Join our world!
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.
SSPSSR is part of the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ). LSSJ is a large, diverse, multidisciplinary Division that strives to engage critically with social justice practices and projects at home and around the world. Our shared goal is to interrogate how we can make society work better for all.
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!
Applicant Days - what to expect
- Meet our lecturers and current students
- Attend an exclusive activity to sample the subject you are interested in.
- Explore the full Kent experience on a Campus Tour
- Find out about the full range of student support services available to you
Saturday 24 June
Saturday 1 July
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
Welcome to SSPSSR
Meet some of our international academics
Watch our virtual Open Day
Dr Kate Bradley introduces you to the School and shares insights into what our students do next.
Discover the breadth and depth of our research
Our academics have a global reputation for producing high quality research.
Meet Socrates, your student society
Socrates is run by students for students. An inclusive and dynamic group for all SSPSSR students.
Learn more about the SSPSSR student experience
Explore the stories of our SSPSSR students and learn more about their experiences at Kent.
Be inspired by our students
‘It’s a great degree that also gives you the opportunity to explore multiple career options outside of just being a social worker.’
'Studying sociology at Kent will give you a wonderful experience of freely exploring social science knowledge.'
'It really helps to broaden the mind, and to develop the “Sociological imagination” that every student aims to achieve.'
'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.
Within the University
Within the Division (LSSJ)
- LSSJ Student Experience team
- LSSJ Student Support team
- Academic Advisors
- Academic Peer Mentoring
- LSSJ student EDI reps
- Careers support
Explore our facilities
Take a tour of our campuses at Canterbury and Medway in the company of our students.
Kent's parkland campus at Canterbury
Join Kent student Ogo as she takes you on a tour of our Canterbury campus.
Kent's historic campus at Medway
Join Kent student Timi as he takes you on a tour of our Medway campus.