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The Economics MSc is designed to provide an education in advanced economic theory and quantitative methods while allowing students to specialise or take options in a range of subjects that reflect the School's main areas of research expertise.
The Economics postgraduate degree provides training in advanced economic theory and econometric methods, developing comprehensive understanding of how modern market economies function. Using the results of cutting-edge practice-oriented research, it offers deep insights into strategic interactions in core markets and characterizes the role of government in regulating market activity. The programme prepares you for work as a professional economist in the private and public sector.
All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and
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A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in economics or a combined degree in economics and another subject. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages (http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html).
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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.
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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