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University of Kent

Financial Economics with Econometrics

UCAS Code: L142
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Economics
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Grades BBB in three A levels including B in maths required. Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Grades AABBB in five Highers required including A in higher maths. If Economics or Business management are taken then grade A must be obtained. Media studies, Beauty subjects and all ancient and modern languages are excluded from acceptable subjects Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-ABB

Grades AAB-ABB in three advanced highers including B in maths required. Mathematics at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Award
D

Considered if accompanied by A level maths at B and one other A level

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Considered if accompanied by A level maths at B and one other A level (

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points overall OR 16 points at higher level. Higher English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or standard level English at A1/A2/B at 5/6/6. PLUS higher level Maths at 5 is required

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Stage 1: Economics; mathematics for economics and business; statistics for economics and business; options. Stages 2 and 3: Dissertation; macroeconomics; microeconomics; quantitative economics; options including: development economics; econometrics 1: foundations of econometric theory; econometrics 2: topics in time series; economic integration in the EU; the economics of the environment; education, skills and earnings; the European spatial economy; financial economics; games for economics and business; industrial economics; international finance; international trade; monetary economics; money, finance and trade in developing countries; public economics 1: public finance; public economics 2: public expenditure.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
49%
50%
1%

Year 1

77%
22%
1%

Year 2

57%
38%
5%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

30%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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