Studying Economics gives you the opportunity to analyse some of today's profound problems, such as poverty and economic growth, developing economies, environmental protection, and financial and monetary crises. You also consider the dilemmas facing households, firms and governments, such as the provision of education, roles of labour markets and regulation of markets. On this programme you also study how economists use mathematical and statistical models to make economic forecasts.
As a Kent Economics student, you develop the skills to analyse and discuss these crucial areas and are challenged to contribute and defend your own theories and solutions.
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 Economics with Econometrics degree builds on the single honours Economics programme with 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.
In your first year, you learn how economists think and become familiar with the tools they use for analysing real economic problems. You can also study modules in professional economics, as well as strategy and games.
In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative economics, the economics of finance, and econometrics, together with a number of specialised 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.
You have the option to take this programme with a year in industry. In previous years students have worked at:
You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.
The Year in Computing and the Year in Journalism are both free-standing, self-contained years and can be taken after stage 2 or 3 (that is, between your second and final year, or after your final year). You can take a Year in Computing or a Year in Journalism if you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Kent, studying a non-computing or non-journalism degree programme respectively.
You can only apply for a Year in Computing or a Year in Journalism once you are a student at Kent.
You may wish to join the following student-run societies:
The School of Economics also hosts events that you are welcome to attend. These include:
Many of our staff advise UK, European and international organisations. These include:
These links mean we can bring real-life examples and scenarios into our teaching, ensuring it is up to date and relevant.