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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen




The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK. Founded by visionary Bishop Elphinstone in 1495 and influenced by European University models, the beautiful campus attracts international academics, and an equally diverse international student population from over 130 countries.

It is ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.

Postgraduate Programmes
Aberdeen offers around 300 taught Masters, research and PhD programmes across: business, law, education, language, literature, music, visual culture, social sciences, biological sciences, medicine, nutrition, psychology, engineering, geosciences, and natural and computer sciences. Postgraduate programmes start in September, January and other months.

Online Programmes
Many postgraduate programmes are delivered online. We offer professional development courses to build postgraduate qualifications.

Research Programmes
76% of research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF2014). The University won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education (2018), for 40 years of health economics research. It won 5 Nobel Prizes for the development of Insulin and partition chromatography, and it developed the first MRI scanner. It is a top university for spin-out companies across all disciplines.

Many postgraduate programmes are industry co-designed, led by research, theory, analysis and application. We develop your ability to become the next generation of managers, consultants, entrepreneurs and innovators.  You gain depth from relevant Interdisciplinary modules, and many programmes are professionally accredited to enable mobility.

The University conducts world leading research across AI, Industry 4.0, customised medicines, advanced biotechnologies, improved nutrition, energy transition, history, heritage and arts. We supervise your passion and we develop your research capabilities to meet new needs and gaps.

Business School
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
School of Education
School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
School of Law
School of Social Science
School of Biological Sciences
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
School of Psychology
School of Engineering
School of Geosciences
School of Natural and Computing Sciences
Postgraduate Research School
Research Institutes

Outstanding Facilities
Study in the stunning RIAS award winning Sir Duncan Rice Library, Taylor Law Library and Medical Library (campus and online), or state-of-art laboratories. We offer 24-hour computer labs, WI Fi, museums, a botanic garden, cafes, an International Student Centre, Student Advisers, Accommodation Assistants and more. Attend events on campus and citywide. There are trade events, business networks, expat groups, and many activities to get involved in.

Aberdeen University Students Union offers you over 130 Societies and Clubs, additional student support, a committee and campaigns.

Keep fit or compete at Aberdeen Sports Village. It offers you Olympic pools, a fitness suite, indoor and outdoor tracks and pitches, classes and spa facilities. Aberdeen is connected to Royal Deeside with footpaths, cycle ways and public transport.

Aberdeen and Scotland
Aberdeen is a major world energy hub of over 900 businesses, and 20 FTSE 100 multinationals. It is cosmopolitan in style and cuisine to suit all budgets and diets.  There are, museums, galleries, theatres, arts centres, festivals, beaches, shops, ferries to Orkney and Shetland, international air travel, and UK wide trains and buses. It is known for stunning silver granite architecture, seaside and nearby Royal Deeside.  Enjoy Footdee, a pretty old harbour fishing village and Old Aberdeen, both suburbs attract visitors, artists and tourists.  Aberdeenshire offers heritage, scenery, countryside and seaside.

English Language
Improve your language skills with pre-sessional courses, join our summer schools, Foundation Degree Programmes and Access courses, or ask for student mentoring.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships
Find fees on your programme page. We offer a range of scholarships, Search our funding database or latest PhD opportunities.

Visa Information
Find out more about your visa and immigration requirements and CAS. Download our pre-departure guide or contact our international team.

Choose from a range of self-catering and fully catered accommodation close to the campus and the city centre.

Open Days and Events
Experience open days, visits to your country, virtual open days, and campus visits.

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Student Recruitment and Admissions
University of Aberdeen
University Office
Kings College
AB24 3FX

T +44 (0)1224 272090/91 
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