|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. On our Psychology with a Year Abroad degree programme, you spend the third year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe.
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 Year Abroad degree offers a high level of professional skills and can be the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
In the first year you take introductory modules on psychology and optional modules from across the University. You also take a double language module or two modules in European politics, depending on the language of the institution where you are studying in the third year.
The second year broadens your scientific and analytical understanding of psychology, drawing on aspects of biology, computing and philosophy. Modules cover a wide range of topics such as child development, language, mental health, motivation, and forensic psychology.
You can also gain direct experience of research through the:
You spend the third year of your degree studying psychology at one of our partner institutions in Europe. You are taught either in English or in the language of the country in which you are studying. The programme is also available without a year abroad. For details, see Psychology BSc (Hons).
The final year of study gives you the chance to develop your own passions and follow special interests. A wide range of options means you can focus on what interests you: areas covered include developmental psychology, social cognition, language and communication, neuroscience, psychoanalysis and people with learning disabilities.
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: