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Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest University in the UK with an impressive global research and innovation history which includes 5 Nobel Prize winners, and the invention of insulin and colour photography. It attracts over 14,500 students, over a third of whom are international students taking postgraduate taught and research study.

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Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • 96% of our graduates enter work or study within 6 months of graduating. We are in the top 5 in the UK for graduate employment (HESA 2016).
  • We are home to an impressive calibre of international staff and students drawn from over 120 countries. Take a look out our international business employability.
  • Our postgraduate degrees are available on campus and online to maximise your innovation potential, deepen your choices and start up business capabilities. Many degrees are accredited by professional trade organisations.
  • 76% of research has been classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF14)


We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships. Search for scholarships in your subject area.

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Subject Areas

  • International Business – finance, economics, marketing, real estate, energy
  • Law – private, public, trade, environmental, human rights, arbitration
  • Sciences – environment, bio, chemical, nutrition, clinical, pharmacology, imaging
  • Engineering – structural, safety, subsea, energy, geology, chemical, mechanical, decommissioning
  • Arts – literature, music, history, divinity, languages, writing, archaeology, heritage, translation, TESOL
  • Social Sciences – political, international relations, anthropology, gender, sociology
  • Education – primary, secondary, further education, specialist education, mindfulness
  • Information Systems – mathematics, artificial intelligence
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Campus Facilities

  • Beautiful Kings College is located in ‘Old Aberdeen’ and a free bus takes you to Foresterhill. Both campuses provide eating and drinking facilities.
  • Study in the stunning Sir Duncan Rice library with panoramic views of the city, and impressive collections of materials on site or online. Relax in the Botanic Garden or absorb the historic streets and Seton Park.

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Living in Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen is a world energy hub and home to FTSE 100 energy specialists. It is accessible whether you visit the beach, city, Royal Deeside or enjoy the vibrant café scene, museums and entertainment in a safe city.
  • Aberdeenshire offers countryside, seaside villages, castles, access to the Highlands, Scottish cities, and ferries to Orkney and Shetland.


There are several self-catered and catered residences at the heart of the campus and at the edge of the campus. Hillhead Student Village is nearby at Bridge of Don.

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  • Aberdeen airport offers connections to major UK and European airports including; Schiphol, Paris, Oslo, Brussels, Belfast, and international destinations.
  • The train and bus station is near Union Square in Aberdeen City Centre There is also a ferry port.


  • Keep fit or compete at Aberdeen Sports Village where you will find athletics, swimming, football, rugby, and fifty eight sports clubs on campus.
  • You can ski, climb, walk, cycle, raft and enjoy outdoor activities at The Cairngorms National Park.


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