Studying Accountancy and Economics at Aberdeen is a great way to prepare for a sparkling career in international finance, business, politics, media and a variety of other sectors. You will gain a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of accountancy, set within the wider perspective of the global economy. You will be taught by leading international economists whose work influences government policy. You will develop a solid understanding of accountancy and develop the analytical and evaluation skills required to process accounting information in a modern economy. You will study the microeconomics of business and society, the macroeconomics of the world economy and will learn about economic challenges in a variety of political, social and historical contexts. You will have access to professional training facilities, such as our virtual Thomson Reuters Eikon trading floor, which is used by major financial service companies across the world. This technology integrates real activity in financial markets directly into our students’ courses. Your skills will develop in a dynamic learning and research environment, inspired by staff with a wide range of professional backgrounds, both in accountancy and finance. You will be taught by leading international economists, such as Professor Alex Kemp, who is a world authority on oil and gas markets and an adviser to the Scottish Government and health economists, whose work influences Scottish and UK policy decisions on public health issues. You will thrive in the international, dynamic environment of our Business School with classmates from 45 nationalities creating a truly global experience. You will be supported by teaching staff and dedicated careers advisers, who will help you develop as an individual with the skills and attributes sought by employers in business, government, education and private consulting.
Accountancy and Economics are two diverse subjects that will provide you with a solid understanding of how the world's largest organisations process financial information. You'll learn about the factors that influence wealth and will study topics such as academic writing, risk and investment, microeconomics, statistics and entrepreneurship. This programme is taught through a selection of compulsory and optional courses totalling up to 120 credits.
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
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B. In addition GCSE Maths is required, as well as GCSE in English or English Language is also required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.|
|Scottish Higher||AABB||Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum. In addition Standard Grade/National 5 Maths is required. Also required: English at Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or National 5 at Grades A, B or C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected. English and Maths at a minimum of Standard level required.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||A minimum of 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting (B must be at B2 or above). English AND Maths required at O.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78|
|PTE Academic||54||Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 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:
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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