Our 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
This degree introduces you to the tools that economists have developed in financial and money markets. Their work has been enormously influential in contributing to the development of financial instruments used by households, firms and governments when making decisions about saving or borrowing.
You also study additional modules that examine the way in which economists construct and use mathematical and statistical models for forecasting and prediction. These can be used to help policymakers reach decisions concerning a range of economic problems. The School of Economics has particular strengths in the econometric analysis of microeconomic, macroeconomic and financial datasets.
The first year of this programme introduces you to the way in which economists think about different issues and develops the kinds of tools that economists use for analysing real economic problems.
In your second and final years, you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules. 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
You have the option to take this programme with a year in industry. For more details, see Economics with 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 before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.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:
- the Treasury (UK)
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) (UK)
- Bank of England
- European Commission
- European Central Bank
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- European Central Bank (ECB)
These links mean we can bring real-life examples and scenarios into our teaching, ensuring it is up to date and relevant.