate on projects with local organisations.
3. Inspiring teaching
- 100% of our academic teaching staff are classified as research active, and final year option modules are based on their areas of expertise.
- Watch our Think Kent videos to experience a mini-lecture in Psychology at Kent.
4. World leading research
- Research conducted by academic staff in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent is ranked 11th/82 in the UK. This is based on Research Intensity calculated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
- 100% of the School's research impact was classified as having outstanding or very considerable reach and significance.
5. Flexibility and choice
- A range of undergraduate programmes including ones with a placement year, a year abroad, and specialisms in business, clinical, forensic and social psychology so that you can tailor your studies to your interests.
- At postgraduate level we offer six coursework Masters degrees and supervision for full-time or part-time research degrees (MSc, PhD) in all our areas of expertise.
6. Professional recognition
- We have over 25 years' continuous accreditation by the British Psychological Society
- The following undergraduate degrees are accredited by the BPS: Psychology BSc; Psychology with a Placement Year BSc; Psychology with Clinical Psychology BSc; Psychology with Clinical Psychology and Placement Year BSc; Psychology with Studies in Europe BSc; Psychology with Forensic Psychology BSc; and Social Psychology BSc.
- The MSc in Forensic Psychology course is accredited by the BPS as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists.
- At the most recent reaccreditation of our undergraduate programmes, in February 2013, we received an outstanding four commendations, for:
- our success in creating an engaging environment where students are stakeholders in a research-led school
- the way our strategic planning captures the needs of students and supports the development of the provision in a bottom-up process
- the range of undergraduate programmes we offer, all of which offer a strong ethos of developing students' employability
- our cutting edge dedicated resources for students' practical work.
- We are pursuing accreditation from the Association for Business Psychology (ABP) for our Business Psychology BSc and Business Psychology with Placement Year BSc programmes (new for September 2019 entry).
7. State-of-the art laboratory facilities
- A modern building equipped with a variety of technical facilities, including eye-trackers, EEG labs, brain stimulation labs, physiology labs, child-friendly testing space, virtual reality, and an observation suite.
- Moreover, our students have access to all this equipment through supervised research projects and the Research Experience Scheme.
9. Outstanding campus and location
- Situated on an attractive, self-contained campus on 300 acres of parkland overlooking the city of Canterbury.
- One hour by train to London.
- Excellent transport links to mainland Europe.