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Work Alongside Experts - Psychology at Kent

Work Alongside Experts - Psychology at Kent

Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research.

We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. Our taught MSc programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research. The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is also accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who pass the course and wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists. The MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology and offers the opportunity to certify as an Associate Business Psychologist.

Watch our videos about postgraduate study with the School of Psychology at the University of Kent.

Key Benefits

  • Kent is ranked 21st out of 117 UK institutions for Psychology in The Complete University Guide 2020.
  • The University of Kent is one of the top 100 universities in the world for Psychology in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • A modern building equipped with a variety of technical facilities, including eye-trackers, EEG labs, brain stimulation labs, physiology labs, child-friendly testing space, virtual reality, and an observation suite.
  • Weekly informal workshops convened for students, and regular research colloquia to which distinguished external speakers are invited.
  • Large online Research Participation Scheme (RPS) and a University-wide Research Participation Scheme (uwRPS).
  • Outstanding campus and location. The University of Kent is situated on an attractive, self-contained campus on 300 acres of parkland overlooking the city of Canterbury. One hour by train to London and excellent links to mainland Europe.
  • Research conducted by academic staff in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent is ranked 11th/82 in the UK. This is based on Research Intensity calculated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Work Alongside Experts - Psychology at Kent

Exciting career options

Kent has an excellent postgraduate employment record: 92% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2017 and responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

£12m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
The University has a scholarship fund in excess of £12 million to support our postgraduate community. We have full awards to support doctoral research candidates, tuition fee awards for those studying taught Master's and loyalty discounts for our alumni.

Find out more
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Work Alongside Experts - Psychology at Kent


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