|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. Our Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree applies psychological theories, methods and processes to the study of criminal behaviour and the justice system.
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.
This degree offers the full scope of our Psychology degree but with an additional focus on Forensic Psychology. It includes modules and training that focus on applying psychological theory to understanding criminal behaviour, reducing offending and understanding victim responses to offending behaviour.
Throughout the programme you gain a broad background in practical applications, experimental and other methodologies, information technology and theory construction. Our modules cover a wide range of topics such as child development, language, mental health, motivation, and forensic psychology.
In the first and second years, you can also gain direct experience of research through the:
In your final year, you can choose optional modules that allow you to follow specialist interests. All your work will help you to demonstrate transferable skills valued by employers.
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: