Economics at Aberdeen gets to grips with the global economy and the factors that influence wealth from a social and financial perspective, taught by leading economists. You'll gain thorough understanding of economic theories and models and explore how they work in the real world, gaining skills that will be very attractive to top employers.
Economics at Aberdeen explores the factors that affect political processes, social reforms and international relations within an economic context. You'll study topics including microeconomics of business and society, macroeconomics of the world economy, and economic problems within a variety of political, social and historical contexts. The University Business School is a vibrant community of 45 nationalities, in small classes, with courses focused on employability, and a strong track record of research in applied economics, particularly in the areas of petroleum and renewable energy. Health and well being is also a focus, with close links to our Health Economics Research Unit, a leading centre in Europe.
Our Economics graduates are sought after by top employers in business, government, education, and private consulting. Aberdeen is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe, which brings contact with multinational energy companies and graduate opportunities. However you'll have opportunities widely across industry. Recent Aberdeen graduates are progressing their careers with the World Bank, European Central Bank, Deloitte & Touche, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, KPMG and as finance professionals with Morgan Stanley, Scottish Life and Royal Bank of Scotland.
You’ll enjoy our warm Aberdeen welcome and our friendly and vibrant international community, small classes with plenty of individual attention, close links with employers and real-life scenarios to work on, and a beautiful campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and opportunities to develop personally as well as professionally, and broaden your horizons through study abroad.
Economics at Aberdeen is a diverse programme that explores the many factors that influence wealth from a social and financial perspective. You will gain an in-depth understanding of economics by studying topics such as the microeconomics of business and society, macroeconomics of the global economy and economic problems within a variety of political, social and historical contexts.
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; and 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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.|
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)||6.0||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:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|International||£15,300 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.