The Kent School of Economics offers both taught and research postgraduate degrees, covering all aspects of the subject.
We are dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are active in research, and teaching and learning are informed by the School’s thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community.
This programme is designed to provide an education in economic analysis, policy and quantitative methods, as applied to problems of food, agriculture and environment. The compulsory modules provide a basis for you to acquire the basic skills for the programme, regardless of your first degree background. The optional modules enable you to acquire a broader understanding of the issues in growth and development, trade and development, or further your skills in econometrics. The programme develops your ability to understand and apply economic principles and to analyse economic problems, decision making and policies in the area of environment.
Our teaching is informed by the research and scholarship of teaching staff, and is aimed at motivating you to achieve your full potential. All MSc students take a module in Research Methods, which provides practical skills and knowledge for MSc-level research. Students have widely differing backgrounds in mathematics, so the first week of all our Master’s programmes is given over to compulsory intensive teaching in mathematics.