School of Economics

Employability and skills

Canary Wharf, LondonKent has an excellent record for postgraduate employment: 92% of graduate students who graduated in 2017 and responded to the national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey were in work or further study within six months..

Key transferable skills

Employers are looking for highly advanced skills that will enable postgraduate students to operate effectively at a senior level and go on to successful careers in government, business, industry and academia. As well as enhancing your subject knowledge and expertise, postgraduate study at Kent enables you to engage with complex issues and questions; to think critically and independently about your object of study; to develop learning, research and organisational skills; and to communicate your knowledge and insights to peers, academic supervisors and those without economics training.

Impressive career prospects

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. After completing their studies with tus, our postgraduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, business, and UK and overseas governments. Destinations of our recent Master's graduates include the Bank of England, the Home Office, the Government Economic Service, Bloomberg, FactSet and PwC. Others have continued with further postgraduate training or have embarked upon careers at the University of Kent or at other universities in the UK and abroad.

For further information on the employability support we offer, see our Employability web pages.

School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

Undergraduate enquiries: +44 (0) 1227 827497, Postgraduate enquiries: +44 (0) 1227 827440 or email us

Last Updated: 04/12/2018