University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with Data Science with a Year in Industry

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Course summary

As a Kent Economics student, you develop the skills to analyse and discuss crucial areas such as poverty and economic growth, developing economies, environmental protection, and financial and monetary crises. You also consider the dilemmas facing households, firms and governments, such as the provision of education, roles of labour markets and regulation of markets. You are challenged to contribute and defend your own theories and solutions. Along with all Economics students, you take the common core modules described below, and in addition you take specific modules in data science covering areas such as: object-oriented programming, programming for artificial intelligence, big data and other analytical techniques, machine learning for econometrics, and modelling and computation. Our School of Economics is ranked highly among UK universities for student satisfaction. Our economists are internationally recognised for their research and are also exciting and innovative teachers who place a particular emphasis on making economics relevant to the real world. The School provides outstanding academic support. Each student has a dedicated academic adviser and we also run a peer mentoring scheme where experienced final-year students offer advice and support to new students. We are an international community with academic staff and students from many countries so you develop a global perspective on your subject. Our degree programme In your first year, you learn how economists think and become familiar with the tools they use for analysing real economic problems. You will also study specific modules in programming and have the option to choose a module in professional economics, strategy and games or the economic development of Europe. In your second and final years, you study macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative economics, together with specific modules on computation, machine learning and big data. Plus you would undertake either a dissertation or an extended essay on a topic of your choice. We also have a wide range of optional modules at Stage 3 covering areas such as mathematical economics, international finance, industrial, monetary and financial economics. Year in Industry This programme includes an opportunity to spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. This greatly enhances your CV and gives you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. In previous years students have worked at: Bank of England Government Economic Service (GES) Deloitte Ernst & Young PwC Office for National Statistics (ONS) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L1G2
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Economics with Data Science with a Year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS