Postgraduate Open Event

Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am-1pm, Darwin College

Meet representatives from the School of Psychology at our stand. We would be delighted to answer your questions.

You can also meet staff from the Graduate School, and get the latest funding information, including the new £10,280 loans for Master’s students.

For the programme information and to book your place, please see the event page.

Psychology Summer School

Investigating the Social Mind
Dates: Sunday 01 July – Sunday 15 July 2018

This course will examine contemporary concepts, theories and findings in social psychology, with particular emphasis on how individuals understand themselves, other people, and the world around them. Students will participate in lectures, discussions and presentations surrounding a range of questions, for example: Why do you like the things you do? How well do you know yourself? Is social behaviour largely automatic, and does this undermine free will? Students are expected to complete the course with an understanding of the real-world implications of major findings in social psychology.

Research indicates that interpersonal relationships and group-based interactions are strongly affected by how people understand and react to the world which surrounds them.  During this course you will investigate recent research into Psychology relating to the ‘social mind’ and how this influences people’s thoughts and behaviours. You will gain a key insight into an important aspect of the human psyche. This will help you to understand the key factors which influence how we live and work with other people.

For more information and to apply for your place, please see the Psychology Summer School page.

Psychology @ Kent Day 2017

Applying to one of our Psychology programmes for entry in September 2018?

Book a place the Psychology @ Kent Day today on our website. The event takes place on Saturday 11th November from 9.30am to 3.30pm in Keynes College. A full programme is made available during the booking process.

Postgraduate Taster Course

Applying Psychology in the 21st Century Workplace – and Beyond

When and where?
Four sessions of two hours each will be offered either over four Fridays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 10.30am-12.30pm or over two Saturdays 4 and 18 November 10am-3pm

University Centre Tonbridge, Avebury Avenue, TN9 1TG
Course fee: £175

For more details, please see the Psychology course page.

21 years of MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent

Today the School of Psychology celebrates 21 years of the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent with a conference titled Innovations in Forensic Psychology. The conference is hosted by Kent’s Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP) and features ground-breaking research from leading experts in the field. Look out for some conference highlights through the @CORE-FP Twitter account and also watch Professor Tony Ward’s lecture live on the Kent Psychology Facebook page. The new CORE-FP video is also available to watch on the Kent Psychology YouTube channel.

For more information and to apply for a place on the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent, check the online prospectus.

Forensic Psychology Evening Course begins 22 February

Study the psychology of crime and criminal behaviour over 10 weeks, taught by expert academics and practitioners. Each 90 minute lecture covers a different topic such as victims of crime, offender profiling, sexual harassment, and treatment and rehabilitation.

The course is an ideal opportunity to get a taste of what Forensic Psychology is all about, whether you have a general interest in why people commit crime or are considering future study in the area.

For more information about our evening course starting on Wednesday 22 February, see our flyer. There are limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.

CSGP conference open for registration

Registration and submission is now open for a conference to be hosted by the Centre for the Study of Group Processes (CSGP) on 26-28 June 2017 at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

Entitled “Future Challenges for Psychological Research on Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: What we know and what we need to know”, the conference has been organised to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the CSGP and the 20th Anniversary of the Sage journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

For full details see the conference web page.

MSc in Political Psychology launch event

We are delighted to invite you to the MSc in Political Psychology launching event on Feb 3rd (Friday), 4pm, Grimond Lecture Theatre 2.

The new MSc in Political Psychology explores the relationships between political and psychological processes. The programme is being run for the first time this academic year by the School of Psychology and the School of Politics and International Relations. The event will feature presentations of the programme and current student projects, as well as a special guest lecture by Dr Eva Green, president-elect of the International Society of Political Psychology, on “Ideological climates and immigration attitudes”.

For further information, please see our events calendar.

Forensic Psychology Evening Course

Forensic Psychology is the study of the psychology of crime and criminal behaviour. Over ten weeks join some of the UKs leading experts in forensic psychology and go beyond what you see on the TV shows to learn about the psychology of victims, offenders, crime investigation and rehabilitation.

For more information about our evening course starting on Wednesday 22nd February, see our flyer. There are limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.

Psychological Science Open Day

Public engagement

Saturday 9 April 2016, 11.30am – 3pm: Psychological Science Open Day, School of Psychology, Keynes College

We invite you to learn about psychology research at Kent, to explore how we conduct research, and to hear about the impact of our research findings. Watch us demonstrate virtual reality, brain stimulation and eye-tracking devices and hear about local and national research projects that have made a difference to individuals and communities. The event is free and open to all, refreshments and lunch will be provided. Feel free to drop in for some or all of the open day and find out more about psychological science and you can be involved in research.

For more information on this event, including the schedule and directions, please see