School of Psychology

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Ten reasons to choose Psychology at Kent

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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

5. Flexibility and choice


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.

8. Student life

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.

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Last Updated: 11/06/2019