MSc Conversion Programme in Economics

University of Kent, School of Economics

Program Description

MSc Conversion Programme in Economics

University of Kent, School of Economics

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.


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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 24, 2016
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United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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