University of Aberdeen
Business Management and History MA (Hons)
University of Aberdeen

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 50 graduates of Business Management and History MA (Hons) and other courses in Management, Leadership at University of Aberdeen for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Management, Leadership.

Overall student satisfaction
84 /100
50 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Management, Leadership

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Management, Leadership at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £25000 £29500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £28000 £20000 - £32000 £25000 - £39000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Management, Leadership

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26720 £25141 £29617
25-75 percentile range £22578 - £31506 £18947 - £32239 £21890 - £39759

Course Description

Business Management and History at Aberdeen adds will add value to your business grounding and people skills. You will study both subject within the context of world events - recent as well as historic, and will learn about the recent histories of Europe, East Asia and other regions important in today’s global economy. You will gain additional transferable skills that will be highly welcomed by prospective employers. In Business Management, you will gain a wide perspective and thorough grounding in all areas of business, including skills in accountancy and statistics. Your knowledge will develop in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of over 40 nationalities, in small classes, taught by leaders in the fields of business practice and theory, corporate finance, and organisational change and supported by dedicated careers advisers.

History research at Aberdeen is ranked top in Scotland and is the perfect setting to study all aspects of human activity through the centuries to the present day. The programme sets current events, challenges and economic tensions in context, which adds to your understanding of the global business environment. You will learn in buildings centuries old, yet with the most modern teaching and technology, enthused and inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia. This combination of subjects will add to your business acumen with skills in research, critical analysis, and communication and a heightened understanding of different aspects of human society and culture. You will have career options in business, politics, education, law, public sector, journalism, NGOs and the heritage management sector. Study at a top UK University for Business and Management (11th) in the most recent major league tables (The Complete University Guide 2021). History teaching rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’ in the last national quality assessment and student satisfaction of 95%.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Business Management and History MA (Hons) at University of Aberdeen

50% Finance Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Finance Professionals
0% Administrative occupations
0% Sales occupations
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

**Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:** Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Management, Leadership

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

Overall - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.

IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted

TOEFL (iBT) 78

TOEFL iBT and TOEFL Home Edition (online) - DI code is 0818: Overall 78 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.

PTE Academic 59

Overall - 59 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.

Online Test is not accepted

Trinity ISE

Pass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.

Institution's Own Test

Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year)

Cambridge English Advanced

Overall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing -169.

Cambridge English Proficiency

Overall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing -169.

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Costs

Tuition Fees Business Management and History MA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £21900 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £21900 year 1
International £21900 year 1
EU £20800 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £20800 year 1

Additional fee information

EU/International Applicants: When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country, and arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Aberdeen in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Aberdeen

Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.

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