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1 Studying in Aberdeen Reader in Economics Dr Harminder Battu

2 Outline Scotland and Aberdeen The University of Aberdeen The Business School Economics Faculty Economics courses Entry Requirements Tuition Fees After Aberdeen

3 Scotland 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

4 Beautiful Countryside

5 Scotland – Easily Accessible

6 Scotland – Welcoming All Nations

7 Aberdeen 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

8 Energy capital of Europe

9 The University of Aberdeen

10 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

11 New Library

12 New Olympic Standard Sports Facility

13 The Thomson Reuters EIKON

14 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 excellent

15 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 …

16 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

17 Subject Areas Finance (2+2) Economics (2+2) Many students at Aberdeen are on joint degrees Continue studying both areas through years 3 and 4 Leaves career options open

18 Courses in Year 3/4 Economics Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics Econometrics Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Microeconomics History of Economic Thought Experimental Economics Economics of Natural Resources International Economics Econometrics Regional and Urban Economics Health Economics Labour Economics Industrial Economics Public Finance Development Economics Corporate Finance

19 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

20 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 study

21 After Aberdeen 25% of Wuhan 2+2 students get a First Class degree Most have continued studying Variety of destinations in UK and the US: UCL, Warwick, LSE, Oxford, Columbia... Variety of degrees studied (more Economics, Finance, Business, Marketing, Human Resources …

22 It is not all about Studying Many students work part-time In Easter and summer many travel in Europe and beyond

23 Do you need more information? Dr Harminder Battu: Weiboo

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