Economics and Mathematics at Aberdeen gets to grips with the global economy, exploring the many factors that influence wealth from a social and financial perspective, with the added advantage of the highly-developed critical skills in logical and analytical thinking which employers seek today. This programme will help set you apart as an outstanding candidate with potential to go right to the top in whichever sector you choose.
The Department of Economics has a well-established tradition of research in applied economics, particularly in the areas of labour economics and energy economics. There are also research interests in macroeconomics, the economics of health and wellbeing and experimental economics.
Mathematics is a powerful universal language used to describe situations in abstract terms. At the heart of manipulation with abstract mathematical objects are precision, logical thinking and reasoning skills. Studying and doing mathematics requires high level of communication skills. Employers value highly these skills and the subsequent versatility of our graduates. Students with a strong degree combining Economics and Mathematics could be in a very strong position when it comes to careers.
Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
2 September 2019
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||B B B||
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 A Level Maths is required, as well as GCSE in English or English Language.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
A minimum of 5H at AAABB obtained in a single sitting, including Mathematics and Physics. The grading within band B must be at B2 or above.
English or English Language at a minimum of Ordinary Level is also required.
|Scottish Higher||A A B B||
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 Higher 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, which must include Mathematics and Physics.
For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including 6, 6, 6 at Higher level, including Mathematics and Physics.
English 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 and to include Maths. (B must be at B2 or above).
Also required O in English.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0|
|PTE Academic||54.0||Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78.0||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78|
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:
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|