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University of Aberdeen: School of Medical Sciences
University of Aberdeen
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition provides a dynamic, world-class teaching, learning and research environment creating opportunities for greater knowledge and scientific discovery that will underpin maintaining good health and the treatment of disease.
Top UK Medical School
We are proud to be ranked 2nd in the UK for Medicine in the Guardian League Tables 2021, where we are also ranked as a Top 20 UK University and 1st in the UK for Dentistry. We are also ranked 2nd in the UK for Sports Science according to the Complete University Guide 2021.
Commitment to Excellence
We are committed to developing excellence in our students and have world – leading expertise in a range of disciplines. We have 780 staff, providing teaching and research excellence and clinical expertise, who support a community of almost 2,000 students.
We have a thriving community of postgraduate students undertaking both taught and research degree programmes which strongly link to our areas of research expertise. We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.
Organised into Institutes, incorporating world-class Research Centres, these are focused in areas of excellence which address the key challenges facing society today. These include health, nutrition and wellbeing, cancer, cardiovascular science and diabetes, arthritis and musculoskeletal health. In 2018, the University of Aberdeen was presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of the University’s world-leading research into health services over the last 40 years. Our research impact is recognised in influencing areas such as healthcare services, informing national and international policy and stimulating the economy.
Located at the heart of the Foresterhill Health Campus, one of the biggest health campuses in Europe, our state-of-the-art facilities include the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, the Institute of Medical Sciences, the Institute of Applied Health Sciences and the world-renowned Rowett Institute which plays a major role in the UK research capability in nutrition and human health.
Our students benefit from access to cutting-edge facilities and technologies keeping us at the forefront of developments in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
We offer our postgraduate students several opportunities to engage with industry, meet leading academics and grow their professional networks. Every week our medical sciences students attend seminars led by distinguished speakers presenting on a wide range of topics on the theme of Molecules, Cells & Immunity, Physiology, Neuroscience and Behaviour. At the University of Aberdeen, we co-ordinate one of the UK’s largest community Café programmes where researchers present their work on topical issues in informal settings. Our students are often given the opportunity to contribute to Café Med and Café Sci, as well as participate in a range of other public engagement initiatives.
Our range of Masters programmes – delivered both on-campus and online - have been developed to provide the skills, knowledge and expertise to keep students at the forefront of innovation and pioneering treatments for disease. Programmes are delivered on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis, starting in September and/or January, depending on the programme. Some of our programmes are also available as online or blended learning (a mix of classroom, online and in some instances, work-based learning).
MSc Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business
MSc Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes
MSc Immunology and Immunotherapy
MSc Industrial Biotechnology
MSc Molecular Medicine
MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology
MRes Medical Sciences
Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Development
MSc Clinical Pharmacology
MSc Drug Discovery and Development
MSc Precision Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation
Master of Public Health (also available online)
MSc Clinical Nutrition (online)
MSc Global Health and Management
MSc Health Data Science
MSc Health Psychology
MSc Human Nutrition
MSc Health Economics for Health Professionals (online)
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