Old Aberdeen Campus
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.
2023 entry requirements:
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.
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