Economics University of Aberdeen

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.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    3 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

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.

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; 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

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L100
Institution code A20
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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 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.
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £14,600 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.

Additional fee information

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. Our new fixed fee structure means that new international undergraduates (excluding Medicine) are charged the same tuition fee each year, for the duration of their programme of study. Rest of UK (RUK) Applicants: Tuition fees for entry at the University of Aberdeen, for students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are £9,250 per annum, but the University has capped this so that no student will pay more than £27,750 in total for their three or four year Honours degree, or £37,000 for a five year Honours degree (with the exception of Medicine). There are no up-front tuition fees, as you can apply for a government loan to cover the fees. The loan is not repayable until after graduation.