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
The PhD programmes are open to students who have successfully completed a taught Master’s programme in economics. We aim to provide you with an environment in which you can both develop as an economist and complete a high quality thesis and provide you with the appropriate resources to achieve this. You can expect committed supervision, to be able to make regular appointments with your supervisor(s) to discuss your work, to receive timely and constructive feedback on all the work that you do, and to receive advice on how to present your work externally. In the most recent national Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, the School of Economics scored highly, with 100% of respondents expressing satisfaction with the quality of the supervision and that their overall experience either met or exceeded their expectations. This underlines our commitment to creating an excellent environment for our research students.