Forensic Psychology BSc

The School of Psychology is delighted to announce the introduction of a brand new undergraduate degree programme, the BSc in Psychology with Forensic Psychology (C816). Apply now via UCAS for your place in September 2016!

Forensic Psychology applies psychological theory to understanding criminal behaviour, reducing offending, and understanding victim responses to offending behaviour. It also examines how psychology plays a role in the criminal justice system more generally.

If you have any queries about gaining admission to the School of Psychology, please contact us at

Project-Linked PhD Scholarship 2016

The School of Psychology is currently inviting applications for one scholarship to commence in October 2016. This scholarship will take the form of a School of Psychology Project-Linked Research Scholarship administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme.

The awardee of the Project-Linked Research Scholarship will collaborate on a specific project with a supervisory team of two or more academic staff members. You are strongly advised to contact the lead supervisor of the project you are interested in to request advice for writing the proposal, which should expand on the brief summaries given.

The deadline for receipt of applications for this scholarship has now passed.


Postgraduate Information Event

Thursday 10th December 1-2pm
Keynes Lecture Theatre 4

Thinking of applying for an MSc at Kent? We offer taught Master’s degrees in Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Organisational Psychology, Political Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychology.

Come along to the information event to find out about the MSc degrees from the programme directors, including the brand new MSc in Political Psychology (accepting applications very soon). Before the event, you can also find details on our website:

If you have any queries about postgraduate provision, please contact Carly Turnham.

Kirsten Abbot-Smith wins best article award

Many congratulations to Dr Allegra Cattani (Plymouth University) and Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith, who were presented with an award from the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders for best research article of the year today. The award is for a paper entitled ‘How much exposure to English is necessary for a bilingual toddler to perform like a monolingual peer in language tests?’, on which they were senior authors. Their article was praised for combining clinical impact with theoretical interest and an excellent statistical analysis.

Full article reference:
Cattani, A., Abbot-Smith,. K., Farag, R., Krott, A., Arreckx, F., Dennis, I. & Floccia, C. (2014). How much exposure to English is necessary for a bilingual toddler to perform like a monolingual peer in language tests? International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(6), 649-671. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12082

Political Psychology MSc

The School of Psychology is delighted to offer the brand new MSc in Political Psychology in 2016/17.

This is an exciting new programme exploring the relationships between political and psychological processes. By combining modules from the Schools of Psychology and the School of Politics and International Relations the programme offers a unique interdisciplinary focus on key current issues in political psychology.

For more details, please see the postgraduate prospectus and the MSc in Political Psychology flyer. We will be accepting applications very soon!