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, today, Aberdeen is ranked top in Scotland for the impact of its historical research. 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, 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.
About this institute
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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