University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Finance

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Course summary

Economics and Finance at Aberdeen is a brilliant subject combination and springboard to an exciting career in international business and finance. Economics gets to grips with the global economy and what influences the wealth of nations and Finance adds a powerful understanding of the principles and practice of finance, giving you all-round business skills to take advantage of the many opportunities available to sought-after Aberdeen graduates. In Economics, you will explore the microeconomics of business and society, macroeconomics of the world economy and economic problems in political, social and historical contexts, with a strong emphasis on applied learning. You will be taught by experts including leading petroleum economist and government adviser Professor Alex Kemp and our health economists whose work influences Scottish and UK policy decisions on public health. Finance will give you skills in financial management, corporate finance, personal finance, financial institutions, derivatives and the stock market. You will develop intellectually by analysing and evaluating financial problems and the practical skills to understand and use information from financial newspapers and documents. You will have close links with employers, work on real-life business scenarios and use sophisticated financial management technology and software, such as our virtual Thomson Reuters Eikon trading floor, used by major financial services companies across the world, integrating real activity in financial markets directly into students’ courses. You will thrive in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities. You will be taught by renowned experts in their fields and dedicated careers advisers, who will guide you on the skills and attributes sought by employers from large multinational blue-chips to small and medium-sized enterprises in all sectors of business.

Course details

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
LN13
Institution code:
A20
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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0
TOEFL (iBT)78TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78
PTE Academic59Listening - 59 or above Reading - 59 or above Speaking - 59 or above Writing - 59 or above Overall - 54 or above

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18000 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU/International Applicants: When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country, and arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs.
Economics and Finance at University of Aberdeen - UCAS