The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Social Anthropology and Economics BA (Hons)
This is a part-time, full-time joint honours programme within the Economics subject area.
- Subject area: Economics
- Award: BA (Hons)
- Code: LL16
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: Joint
- Mode of study: Part-time, Full-time
- Duration: 3 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: Yes
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
Economics examines some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, environmental and natural resource problems, international trade and aid to poor countries. When you study at Kent, you have the chance to learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas.
Student satisfaction with our programmes is very high and we consistently appear in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey. Students particularly like the ability of staff to explain complex things, efficient assessment arrangements and marking, and the organisation and running of the course.
The School has a strong international reputation for research in key areas of economics and was ranked 16th in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, where 75% of our submitted research was awarded a top rank of internationally excellent. Many staff advise government bodies including the UK's Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for International Development (DFID), and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
As this is a joint honours programme, you may find it useful to read both of the following subject leaflets for more information:
As this is a joint honours subject, please see both subject leaflets below for more details about the modules you may take:
Please contact us if you have any queries (Contacts are listed under the 'Further information' tab).
Teaching and assessment
All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games. On average, you have a total of 12-14 hours of lecture, seminar and other formal contact time per week.
The School of Economics is committed to making sure that you leave Kent with much more than just a degree in Economics. We put great emphasis on the development of transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level.
The modules are assessed by continuous assessment of coursework throughout the year and an end-of-year exam in the final term. A number of modules at each stage are assessed solely through coursework.
On average, you have four hours of lectures and four hours of seminars each week. Most modules involve individual study using library resources and, where relevant, laboratories and computerbased learning packages. If you are taking modules involving computing or learning a language, you have additional workshop time.
Assessment ranges from 80:20 exam/coursework to 100% coursework. At Stages 2 and 3, most core modules are split 50% end-of-year examination and 50% coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks and, where appropriate, the marks for your year abroad count towards your final degree result.
Kent graduates have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with past students going on to careers in accountancy, banking, finance, journalism, management consultancy and business. The range of modules available on the programme gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to support your particular career choice, giving you a competitive edge in the employment market.
Employers who have recruited our graduates in recent years include the Government Economic Service, Bank of England, the Financial Services Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Studying social anthropology gives you an exciting range of career opportunities. We work with you to help direct your module choices to the career paths you are considering. Through your studies you learn how to work independently, to analyse complex data and to present your work with clarity and flair.
Our recent graduates have gone into areas such as overseas development and aid work, further research in social anthropology, social sciences research, media research or production (TV and radio), journalism, advertising, social work, education, international consultancy and work with community groups.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
The Kent IFP is open to overseas students who narrowly miss our Stage 1 entry tariff or who fail to meet the Universitys English Language matriculation requirement. Passing the IFP with an overall average of 65%, including passing all components, and achieving 65% in the Mathematics and Economics modules, guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.
Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including 60% in the academic skills and social anthropology modules, guarantees you entry onto the first year of the Social Anthropology degree programme. For Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan, an overall average of 75% is required, including 75% in the academic skills module. For social anthropology European programmes please contact the School at www.kent.ac.uk/sac
AAB from 3 A levels, IB Diploma 33 points overall or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher Level.
Economics grade B or Business Studies grade A where taken plus GCSE Mathematics grade A.
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Key Information Sets
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