"96% of our graduates enter jobs, research posts or further study within six months of graduating."
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth-oldest university in the UK, and combines ancient tradition with the best in modern teaching and study facilities.
The University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, with an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research. In fact, over the years, 5 Novel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out or begun at the University.
The University has a student population of around 14,500 and a large international community of students who come from over 120 different countries.
Aberdeen offers a wide range of programmes, both taught master’s programmes and research opportunities at postgraduate level.
We offer around 150 taught masters across each of our three Colleges: the College of Arts and Social Sciences; the College of Life Sciences and Medicine; and the College of Physical Sciences.
As for Research, The University has a leading track record in pioneering discoveries which have changed the way people think, work and learn throughout the world in the fields of medicine, science and humanities. We are an ambitious, research-driven university with a global outlook, committed to excellence in everything we do. We offer applicants the opportunity to undertake supervised research throughout all disciplines of the University at a Masters or Doctoral level, giving you the opportunity to research the areas which you are most passionate about. The University of Aberdeen has recently been ranked amongst the world’s top research institutions in an international survey of the best places to work.
At Aberdeen, ancient buildings sit side by side with modern, newly refurbished, first-class laboratories. Over £280m has been invested by the University into new facilities and resources for students.
The Sir Duncan Rice library is one of the largest and best equipped in the UK, and our computing facilities are up to the minute, hosting one of the largest wireless campus in Europe. The very best learning resources are on offer to support students, including a leading International Centre. A high-tech language centre is open to all students and offers excellent audio, video, computer and satellite television facilities, an extensive library, and courses for students whose native language is not English. Support services for students are amongst the best in the UK, and include a student counselling service and a student advisory service, and a chaplaincy centre, which is open to members of any religious persuasion. The University’s International Support Adviser is the first point of contact for new students arriving from outside the UK, and the International Student Society organises regular events for international students.
Students can also benefit from our social and sporting facilities, including access to the Olympic standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatics Centre which features full-size indoor football pitches, indoor and outdoor athletics fields, state-of-the-art gym and performance studio, fitness classes, hockey pitches, squash courts and Olympic standard swimming and diving facilities.
As well as having an annual September intake, many postgraduate programmes also have a January or early February intake. These programmes vary year on year and generally include all LLM Law and MBA programmes.
How to apply
All applications to postgraduate study should be made directly to the University – click here for more information.
You will need to ensure that you meet the English Language requirements – click here for more information.
If you don’t quite meet the necessary language requirements, the Language Centre offer a number of different course options which will help you achieve the required English Language standard before beginning your degree programme – click here for more information.
Fees and funding
A number of scholarships are available at the University. Click here for information on internal and external funding. For up-to-date details on tuition fees and costs of living, click here.
It is essential you are aware of the visa requirements to study in the UK, and plan your application in advance.
An ideal location
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third-largest city, is a prosperous and attractive city with a population of 250,000. Big enough for the ‘big city’ experience, student-friendly Aberdeen is still small enough to make it easy for students to find their way around and make friends. From the bustling city centre, it is just a short distance to the tranquility of the nearby hills and countryside of one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
Aberdeen also caters for all tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment, and communication and travel links are excellent, with an international airport and trains and coaches that connect easily with all parts of the UK and Europe. For more information click here.
Postgraduate Open Day
The University runs a number of Postgraduate open days and international online open day events – keep an eye on our Facebook page or our events page for more information.
For more information about studying at the University of Aberdeen, we have a series of useful guides and specific information tailored to different countries, which you may find useful.
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