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Postgraduate MSc

Economics

Our MSc in Economics provides you with valuable skills and knowledge, enhancing your career prospects and enabling you to make a real difference to the workplace and the world around it.

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Overview

Our programme offers small class sizes, ensuring personalised attention and fostering a vibrant, interactive environment where every student's voice is heard. The richness of our diverse student body enhances the fabric of discussions, bringing together varied perspectives and creating a dynamic intellectual community. The teaching faculty mirrors this diversity, with experts from various backgrounds dedicated to nurturing your academic growth. Recent graduates have been hired by companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.

Reasons to study Economics at Kent

  • Study in a multicultural environment and build yourself an international professional network for the future.
  • Develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development and the environment.
  • Study in our new Sibson building, home to our economics community, with excellent facilities, ideal for teaching analytic tools.
  • Learn from inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European and international organisations.
  • Access the excellent research facilities in The Templeman Library.
  • Be around a vibrant research community and work with them on your research dissertation.

What you'll learn

Our MSc programme aims to provide a solid foundation in economic analysis while allowing students to specialise in their areas of interest. You gain advanced quantitative skills, a deep understanding of economic principles, and the ability to apply economic analysis to real-world problems. The course equips you with a versatile skill set, preparing you not only for independent research but also for a variety of roles in academia, research institutions, government, international organisations, and the private sector.

About the School of Economics

The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, as demonstrated by our results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and recent national student surveys. Our academic staff are active in research, and teaching and learning are informed by the School’s thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community.

We currently have 35 academic staff, with about 35-40 MSc and PhD students, which has the benefit of a good community for interaction between students but also means that each student receives a good deal of individual attention in classes and workshops. It also means that we are able to offer excellent facilities for research.

Our postgraduate student community is global with many of the students originating from outside the UK and Europe. There are also a number of different nationalities represented within the academic staff. You will be able to integrate into this multicultural environment and build yourself an international professional network for the future.

Your future

A postgraduate degree in the area of economics is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our graduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, business, UK and overseas governments, and to further postgraduate training and academic careers at Kent, UK and overseas universities. Recent MSc graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.

The School's employability officers and the University's Careers and Employability Service are available throughout the year to offer one-to-one advice and help on all aspects of employability at any stage in your postgraduate studies. We also offer online advice on employability skills, career choices, applications and interview skills.

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Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK
  • International
  • UK
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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Top 50

Kent ranked top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2024.

Fees and funding

Support for funding so you can focus on your studies.

Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.

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