About Aberdeen

Over the past 525 years, the University of Aberdeen has proudly offered its students life-changing opportunities by proving true to its foundational purpose, ‘open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’. The University’s vast experience in teaching – along with its modern 21st century outlook – enables it to offer the same great opportunity to you today.

Aberdeen University comprises of 12 different schools which delivers the best teaching and research on a broad range of subjects and disciplines. This includes arts and social sciences, life sciences and medicines, physical science, business school, etc. Undergraduate students can opt from almost 370 first degree courses, and postgraduates can undertake supervised research in all departments of the University and choose from over 120 taught Master degrees.

The University of Aberdeen offers first class learning resources situated in a beautiful campus. At the main campus you will find ancient buildings side by side with modern, newly refurbished laboratories, excellent computing facilities and the latest library technology. Social and sporting facilities are of a high standard with over 150 sports clubs and societies available for students to join.

The University of Aberdeen is located in Aberdeen, a city boasting a rich cultural heritage. Aberdeen is an attractive and welcoming city with a population of approximately 220,000. Aberdeen is both big enough to offer a ‘big city’ experience, but also compact enough to navigate easily.

University Rankings

  • Top 30 UK university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Its world leading research and learning experience has contributed to associations with 5 Nobel Prize winners
  • The 2014 Research Excellence Framework
  • Scottish University of the Year 2019

Subject Rankings

  • #1 Dentistry
  • #2 Medicine
  • #4 Anthropology
  • #7 Sociology
  • #9 Law
  • #12 Anatomy & physiology
  • #14 Physics
  • #14 Engineering
  • #20 Earth & Marine Sciences
  • #21 Pharmacy & pharmacology
  • #29 Biosciences
  • #34 Chemical Engineering: Petroleum
  • #34 Health professions
  • #34 Sports science
  • #44 Psychology

Popular Courses

Duration: 4 years Fees: £17,200 per year Intake: September

Aberdeen’s Business School (ABS) is internationally recognised for its excellence in world-leading research, and was ranked as a top three UK University for impact in Business and Management Studies as ranked by Times Higher Education based on REF 2014 GPA scores. REF assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. ABS strength in
research means that Masters students benefit from the expertise of staff who are pioneers in their discipline, and the personalised nature of the study experience ensures a high degree of individual contact with leading

The University’s location in Aberdeen – an internationally recognised business centre that boasts the offices of 20 FTSE 100 companies – means that our curriculum is strongly geared towards the needs of industry. Many of our academics began their careers in the business world, and our courses benefit from strong engagement with industry meaning that students are ready to hit the ground running in the workplace.

Another strength of the Business School is the flexibility that offers to students. There are a number of part-time and distance learning study options, plus we offer all students the chance to break into the business world by converting their undergraduate degree from any discipline, in any background, into a highly valuable Masters degree in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, or real estate.

With academics at the forefront of research and teaching, and a curriculum that is relevant to the needs of industry, the University of Aberdeen Business School is a place where students can benefit from a highly
personalised and flexible study experience that will considerably enhance their job prospects and set them on a path to a brilliant career.

Duration: 4 year Fees: £17,200 per year Intakes: September
  • MA Accountancy
  • MA Accountancy and Finance
  • MA Business Management
  • MA Economics
  • MA Financial Economics
  • MA Finance
  • MA International Business
  • MBus International Business (5 years)
  • MA Real Estate
Duration: 1 year Fees: £21,000 per year Intakes: January (some) / September
  • MSc Law and Economics of Oil and Gas
  • MScEcon etroleum, Energy Economics and Finance
  • MScEcon Accounting and Finance
  • MScEcon Finance and Investment Management (with CFA Level 1)
  • MSc Finance and Real Estate (with CFA Level 1)
  • MSc International Business and Finance
  • MSc Marketing Management
  • MBA
  • MBA Finance
  • MBA Energy Management
  • MBA International Business Management
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc Real Estate (Commercial Option)
  • MSc Real Estate (International Option)

Get into: Software, Big Data, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, or Cyber Security.

This programme will provide you with strong abilities in a subject in high demand, giving you skills in programming, data, systems, security, AI, robotics and problem-solving.

  • Why choose Aberdeen
  • Very high reputation of and quality computing degrees, combined with a strong focus on employability
  • Very strong links to industry.
  • Flexible degree programmes
  • Opportunity to study at one
    of a range of partner universities, allowing you
    to experience living in another country during
    your studies.
  • Aberdeen Software Factory is a student-run software house, where you can gain experience, and build your CV, by working on large projects with real clients.
Duration: 48 months Fees: £19,700 Intake: September

Aberdeen Computer Science Degree programmes are influenced by internationally recognised research in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Web Technologies Study provides a breadth of coverage which encompasses both the principles and practice of Computing.
Strong links with industry at local, national and multi-national levels lead to industrial placements (in certain programmes) and ensure relevance of the curriculum

Degree course available:

  • Computing MA
  • Computing Science BSc
  • Computing Science with Industrial Placement MSci
Duration: 12 months Fees: £21,000 Intake: January / September

Whether you have a computing science degree/background or not, it is a suitable course for those who want to venture and develop a career in the ever-growing IT industry. It is no doubt the fact that it is a well-established and highly regarded programme which allows you to develop skills in web and applications design, including key aspects of security.

The software development side covers programming, human-centred design, testing, and a wide-range of agile development theory and practices. What’s good about this programme is that University of Aberdeen puts efforts into evolving consistently to reflect changes in technology and the demands of industry so you can be assured of a current
degree programme.

  • Information Technology, MSc
  • Artificial Intelligence, MSc
  • Data Science, MSc

The Engineering School in University of Aberdeen serves as a great choice as it comprises of award-winning staffs and modern, well-equipped laboratories as well as programmes that reflect ‘systems engineering’ approach in modern industry, in which it ties with world-class teaching in an atmosphere of research.

It is an Integrated Engineering School, containing award-winning staff and modern, well-equipped laboratories. Besides that, their programmes reflect ‘systems engineering’ approach in modern industry. Not to mention, it is also philosophy of world-class teaching in an atmosphere of research

Duration: 5 Years, Fees: £19,700 per year, Intakes: September

At the School of Engineering we offer MEng and BEng degree programmes in a wide range of specializations. The MEng is a five-year Honours programme and the BEng is a four-year Honours programme, both of which are accredited by the Engineering Institutions. However, Meng is the recommended route for those who are planning to become a chartered engineer in UK or around the world.

The School of Engineering’s undergraduate programs offer common core in year 1 and 2 for all its engineering students while final choice of specialization can be made in the beginning of year 3.

Bachelor of Engineering

  • MEng Chemical Engineering
  • MEng Civil and Structural Engineering
  • MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng Petroleum Engineering
Duration: 12 Months, Fees: £23,000, Intakes: September

Our research postgraduate degree programme provides a thorough training in a particular subject area through original exploration and
experimentation. The research culminates in a thesis or dissertation which sets out the conclusions of the research undertaken.

  • MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering
  • MSc Offshore Structural Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

It all started in 2007, when University of Aberdeen’s Department of Archeology emerged as the one of the youngest of all archeology
departments in the UK. As befits the ‘Global University of the North’, archaeology at Aberdeen has a special high-latitude focus that is found nowhere else. Geographically, we are ideally suited to access some of the country’s most interesting archaeological sites.

In partnership with the village corporation Qanirtuuq, Inc. and the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska, is working to record archaeological sites threatened by rising sea levels along the Bering Sea. This is something
students could volunteer to be part of, to broaden their sight and also experience.

Duration: 4 Years, Fees: £19,700 per year, Intakes: September

Archaeology, BSc
– The BSc route covers subjects such as the origins of modern humans, ancient environments, bioarcheology, Scottish archaeology and excavation and research skills

While seeking answers to how ancient people lived their lives, structured their world, and engaged with their environment, it gives the opportunity for future archaeology-to-be to satisfy the curiosities and seek for solutions to solve modern day issues such as the effects of climate change, designing the ‘perfect’ diet, or investigating the spread of epidemics. Get ready to learn practical and research skills required to work as
a professional archaeologist, taught and inspired dedicatedly by experts who are internationally recognized leaders in their fields, with many links and projects in areas of special interest overseas, such as Alaska.

Duration: 1 year, Fees: £18,000 per year, Intakes: September

Archaeology, MSc
This postgraduate degree aims to comprehend a bigger picture in appealing to archaeology students from a range of backgrounds interested in pursuing specific archaeological subjects under the banner of a broad degree designation.


Scholarships (Postgraduate only)Amount
Aberdeen Alumni Discount20% of Tuition Fees
Aberdeen Global Scholarship£2,000
David Stewart Scholarship (Malaysian Only)£4,000
Aberdeen International Masters Scholarship£2,000
CB DavidsonFund (Law)Up to £2,500
Commonwealth ScholarshipsNot Specified

*Note: The indicated course fees is per annum based and based on completing a standard full time study load. Fees may increase yearly.

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