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 degree programmes are diverse and innovative. We combine high quality teaching and research with a supportive environment that attracts students from all over the world.
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In addition to these research centres, there also exist a number of study groups that provide our academic community with a flexible means of pursuing research interests. Students are encouraged to engage with both the research centres and study groups.
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.
You have access to great facilities including a range of sports facilities, a theatre and cinema on campus, a centre for music performance as well as venues for clubs and societies, bars, cafes and a night club. There is also a doctor's surgery and pharmacy on campus as well small supermarkets. All of which helps to ensure that your student experience at Kent is enjoyable, enriching and convenient as well as intellectually stimulating.
A variety of accommodation is available at both our Canterbury and Medway campuses.
The Templeman Library at Canterbury and the Drill Hall Library at Medway offer a vast range of information, technology and resources. As well as providing access to information and data, our libraries also provide spaces where you can study individually or collaboratively. Our library staff are on hand to support you in finding the right information and a Helpdesk is also available.
Our Student Support and Wellbeing Services can provide you with access to healthcare services such as the University Medical Centre and Nursing Service. Specialist services are available for anyone with physical or learning disabilities. Support is also provided for anyone experiencing psychological, emotional or mental health issues.
Friendly and lively campuses in the city of Canterbury and our Medway campus at Chatham Maritime.
The Sports Centre houses an air conditioned fitness suite, dance studios and three multi-purpose sports halls. Outdoor sports fields are also used for a range of sports. A dedicated team of health and fitness instructors can deliver one-to-one support as well as a programme of classes and activities.
Kent Union, the students’ union at Canterbury, is run by the students, for the students. It gives you a voice, helps you to fulfil your potential and makes sure you get the most out of your student experience.
The Student Leadership Team and Student Representatives work for you within the Union, the University and the wider community. Get involved and you'll reap the benefits while you study and long after you graduate.