Aberdeen, United Kingdom

University of Aberdeen

University type: university
University status: public


Regent Walk Aberdeen AB24 3FX

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Accounting and FinanceStudies in English
Advanced Mechanical EngineeringStudies in English
Advanced Structural EngineeringStudies in English
Analytical ChemistryStudies in English
Applied Marine and Fisheries EcologyStudies in English
ArchaeologyStudies in English
Archaeology of the NorthStudies in English
Artificial IntelligenceStudies in English
Bioarchaeological ScienceStudies in English
Biomedical EngineeringStudies in English
Biomolecular ArchaeologyStudies in English
Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-BusinessStudies in English
Business Law and Sustainable Development with DissertationStudies in English
Cardiovascular Science and DiabetesStudies in English
Chemical EngineeringStudies in English
Clinical PharmacologyStudies in English
Corporate Finance and LawStudies in English
Creative WritingStudies in English
Criminal JusticeStudies in English
Criminal Justice and Human RightsStudies in English
Cultural and Creative CommunicationStudies in English
Cultural HeritageStudies in English
CybersecurityStudies in English
Data ScienceStudies in English
DecommissioningStudies in English
DivinityStudies in English
Drug Discovery and DevelopmentStudies in English
Ecology and ConservationStudies in English
Energy and Environmental LawStudies in English
Energy and Environmental Law with DissertationStudies in English
Energy LawStudies in English
Energy Law with DissertationStudies in English
Energy Politics and LawStudies in English
Energy Transition Systems and TechnologiesStudies in English
English Language and LiteratureStudies in English
English Literary StudiesStudies in English
Environmental and Forest ManagementStudies in English
Environmental ManagementStudies in English
Environmental Pollution and RemediationStudies in English
Environmental ScienceStudies in English
Ethnology and FolkloreStudies in English
Film, Visual Culture and Arts ManagementStudies in English
Finance and Investment ManagementStudies in English
Finance and Real EstateStudies in English
General LawStudies in English
Geographical Information SystemsStudies in English
GeophysicsStudies in English
Global Health and ManagementStudies in English
Global Subsea EngineeringStudies in English
Health Data ScienceStudies in English
Health Economics for Health ProfessionalsStudies in EnglishStudies online
Health PsychologyStudies in English
Human NutritionStudies in English
Human Rights and Criminal JusticeStudies in English
Immunology and ImmunotherapyStudies in English
Industrial BiotechnologyStudies in English
Industrial Pharmaceutical Chemistry - from Laboratory to MarketStudies in English
Industrial RoboticsStudies in English
Information TechnologyStudies in English
Integrated Petroleum GeoscienceStudies in English
Intellectual Property LawStudies in English
International Business and FinanceStudies in English
International Business ManagementStudies in English
International Commercial LawStudies in English
International Commercial Law with DissertationStudies in English
International Finance and Political RelationsStudies in English
International Human Resource ManagementStudies in English
International Human RightsStudies in English
International LawStudies in English
International Law and International RelationsStudies in English
International Law, Security and Strategic StudiesStudies in English
International Political EconomyStudies in English
International RelationsStudies in English
International Relations and International LawStudies in English
International Relations and ManagementStudies in English
International Trade LawStudies in English
International Trade Law and Treaty NegotiationStudies in English
Law and Economics of Oil and GasStudies in English
Literatures, Environments and PlacesStudies in English
Marine ConservationStudies in English
Marketing ManagementStudies in English
Medical ImagingStudies in English
Medical PhysicsStudies in English
Medical ScienceStudies in English
Medieval and Early Modern StudiesStudies in English
MicrobiologyStudies in English
Ministry StudiesStudies in English
Modern HistoryStudies in English
Molecular MedicineStudies in English
Museum StudiesStudies in English
MusicStudies in English
Natural Resources LawStudies in English
Offshore EngineeringStudies in English
Oil and Gas EngineeringStudies in English
Oil and Gas Enterprise ManagementStudies in English
Oil and Gas LawStudies in English
Oil and Gas Law with DissertationStudies in English
OsteoarchaeologyStudies in English
Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil SupportStudies in EnglishStudies online
Peace and Conflict StudiesStudies in English
PerformanceStudies in English
Person-Centred CounsellingStudies in English
Petroleum Data ManagementStudies in EnglishStudies online
Petroleum EngineeringStudies in English
Petroleum, Energy Economics and FinanceStudies in English
Philosophy and SocietyStudies in English
Special Care DentistryStudies in English
Studies in MindfulnessStudies in English

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Accountancy Studies in English
Anthropology Studies in English
Archaeology Studies in English
Biological Sciences Studies in English
Biomedical Physics and Bioengineering Studies in English
Biomedical Sciences Studies in English
Cancer Medicine Studies in English
Celtic Studies Studies in English
Chemistry Studies in English
Child Health Studies in English
Developmental Biology Studies in English
Divinity and Religious Studies Studies in English
Economics Studies in English
Education Studies in English
Engineering Studies in English
English Studies in English
Environmental and Occupational Medicine Studies in English
Environmental Science Studies in English
Epidemiology Studies in English
Finance Studies in English
French Studies Studies in English
General Practice and Primary Care Studies in English
Geography and Environment Studies in English
Geology and Petroleum Geology Studies in English
German Studies Studies in English
Health Economics Studies in English
Hispanic Studies Studies in English
History Studies in English
History of Art Studies in English
Imaging Studies in English
Immunology Studies in English
Irish and Scottish Studies Studies in English
Land Economy Studies in English
Law Studies in English
Management Studies in English
Marine Biology Studies in English
Mental Health Studies in English
Microbiology Studies in English
Molecular and Cell Biology Studies in English
Music Studies in English
Nursing Studies in English
Nutrition and Health Studies in English
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Studies in English
Ophthalmology Studies in English
Pastoral Studies Studies in English
Pathology Studies in English
Patient Safety Studies in English
Pharmacology Studies in English
Philosophy Studies in English
Physics Studies in English
Physiology Studies in English
Plant Science Studies in English
Politics and International Relations Studies in English
Psychology Studies in English
Public Health Studies in English
Radiology Studies in English
Sociology Studies in English
Spatial Planning and Rural Surveying Studies in English
Surgery and Orthopaedics Studies in English
Translational Medicine Studies in English
Zoology Studies in English

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Business Administration Studies in English
Energy Management Studies in English
Finance Studies in English
MBA Studies in English
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university.

William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the communities of northern Scotland, and lawyers and administrators to serve the Scottish Crown. Much of the King's College still remains today, as do the traditions which the Bishop began.

King's College opened with 36 staff and students, and embraced all the known branches of learning: arts, theology, canon and civil law. In 1497 it was first in the English-speaking world to create a chair of medicine. Elphinstone's college looked outward to Europe and beyond, taking the great European universities of Paris and Bologna as its model.

Uniting the Rivals

In 1593, a second, Post-Reformation University, was founded in the heart of the New Town of Aberdeen by George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal. King's College and Marischal College were united to form the modern University of Aberdeen in 1860. At first, arts and divinity were taught at King's and law and medicine at Marischal. A separate science faculty - also at Marischal - was established in 1892. All faculties were opened to women in 1892, and in 1894 the first 20 matriculated female students began their studies. Four women graduated in arts in 1898, and by the following year, women made up a quarter of the faculty.

Into our Sixth Century

Throughout the 20th century Aberdeen has consistently increased student recruitment, which now stands at 14,000. In recent years picturesque and historic Old Aberdeen, home of Bishop Elphinstone's original foundation, has again become the main campus site.

The University has also invested heavily in medical research, where time and again University staff have demonstrated their skills as world leaders in their field. The Institute of Medical Sciences, completed in 2002, was designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for medical researchers and their students. This was followed in 2007 by the Health Sciences Building. The Foresterhill campus is now one of Europe's major biomedical research centres. The Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, a £20m healthcare training facility, opened in 2009.

Investing in our Future

2012 saw the opening of the £57 million Sir Duncan Rice Library in Old Aberdeen, a great modern building to match the splendour of the University's 500 year old campus.

The fact that the University has become what it is owes much to the determination and vision of a handful of visionaries and pioneers, including a distinguished list of scholars who in their own unique ways, helped to shape the University into the world-class institution we have today.

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