Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Economics and Management
with a Year in Industry

By gaining an understanding of economics, and developing leadership skills, you'll open up a range of rewarding careers.

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Course overview

Combine the study of two core elements of business on our Economics and Management joint honours course. You'll gain the skills and knowledge essential for managing key areas of organisations and develop an understanding of economic processes and practices.

You'll discover how economists and business leaders think and learn how to use the tools that economists have developed in financial and money markets, enabling you to analyse real economic problems. Our degree is your first step to a wide range of careers, from accountancy and banking, to journalism and business. 

Your year in industry takes places between your second and final year. This gives you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context and greatly enhances your CV. 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).

Why study Economics and Management at Kent?

Here to help.

Study in a supportive learning community, ranked 22nd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Create your network.

Join our student-led societies: Kent Invest (take part in a trading competition) and the Economics Society (attend their annual conference). 

Take a year in industry.

You'll gain invaluable experience, confidence and workplace skills and might even secure a job offer you can take up after graduation.

Inspirational teachers.

You'll learn from inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European and international organisations.

Are you an entrepreneur?

If you have an idea for a start-up, head to our ASPIRE centre, where we'll help you to develop your business idea.

Everything you need to know about our Economics and Management course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You’ll choose specialist modules from across Economics and Management in areas such as financial crises, human resource management, mathematical economics, political economy, globalisation and technology, innovation, and sustainability in management.

How you'll study

You'll be taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games.

Your future

Our Economics and Management graduates have excellent prospects, and we are committed to helping you achieve success. Your combination of skills sets you up for a range of roles in areas such as: accountancy, banking and finance, journalism and management consultancy. Some of the top employers for our graduates include:

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays.
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs
  • the Government Economic Service
  • HMRC
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Schroders.
UK economics graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (23 salaries)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

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


  • UK
  • EU
  • 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.* 

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.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

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

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


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

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Next steps

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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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