University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen


"95.8% of our graduates enter jobs, research posts or further study within six months of graduating."



The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK, located in ‘Old Aberdeen’ on a beautiful medieval campus. The stunning contemporary glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers an excellent modern study area with panoramic views across the city, beach and beyond.

There are around 14,500 talented students from over 120 countries and international academics bringing global excellence in teaching and research.

Postgraduate programmes
Aberdeen offers 200 taught and research master’s programmes and further PhD study across business, law, education, language, literature, music, visual culture, social sciences, biological sciences, medicine, nutrition, psychology, engineering, geosciences, natural and computer sciences.

January programmes
Postgraduate programmes also start in January, February and other months.

Online programmes
We offer wide ranging online postgraduate degrees and professional development offering you exactly the same quality, teaching and learning experience online.

Research programmes
76% of research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent.’ The University won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, awarded for world-leading research into health services in 2018. Major innovations led to five Nobel Prizes including the development of insulin and partition chromatography. The university developed the first Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner (MRI) and today it is one of the top universities to develop spin-out companies.

Research and teaching at the university is international in focus and it is innovation led to develop your ability to become the next generation of managers, leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs so that you can drive change across the world. The university offers wide ranging research centres with global major impacts across environment, economics, enterprise and innovation, societal change, culture and health innovation. We offer you an opportunity to undertake supervised study across disciplines to develop your passion and interests. The University of Aberdeen has been ranked as one of the world’s top research institutions and places to work. This is reflected in the range of international research teams, knowledge, spin out company formation and innovations we develop at the university.

Postgraduate Research School
Research Institutes

Outstanding Facilities
Apart from our stunning Sir Duncan Rice library there are several other specialist libraries across campus, laboratory facilities with the latest testing equipment, the largest wireless campus in Europe, excellent learning resources and student support, an international centre, counselling, advice and chaplaincy centre open to all. We offer wide ranging events, conferences and much more on campus. Citywide there are energy industry trade shows, business networks and further voluntary and other activities to get involved in.

There are around 60 clubs and societies, a student association, sports union and a sports village. You can enjoy Olympic standard facilities in athletics, football, swimming, aerobics and many more specialist for all abilities and levels of fitness. You can enjoy the great outdoors at Aberdeen which is located next to the sea and close to the mountains.

Aberdeen and Scotland
Aberdeen is a major oil and gas industry hub with over 900 consultancies, small businesses and FTSE 100 multinationals located in the city. The city is compact, cosmopolitan and offers global cuisine to all budgets and dietary needs. There are museums, galleries, nightlife to suit all tastes, walks, and the seaside. Aberdeen is close to Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms National Park, and it is connected to the Highlands, Scottish cities and ferries to Orkney and Shetland from the city centre. Trains, buses and flights connect you to all of this and the rest of the UK and Europe.

English Language
We offer you many ways to improve your English Language skills. You can join pre-sessional courses, academic preparation programmes, summer schools, and courses whilst you study or foundation programmes.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships
The latest fees are located on your programme of study page. The university offers many scholarships for postgraduate taught, research and PhD study.

Visa Information
Find out more about your visa and immigration requirements, your CAS and pre-departure information guide.

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

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