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The Financial Economics MSc programme is designed to provide an education in advanced economic and finance theory, with relevant econometric and quantitative methods. Building a bridge between the core economic areas of the financial sector, such as financial architecture, regulation and intermediation, and a classical finance curriculum, it will provide you with enhanced versatility in the global job market.
All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems
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2:1 or equivalent in Economics or Economics-related subjects (non-UK students refer to contact person)
What attracted you to studying economics at Kent?
"My first degree is in civil engineering, but I completed a minor in economics at undergraduate level and was intrigued by this area of study. I really enjoyed the subject, perhaps because it easily relates to what is actually happening in the world.
I chose the MSc at Kent as I wanted to complement my studies in economics with some financial knowledge. The School of Economics has an excellent reputation and when I visited Kent, I instantly fell in love with Canterbury. The campus is fantastic and the view of the Cathedral is simply stunning."
How did you find the experience?
"The teaching was excellent. The academic staff are so knowledgeable and dedicated to what they teach. They have prepared me well for the real world – I’m now armed with considerable technical and theoretical knowledge to carve a successful career.
In terms of resources, we had everything we needed. The library, in particular, is remarkable with amazing resources. The sports facilities, restaurants and student accommodation are excellent, too."
What are the advantages of doing a further degree?
"This second degree has done a lot for me. It’s enabled me to gain a better understanding of the economy and start thinking outside of the box in terms of investing in the right industry at the right time. I now have a greater knowledge, a different perspective on life, and a new career path."
What are you doing now?
"I am a Consultant in Capital Projects and Infrastructure at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The great thing about working here is that I am constantly learning new things. One day I could be carrying out investigations into leakage of information with the forensics team, the next I might be conducting feasibility studies with the valuation and economics team – it’s a varied and interesting role."
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