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.
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.
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.
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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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