MSc - Economics

University of Kent    School of Economics

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Economics (10)

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The MSc in Economics at the University of Kent offers a fantastic opportunity to deepen your understanding of core macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, and econometrics methods. With a focus on development economics and international finance, this flexible programme allows you to tailor your studies to your interests. The course is designed for students with a first or second class honours degree in economics or a combined degree in economics and another subject. Strong quantitative skills are also required. Benefit from excellent facilities, a strong research culture, and the chance to build an international professional network. Open doors to exciting careers in international organisations, finance, and government.

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Advance your career prospects and open doors to professions in international organisations, the financial sector and overseas governments. Profit from our strong research culture and international reputation for applied microeconomics, quantitative macroeconomics, theory and development economics.

Gain a solid grounding in quantitative methods and broaden your understanding of complex economic phenomena. You can specialise in areas that in interest you - including time series econometrics and international finance. Recent graduates have been hired by companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.

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Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in economics or a combined degree in economics and another subject. Applicants must also have a good level of quantitative skills (eg a pre-university school qualification in mathematics).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

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Student Profiles

Hendrik Hellhammer

Why did you decide to pursue a postgraduate course?

While doing my Bachelor in Economics and Management in Germany, I had already chosen my major subjects in economic theory and financial markets and wanted to get further insights in this study area for my postgraduate studies. Understanding consumer behaviour by analyzing economic models was always really appealing to me since it gives you a lot of space for your own creative thinking.

Why did you choose this institution?

While completing my Bachelor, I applied to a certain number of universities in the UK. Having the University of Kent ranked in the top ten for student satisfaction and in a good position in general, there was no hesitation for me accepting the offer to study here.

The small number of students on each course creates a really nice personal atmosphere and each lecturer wants you to completely understand the topic. It’s the mix of modules which makes the whole programme really enjoyable. A lot of modules offer practical courses which give you a complete insight (practical and theoretical) into the certain topic. That makes it much easier to understand the subject matter and, later on, to use these methods for assessments or the Master's dissertation. The level of support is very good.

What areas of work could you go into as a result of your further study?

The well-organized way of working you need to challenge all assessments during the term while having everyday training sessions definitely taught me a good self-discipline. The practical way of teaching in this university definitely gave me really good skills in applied econometrics and computing skills in general which I can imagine would be very useful for potential employers.

The MSc in Economics is a really good course to give you a detailed understanding of how an economy works. Adding this knowledge to an economics and management bachelor was really appealing to me. Apart from the valuable knowledge you gain from this course, it teaches you how to organise yourself independently and think out of the box in certain topics. All these points are really helping me to deliver a great day-to-day performance in my job.
If you are really interested in economics, the Master in Economics is the thing you should do after you undergraduate studies.

Currently I'm working in a consulting company providing process and IT consultancy for automotive retail.

Mikihisa Shiratori

Why did you choose Kent for Economics?

I chose to study Economics at Kent because of the outstanding excellence of its researchers who specialize in agricultural and environmental economics and policy. As I had worked in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan, I thought studying at Kent under their supervision would add academic insight to my experience. Although other UK academic institutions also offered MSc programmes in agricultural economics, I selected Kent’s because it focused more on European agriculture.

Tell us about your experience of studying at the School of Economics.

My experience of studying at the School of Economics was extremely beneficial. Firstly, the MSc course organized comprehensive coursework to build on my understanding of advanced economics and offered practical training to apply as well. Furthermore, faculty always presented useful advice for my research about agricultural policy. Additionally, they often introduced an opportunity to participate at academic conferences about agricultural economics that they had organized. I don't think such experience would have been obtained in another school.

What are your plans for the future?

I am now studying at Cambridge to develop what I obtained in Kent. After the graduation, I will go back to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and apply the knowledge obtained at Kent for planning agricultural policy in Japan.

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