Taught course

Economics Conversion Programme/Diploma in Economic Analysis

Institution
University of Kent · School of Economics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) and evidence of a strong quantitative background.

Months of entry

September

Course content


If you have an undergraduate degree in a subject other than Economics, the Conversion programme offers you a two-year route to our Economics MSc programmes.

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.

Course structure

Year 1

During the first year, you take the Diploma in Economic Analysis (DEA), which is a qualification in its own right, and brings you up to the standard required to continue with MSc study. The DEA consists of six compulsory modules.

Year 2

Students who pass the DEA with 60% and above can then proceed to one of the following MSc programmes in year two:

  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics and Econometrics
  • MSc Economics and Finance
  • MSc Finance and Econometrics
  • MSc International Finance and Economic Development
  • MSc Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy

Students who pass but do not achieve 60% are awarded the DEA.

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.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details. http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics
Email
econpg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827440