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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

with a Foundation Year

Develop the tools to analyse real economic problems and find solutions to societal and global issues.
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Course overview

Examine some of today's profound pressing issues - poverty and development, environmental protection, and financial and monetary crises. In an era of Big Data, new technologies, and artificial intelligence, you can discover the solutions to shape your world.

By analysing real-world events and studying the principles of economics, you will gain the skills and tools to make a difference in the world around you, and open doors to a variety of employment opportunities. Recent graduates have gone on to work for Deloitte, HMRC, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and more.

The foundation year offers students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups access to university education and prepares you for our BSc Economics (Hons) programme.

Why study Economics at Kent?

Make your ambition count.

Four alumni share their stories; including Jack Meaning, whose career took him from Kent to advisor to the Bank of England's Chief Economist.

We're here for you.

Economics at Kent was ranked 22nd out of 79 for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2023.  

Add a year in industry.

Gain real-world skills and experience with a professional placement.

A support network.

Regular workshops, alumni talks, a peer mentoring scheme and a dedicated academic adviser.

A dynamic community.

Collaborate with inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European, and international organisations.

Everything you need to know about our Economics 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

Choose to specialise in areas such as international finance, industrial and monetary economics, and the economics of money and banking. Our wide range of modules allows you to tailor your degree to support your specific career ambitions.

How you'll study

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

Meet our recent graduates

If you meet someone in the industry who is also a Kent alumni, they are happy to network with you.

Tapasya Bhandari, Bank of England

Your future

Our Economics graduates have excellent prospects, and we are committed to helping you achieve success.

Economists are in great demand in business, banking and finance, consultancy, the public sector, as well as in international institutions. Some of the top employers for Kent Economics graduates include:

  • Accenture
  • Barclays
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Government Economic Service
  • HMRC
  • HSBC
  • Institute for Economic Affairs
  • Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Schroders
UK economics graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (20 salaries)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

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


  • 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.* 

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.

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. 

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.


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

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

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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Kent ranked top 50 in the The Complete University Guide 2023 and The Times Good University Guide 2023.

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Research excellence

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


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