University of Kent, School of Economics

Introduction

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.

7. Location

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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MSc Applied Economics and International Development

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

The MSc in Applied Economics and International Development provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. It is designed for students with a good first degree in a sciences or [+]

The MSc in Applied Economics and International Development provides training in the application of economic principles to the problems of international development. It 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. Students are required to have some previous quantitative background, eg a good mark in mathematics from their pre-university school course. The MSc degree offers great flexibility and breadth of choice in module options in the areas of international finance, trade and development, environment and rural economies. Programme structure Core modules - Research Methods - Political Economy of Public Policy - Economic Principles - Quantitative Methods for Economists - Growth and Development Theory Optional modules Plus one option from: - Econometric Methods - Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy Plus two options from: - Trade and Development - Applied Microeconometrics - International Finance - Environmental Valuation - Rural and Peasant Economies Dissertation Teaching and assessment The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students. Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September. [-]

MSc Conversion Programme in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 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 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 you up to the standards required to continue with MSc study. Students who pass the DEA with 60% and above can then proceed to one of our MSc programmes. Students who pass but do not achieve 60% are awarded the DEA. Programme structure Year 1 During the first year, you undertake the Diploma in Economic Analysis (DEA), which is a qualification in its own right, and brings you up to the standard required to continue to postgraduate study. The DEA consists of five core Economics modules: - Macroeconomics (EC821) - Microeconomics (EC500) - Quantitative Economics (EC511) - Either Policy Analysis (EC531) or Environmental Economics, Institutions and Policy (EC532) - And The Public Sector (EC533) or The Economics of Money and Banking (EC534)* *Compulsory for students going on to an MSc in Financial Economics Year 2 If you succeed in passing the DEA you can then proceed to one of our MSc programmes: - MSc Economics - MSc Economics and Econometrics - MSc Economics and Finance - MSc Finance and Econometrics - MSc International Finance and Economic Development - MSc Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Economics postgraduate degree provides training in advanced economic theory and econometric methods and allows you to specialise or take options in subjects reflecting the School’s main areas of research expertise. The [+]

The Economics postgraduate degree provides training in advanced economic theory and econometric methods and allows you to specialise or take options in subjects reflecting the School’s main areas of research expertise. The programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the private and public sector, or for a career in research. Core Modules - Advanced Macroeconomics (EC805) - Advanced Microeconomics of Consumers, Markets and Welfare (EC802) - Advanced Microeconomics of Games and Information (EC806) - Econometric Methods (EC821) - Research Methods (EC817) Optional Modules One option from: - Financial Markets and Instruments (EC822) - Political Economy of Public Policy (EC832) - Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy (EC834) One option from: - Time Series Econometrics (EC820) - Applied Microeconometrics (EC825) One option from: - International Finance (EC816) - Growth and Development Theory (EC815) - Trade and Development (EC803) - Environmental Valuation (EC829) Dissertation All modules are equal to 15 credits or 7.5 ECTS credits. Teaching and assessment The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students. Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September. [-]

MSc Economics and Finance

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Canterbury

The combination of a strong economics background with a financial specialisation is in high demand in the jobs market. This programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the financial and banking sector, public [+]

The combination of a strong economics background with a financial specialisation is in high demand in the jobs market. This programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the financial and banking sector, public sector and international organisations by providing an education in advanced economic and finance theory and econometric methods. It includes core modules in financial econometrics, financial markets and instruments, and the financial economics of asset pricing, reflecting the School’s research expertise in finance. Programme structure Core modules - Financial Markets and Instruments - Financial Economics and Asset Pricing - Econometric Methods - Time Series Econometrics - Advanced Macroeconomics - Research Methods Optional modules Plus two options from: - International Finance - Advanced Microeconomics of Consumers, Markets and Welfare - Growth and Development Theory - Trade and Development Dissertation Teaching and assessment The courses are taught by lectures, seminars and computer workshops, with emphasis placed on reading original literature and the preparation of seminar papers by students. Assessment is based on a mixture of assignments, projects and written examinations (in May). The programme is completed by a research-based dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on an approved topic between May and September. [-]

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MSc International Business and Economic Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 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 degree that brings together the areas of international business and economic development. Jointly run by the School of Economics and Kent Business School, the programme benefits from the expertise and strong research in both Schools. 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. 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. The course is one year, full-time, and is located on our Canterbury campus. 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. Fees Full-time £9,640 (UK / EU), £15,160 (Overseas) Part-time £4,820 UK / EU, TBC (Overseas) Careers Kent has an excellent record for postgraduate employment: over 94% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2013 found a job or further study opportunity within six months. A postgraduate degree in the area of economics and business is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies. Our Careers and Employability Service can help you plan for your future by offering one-to-one advice at any stage in your postgraduate studies. It also provides online advice on employability skills, career choices, applications and interview skills. Professional recognition Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD), CIPD, CIM and the Association of Business Schools (ABS). In addition, KBS is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Entry requirements A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in Business, Marketing, Management, or a sciences or social sciences subject, plus evidence of a good quantitative background (eg a pre-University school qualification in Maths). This programme is not intended for students with a single or joint economics degree. [-]

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