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The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its 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. 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, Philosophy and Art History Education
Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
Natural and Computing Sciences
As part of the 525th birthday celebrations in 2020, a new strategic vision was launched - Aberdeen 2040. Over the next 19 years, the university will fulfil their 20 commitments to be a more inclusive, interdisciplinary, international and sustainable university.
The University of Aberdeen has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize - the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education - for research and teaching in soil science, promoting the control of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable food production.
The University of Aberdeen will hold a Postgraduate Virtual Open Day in March and May 2022, with registration opening in early 2022. These provide a great opportunity to speak live with academics and current students about life at the University of Aberdeen, speak with Admissions and event take virtual tours of our campuses!
University of Aberdeen students on Postgraduate Search say:
“I have honestly had the best time. My class has been amazing and the tutor managed us all so well and creates a caring and safe environment for us all to learn in. I’d honestly recommend the course and the uni to everyone who is interested”
“I have had an amazing time at uni, but met the most amazing people and had a great experience overall”
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.