Studying in Aberdeen
Dr Harminder Battu
Reader in Economics
• Scotland and Aberdeen
• The University of Aberdeen
• The Business School
• Economics Faculty
• Economics courses
• Entry Requirements
• Tuition Fees
• After Aberdeen
1 of 4 unique nations in the UK
A population of 5 million
Scottish Parliament
Diverse and Beautiful Countryside
Hospitable and Welcoming
Strong links throughout the world
Beautiful Countryside
Scotland – Easily Accessible
Scotland – Welcoming All Nations
• Energy capital of Europe
• Excellent transport links to rest of UK
• International airport
• Population of 225,000 people
• Friendly, safe place to live
‘…the location is spectacular, on the coast, near the
mountains, and in the heart of a prosperous city.’
The Sunday Times University Guide
Energy capital of
The University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen
• Founded in 1495 (fifth oldest in the UK)
• 5 Nobel Prize Winners
• Around 16,000 students
• 20% international students and 120 nationalities
• Ranked in top 150 in world (QS 2011)
• Over 600 undergraduate programmes
• Largest wireless campus in Europe
• 97% of graduates enter employment or further
study within 6 months
New Library
New Olympic Standard Sports Facility
The Thomson Reuters EIKON
The Business School
• Accountancy and Finance, Economics,
Management Science and Real Estate
• Over 40 research active members
• Recent government evaluation
• 90% of research activity in the Business
School is of international quality
• 55% is world leading or internationally
Economics Faculty
• Around 20 members of faculty (small and friendly)
• Research in 3 main areas:
• Experimental economics
• Energy economics
• Labour economics
• Research published in last ten years in top journals:
Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of
Economics Studies, Journal of the European Economic
Association, Economic Journal, Industrial and Labour
Relations Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal
of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of
Public Economics, International Journal of Game Theory,
Journal of Labor Economics, RAND Journal, Games and
Economic Behaviour …
Degree Programmes
• Four years long
• Start broad and then focus
• Year 3: 4 courses (2 in each semester)
• Year 4: 3 courses plus 1 dissertation
Subject Areas
• Finance (2+2)
• Economics (2+2)
• Many students at Aberdeen are on joint
• Continue studying both areas through
years 3 and 4
• Leaves career options open
Courses in Year 3/4 Economics
• Mathematical and
Statistical Methods in
• Econometrics
• Advanced
• Advanced
• History of Economic
• Experimental Economics
• Economics of Natural
• International Economics
• Econometrics
• Regional and Urban
• Health Economics
• Labour Economics
• Industrial Economics
• Public Finance
• Development Economics
• Corporate Finance
Entry Requirements
• Academic
• You need to perform well at Shandong
• Good passes in all courses in economics
especially intermediate microeconomics
and intermediate macroeconomics
• English requirements
• 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all
parts (IELTS)
• Below 6:
• Attend 12 week language course
Tuition Fees and Scholarship
• £11,000 per year
• 20% discount for Shandong University students
• One 50% discount scholarship available if 10
students from Shandong enter Aberdeen
• Sir Thomas Sutherland Scholarship:
2 undergraduate scholarships open to citizens of
China or Hong Kong with preference given to
applicants connected with HSBC
• Scotland's Saltire Scholarships. Open to Chinese
nationals. Awards worth £2000 each are available
towards the cost of tuition fees for one year of
After Aberdeen
• 25% of Wuhan 2+2 students
get a First Class degree
• Most have continued
• Variety of destinations in
UK and the US: UCL,
Warwick, LSE, Oxford,
Columbia ...
• Variety of degrees studied
(more Economics, Finance,
Business, Marketing,
Human Resources …
It is not all about Studying
• Many students work part-time
• In Easter and summer many travel in Europe
and beyond
Do you need more information?
Dr Harminder Battu:
[email protected]

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