Psychology at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

How do people think, perceive and feel? Psychology is the scientific understanding of human behaviour that opens doors to a wide range of careers, from clinical, business and forensic psychologist to social work and roles in marketing, public relations and human resources. Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree enables you to confront the issues that humans face with psychology's scientific principles. From brain injury to prejudice reduction, child development to offending behaviour and rehabilitation. We provide you with the tools to develop interventions for hospitals, schools and businesses, making a difference to society through innovations in policy and research. Shape your degree outside the classroom by participating in our student-led Psychology Society who host regular events, including co-run seminars with our academic team exploring current questions. Step into our active community. Choose to study Psychology at Kent because:

  • It’s accredited by the Association for Business Psychology which offers professional certification
  • You’ll discover your future in a subject ranked 16th in the UK for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2023. Recent graduates across Psychology degrees have started their own businesses, researched in the civil service and become practising Psychologists
  • You’ll test out your own theories and hypotheses in our excellent facilities, including eye tracking and virtual reality laboratories
  • You’ll be inspired by our industry-relevant modules, providing you with emerging insights from experts who engage in consultancy work with businesses and government
  • You’ll break new ground and gain real-world experience by adding a placement year
  • You’ll benefit from ongoing support in your studies through our peer mentoring scheme, including tailored support for statistics, as well as dedicated academic advisors


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: Psychology Statistics and Practical   Introduction to Biological and General Psychology   Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology Psychology Research Participation Stage 1  Optional modules may include: Introduction to Forensic Psychology Business Psychology: An Introduction Introduction to Clinical Psychology Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Developmental Psychology  Conducting, Using and Evaluating Research  Brain and Cognition  Personality and Social Psychology   Optional modules may include: Topics in Business Psychology  Understanding Psychological Distress: A normal reaction to adverse experiences?  The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour  Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Using Practical Psychology  Psychology Project Optional modules may include: The Neuroscience of Cognitive Disorders Science of the Imagination  Evolution and Human Nature  Advanced Developmental Psychology  Language and Communication  Understanding the Moral Mind  Study design and data collection  Forensic Psychology: Real World Application Cognition in Action

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22700 Year 1
International £22700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Psychology at University of Kent - UCAS