University of Aberdeen: School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

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 1st in Scotland for medicine and 2nd in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020, we are also ranked 1st in the UK for dentistry. The University of Aberdeen is a Top 30 UK University according to The Complete University Guide 2020 and is also ranked 2nd in the UK for sports science.

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 employees.

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 cancer, women’s health, 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.

Foresterhill Campus
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.

Networking opportunities
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.

Masters Programmes
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, all starting in September.

Biomedical Sciences

MSc Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business

MSc Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes

MSc Immunology and Immunotherapy

MSc Industrial Biotechnology

MSc Microbiology

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

Health Sciences

Master of Public Health (also available online)

MSc Clinical Nutrition (online)

MSc Global Health and Management

MSc Health Psychology

MSc Human Nutrition

MSc Health Economics for Health Professionals (online)

Medical Physics and Imaging

MSc Medical Imaging

MSc Medical Physics

Medical Education

MSc Clinical Education

MSc Physician Associate Studies

PgCert Research Methods for Health

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

For further information, or to apply, contact:
School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition
AB25 2ZD
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 272090
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