The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest university in the United Kingdom.
Faculties and programs
The University of Aberdeen is the third oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1495 for regional education, over the centuries, it has evolved into a leading university offering modern interdisciplinary programs, an inclusive environment, and broad international opportunities for its students.
The student community comprises over 14,000 students representing more than 130 nationalities.
The university provides cutting-edge undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in areas such as arts and humanities, business, social sciences, law, engineering, geosciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, and pharmaceuticals.
The institution boasts an excellent faculty. The university's research activities are also impressive, with 77% of projects recognized as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
Education at the University of Aberdeen is organized into 12 specialized schools:
School of Biological Sciences
Divinity, History, Philosophy, and History of Art
Language, Literature, Music, and Visual Culture
Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition
Natural and Computing Sciences
Educational Programs at the University of Aberdeen
The university offers a wide range of training courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs.
Undergraduate Foundation Programme
This program will help you adapt to the Scottish education system while developing both language and subject knowledge. Equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's degree, this course offers progression to the second year upon achieving the required grades (except for law bachelor's programs, which admit students only for the first year).
Students can choose from the following specializations:
Business, Economics, Accounting, and Real Estate.
Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences.
Physical Sciences and Engineering.
International Year Two
The second-year program allows you to kickstart your career by completing the foundational course and a bachelor's degree in just three years, provided you have already achieved a higher level of academic performance in your home country. This program is designed to support international students whose performance exceeds the level required for admission to the Foundation Bachelor's program.
Students can choose from two pathways:
Business Management and Finance.
Bachelor's programs for international students
Applied Sports Science
History of Art
Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
Criminology and Sociology
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
English, Creative Writing, English and Scottish Literature
Bachelor of Physical Exercise and Medical Sciences
Film and Visual Culture
Bachelor of Geography
Bachelor of Earth Sciences
Bachelor of Laws
Neuroscience with Psychology
Theology and Religion
Zoology, and others.
Master's programs for international students
The university offers more than 150 master's programs:
Master of Accounting and Finance;
Master of Advanced Chemical Engineering;
Master of Advanced Clinical Practice;
Master of Advanced Energy Materials;
Master of Analytical Chemistry;
Master of Applied Medical Sciences;
Master of Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology;
Master of Archaeology;
Master of Biotechnology,
Bioinformatics, and Biobusiness;
Business Law and Sustainable Development with Dissertation LLM;
Corporate Finance and Law LLM or MSc;
Master of Cybersecurity;
Master of Data Science;
Master of Energy Policy and Law;
Master of Economics and Financial Management and Investment;
Master of Global Health Management and many others.
The Old Aberdeen is one of the most beautiful and historic districts in Scotland, built in the 15th century.
Teaching and research are conducted at two campuses: Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill. The Schools of Arts, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and the main university library are located in Old Aberdeen. The Old Aberdeen campus consists of impeccably preserved buildings with the most modern facilities for learning, research, and recreation. The Schools of Arts, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences are situated here.
With a plethora of modern facilities, Foresterhill is a hub for life sciences and medicine disciplines. The Foresterhill campus provides high-quality medical services, education, and research. It is jointly owned by NHS Grampian and the University of Aberdeen.
Additionally, the university has an international campus in Doha, Qatar.
Among the outstanding sports facilities of the university are the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and the Aquatics Centre.
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