Thinking of doing a Master's in Economics?

“There are certain roles you can’t apply for without a Master’s.”

Why do Kent graduates decide to study for a Master’s with us? Here are two current MSc students in conversation with Reader, Zaki Wahhaj.

  • How do you decide whether to study for an MSc degree, and which MSc course is right for you?
  • What do you gain from doing an MSc in Economics?
  • How does the experience of studying for a Master’s differ from studying for an undergraduate degree?
  • Is it better to start an MSc straight after your undergraduate degree or is it better to get some work experience first?

We recently held a virtual event ‘Thinking of doing a Master’s in Economics?’ for those of you coming to the end of your undergraduate degrees.

Dr Zaki Wahhaj, Reader in Economics and lecturer on the MSc programme at Kent, was joined by Tolu Shomoye and Ally Kirtley who both studied their undergraduate degrees here and are now enrolled on MSc programmes, and featured questions from YOU.

‘Tolu and Ally both did their degree in Economics at Kent and are currently studying on the MSc programme.’ Zaki told us ‘Their views provide, I think, a very useful first-hand perspective on studying for a Master’s in Economics.’

Ally started studying for her MSc immediately after graduating from her degree in Economics here. She has an interest in microeconomics, and her dissertation explores the impact of smoking intensity on the use of health care services. Tolu began working in banking immediately after completing his degree in Financial Economics in 2015 and decided to return in 2020 for a Master’s.

In case you missed the event and are curious to hear what was discussed, you can access the recording here.

All our MSc course details can be found here.

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