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Economics and History

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

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. 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 (Ranked by Times Higher Education based on REF 2014 GPA scores), 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.

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. You will gain the business and intellectual skills to open up a wide spectrum of career...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points

The Global Economy (EC1506) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007)

Making History (HI1027) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from level 1 courses in History and/or History of Art, plus a further 60 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Intermediate Microeconomics (EC2003) - 30 Credit Points

Intermediate Macroeconomics (EC2503) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from level 2 courses in History.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Thinking History (HI356J) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 30 credit points from Level 3 courses in History, plus 60 credit points from Level 3 courses in Economics.

Students are required to have exactly 240 credits at levels 3 and 4, at least 210 of which must be EC or HI coded, and normally no more than 120 credits from either discipline. At least 90 credits must be at level 4.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

  • See optional courses for available Special Subject choices

Special Subject (HI4015)

Optional Courses

Select one of the following dissertation options:

  • Economics Dissertation (EC4526) AND History in Practice II (HI4518)
  • Undergraduate Dissertation in History (HI4516)

Plus select further credit points from level 4 course(s) in Economics and History to gain a total of 60 credits in each discipline..

Students are required to have exactly 240 credits at levels 3 and 4, at least 210 of which must be EC or HI coded, and normally no more than 120 credits from either discipline. At least 90 credits must be at level 4.

Economics Dissertation (EC4526) - 30 Credit Points

History in Practice (HI4518) - 30 Credit Points

Undergraduate Dissertation in History (HI4516) - 30 Credit Points

Special Subject: Irish Troubles (HI4001) - 30 Credit Points

Special Subject: Hitler (HI4008) - 30 Credit Points

Special Subject: the Scottish Wars of Independence, 1286 - 1328 (HI4009) - 30 Credit Points

Special Subject: European Constitutional Monarchies in the Long 19th Century (HI4023) - 30 Credit Points

History of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (HI4025) - 30 Credit Points

Year 1 Compulsory Courses The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points The Global Economy (EC1506) - 15 Credit Points Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007) Making History (HI1027) - 15...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

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.

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,...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
ECONOMICS
92%
of students were satisfied overall
HISTORY
80%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
ECONOMICS
94% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
93% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
92% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
76% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
HISTORY
87% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
71% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
80% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
57% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
ECONOMICS
87% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
86% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
HISTORY
78% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
80% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
59% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
ECONOMICS
66% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
90% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
51% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
74% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
HISTORY
75% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
68% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
58% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
63% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
ECONOMICS
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
79% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
70% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
HISTORY
91% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
79% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
69% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
ECONOMICS
66% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
89% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
75% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
HISTORY
85% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
91% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
87% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
ECONOMICS
78% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
95% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
HISTORY
78% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
95% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
ECONOMICS
66% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
80% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
HISTORY
60% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
78% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
ECONOMICS
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
83% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
55% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
38% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
HISTORY
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
72% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
50% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
33% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Economics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£25000

Statistics for History

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate87%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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