Reasons to choose Economics at Kent
1. Student satisfaction
The School of Economics has been ranked in the top seven for overall satisfaction in the UK National Student Survey for the past five years, with a 93% student satisfaction rate. Other scores include 1st for teaching and 6th for overall student satisfaction for two consecutive years in The Guardian University Guide 2014 and 2013; 9th for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2015 and 13th for student satisfaction in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2014. Click here for further information on league tables.
2. Staff who work at the cutting edge
Many of our staff act as 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 UK Treasury, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and the UK Food Standards Agency.
3. Research excellence
Economics was rated in the top 20 UK academic departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Our areas of strength are macroeconomics; labour economics; behavioural economics; applied microeconomics; time-series econometrics; agri-environmental economics; international trade and finance; and migration.
4. Quality teaching
Teaching within the School combines a solid grounding in core economics with final-year optional modules based on staff research interests. A number of our professors teach on our first year undergraduate programme.
5. A good choice of programmes
We offer almost 30 single and joint honours undergraduate degrees, and seven masters’ degrees, which provide the opportunity to specialise in different areas of economics (eg finance, econometrics, agri-environment), study abroad or combine economics with other subjects such as business, accounting or law.
6. A multicultural, cosmopolitan and active student body
Our students come from across the world: China, Africa, the USA, south-east Asia and Europe. Student activities include the Economics Society and a new student investing society.
The School is located on a green and attractive campus overlooking Canterbury, with excellent transport links to London and continental Europe. Canterbury was named as the safest city for students in England and Wales in the Complete University Guide 2012.
In addition to the Finance programmes available within this School, the University of Kent offers other postgraduate Finance degrees through its Centre for Finance, a strategic initiative by the University to meet the increasingly exacting demands of employers, financiers and policy-makers keen to secure success for their organisations. The Centre draws on the expertise of leading practitioners and academics from three of Kent’s highly rated academic schools – Kent Business School, School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, and School of Economics - to promote teaching and research that is relevant and has practical application for financial institutions and employers. Whether you are a graduate looking to enter the finance industry or simply advance your academic studies; or a professional wishing to improve your employment prospects, the Centre’s taught and research programmes are designed to equip you with the right skills and knowledge for your future career.
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