You develop an understanding of core traditions and contemporary
developments in sociological thinking and research. The programme also
features a range of specialist areas such as race and ethnic identity,
sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society, new media
technologies, the sociology of health, sex and gender and the sociology
of science and technology.
Within the Economics element of your degree, you examine some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, international trade and aid to poor countries. At Kent, you learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas.
Many staff advise government bodies in the UK and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Bank of England, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Kent consistently appears in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey.