|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
Psychology is the study of people – what they do, think, perceive and feel. It helps us to answer many important questions about society by applying scientific principles to human behaviour. As a student on the Psychology with a Placement Year programme, you spend a year working with practising Psychologists
Kent is a leading centre for social psychology – the study of human behaviour in a social environment – and we also have strengths in cognitive, forensic and developmental psychology. Passionate about research, our academics are world-leading experts and can inspire you to develop your own ideas and become an independent thinker.
Our Psychology with a Placement Year degree offers a high level of professional skills and can be the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Psychology with a Placement Year is a four-year programme, you spend a year in practice between your second and final years.
Our modules cover a wide range of topics such as child development, language, mental health, motivation, and forensic psychology. By drawing on aspects of biology, computing and philosophy, you gain a broad scientific and analytical background. You can also gain direct experience of research through the:
The lecturers have a friendly approach to teaching and you get a high level of academic support via lectures, seminars and one-to-one feedback.
Psychology student Laura talks about her course.
On this programme you spend a year on placement (subject to availability of placements and achieving an average mark of 60% at Stage 1). You undertake project work with professional applied psychologists in organisations such as the NHS, the Prison Service or a research establishment.
It is also possible to spend a year on placement on our Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a Placement Year degree. Alternatively, you can take our three-year Psychology degree.
If you'd like to spend a year studying or working in Europe as part of your degree, see Psychology with Studies in Europe.
The School of Psychology is in a modern building with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and two computer rooms. Our specialised equipment includes:
The Psychology Society is run by Kent students. Previous activities include talks by guest speakers and the chance for students to publish work in the Student Journal of Psychology.
The School of Psychology also puts on many events that you are welcome to attend. These may include: