Taught course

International Business and Economic Development

University of Kent · School of Economics

Entry requirements

A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in Business, Marketing, Management, or a sciences or social sciences subject, plus evidence of a good quantitative background (eg a pre-University school qualification in Maths). This programme is not intended for students with a single or joint economics degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together the areas of international business and economic development. Jointly run by the School of Economics and Kent Business School, the programme benefits from the expertise and strong research in both Schools. The programme is particularly suited to Business students who are looking to acquire economics understanding and skills in order to pursue a career in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies. It also offers opportunities for the development of managers who want to deepen their understanding of the international economic environment, and for those who wish to pursue further academic study at PhD level. The course is one year, full-time, and is located on our Canterbury campus.

Course structure

This programme provides an excellent postgraduate education in the core principles of international business and economic development and helps to develop a broad set of skills that are highly sought after by global employers. It provides a structured approach to developing the knowledge and skills required to pursue successfully a career in international business and/or economic development. You have the chance to develop an international perspective on business and economic development issues through working with an international group of students, develop your own international network with fellow students.

Information for international students

English language entry requirements for detailed information see our webpage. 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 see our funding webpages for the most current information and application process.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Economics
+44 (0)1227 827850