The Department of Economics coordinates the teaching of students on the four-year Scottish undergraduate MA Economics programme. In the first two years, students study introductory and intermediate courses in Economics alongside courses chosen from other disciplines within the MA programme. In the final two years students are able to choose from a wide range of Economics honours courses, and write a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Economics graduates go on to careers in business, government, education, or private research and consulting. They are highly employable and gain relatively high earnings compared to other disciplines.
The details below are intended to give students a guide to the courses they would be studying on the single honours MA Economics programme. Joint honours students will need to add to this list courses from their other programme. To read what each course is about, click on the course code. The credits shown are Aberdeen credits (30 Aberdeen credits = 15 ECTS). Courses tagged C are compulsory. Courses tagged R are highly recommended (for students intending postgraduate study in Economics). The Department's Teaching and Learning Convenor is Dr Alexandros Zangelidis and the Examinations Officer is Dr Heather Dickey. Professor Joe Swierzbinski chairs the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.
* To enter single or joint honours in Economics in academic year 2013/14, students must have achieved at least 240 credits overall, including passes (marks of 9 or above) in the following courses (or earlier equivalents): EC1006 (15), EC1505 (15), EC2003 (30) and EC2503 (30). To enter in 2014/15 students will additionally be required to have passed EC2003 (30) and EC2503 (30) within the academic year that they first sat them.
* In addition to the normal requirements that honours students must achieve 480 credits overall at levels 3 and above, including at least 90 credits at level 4, single honours students need to ensure that they achieve 30 credits worth of non EC coded courses at levels 3 or 4 to satisfy Enhanced Study requirements.