SSPSSR applicants

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Join our world and make a difference!

As one of the biggest and best schools for social science in Europe, the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) attracts students from all over the world. We're interested in making a difference. We don’t just explore how society works but whether we can make it better. 

We can't wait to welcome you to Kent but, until then, we'll keep this page updated with lots of helpful information, resources, and links. Get in touch if you have any questions!

Visit us

We're really excited to welcome you to Canterbury! If you are unable to join one of our Applicant Days, there are a number of ways that you can visit our stunning campus, from Open Days to campus tours and self-guided tours.

Come and visit

Our subjects

Based at two University of Kent campuses, we offer an exciting range of single honours and joint honours undergraduate degree programmes, including: 

At our Canterbury campus

At our Medway campus

Succeed in SSPSSR

Succeed in SSPSSR is an opportunity for undergraduate offer holders in the School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research (SSPSSR).

If you hold an offer, sign up to Succeed in SSPSSR, and accept Kent as Firm choice with UCAS, as a sign of our confidence in your future success at Kent we will accept you at two grades below the offer you have been made (up to a maximum of 16 UCAS points) 

Welcome to SSPSSR

Meet some of our international academics

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We are united in our international outlook

" have international research experts teaching on the topics that you are studying"

Be inspired by our students

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Kimani Reid

‘It’s a great degree that also gives you the opportunity to explore multiple career options outside of just being a social worker.’

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Min-Zhe Qiu

'Studying sociology at Kent will give you a wonderful experience of freely exploring social science knowledge.'

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Ethan Cleverly

'It really helps to broaden the mind, and to develop the “Sociological imagination” that every student aims to achieve.'

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Poppy McGrath

'The passion for social justice in SSPSSR was palpable and made my lecturers some of the best teachers I have ever had.'

What support is available?

We're committed to helping you gain the maximum benefit from your study. We want you to have every opportunity to fulfil your academic potential, regardless of background. Explore some of the sources of support you'll find available at Kent, within LSSJ, and within SSPSSR via the links below.

Explore our facilities

Take a tour of our campuses at Canterbury and Medway in the company of our students.

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Kent's parkland campus at Canterbury

Join Kent student Ogo as she takes you on a tour of our Canterbury campus.

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Kent's historic campus at Medway

Join Kent student Timi as he takes you on a tour of our Medway campus.