One of the founding departments at Kent, the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research has built a worldwide reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic places to study a range of social science subjects.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are diverse and innovative. We combine high quality teaching and cutting-edge research with a supportive environment that attracts students from all over the world.
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In addition to SSPSSR's formal Research Clusters, there also exist a number of study groups that provide members with a flexible means of pursuing new as well as established interests. Students may attend, and gain experience in participating in the organisation.
Great employment prospects
An impressive 87% of our graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduating and 76% of graduates are in a professional or managerial job. Source: 2014 Unistats data. Our School is committed to enhacing the employability of our students.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research!
Facilities for the best student experience
You will have access to great facilities including sports centres, theatre and cinema, centre for music performance, clubs and societies, bars, cafes and night clubs, helping to ensure that your student experience with us is enjoyable as well as intellectually stimulating and productive.
Friendly and lively campuses in the city of Canterbury and our Medway campus at Chatham Maritime.
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