Convert your degree

With data skills in high demand, why not convert to a Q-Step degree? It can provide another dimension to your studies and a big boost to your employability.

Can I apply?

To be eligible, you need to be a first or second year student on one of the following undergraduate courses:

  • Criminology 
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology

How it works

The first step towards converting your degree is to contact one of our two directors, Raluca Popp ( or Trude Sundberg ( 

You can convert at any point during your first or second year if you are a student in SSPSSR or PolIR, and in your first year if you are a Law student.

If you decide to convert your degree, you take two modules Stage 3, you choose to write a dissertation or attend a work placement.

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Gingerbread is a charity that supports single parents. My placement role is to survey and analyse Gingerbread services and how they are reaching single parents.

Lily Dedman BA (Hons) Sociology with Quantitative Research

After graduation

Your degree title will now include the term 'with Quantitative Research'. This will greatly improve your employability by demonstrating your level of quantitative skills.

Boost your employability

Q-Step isn't the only way to give you CV an extra boost while studying at Kent. You could enrol on a Study Plus course, or become a  volunteer, or start working part-time. They are all good ways to extend your skills and gain some extra experience.