Real world impact - Sociology at Kent

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Studying a degree in Sociology at Kent means understanding the world as it is today, how it could change in the future, and your place in it. Kent Sociology graduates are well prepared to step into future employment, with the academic content of the degree grounded in real world relevance and informed by the extensive professional connections of Kent staff.

Our world-class sociology team has excellent links with industry and a wide range of external organisations, creating real-world application and impact with their research. These organisations include:

  • Amnesty International
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • One World Action
  • International Labour Organisation
  • Social Enterprise London
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • European Commission
  • International Society for Stem-Cell Research
  • The Research and Information System for Developing Countries
  • International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation
  • Catalan and Spanish Governments
  • Pearson UK
  • Society for Chinese-Anglo Understanding
  • Arcelor Mittal Multinational
  • Tyto Marketing
  • Frank PR
  • Trades Union Council
  • Working Families
  • Sutton Trust

Careers in Sociology is an extra curricular opportunity which will give students the opportunity to engage in a structured programme of talks from external speakers in related careers, and to consider the way a degree in Sociology is valuable in the modern workplace. It will give students industry insight and commercial awareness, and will encourage them to think about employability and how they might use and apply their Sociology degree in their future career.

Many of our graduates take their concern with people, society and social justice into their career trajectory, and move into roles that allow them to affect real-world impact. 95% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating. Our Sociology graduates are highly sought after and have gone on to enjoy careers in areas as diverse as:

  • Teaching and lecturing (with additional training or further study)
  • Research and policy making
  • Management
  • Media and advertising
  • Human resources and recruitment
  • Public relations
  • The Civil Service
  • The third sector and charities
  • Banking and financial services
  • Local government and community services
  • Consultancy

As part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research (SSPSSR), Sociology students benefit from an extensive and supported range of opportunities to prepare for successful employment.

Read more about studying a BA in Sociology at Kent, and how it can help you achieve your academic and professional ambitions.

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