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King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, United Kingdom

Location info of University of Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen is a vibrant, creative and ambitious city, known for its historic charm and cosmopolitan community. The City of Aberdeen has something for everyone, from the bustling city centre of Europe’s Energy Capital, to the beautiful countryside and coastlines, there’s plenty to see and do.
  • As a world-class energy city, it plays a key role in driving the world’s emerging renewable energy industries.
  • Aberdeen has a vibrant nightlife and the city has been awarded five consecutive Purple Flags for safety in the city centre. There is something to suit everyone.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen ranks in the top 160 universities* in the world. As a student here, you will be able to learn from and contribute to world-leading research, making an impact on the rest of the world.

With over 14,500 students on campus, the University of Aberdeen is a vibrant and lively place to be a student. After you progress from the International Study Centre, you will be a part of the 130 different nationalities at the University, giving you not just the opportunity to discover Scottish culture, but those from all over the world.

At Aberdeen, you will follow the Scottish education system –with most undergraduate degrees lasting four years. Scottish degrees are traditionally more flexible than the rest of the UK, allowing you to choose your studies based on your interests or explore other areas to maximise your employability.

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About University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a world top 160 university with more than 500 years of academic excellence. It combines a long history with a modern approach to teaching, and a reputation for world-class research.

The University of Aberdeen is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom. It is defined by its proud history and modern approach to teaching and employability. As an Aberdeen student, you will benefit from over 500 years of academic excellence, graduating with the skills you need to change the world.

Career at University of Aberdeen

The Careers and Employability Service aims to provide students and graduates with the advice and information they need to support their career planning.

Throughout the academic year the Careers and Employability Service hold on-campus employer events, including presentations, fairs and skills workshops. We also advertise hundreds of jobs on behalf of employers.

Campus life

The University campus is only thirty minutes’ walk from the city center, where its vibrant and creative atmosphere will keep you inspired throughout your studies.

Old Aberdeen

The Old Aberdeen campus is the historic heart of the University and combines immaculately preserved buildings with state-of-the-art facilities for learning, research and recreation. The Schools incorporating the Arts and Social Sciences and Physical Sciences are based here.


The Foresterhill campus provides for the provision of high quality health services, education and research. It is jointly owned by NHS Grampian and the University of Aberdeen.


Undergraduate Foundation in Business, Economics, Accounting and Real Estate

3 terms £1,000 to £2,500

Undergraduate Foundation in Humanities, Law and Social Science

3 terms £1,000 to £2,500

Undergraduate Foundation in Life Sciences

3 terms £2,000 to £3,000

Undergraduate Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

3 terms £2,000 to £3,000

International Year Two in Business Management and Finance

3 terms £1,000 to £2,500

International Year Two in Computing Science

3 terms £1,000 to £2,500

Pre-Masters in Business and Law

1 term £1,000 to £2,000

Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering

1 Term £1,000 to £2,000

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Aberdeen

  • 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023
  • 192nd in the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2023
  • 2nd in Scotland, Wales and N Ireland for student satisfaction in The National Student Survey 2023
  • 2nd in the UK for Sustainable Education in the QS Sustainability Rankings 2023
  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science in 2021
  • A historical place to study Enjoy a long history of academic excellence by gaining your degree at Scotland’s 3rd oldest university, and the 5th oldest in the United Kingdom, founded in 1495.

Student Accommodation at University of Aberdeen

A range of accommodations, located in or close to King’s Campus, Hillhead Student Village and the City Centre.

  • from £99 to £169 per week

When you are deciding on which accommodation you would want to live in, you will have the option to choose from catered or self-catered. If you prefer to cook, and have the freedom to shop for yourself, the self-catered package may be best for you. A variety of supermarkets are only a short walk away, with plenty of small convenience stores that are also usually open until late.

You can also live in alcohol free or quiet accommodation in our dedicated blocks. This year we are offering students the option of Keith House. If you accept your offer of alcohol free accommodation you will have entered into an agreement not to drink alcohol in your apartment. If you do so you will be moved to another residence/apartment of our discretion.


Programs at University of Aberdeen

Master, Pre-Master’s

Progression year:

  1. Accounting and Finance MScEcon
  2. Business Analytics MBA
  3. Business Law and Sustainable Development LLM
  4. Criminal Justice and Human Rights LLM
  5. Criminal Justice LLM
  6. Energy and Environmental Law (with dissertation) LLM
  7. Energy and Environmental Law (with Professional Skills) LLM
  8. Energy Law (with dissertation) LLM
  9. Energy Law (with Professional Skills) LLM
  10. Energy Management MBA
  11. Finance and Investment Management MScEcon
  12. Finance and Real Estate MScEcon
  13. General Law LLM
  14. Human Rights LLM
  15. Intellectual Property Law and Information LLM
  16. International Business and Finance MSc
  17. International Business Management MSc
  18. International Commercial Law (with dissertation) LLM
  19. International Commercial Law (with Professional Skills) LLM
  20. International Finance & Political Relations MSc
  21. International Human Resource Management MSc
  22. International Law and International Relations LLM
  23. International Law LLM
  24. International Law, Security and Strategic Studies LLM
  25. International Relations and Management MSc
  26. International Trade Law and Treaty Negotiation (with Professional Skills) LLM
  27. International Trade Law and Treaty Negotiation LLM
  28. International Trade Law LLM
  29. Law and Economics of Oil & Gas MSc
  30. Marketing Management MSc
  31. Master of Business Administration MBA
  32. Natural Resources Law LLM
  33. Oil And Gas Law (with Professional Skills) LLM
  34. Oil and Gas Law LLM
  35. Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance MScEcon
  36. Public International Law LLM
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Bachelor, International Year Two

  1. Business Management and Finance
  2. Business Management and Politics
  3. Business Management
  4. Finance
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Foundation year

Progression programs:

  1. Accountancy and Business Management
  2. Accountancy and Economics
  3. Accountancy and Finance
  4. Accountancy and Legal Studies
  5. Accountancy and Management Studies
  6. Accountancy and Real Estate
  7. Accountancy
  8. Business Management and Finance
  9. Business Management and Politics
  10. Business Management
  11. Economics and Computing
  12. Economics and Finance
  13. Economics and Geography
  14. Economics and History
  15. Economics and International Relations
  16. Economics and Legal Studies
  17. Economics and Management Studies
  18. Economics and Mathematics
  19. Economics and Philosophy
  20. Economics and Politics
  21. Economics and Psychology
  22. Economics and Sociology
  23. Economics
  24. Finance and Business Management
  25. Finance and Real Estate
  26. Finance
  27. Financial Economics
  28. International Business
  29. Real Estate
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Bachelor, International Year Two

  1. Computing Science BSc


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Foundation year

progression programs:

  1. Anthropology and Archaeology
  2. Anthropology and English
  3. Anthropology and Geography
  4. Anthropology and History
  5. Anthropology and International Relations
  6. Anthropology and Philosophy
  7. Anthropology and Politics
  8. Anthropology and Psychology
  9. Anthropology and Sociology
  10. Anthropology and Theology & Religion
  11. Anthropology
  12. Art History
  13. English and History
  14. English and History of Art
  15. English and International Relations
  16. English and Philosophy
  17. English and Politics
  18. English and Sociology
  19. English and Theology & Religion
  20. English
  21. History and International Relations
  22. History and Legal Studies
  23. History and Philosophy
  24. History and Politics
  25. History and Sociology
  26. History and Theology & Religion
  27. History
  28. History of Art and Theology & Religious Studies
  29. History of Art
  30. International Relations and Legal Studies
  31. International Relations and Sociology
  32. International Relations and Theology & Religion
  33. Law
  34. Law with English Law
  35. Legal Studies and Politics
  36. Natural Philosophy
  37. Philosophy and Physics
  38. Philosophy and Politics
  39. Philosophy and Psychology
  40. Philosophy and Sociology
  41. Philosophy and Theology & Religion
  42. Philosophy
  43. Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  44. Politics and International Relations
  45. Politics and Sociology
  46. Politics and Theology & Religion
  47. Sociology and Theology and Religion
  48. Sociology
  49. Theology and Religion
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Foundation year

  1. Biological Sciences BSc
  2. Biomedical Sciences – Pharmacology BSc
  3. Environmental Science BSc
  4. Genetics BSc
  5. Pharmacology BSc
  6. Psychology BSc
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Foundation year

Progression program:

  1. Medicine MBChB


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Foundation year

Progression prgrams:

  1. Applied Mathematics
  2. Applied Mathematics
  3. Archaeology and Geography
  4. Archaeology and History
  5. Archaeology and History of Art
  6. Archaeology
  7. Archeology
  8. Chemical Engineering
  9. Chemistry
  10. Civil and Environmental Engineering
  11. Civil and Structural Engineering
  12. Civil Engineering
  13. Computing
  14. Computing Science and Mathematics
  15. Computing Science and Physics
  16. Computing Science
  17. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  18. Electronic and Software Engineering
  19. Environmental Chemistry
  20. Geography and Geoscience
  21. Geography and History
  22. Geography and International Relations
  23. Geography and Sociology
  24. Geography
  25. Geology and Petroleum Geology
  26. Geology and Physics
  27. Geology
  28. Geophysics
  29. Geoscience
  30. Mathematics and Philosophy
  31. Mathematics and Physics
  32. Mathematics and Physics
  33. Mathematics
  34. Mathematics
  35. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  36. Mechanical Engineering
  37. Mechanical Engineering with Oil and Gas Studies
  38. Oil and Gas Chemistry
  39. Petroleum Engineering
  40. Physical Sciences
  41. Physics
  42. Physics with Geology
  43. Physics with Philosophy
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Master, Pre-Master’s

Progression programs:

  1. Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
  2. Advanced Structural Engineering MSc
  3. Analytical Chemistry MSc
  4. Artificial Intelligence MSc
  5. Bioarchaeological Science MSc
  6. Biomolecular Archaeology MSc
  7. Cultural Heritage MSc
  8. Data Science MSc
  9. Decommissioning MSc
  10. Financial Technology MSc
  11. Geographical Information Systems MSc
  12. Geophysics MSc
  13. Information Technology MSc
  14. Integrated Petroleum Geoscience MSc
  15. Offshore Engineering MSc
  16. Oil & Gas Engineering MSc
  17. Oil & Gas Enterprise Management MSc
  18. Petroleum Engineering MSc
  19. Renewable Energy Engineering MSc
  20. Safety & Reliability Engineering MSc
  21. Subsea Engineering MSc
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