Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.
This programme focuses on social psychological theory and research in intergroup and group behaviour. The MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as the basis for PhD research. The programme explores major and current research covering issues such as intergroup contact, social and cognitive processes underlying prejudice, discrimination, collective protest, group decision-making, leadership and group performance.
We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. The School attracts excellent visiting scholars and postgraduate students from both within the UK and overseas. Some of our PhD students are self-funded, and others are funded by grants or awards either from the School, UK or their countries of origin. Some are also paid for doing part-time teaching within the School.