As a Kent Economics student, you develop the skills to analyse and discuss these crucial areas and are challenged to contribute and defend your own theories and solutions.
The School of Economics is ranked highly among UK universities for graduate prospects. Our economists are internationally recognised for their research and are also exciting and innovative teachers who place a particular emphasis on making economics relevant to the real world.
The School provides outstanding academic support. Each student has a dedicated academic adviser and we also run a peer mentoring scheme where experienced final-year students offer advice and support to new students.
We are an international community with academic staff and students from many countries so you develop a global perspective on your subject.Our degree programme
In your first year, you learn how economists think and become familiar with the tools they use for analysing real economic problems. You can also study modules in professional economics, as well as strategy and games.
In your second and final years, you study macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative economics. Optional modules cover areas such as international finance, industrial and monetary economics, and the economics of money and banking. Our wide range of modules means you can tailor your degree to support your particular career ambitions; for example, you can choose modules that prepare you for life as a professional economist.Year in industry
This programme includes a year in industry. In previous years students have worked at:
- Bank of England
- Government Economic Service (GES)
- Ernst & Young
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
You don’t have to make a decision on taking a year in industry before you enrol at Kent, but certain conditions apply.Year abroad
We also offer a four-year Economics with a Year Abroad programme, where you spend a year at one of our partner universities in France, Germany, Greece, Japan or Spain. For more details, see Economics with a Year Abroad.Extra activities
You may wish to join the following student-run societies:
- the Economics Society, which organises lecturers and conferences, as well as social events
- Kent Investment Society, which focuses on the financial markets. It is made up of analysts, head analysts and committee members, who each cover a particular financial market. In previous years, the Society has organised an annual virtual trading competition.
The School of Economics also hosts events that you are welcome to attend. These include:
- public lectures and seminars
- employability workshops
- networking events.
Many of our staff advise UK, European and international organisations. These include:
- HM Treasury
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
- Department for International Development (DFID)
- Bank of England
- European Commission
- European Central Bank
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- European Central Bank (ECB)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
These links mean we can bring real-life examples and scenarios into our teaching, ensuring it is up to date and relevant.