Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world

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World-leading research

Our School is recognised worldwide for producing excellent research and was ranked 2nd for research power, 3rd for research intensity and 5th for both research impact and research quality (GPA) by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Clearing 2017

If you aren’t holding any university offers, or don’t get the grades you need on results day, you may be able to apply for a place at Kent through Clearing. For those whose grades are better than expected, you can also apply for one of our courses through the Adjustment process.

We are a multi-disciplinary School committed to providing world-class and innovative degree programmes and research.

Our academic staff work within a variety of intellectual and research traditions and are actively engaged in current research projects. An impressive 94% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF 2014, with 99% of the research submitted judged to be of international quality.

We provide a supportive environment for students interested in a wide range of social science subjects.

Please browse our pages to find out more and contact us if you have any questions. From 17 August you can apply for any remaining places on our courses through Clearing.

What is social science? ESRC explains.

Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. See Gold award for Kent in TEF for details.

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Last Updated: 15/08/2017