Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Economics at Kent is ranked highly in the UK for student satisfaction and teaching quality. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building their personal skills and their enhancing career prospects. Our cosmopolitan academic and student community, coupled with a thriving research culture, creates an inspiring and challenging environment to study economics.
We offer various pathways to MSc study for both economists and non-economists, on a full-time and part-time basis. In addition, we have an MSc Conversion programme (full-time only) for students who do not have the necessary background in economics to gain direct entry to an MSc degree. It is a two-year programme where the first year prepares students for postgraduate study of economics and the second year is the MSc programme itself.
Our taught postgraduate degrees combine up-to-date real-world applications with solid theoretical knowledge. They offer an excellent training in core postgraduate economics – advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics - plus the opportunity to specialise in areas such as financial economics, econometrics, international finance, growth and development, and the environment.
At the School of Economics you will be taught by staff whose research has gained national and international recognition, and who make use of their current research in the teaching of our postgraduate programmes. Many of our staff members serve as academic advisers and experts to UK and international agencies, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK Treasury and many other organisations.
We equip our postgraduates with the skills and knowledge to excel at a senior level and go on to successful careers in government, business, industry and academia. Our graduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, UK and overseas governments, and to academic careers.
In the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) in 2017, our performance placed us in the top quarter in four key theme areas:
Back to results
University of Kent
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
The University of Kent is the UK’s European university. As a top 20 research institution we have a dynamic and challenging academic environment underpinned by an international perspective and a global community
If you have an undergraduate degree in a subject other than Economics, the Conversion programme offers you a two-year route to our Economics MSc programmes. Read more
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. Read more
The Economics and Econometrics MSc programme offers a thorough training in advanced economic and econometric theory and quantitative methods, while allowing students to specialise or take options in a range of subjects reflecting the School’s main areas of research expertise. Read more
The International Finance and Economics MSc programme is designed to provide an education in the mechanics of international capital flows, the functioning of international financial institutions, and how policies in each of these account for a wide range of economic phenomena. Read more