Your future

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Your future

Reach your potential. Build your future.

Tomorrow's world is your world

We're committed to helping you succeed in tomorrow's world. Be inspired by the success stories of our SSPSSR alumni, discover the careers support available to you as an SSPSSR student, and explore an exciting range of options for enhancing your employability.

A shared ambition to make a difference

As a student at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, you're also part of a multi-disciplinary community within the Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ). We share an ambition to make a difference. We strive to engage critically with social justice practices and projects at home and around the world, and to interrogate how we can make tomorrow's world a better place for everyone.


Impressive prospects

Our graduates go on to pursue careers in a wide range of professions. They are highly sought after and have gone on to enjoy careers in areas as diverse as:

  • the Civil Service
  • banking and financial services
  • teaching and research
  • advertising
  • corporate relations
  • human resources
  • the police force
  • criminal justice services
  • social services
  • the crown court
  • media, journalism, broadcasting
  • cultural and creative industries
  • national and local government
  • social and cultural policy
  • publishing
  • international institutions and NGOs
  • the NHS
  • the private social and healthcare sector

Postgraduate study

Many of our graduates choose to step up their skills and specialise by studying a Master's or PhD degree. Explore the rich variety of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses available at SSPSSR.

Alumni success stories

Careers support

Within the Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ), we have excellent links with local outside agencies such as the probation and youth justice services, the police and social services.

The University has a friendly Careers and Employability Service (CES) where you can get tailored support at every step of planning and securing your chosen career - including seeking advice on how to: apply for jobs; write a good CV; and perform well at interview.

Help from the Careers and Employability Service does not end when you leave the University! Visit the Careers and Employability Service website to find out more about the support you can access as a student and as a member of our alumni community.

Take a Year in...

At Kent you have the opportunity to add a year to your degree in a different subject to broaden your experience. You can take the year either after stage 2 or after the final year of your degree. Options include...


Year in Computing

Learn how to code and create computer systems that people engage with.


Year in Data Analytics

Get the skills you need to create and interpret data in the real world.


Year in a Language

Learn to speak, read, write and listen in an immersive year of language acquisition.


Year in Journalism

Learn the essentials of reporting, multimedia Journalism and media law.


Year in Television and Online Broadcasting

Learn how to make content for TV, online and social media channels with KMTV professionals.


The knowledge I picked up from social policy modules – and more politically based knowledge modules – set me in good standing for a job in the government.