University of Aberdeen: School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

University of Aberdeen
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy


The University of Aberdeen is ranked in the Top 30 UK Universities by the Complete University Guide 2019.

The school maintains a tradition of teaching and learning which dates back to the university's foundation over 500 years ago. It is committed to high quality, research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a growing student population, with one of the largest postgraduate communities at the University of Aberdeen.

Our students come from all over the British Isles and from overseas and go on to a wide range of professions after they graduate. These include ministry, teaching, nursing, social work, the armed forces, journalism, and law.

Our programmes mirror the wide scope of our School’s teaching and research.

Divinity and Religious Studies include both the study of the Christian faith in its historical and contemporary contexts, and the comparative study of the major religious traditions of the world focusing on the origin, function, and meaning of religion.

History and History of Art provide students with the opportunity to study all aspects of the human adventure in the past (including artistic expression and development), exploring the medieval, early modern and modern periods. Additionally, the MLitt Art and Business prepares you for a career in the commercial world of art and heritage.

Philosophy covers general and fundamental subjects including Ethics, Politics, Knowledge, Mind and Reasoning, focusing directly on specific questions and issues, or examining the history of philosophy to investigate how past thinkers have answered the same questions.

Our Programmes (on-campus and online)
(1 year full time, 2 year part time, all September starts, some with January start options)

Situated at the heart of the historic King’s College Campus, close to the centre of Aberdeen.  The city has a long history of international trade, and more recently established as the Energy Capital of Europe.  Aberdeen has a rich local cultural heritage, offering easy access to the beautiful and varied landscape of the North East of Scotland.   It is one of the safest student cities, and the second most ‘affordable student city’ in the UK (RBS Student Living Index 2017).

The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy offers a number scholarships annually. More information on available funding can be found on our website.

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50/52 College Bounds
University of Aberdee
AB24 3DS

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