Our degree is your first step to a wide range of careers, from accountancy and banking, to journalism and business. We provide you with the tools that economists have developed in financial and money markets. Tools that will aid you in analysing real economic problems.
Shape your degree outside the classroom with our thriving student led societies. Kent Invest focusses on financial markets holding an annual trading competition. The Economics Society explores issues of the moment through the lens of the discipline, culminating in an annual networking conference. The Business Society aims to increase commercial awareness, discuss current affairs and encourage networking for greater graduate prospects.
Reasons to study Economics and Management with a Year in Industry at Kent
You'll satisfy your curiosity at a top 20 subject in The Guardian University Guide 2022You'll study in a supportive learning community, ranked 22nd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2023You'll learn from inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European and international organisationsYou’ll apply your academic skills and gain invaluable experience from Year in Industry, gaining real-world experience. You'll gain ongoing support through our employability team, regular workshops and alumni talks, as well as our dedicated academic adviser and peer mentoring scheme.You'll study in our new Kennedy building, home to our economics community, with excellent facilities, ideal for teaching analytic tools, and the Sibson building, home to our business community.
What you'll learn
You’ll have the opportunity to choose specialist modules from across Economics and Management in areas including financial crises, human resource management, mathematical economics, political economy, globalisation and technology, innovation, and sustainability in management. You will learn how economists and business leaders think and become familiar with the tools they use for analysing real-world problems.
Year in industry
This programme includes the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. This greatly enhances your CV and gives you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. In previous years students have worked at: Bank of England Government Economic Service (GES) Deloitte Ernst & Young PwC Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
You are responsible for finding your placement, but the School offers structured support for the application process. You must pass Stage 2 of your degree before you can embark on the year in industry.
All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games.
The School of Economics is committed to making sure that you leave Kent with much more than just a degree in Economics. We put great emphasis on the development of transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level.
The modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations.
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes, please see the programme specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes depend on your specific module selection: