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Economics Conversion Programme - PDip

University of Kent

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you are looking to change your career direction and have an undergraduate degree in a subject other than economics, the Conversion programme offers you a two-year route to our range of MSc programmes in economics and financial economics.

Overview

The Economics Conversion programme offers a two-year route to an MSc for those with a degree in a subject other than Economics.

During the first year, you take the Diploma in Economic Analysis (DEA). This brings you up to the standards required to continue with MSc study. Students who pass the DEA with 60% and above then proceed to one of our MSc programmes. Students who pass but do not achieve 60% are awarded the DEA.

All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment is through a wide variety of methods including seminar presentations, extended essays, short projects, in-class tests, examinations, and the dissertation.

Programme aims

The programme aims to:

  • Provide the opportunity for students who already have a degree to proceed to study Economics at master’s level when they have not previously studied Economics.
  • Provide students with the knowledge, analytical and other skills from which they can proceed to further study in Economics and develop a deeper understanding of economic theory, econometric and quantitative techniques and policy applications to specific areas.
  • Provide a stimulating education in the principles of Economics and their application, in which high quality teaching motivates students to achieve their full potential.
  • Provide options to enable students to study selected areas of Economics in depth.
  • Develop in students the ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills in a range of theoretical, applied and policy problems.

Careers

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. Our graduates have gone on to work as economists in international organisations, the financial sector, business, UK and overseas governments, and to further postgraduate training and academic careers at Kent, UK and overseas universities. Recent MSc graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as BNP Paribas, AXA, FactSet and PwC.

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 78

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    127 57%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    12

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