The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Founded in 1495, the University celebrated its 525th anniversary in 2020. Since founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from all over the world, study either on campus or online and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in their disciplines.
The university is comprised of the following 12 academic schools, as well as a Postgraduate Research School and many research institutes:
Divinity, History and Philosophy
Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
Natural and Computing Sciences
Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the university and many major life changing innovations have been developed there over the years. 75% of the University’s research is classified as world leading (REF 2014).
The University of Aberdeen was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2018, in recognition of its ground-breaking research and innovation over the past forty years. Teaching is not only informed by the university’s world-leading research; many programmes are industry accredited and co-designed, whilst others are informed by societal needs for knowledge.
University of Aberdeen postgraduate students say:
“Professors are good, the courses are good. Right now everything is good.”
“I have had an amazing time at uni, met the most amazing people and had a great experience overall.”
“I really love that there is a lot of support to help students until careers, recruitment etc. The library is the best, the lecturers are also very supportive.”
The university offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, with both on campus and online options available. Programmes address industry needs, producing students who are fully-equipped to succeed in a wide variety of fields. Some even include a work placement to further enhance students’ experience. The university offers flexible learning methods, including online and blended learning in addition to on-campus courses.
Postgraduate degree programmes and courses are offered throughout the year. Many programmes start in September and January.