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University of Aberdeen

Economics and History

UCAS Code: LV11
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • History by period
Student score
80% MED
81% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

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.

Scottish Highers
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.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.

International Baccalaureate
32

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.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1 and 2: The first 2 years of study comprise an introduction to the essential framework of economic theory - microeconomics and macroeconomics. Honours students will complete a dissertation in Economics (or in their other Joint Honours subject). History First Year Courses include: Vikings; Europe in the 20th Century; An Introduction to Scottish History; Renaissances and Reformations, c.1450-c.1750. Second Year Courses include: Power and Piety: Medieval Europe, 1100-1500; Birth of Modernity: Politics, Culture and Science in Europe, 1700-1870; Men, Women and In Between: Constructions of Gender from 1000 to the Present; Global Empire in the Long 19th Century; History and Philosophy of Science I & II. Year 3 and 4 (Honours) In Junior Honours, the History Department offers a range of options and varies year to year. An indicative list of courses include the following: Conflict and Its Legacies: France, 1900-2007; â??World Cityâ??: London in the Long Eighteenth-Century, 1688-1832; Germany, 1806-1914; The Holocaust; Imperial Russia, 1801-1914; Men, Women & Eunuchs: Gender and Identity in Late Antiquity; Power and Traditions: France, 1799-1900; Science & Religion: From Galileo to Creationism; The Scottish Highlands and Islands; Sexuality and Deviance in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1790; Soviet Russia, 1917-1991; The Third Reich;

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

11%
89%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
39%
4%

Year 1

51%
41%
8%

Year 2

48%
50%
2%

Year 3

62%
38%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

49%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
409 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 81% LOW
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

46%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
419 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are librarians and related professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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