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Financial Economics

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

The first two years of the MA in Financial Economics are the same as those of the joint degree. Differentiation occurs in years 3 and 4. Our MA in Financial economics offers focused and specialised training that often cannot be achieved in the joint degree. In particular the programme prescription has been designed in such a way that the positive benefits that economics courses have on finance courses (and vice versa) are maximised. Students will be able to study degree-specific courses, such as the Dissertation in Financial Economics.

Year 1: Academic Writing for Business; Professional Skills Part 1; Finance, Risk and Investment; Accounting and Entrepreneurship; The Economics of Business and Society; The Global Economy.

Year 2: Intermediate Microeconomics; Intermediate Macroeconomics; Business Finance; Financial Markets and Regulations.

Year 3: Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics; Econometrics; Finance 3: Corporate Finance; Asset Pricing.

Year 4: Dissertation in Financial Economics.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements:

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) plus English at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Economics at A.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

L111

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Social Science

SCQF Level

9/10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Administration and Management General

Economics

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