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Economics and History MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Economics and History at Aberdeen adds to your thorough grounding in the global economy and how it operates by setting it in the context of human history and economic activity through the ages, at a university steeped in 500 years of history. With fabulous collections of historic treasures, today, Aberdeen is ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its historical research. You will gain the business and intellectual skills to open up a wide spectrum of career opportunities.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 thrive in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities and 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.History at Aberdeen is ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its research and second in the UK, in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework, with teaching rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’ in the last national quality assessment, and student satisfaction of 95%. We have particular strengths in the history of the Scottish, Irish and Scandinavian peoples – great northern traders. We also have research centres studying the history of global empires and the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine and fabulous historic treasures from every period in our award-winning library and special collections centre. In addition to your knowledge of global economics, this subject combination contributes essential skills in critical thinking, core writing, research, communication and other attributes, which will make you attractive to employers in whichever career path you choose.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

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Entry requirements

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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.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 78

    21st out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    182 82%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    39th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    172 83%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    36th

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