University of Kent, School of Economics

Introduction

Economics at the University of Kent

Economics at Kent is highly ranked in the UK for student satisfaction and teaching quality. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building personal skills and enhancing career prospects. Our cosmopolitan academic and student community, coupled with a thriving research culture, creates an inspiring and challenging environment to study economics.

Student satisfaction

The School receives consistently high ratings in national student satisfaction surveys. In the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) in 2016, our performance placed us in the top quarter in all seven theme areas, and overall we achieved an 89% student satisfaction rate.

In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2016, the School also scored highly with 89% of respondents expressing satisfaction in the quality of our supervision, and 89% satisfied with the research skills they have developed. Overall, the School achieved an 86% satisfaction rate, again placing us in the top quarter.

The School is ranked 17th in the UK for Economics in the 2016 National Student Survey, with a 92% overall satisfaction rate.

Quality teaching

At the School of Economics you will be taught by staff whose research has gained national and international recognition, and who make use of their current research in the teaching of our programmes.

Many of our academic staff members serve as academic advisers and experts to UK and international agencies, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK Treasury and many other organisations.

Wide choice of programmes

The School offers 17 single and joint honours undergraduate degrees, and eight masters degrees, which provide students the opportunity to specialise in different areas of Economics (such as Finance, Econometrics and Economic Development), study abroad or combine Economics with other subjects such as Accounting, Law or Management.

Our Masters (MSc) degrees offer a stimulating education in economic theory and develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems. They provide you with the necessary skills for a career as a professional economist in both the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas, and offer an excellent training should you wish to continue with academic study.

Take a look at our range of programmes here.

Employability

Economists are in great demand in business, banking, finance and the public sector, as well as in national governments and international institutions. The School of Economics has an excellent record for employability; our degrees are highly rated by employers and our graduates go on to get good jobs in the private and public sectors, or further study.

Superb student experience

Kent is a major favourite for UK and international students alike, and it is no wonder since the University is ranked in the UK Top 20 for student experience, was shortlisted for the THE’s University of the Year Award and was given the fourth-highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.

Not only do you have the chance to study with highly regarded economists drawn from every continent, but around 15% of Economics undergraduate students and over 50% of postgraduate students are from overseas. So you study within a multicultural environment, where students can bring their personal experiences for the benefit of everyone.

Kent's state-of-the-art campus in Canterbury

Economics students at Kent benefit from a wealth of facilities at Kent’s Canterbury campus. The campus is built on 300 acres of park land, half-an-hour’s walk from Canterbury city centre. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods. It is a vibrant, friendly and cosmopolitan campus, with excellent study, sports and social facilities including a theatre, cinema and nightclub. The Canterbury campus houses over 4,300 students in rooms, flats and houses and has excellent transport links with London and continental Europe.

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Programmes

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Master

MSc Applied Economics and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This degree provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. [+]

The MSc in Applied Economics and International Development provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. The programme is designed for students with a good first degree in a sciences or social sciences subject, who would like to pursue a career in economics and international development. You must also have some previous quantitative background, eg a good mark in mathematics from a pre-university school course. The programme offers great flexibility and breadth of choice in module options in the areas of international finance, trade and development, environment and rural economies. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Part-time: £3250 UK/EU; £7340 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

MSc Conversion Programme in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in Economics, the Conversion programme offers you a two-year route to our Master's programmes. During the first year you take the Diploma in Economic Analysis (DEA). This brings [+]

If you have an undergraduate degree in a subject other than Economics, the Conversion programme offers you a two-year route to our Economics MSc programmes. During the first year, you take the Diploma in Economic Analysis (DEA). This brings you up to the standards required to continue with MSc study. Students who pass the DEA with 60% and above then proceed to one of our MSc programmes. Students who pass but do not achieve 60% are awarded the DEA. All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment. About the School of Economics The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the REF 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc, PDip Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time Duration: 2 years full-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: PDip 120; MSc 180 Total ECTS credits: PDip 60; MSc 90 [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This degree provides training in advanced economic theory and econometric methods. [+]

The Economics MSc is designed to provide an education in advanced economic theory and quantitative methods while allowing students to specialise or take options in a range of subjects that reflect the School's main areas of research expertise. All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment. About the School of Economics The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Part-time: £3250 UK/EU; £7340 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

MSc Economics and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This programme is designed to provide an education in advanced economic and finance theory and quantitative methods. [+]

The Economics and Finance MSc programme is designed to provide an education in advanced economic and finance theory and quantitative methods, while allowing you to specialise or take options in a range of subjects reflecting the School’s main areas of research expertise in finance. It prepares you for work as a professional economist in the financial and banking sectors, public sector and international organisations. All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment. About the School of Economics The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the REF 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Part-time: £3250 UK/EU; £7340 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

MSc

MSc International Business and Economic Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The programme is particularly suited to Business students who are looking to acquire economics understanding and skills in order to pursue a career in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies. [+]

This is a multidisciplinary MSc programme that brings together the areas of international business and economic development. Taught jointly by the School of Economics and Kent Business School, the programme benefits from the expertise and strong research in both schools. The programme provides an excellent postgraduate education in the core principles of international business and economic development and helps to develop a broad set of skills that are highly sought after by global employers. It provides a structured approach to developing the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in international business and/or economic development. You have the chance to develop an international perspective on business and economic development issues through working with an international group of students, and build your own international network. The MSc is particularly suited to Business students who are looking to acquire economics understanding and skills in order to pursue a career in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies. It also offers opportunities for the development of managers who want to deepen their understanding of the international economic environment, and for those who wish to pursue further academic study at PhD level. About the School of Economics The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the REF 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment. About Kent Business School Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies. Independent rankings School of Economics In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Kent Business School In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £10130 UK/EU; £16240 Overseas Part-time: £5070 UK/EU; £8120 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics, Kent Business School Subject areas: Economics, Business Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

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