Economics with Econometrics - BSc (Hons)

Address today's profound pressing issues – inequality, environmental protection, and financial and monetary crises. You will use mathematical and statistical models to make economic forecasts, discover the economic mechanisms that shape the world, and gain the key statistical skills needed to inform policymakers’ decisions.

Overview

Economic phenomena lie at the core of many problems our societies face. Gain the statistical and mathematical tools to connect economic theory to real-life data. Using both theoretical and applied tools, you will gain a unique perspective on today’s complex world and open doors to a variety of employment opportunities.

Reasons to study Economics with Econometrics at Kent

  • Study in a supportive learning community ranked 22nd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2023.
  • Increase your career prospects with a Year in Industry, gaining real-world experience. Recent graduates have gone on to work at Deloitte, PwC and Goldman Sachs.
  • Collaborate with inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European and international organisations.
  • Study in our new Kennedy building, home to our economics community, with excellent facilities.
  • Shape your degree outside the classroom with our thriving student-led societies. Kent Invest focuses on financial markets holding an annual trading competition. The Economics Society explores issues of the moment through the lens of the discipline, culminating in an annual networking conference.
  • Access support through our employability team, regular workshops and alumni talks, as well as our dedicated academic adviser and peer mentoring scheme.

What you'll learn

Think like an economist - gain analytics skills to find solutions that will shape our world. Develop knowledge and understanding of crucial aspects of the subject, such as macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative economics.

Our wide range of modules allows you to tailor your degree to support your particular career ambitions; for example, you can choose modules that prepare you for life as a professional economist. The additional skills you will gain in mathematical and statistical modelling will open up a broader range of employment opportunities.

Year in Industry

You have the option to take this programme with a year in industry. In previous years students have worked at:

  • Bank of England
  • Government Economic Service (GES)
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • PwC
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.

Year in Computing / Year in Journalism

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.

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Entry requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.

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    A level

    BBC from three full A levels including A level Mathematics. Applicants who have not studied A level Mathematics but hold GCSE Mathematics at grade 6 or higher will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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    Access qualifications are not accepted for this programme.

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    BTEC qualifications are not accepted for this programme.

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    30 points overall or 15 points at HL, including HL Mathematics or Maths: Analytics and Approaches at 5.

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    Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average.

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    The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.

If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.

English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.

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Course structure

Duration: 3 years full-time

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.  

On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.

Fees

The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • Home full-time £9250
  • EU full-time £13500
  • International full-time £18000

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.

Additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Funding

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

Search scholarships

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.

Teaching and assessment

Contact hours

For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours.  The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules.  Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.

Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules.  Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.

Programme aims

The programme aims to:

  • To provide a flexible and progressive curriculum that is suitable for students who have or have not studied Economics before.
  • To provide a stimulating education in the principles of Economics and Econometrics and their application, in which high quality teaching motivates students to achieve their full potential.
  • To stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts
  • To provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of economic systems and to foster an understanding of alternative approaches to the analysis of economic phenomena
  • To provide students with the ability to abstract and to develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world.
  • To develop in students the ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills in a range of theoretical, applied and policy problems.
  • To develop students understanding of econometric theory and carry out applied econometric investigations using appropriate software.
  • To provide a range of options to enable students to study selected areas of economics in depth, the teaching of which is informed by the research and scholarship of academic staff
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in economics, related areas or in multidisciplinary areas that involve economics.
  • To develop in all students, through the study of economics, a range of skills that will be of value in employment and self-employment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

You gain a knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • The main concepts, principles, theories, models and methods of modern economic and econometric analysis and their application in different areas of Economics.
  • The history and development of economic ideas and the differing methods of analysis that have been and are used by economists. 
  • The analytical skills that allow students to formulate and consider a range of economic and econometric problems and issues.
  • The econometric mathematical, statistical and computing methods used in Economics.
  • Economic data and methods used to analyse such data.
  • Economic analysis of policy.
  • Specific problems, issues and policies in a range of areas in Economics and Econometrics.
  • Key concepts affecting decision-making.
  • Critical discussion of Economic problems, issues and policies in politics and media.
  • An economic topic chosen by the student and submitted as a supervised dissertation or extended essay in final year.

Intellectual skills

You gain the following intellectual skills:

  • Ability to abstract the essential features of a complex system. 
  • Ability to think about what are the important variables and fixed parameters in solving a problem. 
  • Ability to analysis complex issues using deductive and inductive reasoning. 
  • Ability to organise and use information to analyse complex issues and test different hypotheses.
  • Ability to review critically alternative explanations and analyses of a problem.
  • Ability to manage a supervised final year dissertation or extended essay on an economic topic chosen by the student.

Subject-specific skills

You gain the following Subject-specific skills:

  • Analytical skills in Economics.
  • Ability to apply economic principles and analysis to a range of issues, problems and policies. 
  • Ability to abstract the essential features of an economic issue, problem or system.
  • Knowledge of the principal sources of Economic data and information and ability to use and present this information.
  • Be able to carry out economic and econometric analysis of economic data. 
  • Knowledge and ability to make and provide advice on how to make economic decisions. 
  • Ability to synthesise and compare critically different economic analyses of an economic issue. 
  • Ability to research the literature on an economic issue.
  • Ability to apply economic skills to investigate a supervised final year project on an economic topic chosen by the student.

Transferable skills

You gain the following transferable skills:

  • Effective communication of analysis and ideas both orally, aurally and in written form 
  • Ability to assemble, analyse, use and present data. 
  • Understanding and ability to use economic, econometric, mathematical and quantitative methods to analyse issues and problems.
  • Ability to analyse and make decisions, using economic concepts, e.g. opportunity cost and strategic behaviour.
  • Development of Information Technology skills through using statistical and econometric packages. 
  • Independence in initiating and executing work.
  • Ability to think critically about proposed analyses and solutions to a problem or issue. 
  • Become responsible for managing own learning and academic performance. 
  • Manage a supervised final year dissertation or extended essay on an economic topic chosen by the student.

Independent rankings

Economics at Kent was ranked 22nd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Careers

Graduate destinations

Our Economics graduates have developed careers in accountancy, banking and finance, journalism, management consultancy and business. The additional skills in mathematical and statistical modelling that you learn on this programme open up a broader range of opportunities, too. Recent graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Deloitte
  • the Government Economic Service
  • HMRC
  • Citibank
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Bank of America
  • Schroders
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Barclays.

Help finding a job

The School of Economics supports and advises you in deciding what to do after your Economics degree. We offer:

  • one-to-one advice from a member of our employability team
  • employability workshops
  • talks from alumni and outside employers.

The University also has a friendly Careers and Employability Service which can give you advice on how to:

  • apply for jobs
  • write a good CV
  • perform well in interviews.

Work experience

Internships, either for a week or two or for the whole summer, can be a valuable addition to your studies. We provide guidance and assistance on where to look and how to apply.

Career-enhancing skills

Alongside a thorough understanding of economic issues, you develop key transferable skills that will appeal to employers. These include the ability to:

  • think critically
  • communicate your ideas and opinions succintly
  • work independently
  • use your initiative and be proactive
  • work as part of a team and independently
  • manage your time and plan effectively
  • problem solve.

You can also gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.

Apply for Economics with Econometrics - BSc (Hons)

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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